The Crawley Clinic – our team

Dr Tess Crawley

Dr Tess Crawley

Founding Director of The Crawley Clinic & Crawley House ... Clinical/Forensic Psychologist & Business Coach

Larissa Naismith

Larissa Naismith

Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapist

Sam Sturmer

Sam Sturmer

Social Worker

Victoria Headlam

Victoria Headlam

Mental Health Accredited Social Worker

Charlotte White

Charlotte White

Psychologist

Jodie Wise

Jodie Wise

Provisional Psychologist

Anita Cuppari

Anita Cuppari

Psychologist

Shani Dudman

Shani Dudman

Social Worker

Monique Alafaci

Monique Alafaci

Provisional Psychologist

Clare Pitt

Clare Pitt

Provisional Psychologist

Leah Walsh

Leah Walsh

Intake Officer

Dr Tess Crawley is an Australian clinical and forensic psychologist. She was born in Launceston, and is an eighth generation Tasmanian and her family has a long history of business in Launceston. After living in various locations around Australia, Tess returned to study psychology at the University of Tasmania, where she completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and was a lecturer for a time.

In addition to seeing a small number of perinatal clients, Tess has a strong interest in supporting other private practice owners and business owners in other settings. Tess runs a number of business coaching services to clients around Australia.

You’ll see Tess regularly speaking on her Facebook pages and her YouTube channel, you can listen to her podcast, and you can also purchase her books and other resources (many of them free) from her website – www.tesscrawley.com.au These are all aimed at supporting business owners. Her mission is to provide as many free resources to the small business community as she can, so her videos and written resources might be helpful to you. And not that you’d ever guess, but before becoming a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Tess was an actress and worked in the music industry. 

In her spare time, Tess loves to travel with her family and secretly aspires to indulge her passion for photography and writing. She is also a strong supporter of the arts, with artworks by a number of Tasmanian artists hanging from the walls of The Crawley Clinic in Hobart and Launceston.

Larissa is a Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapist with a Masters in Counselling.

Larissa has experience in a variety of adolescent, adult and older people mental health settings in the private, public and not for profit sectors.
As a Clinical Mental Health OT and Counsellor, Larissa draws on a range of psychological and OT evidence-based strategies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness practices and Sensory Integration.

Larissa has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and she is excited to begin her EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) accreditation course this coming February (2020). Larissa also has extensive experience working with young people and enjoys the creativity and flexibility that can be had while working with young people and their families. She also enjoys working with clients from a diverse range of ages and presentations, including people experiencing anxiety, stress, grief and mood disorders.

Larissa has worked across various places within Australia but is excited to have finally made the move down to Tasmania, after many summers spent here, luxuriating in her passions of rock climbing, surfing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors lifestyle that Tasmania has to offer.

Samantha is an experienced Social Worker with a background in working with children, young people and their families. She provides services in Launceston, St Helens, and beyond, in person and via Telehealth.

Samantha has extensive knowledge of the impact trauma has on individuals and their families. Her framework for practice incorporates strengths based and solutions focused principles and she is experienced in mindfulness and CBT strategies.

Samantha is influenced by the extensive work from Bruce Perry, Dan Siegal, Stephen Porges and Bessel van der kolk in regards to the brain and trauma.

Samantha enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with her two dogs.

Victoria is an experienced social worker who enjoys helping people to achieve their goals for change through identifying barriers to wellness and articulating strategies to overcome and balance these. Victoria provides therapy to our clients in Launceston, Bicheno, Swansea, and beyond, either in person or via Telehealth.

Victoria draws from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Interpersonal Therapy (ITP) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) with a trauma-informed approach for adults and young people. Victoria is interested in the theories and work of Dan Siegal and Norman Doige, as well as the writings of those with lived experience of anxiety, depression and pain management.

Victoria is a born and bred Tasmanian, and has lived extensively in rural and remote areas both in Tasmania and the mainland, and understands what it is to live rurally in Tasmania and the complexities and gifts of living in a small community.

In her spare time, Victoria likes being at the beach, bushwalking, reading and playing music.

Charlotte was born in Tasmania, but has called Melbourne home since 2014. She joined The Crawley Clinic team in 2020, providing telehealth services to those in her home state from our Melbourne office.

Charlotte is a registered psychologist whose clinical experience has included clients of all ages. She has most recently worked with adult men in the criminal justice system.

Charlotte has a keen interest in forensic and health psychology along with anxiety, mood disorders, grief and general mental health. She appreciates that each person has a unique set of circumstances and works collaboratively with clients to achieve positive outcomes. Through her supportive and empathetic approach, clients are able to share their experiences in a safe and comfortable environment.

Charlotte uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills training as well as Mindfulness based approaches and Self-Compassion interventions to achieve positive results for her clients.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys reading and hanging out with her two cats Laz and Lil.

 

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Jodie joined the team in 2020 as a Provisional Psychologist. She has an extensive background in allied health and has now retrained in psychology. Jodie has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at the University of Tasmania and is currently enrolled in the Master of Professional Psychology Program.

Jodie has a keen interest in health psychology and pain management, along with anxiety, mood disorders, grief and general mental health. As a provisional psychologist, Jodie is continuing to build her skill base and knowledge in order to obtain her general psychologist registration.

In her spare time, Jodie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, reading and walking her lovely rescue greyhound Meg.

Anita is a registered psychologist based in Melbourne providing telehealth services to Tasmania. She has experience working with adolescents and adults, as well as experiencing helping those with intellectual disabilities work on behavioural change and stress management.

Anita enjoys working with a diverse range of presentations and has an interest in anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and general mental health and wellbeing. She recognises her clients as the expert in their own life, that every client is individual and that successful therapy includes tailoring therapy to each client’s goals and
individual needs. Anita draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and solution focused therapy.

In her spare time, Anita enjoys reading, traveling, listening to music and spending time with friends.

Monique is a provisional psychologist in her final months of an AHPRA approved internship program to gain full registration. Monique has over 6 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. She has most recently worked with adults and young people in a private practice setting.

Monique has a gentle and calm demeanour and feels that each client’s needs are unique, therefore she approaches each engagement with fresh eyes. She believes that open communication aids in the development of the finest possible client-therapist relationships.

Monique draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as mindfulness-based approaches, emotional regulation therapy and behavioural interventions.

 

Monique volunteers and serves as the President of the Make-a-Wish Western Melbourne branch, granting wishes for children with critical illnesses. She likes to spend time with her family and friends and go to athletic events.

Shani is a Social Worker with a Masters of Counselling.

In her extensive experience as a social worker, Shani has worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and enjoys working with adults from all walks of life. She draws on a person-centred, direct approach, as well as incorporating strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into her work. 

In her spare time, Shani enjoys playing with her dog Rocky, reading and gardening. Shani is lucky enough to live next door to a hobby farm and enjoys the views of the farm animals, listening to the birds and the experience of living in semi-rural Tasmania.

Shani is available for telehealth sessions for clients anywhere across Australia, or face to face sessions in Launceston.

Charlotte was born in Tasmania, but has called Melbourne home since 2014. She joined The Crawley Clinic team in 2020, providing telehealth services to those in her home state from our Melbourne office.

Charlotte is a registered psychologist whose clinical experience has included clients of all ages. She has most recently worked with adult men in the criminal justice system.

Charlotte has a keen interest in forensic and health psychology along with anxiety, mood disorders, grief and general mental health. She appreciates that each person has a unique set of circumstances and works collaboratively with clients to achieve positive outcomes. Through her supportive and empathetic approach, clients are able to share their experiences in a safe and comfortable environment.

Charlotte uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills training as well as Mindfulness based approaches and Self-Compassion interventions to achieve positive results for her clients.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys reading and hanging out with her two cats Laz and Lil.

 

Anita is a registered psychologist based in Melbourne providing telehealth services to Tasmania. She has experience working with adolescents and adults, as well as experiencing helping those with intellectual disabilities work on behavioural change and stress management.

Anita enjoys working with a diverse range of presentations and has an interest in anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and general mental health and wellbeing. She recognises her clients as the expert in their own life, that every client is individual and that successful therapy includes tailoring therapy to each client’s goals and
individual needs. Anita draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and solution focused therapy.

In her spare time, Anita enjoys reading, traveling, listening to music and spending time with friends.

Monique is a provisional psychologist in her final months of an AHPRA approved internship program to gain full registration. Monique has over 6 years’ experiencing working with children and adolescents. She has most recently worked with adults and young people in a private practice setting.

Monique has a gentle and calm demeanour and feels that each client’s needs are unique, therefore she approaches each engagement with fresh eyes. She believes that open communication aids in the development of the finest possible client-therapist relationships.

Monique draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as mindfulness-based approaches, emotional regulation therapy and behavioural interventions.

Monique volunteers and serves as the President of the Make-a-Wish Western Melbourne branch, granting wishes for children with critical illnesses. She likes to spend time with her family and friends and go to athletic events.

Clare is a provisional psychologist who completed her Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Tasmania. She has a calm and friendly approach and is enthusiastic about working with clients to achieve positive outcomes. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Prior to retraining in psychology, she managed a range of youth Bush Adventure Therapy and Outdoor Education programs. Clare draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, mindfulness-based approaches and solution focussed therapy. 

Clare’s many hobbies include bushwalking, gardening, arts and music events, yoga and spending time with her friends, family, and dog. 

Clare will be offering telehealth sessions Australia wide or face to face sessions in Launceston and parts of southern Tasmania.

Leah has previously worked with adults within the criminal justice system as a forensic case manager, and also with at-risk adolescents as a youth worker. Leah has also worked with individuals living with disability and their support networks as a behaviour support practitioner. Leah’s previous work experiences have involved her passion to support people non-judgmentally from a strengths-based, trauma-informed and evidence-based framework. She incorporates aspects of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology into her work, and has completed an Honours degree in Psychology and a Master of Criminology.

Leah also has an interest in working with adults who have experienced grief, loss, neglect and trauma, and working alongside them to support them to identify their own strengths, move towards achieving their goals, and living a fulfilling life.

Leah was born and raised in Melbourne, however she has been loving living in Tasmania since January 2021. In her spare time, Leah enjoys going to the beach with her dog Benson, going on long drives and exploring, camping and bushwalking, or curling up on the couch with a great book or movie. She has also travelled to over 30 countries and lived and worked overseas as well as having travelled the east coast of Australia.

Leah will be available for telehealth sessions Australia wide and face to face sessions in Southern Tasmania.

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