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Minds Move Better Together
A Bit About Us
MindMovers Psychology is a Sydney based Psychology Clinic that specialises in helping parents, children and families reach their full potential by providing a safe space to learn the skills and mindset to feel empowered and connected in their lives.
The team at MindMovers Psychology are passionate about making psychology a fun, interactive and engaging experience. Psychological wellbeing is an important part of having a balanced, healthy and joyful life! It influences the extent to which we thrive in our relationships with our partner, children, family, friends or colleagues.
The MindMovers Model
What We Do
The MindMovers model is developed based on the needs of clients, and is continually updated to meet current best practices in psychological interventions, as well as ensuring the learning is a fun and exciting process for clients. The MindMovers team are passionate and enthusiastic about helping youth and the benefit of using a combination of group, individual and family work to meet this aim.
Meet Our Experts
The MindMovers Team
We've got you covered with our growing team of incredible Psychologists!
J Jaimie Bloch
Clinical Director and Founder
B.A Psych (Hons.), PGDip Psych, PGDip ProfPsych, M.Psych (Clinical)
Jaimie Bloch is a Clinical Psychologist, Behavioural Expert, Researcher and Program Developer.
She is passionate about working with youth and adults in understanding, developing and managing the human experience. Jaimie has been working with youth and adults within a range of contexts since 2007. She is an expert behavioural consultant for children and adolescents and has a special interest in the treatment, creation and management of interventions both in individual, group, school and online forums for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Jaimie has spent years studying and perfecting her craft with a Bachelor of Psychological Science, a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and a Master’s of Psychology (Clinical).
Jaimie uses her flair for creativity to encompass both holistic and evidence-based approaches when developing group therapy, school-based or individual and corporate programs. She is passionate about creating comprehensive intervention plans, setting up support systems for individuals and families, motivated to bridge the gap between Psychology, Science and Human understanding. Her greatest passions include teaching, researching, developing programs and writing articles that meld Western Psychology, Philosophy, Human Social Psychology and the neuroscience behind the brain that is both palatable and enjoyable to engage with and understand.
Jaimie’s philosophy is that knowledge is power. She believes that the knowledge we can learn and gather about ourselves, our brains and others can empower us to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. She believes minds move better together, and that with the support of a guiding light, whether that be through a mentor, coach or information, we can feel more connected and enlightened, and ultimately empowered in our own life journeys.
Jaimie is a leading psychologist in Sydney and is creative, energetic and grounding in her approach with children, youth and families, making a special effort to instil a sense of self-efficacy and hopeful curiosity towards life’s journey in each person she encounters.
K Kerry Gordon
B. Psy (Hons.)
Kerry is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with children and families to provide support for social, behavioural and developmental challenges. She strives to empower individuals to overcome their challenges. Kerry works with children, adolescents and families to manage and understand anxiety, self-regulation, concentration difficulties, sibling rivalry, aggression, behavioural difficulties, social skills development, and grief and loss. Kerry works from a strengths-based approach and is driven to help people shift their negative thinking, feeling and behavioural patterns and become more productive and positively engaged in their own lives.
She is also particularly skilled in self-regulation and helping children, parents and schools learn how to implement effective strategies to help promote a calm mind and body when a person may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed.
Kerry’s approach to therapy is collaborative, working with all the relevant people involved, such as parents, carers, teachers and siblings. She enjoys working creatively and draws on elements of play and narrative therapy, as well as implementing aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Kerry is also specifically trained in Mindfulness for children through the MindUp course, as well as various family and parenting courses.
L Leigh Wallas
B.A Psych Sci (Hons.), M.Psych (Counselling)
Leigh is a curious, empathetic and passionate psychologist who works with young people, adolescents and adults to help create positive and lasting psychological change and growth. She strives to create a safe and connected space for young people to explore their vulnerability. Leigh has assisted adolescent and adult clients who have experienced a range of psychological concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family and relationship difficulties, eating disorders and self-harm. She has a special interest in working with people who have lived through trauma and/or are dealing with complex issues. Leigh works holistically with other helpers, including GP’s, allied health and schools to provide the most effective and supportive care for her clients.
Leigh has a wealth of clinical experience working in Australia, the UK and Europe. She has worked in a number of different settings including private clinics, the public health system, charities, NGO’s and management consultancies. She has been formally trained in a number of techniques that are supported by evidence, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Leigh is a certified Yoga instructor and she incorporates her experience of calming the body and mind into her work and life.
Leigh has extensive experience running workshops and developing group therapy and training for organisations. She has designed and hosted yoga courses for mental health, including trauma-informed yoga.
Leigh is kind, empathetic and warm. She works in partnership with families, young people and adults; developing strategies for managing unhelpful or intrusive psychological issues. Leigh is passionate about identifying and harnessing a person’s already-existing strengths and she is committed to helping connect her clients to a deeper understanding of who they are.
Y Yalda Salameh
Yalda is a caring, non-judgemental and compassionate psychologist committed to providing client-centred care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Yalda’s wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in treatment interventions comes from her experience from hospital, non-for-profit and private settings. She has experience working in national youth mental health organisations as well as in the private consultation sector for children and families who are dealing with trauma and early and emerging mental health challenges, such as anxiety (e.g., phobias OCD, social anxiety), mood disorders, behavioural challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, anger management, interpersonal difficulties, self-harm, risk-taking behaviour, trauma and emerging early psychosis.
She draws on various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, some of which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Play and Art Therapy and Trauma-Focused Therapy. Yalda has extensive training in various parenting programs, such as 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching, Engaging Adolescents and Bringing up Great Kids and draws upon this work to support parents who are feeling fatigued by the stress and complexities of the parenting journey. Yalda has a warm and empathic approach. She is an expert in working collaboratively with parents and schools to create tailored support plans that look at understanding the core difficulties faced by her clients, ensuring that she tailors the therapy to improve her client’s overall well-being and building skills for long-term positive outcomes.
Yalda strives to support her clients see the external and internal challenges life presents as manageable, whilst also uncovering and developing their unique strengths and capabilities to connect to their best life and self, no matter how old or young. Yalda has a special interest in utilising creative and engaging methods to support her clients in connecting to the process of change. She is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental space that allows for empowerment and transformation. Yalda is practical in her approach, and sees the benefit and need for all children and parents to possess a toolbox of skills to take with them through all of life's stages.
The Right Match
Find The Right Psychologist
Research into effective therapy has found that whilst the treatment approach is important, the most important factor in desirable treatment outcomes is the relationships between the therapist and the client. This is why our number one focus during intakes and ongoing therapy is to make sure our clients are cared for, supported and feel they have the right therapist. At MindMovers Psychology, we know how important it is to find the right fit to support our clients which is why we have a specialised system during our phone intakes to support you in finding the right clinician.
MindMovers ToolkitOnline resources
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