At MindMovers Psychology, we understand the most important part of change is feeling supported while experiencing a genuine connection with your therapist. We believe that behind every client is a huge network of people who are equally important and necessary pieces to the puzzle of change. We treat each client as part of our family, truly care about their outcomes and will always go the extra mile to support our clients in feeling empowered in their own therapeutic journey. Our clinicians have their own skills and expertise which is why we ensure our clients are matched to the right clinician.
Meet The TeamOur Experts
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 flare 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.
G Gail Zinn
Educational, Developmental and Counselling Psychologist
BSc; Dip Ed; MEd and Counselling Psychology; MAPS
Gail is a dedicated and highly experienced psychologist who has worked in private and public school settings for over 20 years. She has a calm and engaging approach to her therapeutic work with school age children, adolescents and their families, and aims to support them to enhance and develop their own unique strengths, knowledge and capabilities to promote enhanced wellbeing.
Gail’s special area of interest lies in supporting students and parents to negotiate the challenges of social, developmental and educational transitions. Her in-depth working knowledge of schools enables her to advocate and help build effective connections between families and welfare and education teams. This includes the development of Individualised Education Support Plans in relation to issues such as school readiness, curriculum outcomes for students with additional needs, years 5-7 transition, and pathways towards and beyond the HSC.
Gail’s practice incorporates an Interpersonal Therapeutic focus, as well as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Psychotherapy.
In her therapeutic work with children and young people, Gail’s areas of interest include anxiety, emotional regulation, sensory motor challenges, bullying, healthy screen time, separation and divorce, grief and loss and the complexities of emerging mental health difficulties.
Gail’s Master’s thesis focused on Anxiety and Coping in Senior High School Students. She contributed to the development of the Adolescents Coping with Emotions (ACE) CBT program at Macquarie University, conducting pilot group programs. Gail was a recipient of the Anika Premier’s Teaching Award Scholarship, which enabled her to attend training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents at Columbia University, New York.
Gail currently combines her role as a Senior Psychologist for the NSW Department of Education with her role as a Psychologist at the MindMovers Psychology practice. She has recently delivered the Youth Mental Health First Aid program extensively across a range of NSW public schools. Gail is also a Psychology Board approved supervisor.
Y Yuli Dar
B. Psy (Hons.), M.Psychology (Clinical)Yuli is a caring, non-judgemental and compassionate psychologist committed to providing client-centred care. She strives to create a safe and connected space for young people to explore their vulnerability and daily internal and external experiences. Yuli has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Yuli's wealth of knowledge and treatment intervention comes from her expert experience from hospital, school and private settings.
Yuli works with children, teenagers and adults to overcome a range of difficulties that can affect wellbeing at home, work and school. She is experienced at providing treatment for various problems such as anxiety (e.g. phobias, social anxiety), depression, school/work-related stress, chronic pain, emotion regulation difficulties, anger management, child behaviour problems, parenting stress, interpersonal difficulties and self-harm. When working with young people, Yuli likes to be seen as a life-coach, supporting young people to feel more empowered in their lives as well as the decisions they make.
Yuli strives to support clients face life and internal challenges as well as uncover and develop their unique strengths and capabilities to connect to their best life and self.Yuli uses a range of therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Circle of Security Attachment Focused Therapy, and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.
Yuli adopts a collaborative and holistic approach in working with families and tailors her treatments to meet the individual needs of the child, adolescent and their family. Yuli hopes to help each child, teen or family she interacts with live a more meaningful and valued life.
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.
A Amy Hersch
Office Manager and Registered Art Therapist
B.A Fine Arts, AdvDip Transpersonal Art Therapy
Amy is an integral part of the MindMovers Team. Amy helps support our lovely community, Tuesday to Friday, with appointments and all client and clinic related inquiries.
Amy is also an Artist and a tertiary qualified Art Therapist. Exploring metaphor, story and meaning, Art Therapy provides a creative alternative to verbal communication and typical counselling in a nurturing and creative way. Using the visual arts, including drawing, painting, clay and sand play, Amy supports clients of all ages, from children to adults, guiding them through self-discovery and finding creative ways to unlock emotional blocks, support skill development and personal growth. Amy is warm and supportive in her approach. She is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgemental space that allows for change and transformation through connection and kindness. Amy enjoys connecting with her clients through their journey, as she gently guides through life's obstacles.
J Jodie Rosenberg
MindCoach and Administration Assistant
Jodie is a Psychologist in training and recent graduate of the Psychology Honours program at the University of Sydney. Jodie supports the clinic on Mondays as our administration assistant. She is also our head trainer in our coaching program. The MindMovers coaching program is a tailored program that is run individually and in groups. Its main remediation focus is to support skill development of executive function, planning, organisation, emotional well-being and management skills for school and university students. Jodie strives to support her clients actualise their full potential with evidence-based strategies that increase productivity and efficiency whilst decreasing stress. She is passionate, kind and patient, aiming to uplift her clients to live a more balanced life.
The Right Match
Find The Right Psychologist
At MindMovers Psychology, we know how important it is to find the right fit to support our clients. We have a specialised system during our phone intakes to support you in finding the right clinician. This process involves our trained reception staff asking a series of questions about you or your child’s current challenges, your child’s temperament, past experiences in therapy and your own thoughts around what you are looking for in a therapist. At MindMovers Psychology, our level of care for our clients is of the uttermost importance. Our attention and focus is always the client/clinician relationship and finding your right match.
Things to keep in mind
*Statistics via the seven year Youth Mental Health Report – 2012-2018 by Mission Australia in association with Black Dog Institute