Our Team at Therapy Connect.

Lucy Bray

Lucy Bray

Occupational Therapy
Diane Leffler

Diane Leffler

Speech Pathologist
Jerrine Pee

Jerrine Pee

Speech Therapy
Robbie Cameron

Robbie Cameron

Speech Pathologist
MegTasker

MegTasker

Speech Pathologist
Meg Jones

Meg Jones

Registered Psychologist
Bec Murrell

Bec Murrell

Speech Pathologist
Rachel McCulloch

Rachel McCulloch

Occupational Therapist
Carla Jaffe

Carla Jaffe

Occupational Therapist
Kylie Mustow

Kylie Mustow

Dietitian / Lactation Consultant
Anne Leyden

Anne Leyden

Occupational Therapist
Margie Berrigan

Margie Berrigan

Occupational Therapist
Caitlin Williams

Caitlin Williams

Occupational Therapist
Bron Conroy

Bron Conroy

Speech Pathologist
Nicole Gacic

Nicole Gacic

Speech Pathologist
Anna Buffon

Anna Buffon

Occupational Therapist
Kirstyn O’Rouke

Kirstyn O’Rouke

Speech Pathologist
Tracy Rhodes

Tracy Rhodes

Occupational Therapist
Sharon Reneaux

Sharon Reneaux

Physiotherapist
Emily Hetherington

Emily Hetherington

Speech Pathologist
Jane Hepenstall

Jane Hepenstall

Speech Pathologist

Lucy Bray

Occupational Therapy

Lucy is a registered occupational therapist with seven years’ experience, working in early intervention, private practice and specialist school settings, in both Australia and Hong Kong. She has worked extensively with children with a range of disabilities, diagnoses and developmental delays in the clinic, home, community and education settings. These experiences have offered Lucy the opportunity to work closely with families, caregivers, educators and other allied health professionals, working collaboratively as a team, in focusing on what is important to each individual child and their family. Lucy believes that parent/carer involvement is an essential part of therapy in order for children to achieve their full potential.Lucy is an enthusiastic occupational therapist with a passion for working with children and their families. She enjoys providing fun, engaging and motivating therapy sessions, incorporating the child’s interests, strengths and unique and individual characteristics, to enable skill development and opportunities to achieve their goals to become as independent as possible in meaningful daily activities.Lucy believes that every child should have the opportunity to engage in quality therapy services and believes that telepractice allows for this.

Diane Leffler

Speech Pathologist

Diane has over 20 years experience working with school aged children and young adults withvarious communication needs, including speech sound errors, receptive and expressivelanguage difficulties and disorders, social language/pragmatic language disorders, andstuttering. She is a fun-loving educator who believes that all children should have access tohigh quality educational supports and should not be limited by rural locations or the lack ofSpeech Language Pathologists in their area. She is Hanen certified in It Takes Two to Talk andenjoys working closely with young children and their families. She also has extensive training inSocial Thinking and is passionate about teaching children and adolescents with social languagedifficulties, how to navigate the social world.Diane is dedicated to helping children and adults communicate effectively, so that they canshare their thoughts and ideas clearly and make meaningful connections with their family andfriends.Diane is from Canada and currently lives in Western Australia. She has also lived and worked asa Speech and Language pathologist in the USA as well as Indonesia. Diane spends her free timedoing Pilates, yoga, learning to sail and traveling as much as possible.

Jerrine Pee

Speech Therapy

Jerrine is a certified practising speech pathologist and a member of speech pathology Australia. She graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons). Over the years, Jerrine has worked across many settings in Australia and Singapore with both children and adults.Her areas of interest include adult dysphagia, paediatric communication, as well as providing consultation and training opportunities for parents and teachers.

Robbie Cameron

Speech Pathologist

Robbie Cameron graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in 2008 and is a Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Since graduating, Robbie has worked with children, teens, and adults in schools, homes, and clinics.

Robbie’s extensive range of experience includes articulation, phonological awareness, language skills, fluency, social skills, functional skills, auditory processing and working memory. Additionally, she has worked with adult voice and accent modification.

Robbie came to Speech Pathology later in life, studying when she was already a parent, so she understands that families have incredibly busy schedules, and helps families to support learning in ways that best suit their lives, whether the therapy is for a child or an adult in their family.

Robbie believes that when working with children, therapy needs to be fun and engaging, so brings her range of experiences – as a therapist, a parent, and a creative – into the therapy space. She works to make sure everyone she sees leaves their session looking forward to the next one!

When working with adults, Robbie knows that it is important that there is a strong partnership throughout the therapy journey, working towards the goals that her clients are aiming to achieve.

MegTasker

Speech Pathologist

Meg Jones

Registered Psychologist

Meg has over 32yrs experience working as an educator and educational psychologist with children, adolescents, adults and their families in primary and secondary schools, inpatient hospital settings and in private practice. She has completed her Educational Psychologist degree (EdS) in School Psychology, Masters degree (MA) in Educational Psychology, and a Bachelor of Education degree (BS) in teaching. Meg has specialist training in Mindfulness practices and implementation, as well as the assessment and counselling of children and adolescents coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm and suicidal ideation. She has extensive experience with psycho-educational assessment and working with individuals living with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She also enjoys working with parents to increase their parenting confidence and helping to improve their connection with their children.

Bec Murrell

Speech Pathologist

Rachel McCulloch

Occupational Therapist

Rachel studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and she’s never stopped learning since! She loves working with kids and is passionate about empowering families, helping them understand and support their children so they live happy and meaningful lives. Rachel works with young children and teenagers, helping each one to understand their own unique wiring, their differences, and then supporting them to grow into their strengths. Rachel has special interests in emotional regulation, anxiety management, and sensory processing. She is studying a 4 year course in Initiatic Art Therapy, and incorporates this in her practice. Encouraging creativity through art and craft, Rachel works to help children express themselves, understand themselves, and grow in confidence. Rachel has further training and experience in DIR Floortime therapy, the Social Thinking Curriculum, SOS Feeding therapy, creating Sensory Diets for the home and developing Pretend Play skills in children. On the weekend Rachel enjoys getting out and about with her husband Jordan (who is also an OT!), camping, playing guitar, doing arts and crafts, or yoga.

Carla Jaffe

Occupational Therapist

Carla is an occupational therapist with over 10 year’s experience working in Early Childhood Intervention, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), home and educational settings. Carla enjoys supporting children, families and educators to maximise children’s participation and enjoyment of daily activities. Carla has a passion for providing therapy for children with development delays, neurodevelopmental differences (autism, Adhd) and mental health concerns (anxiety, self-regulation challenges). Carla ensures that therapy is engaging, collaborative, functional and evidence based. With a belief that therapy should be built on children and their family’s strengths, Carla utilises frameworks that aim to build capacity including Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (COOP), Learn to Play, Alert Program, Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking.

Kylie Mustow

Dietitian / Lactation Consultant

Kylie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over twelve years’ experience working with both adults and children across a variety of settings. For the past seven years, Kylie has specialised in Paediatrics, after undertaking additional training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Kylie has experience providing nutrition support to children of all ages, including young infants. She has worked with children with a range of medical conditions and feeding difficulties including; Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, neurological and genetic disorders, extreme prematurity, oral aversions and other complex feeding issues, including tube dependency and weaning. Kylie is a SOS-trained feeding therapist, having completed both the basic and advanced training courses. She has also undertaken additional training in the Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility Approach to Feeding, Food Allergy and Intolerances and has a Diploma of Breastfeeding Management.Kylie is passionate about infant feeding and has recently become qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). This unique dual qualification, positions Kylie as an expert in infant feeding and nutrition. As a mother of three, Kylie is familiar with the challenges of feeding a growing family and the stresses that can bring. She is passionate about children’s nutrition, reducing mealtime stress for families and making eating a positive experience.

Anne Leyden

Occupational Therapist

Anne is a registered Occupational Therapist with 5 years’ experience work in some of Australia’s most remote communities. Anne has experience in working in private practise as well as the public sector with a varied caseload. Anne is experienced and passionate about providing assessment and practical interventions for children, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, sensory processing disorder, behavioural concerns or have development delays.Anne believes that parents are the experts on their own children – my role is to work with parents to add to their understanding of their child. My aim is that every parent leaves OT with practical strategies that they can implement straight away.Anne loves that tele-practise can provide high quality therapy in the comfort of your own environment.

Margie Berrigan

Occupational Therapist

Margie Berrigan has over 17 years of clinical experience working with children and families. Margie has specialised in assessment and intervention for infants, children and adolescents with social/emotional, developmental, academic and functional self-care difficulties.Through years of working with families as an OT, trans-disciplinary therapist and mental health clinician, as well as being a mum herself, Margie understands the importance of making information clear and easy to adapt to everyday life.Margie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently studying for her Master’s Degree, specialising in Mental health. She has completed training in Circle of Security, Theraplay, DIR Floor-time and Tuning in to Kids and uses thistraining to help parents to connect with their children.Margie is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) . She is endorsed by OTA as a mental health practitioner.

Caitlin Williams

Occupational Therapist

Caitlin is an Occupational Therapist and is passionate about supporting each child she works with to reach their potential and empowering their parents to have the knowledge and skills to support their own child’s development and to nurture their unique relationship.Caitlin has practiced Occupational Therapy supporting children with developmental needs, in their homes, schools, clinic settings, and telepractice. Caitlin has been to India and Vanuatu utilising her OT skills to support the children in these communities and strongly believes that where you live should not dictate your ability to access a quality health service.Caitlin has a particular interest in working with children with neurodevelopmental differences, including autism, and applies a relationship-based model to her therapy. Caitlin has undertaken numerous workshops and trainings, including certification in DIR/Floortime and is a facilitator of the Circle of Security parent education program.Caitlin knows how unique and special each and every child is, and loves to get to know all of her families and children and how to use their individual strengths to support their development and achieve their goals

Bron Conroy

Speech Pathologist

Bron has 11 years experience working across the private and public sectors with a focus on early intervention and delivering therapy in schools. Bron loves being a Speech Pathologist, it is the perfect synergy of her playfulness, analytical mind and caring nature. Bron adores the no-filter honesty, complexity, quirkiness, and fun of working with children, as well as getting to know them and their families.Bron has training in a number of programs e.g. Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, PROMPT, PECS and has worked with children with a range of diagnoses and enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect treatment to help children overcome their difficulties with communication.Bron loves plants, animals and fresh air! When she is not at work, she enjoys riding her horse, running and hiking.

Nicole Gacic

Speech Pathologist

Nicole is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia, with more than 16 years experience working with both paediatric and adult clients, in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, schools, preschools and via videoconference.Nicole is a firm believer in child and family centred practice and incorporates this into her assessment and therapy. Nicole has worked with a range of children with speech and language delays, literacy difficulties, stuttering, as well as, hearing impairment. Nicole is a certified provider of It Takes Two To Talk, The Hanen Program for Parents.Nicole is passionate about helping others achieve their communication goals and particularly enjoys coaching parents so that they can be empowered to help build their child’s communication skills.

Anna Buffon

Occupational Therapist

Anna is a registered occupational therapist with seven years’ experience working in a range of public, private and not-for-profit settings in Melbourne and regional Victoria/NSW. She has worked in various areas of Paediatrics including; Early Intervention, school, kinder and home-based services. Anna has experience providing support to children with diverse backgrounds and challenges including; developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, vision impairment, Intellectual Disability, social skills and feeding issues. Anna is passionate about improving developmental outcomes for children using a strengths-based approach. She believes that Telepractice is a positive method for supporting children and family to develop everyday routines in the natural environment.Anna aims to empower families by working collaboratively with them to achieve family-centred goals.

Kirstyn O’Rouke

Speech Pathologist

Kirstyn graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2000. Her career began immediately after this when she took up a position as a Speech-Language Pathologist working for Specialist Education Services in Dunedin, New Zealand. Kirstyn’s passion for working in new places then took her to Mt Isa in far north west Qld. Here she worked for North West Qld Allied Health Service in both the establishment of this federally funded service and provision of services to remote communities. It was in this role that Kirstyn developed her passion and ability for working outside of the box and adapting evidence based practice to suit her clients’ needs and individual situations.Kirstyn then set her sights on some travel around Australia, landing in Perth to work for several years at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Here she further developed her skills working in the tertiary setting with children with complex needs and feeding and swallowing difficulties. Kirstyn then spent two and a half years working in the United Kingdom for the NHS.Kirstyn is settled on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, two sons, a rather large dog and three chickens. What she likes most about telepractice is that families are placed “in the driver’s seat”. They empowered are to deliver therapy alongside us as clinicians.

Tracy Rhodes

Occupational Therapist

Tracy is a dedicated occupational therapist with 16 years of experience gained working both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Whilst Tracy specializes in and is particularly passionate about peadiatric occupational therapy, she has extensive experience working with clients of all ages. She has worked in educational settings, hospitals, community based Not-For-Profit and government organisations, and is driven every day by having a positive impact on the lives of her clients. Tracy employs a consultative approach and seeks to understand her clients in a holistic way. This allows her to clearly identify needs and formulate tailored treatment plans based on her clients’ specific abilities and needs. Her focus is on maximizing the effectiveness of therapy by working collaboratively with her client’s and their families to identifying achievable goals and develop individualised occupational therapy programs. She has a Master in Special Education and has completed specialised training in Sensory Integration, Theraplay, Play and Autism, Family Systems Therapy and Bruce Perry’s Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics.  Tracy is also a mum to two beautiful children and two dogs.

Sharon Reneaux

Physiotherapist

Sharon is a registered Physiotherapist and has over 15 years experience working in private practice, aged care, occupational health and child services. Sharon is passionate about promoting independence for people of all ages and assisting those most in need.Sharon has spent time in Katherine, Darwin, Alice Springs and Tenant Creek working within indigenous communities, treating a range of disabilities, co-morbidities and intellectual delays.  These experiences have helped gain deep understanding, knowledge and experiences of rural communities. She has confidence that Telepractice is a beneficial method for supporting patient care and continuity of services.Sharon’s passion is empowering people living with disability to achieve their best physical potential and is committed to working collaboratively with families, allied health services, educators and caregivers to provide the best patient care in order to achieve their best outcomes.Sharon thrives on her innovative style, positive approach and extensive background working across a variety of age groups and settings. She believes treatment should utilize participants’ strengths, building on the ‘can do’ and working towards achieving individual goals.

Emily Hetherington

Speech Pathologist

Jane Hepenstall

Speech Pathologist