Please contact reception to discuss your support requirements.
We encourage individual discussion regarding access to services, eligibility and fees. MRH provides a range of services with varying access and fee criteria including government subsidised programs, access to private health rebates,TAC, Workcover and others. Our services are provided by MRH employees as well as independent contractors.
Nicole Price - Paediatric Psychologist
Nicole Price joined Macedon Ranges Health as a Paediatric Psychologist offering services to children aged 1-17 years old and their families.
Nicole specialises in a wide range of issues including anxiety; sleeping, eating and toileting; social and relationship difficulties; learning and concentration; grief and loss and difficult or unusual behaviours.
Nicole is available on a Thursday and Friday and accepts private referrals, GP referrals and patients on a GP Management Plan.
Tanya Borg - Psychologist
Tanya completed her Master of Psychology degree in 2008. She has extensive experience working in a variety of Forensic settings and in the Drug and Alcohol field. She also spent a period of time working within primary school aged children in the school setting.
Alongside operating Embrace Life Psychology from two locations, Tanya is also part of an Allied Health Team in a Psychiatric Unit of a Private Hospital. At times, she is required to work in the Mother Baby Unit of the hospital, and also delivers group-based outpatient services.
Tanya utilises an eclectic approach in treatment, tailoring the treatment modality to the client’s needs. Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are used, all of which have strong therapeutic evidence for their effectiveness in treating a wide range of mental health concerns.
Tanya deals with a wide range of presenting client issues, including, but not limited to: personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, emotional regulation, anger management, work-life balance, activity scheduling, goal setting, self-care, and adjustment.
Tanya works with adults and youth and is available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A GP referral is not always required.
Leanne Paonne - Clinical Psychologist
Leanne is a clinical psychologist who joined Macedon Ranges Health as both an employee and sub-contractor in 2017. She has worked in a variety of settings including mental health, vocational rehabilitation and adult education. She has been registered as a psychologist since 2001 and completed further study in the area of clinical psychology in 2011.
Leanne acknowledges that it can be very daunting seeing a psychologist particularly for the first time. She tries to provide a collaborative, understanding and non-judgemental approach. Leanne works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, social phobia, overthinking, weight management, stress management, goal setting, motivational issues, self-esteem and confidence, adjustment to life issues, adjustment to health related issues and grief and loss. She utilises evidence based strategies with her predominant approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Leanne is committed to ongoing professional development.
Leanne sees individuals 18 years and over. She consults with private clients on Wednesdays and Fridays (this includes GP Management Plans, Workcover, Private insurance and full fee paying). On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays she provides services via Community Health and the Targeted Psychological Services program (eligibility criteria apply to these.) Leanne also provides education sessions as part of the Heart Smart Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Further information can be obtained by contacting MRH on 5428 0300.
Catherine Hart - Clinical Psychologist
Catherine Hart is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 10 years’ experience in the field of mental health in the UK and Australia.
Catherine specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); and is an Intensively Trained Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT). She uses evidence based practice and a strong therapeutic bond with her clients to help them fulfill their potential.
Catherine has a strong interest and clinical background in researching and treating health conditions which can result in chronic pain, such as Guillain Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and general muscular-skeletal injuries. Catherine has also worked for many years with individuals who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder and is an Intensively Trained Dialectical Behaviour Therapist.
Catherine's approach ensure that, as a client, you see positive results in just a short period of time whilst also addressing underlying issues that ensures long lasting change.
Lisa Bolger - Parent Infant, Child, Adult Therapist
Lisa has 30 years experience in the public and private sector working with families and individuals. Lisa has a background in Mental health Nursing She has particular expertise in working with women with serious and complex mental health difficulties, in the context of parenting. She sees women who are experiencing anxiety and depression in the perinatal period, birth trauma, past trauma, family violence, adjustment to parenting, attachment and relationship difficulties between mother and Infant, as well as working with children with social/ emotional and behavioural issues, including suicidal ideation, as well as adults with a range of mental health difficulties. She works with fathers who may be struggling with the role of father and partner, and can see couples around parenting issues.
Lisa is trained to facilitate the ‘Circle of Security Programme’ and has 10 years of experience facilitating this programme. Lisa provides secondary consultation and expert opinion to Community Services, Mental Health teams, Maternal and child health, DHS and NGO’s. She regularly presents her work at various conferences and provides education on perinatal and Infant mental health to many health professionals throughout Victoria. She provides clinical supervision and mentoring to Maternal and child health Nurses, and other clinicians.
Lisa provides services under:
the Care In Mind programme NW Primary Health Network
Private health fund rebate may be available
Rebate under enhanced care plan for 5 sessions with Gap
Lauren Ryan - Psychologist
Lauren is a fully registered psychologist with over a decade of experience. With a Masters in Organisational Psychology, Lauren spent several years working in the corporate sector providing expert advice on mental health and wellbeing. She has worked in the worker's compensation space as a strategic injury management advisor focusing on “mental injury” at work, and been a key educator in the field of psychological rehabilitation.
In contrast, Lauren has also provided psychological consultation for the long-term unemployed, who face a range of challenges including but not limited to addiction, abuse, and homelessness. It was through this type of work that Lauren discovered her passion for individual support through tailored psychological intervention.
Lauren has spent several years now, passionately providing one-on-one tailored psychological therapy to her clients of the Macedon Ranges. Since having three children of her own, her profile has also expanded into the youth mental health space, and she provides services to some of the local schools.
Overall, Lauren is experienced in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma related disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders, adjustment and transition difficulties, study and work pressures, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, social difficulties and bullying. She is experienced in providing support for young people who identify as LGBTIQ+. Lauren recognises the importance of adapting the therapeutic approach to suit the needs and learning style of the client, and the challenges they face.
With a focus on best practice, Lauren is versed in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), narrative therapy, various coaching models, conflict resolution and mindfulness. She has a strong track record in empowering clients and prides herself on her authenticity and warmness.