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Why The Practice?

Our experienced psychologists deliver warm, client centred, evidence-based treatment to provide effective holistic care.

The Practice is a team of highly trained and experienced Clinical and Counselling Psychologists located in Greensborough. It was established to provide a service where people can receive quality care according to their presenting concerns. We believe that combining our expertise and areas of specialty, we can create a place of ease with multiple supports, ensuring our clients' needs are met.

What we offer

For Individuals

The Psychologists at The Practice (Psychology Services) will work collaboratively with you to help you meet your goals and motivate the type of change you would like to bring about in your life pertaining to an improved quality of life, relationships, and connection with your values. 

For Groups

At The Practice, we offer the opportunity to participate in group therapy to those who prefer group settings or those who like to use group therapy as an adjunct to individual therapy. 

Couples Therapy

We offer couple’s therapy with experienced Psychologists who provide a supportive and neutral space for couples who are facing challenges in their relationship. 

Educational / Developmental Assessments

We have Psychologists who are skilled in administering comprehensive cognitive assessments to children and adults. Such assessments can be useful in identifying strengths and weaknesses regarding cognitive ability.  

Our Services

  • Adjustment/transition difficulties
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, panic and worry
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic pain management
  • Depression & low mood
  • Drug & alcohol concerns
  • Eating Disorders and body image concerns
  • Gambling issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-development
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Workplace stress
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Support and Therapy
  • Educational and Developmental Assessments
"Between a stimulus and a response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
- Attributed to Victor E. Frankl

Our Team

Ray Steenveld
Director
Counselling Psychologist NDIS Provider
B. App. Sc.,B.B.Sc.,PG.Dip.App.Psych., MPsych(Counselling), MAPS
Debra Hansen
Director
Clinical Psychologist NDIS Provider
BBehSc (Hons) MPsychClin MAPS FCCLP MACPA
Jenny Placek
Psychologist
BA, GradDipPsych (Hons), MPsych(Clin)
Dr Sharynn Schuster
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
BA, GradDipAppChildPsych, PhD, MAPS, FCEDP
Lucia Romano
Clinical Psychologist
MPsychClin
Lucy Tiley
BSc, BSci (Psych)(Hons), currently completing MPsych(Clin)
Merle Allie
Office Manager
Medicare
Work Safe Victoria
Transport Accident Commission
Australian Psychological Society
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency