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Johnson and Tiainen
Clinical Psychologist


Our therapists are fully qualified and professionally registered Clinical Psychologists, who work closely with their clients to help assess and treat mental health concerns.


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About us

Our therapists are fully qualified and professionally registered Clinical Psychologists, who work closely with their clients to help assess and treat mental health concerns. They specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychological issues and provide a range of evidence-based treatments, which have proven to be effective over years of research and practice.


Vicki Johnson

MPsych (Clinical), MPhil (Medicine) MAPS FCCLP FCFP MACPA

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Vicki is a Clinical Psychologist with Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Medical Research. With over 20 years of clinical experience Vicki has enjoyed working with people to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. She has worked in a variety of government and non-government services, including the Clinical Centre at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, Headspace Youth Mental Health Centre Camperdown and private practice. Vicki’s research interests have been in the area of clinical and forensic psychology with publications on the neuropsychiatric features of antisocial youth.

Vicki is a fellow of relevant professional bodies including the Clinical and Forensic Colleges of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law and EMDR Association of Australia. She is also an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and provides supervision in a range of areas of psychology.

Vicki specialises in the assessment and treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and has a comprehensive understanding of psychological issues affecting emergency response workers, military personnel and civilian populations. Her work in the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of adults experiencing a wide range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, interpersonal problems, emotional disturbance, stress and workplace issues. Her main treatment focus is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Schema Therapy, and Trauma Focussed CBT).


Vicki Johnson

MPsych (Clinical), MPhil (Medicine) MAPS FCCLP FCFP MACPA

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Vicki is a Clinical Psychologist with Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Medical Research. With over 20 years of clinical experience Vicki has enjoyed working with people to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. She has worked in a variety of government and non-government services, including the Clinical Centre at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, Headspace Youth Mental Health Centre Camperdown and private practice. Vicki’s research interests have been in the area of clinical and forensic psychology with publications on the neuropsychiatric features of antisocial youth.

Vicki is a fellow of relevant professional bodies including the Clinical and Forensic Colleges of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law and EMDR Association of Australia. She is also an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and provides supervision in a range of areas of psychology.

Vicki specialises in the assessment and treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and has a comprehensive understanding of psychological issues affecting emergency response workers, military personnel and civilian populations. Her work in the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of adults experiencing a wide range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, interpersonal problems, emotional disturbance, stress and workplace issues. Her main treatment focus is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Schema Therapy, and Trauma Focussed CBT).


Emilia Tiainen

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical) MAPS

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Emilia holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours and a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from James Cook University. .

She provides evidence-based clinical Psychology services for adults, adolescents and children of all ages with a wide range of psychological concerns.


Emilia Tiainen

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical) MAPS

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Emilia is a warm and empathic psychologist who has experience providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment to adults, adolescents and children.  Emilia provides evidence-based treatment for individuals experiencing a wide range of presentation including depression, anxiety/stress, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, grief and loss, stress related issues. 

Emilia is particularly passionate about working with children and families with a wide range of issues including developmental, learning, emotional, behavioural and attention difficulties.  She is experienced in treating a range of childhood difficulties such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties and social skills deficits.  Emilia has experience providing parenting programs designed to reduce problem behaviours and strengthen parent-child relationships. She also has experience facilitating ADHD seminars for parents and teachers, as well as social skills programs for children. 

Emilia has completed 6 years of psychological training, a 4-year undergraduate degree with first class honours and a 2-year clinical masters program at James Cook University. Emilia sees adults, adolescents and children at our Erskineville practice.


Adults
Informed by the latest scientific evidence and research, Emilia provides treatments that have been found to be effective in alleviating problems such as: 

  • anxiety (phobias, panic, generalised anxiety/Worry, OCD)
  • depression
  • anger
  • adjustment difficulties
  • trauma and PTSD
  • parenting difficulties
  • relationship problems,
  • grief and loss
  • life stresses
Children and adolescents 
Emilia is a mother of three children and is passionate about providing support for families struggling with social, behavioural and parenting difficulties by working directly with children as well as together with their parents. She provides warm and caring methods of treatment for children, adolescents and families facing a variety of issues. These include: 

  • Behavioural problems
  • Anxiety (phobias ,generalised anxiety, worry), panic
  • Depression
  • School issues and refusal
  • Study stress
  • Bullying
  • Challenges with friendships
  • ADHD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family breakdown
  • Sibling rivalry

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Our Services

Here at Johnson and Tiainen Clinical Psychologist we are dedicated to providing the best possible support for our clients.
Therefore we’ve ensured that each of our clinicians are registered to provide Medicare and private health fund rebates that are consistent with current Government, Medicare and Australian Psychological Society guidelines.
No referral is required unless you wish to claim a rebate from Medicare which means your appointment is only a phone call away.

Our psychologists’ areas of speciality include,
but are not limited to:

 
  • Abuse
  • Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders (i.e. social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and generalised worries)
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Behavioural Management Programs
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Childhood Problems
  • Childhood Trauma/Abuse
  • Depressive Disorders (i.e. major depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorders)
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Excessive Worry and Rumination
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem, Self-concept and Confidence
  • Stress & Buronout
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues/Buillying
  • Workplace Stressors

Fees and Rebates

We offer week-day appointments, including after-hours, at our Erskineville and Alexandria consultations rooms.
You do not need a referral from a doctor to book a private treatment session with us. However, if your General Practitioner (GP) provides a Mental Health Care Plan, you will be eligible for Medicare rebates.

Private Client Clinical Psychology Services
  • Clinical Psychology services are available for clients with or without a MHCP. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Medicare will reimburse you up to $124.50 per session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
  • If you have private health insurance, a proportion of the fees may be redeemable from your private health insurance, depending on your health plan. Please contact your health care provider to find out about redeemable rates.

Bulk Billing Psychological Services - No charge
  • Emilia Tiainen provides bulk billing psychological services to low income clients and those receiving benefits. To receive bulk billing appointments, clients will need to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP. The MHCP will entitle you to up to 10 sessions per calendar year with no gap to pay. Clients are asked to bring their GP referral and MHCP to their first appointment and their Medicare card or private health insurance card to every appointment.

Payment

Payment for treatment is to be made at the time of the appointment. Payment for reports must be made before the report is released. We accept cash, EFTPOS, EFT transfer and credit card.

  • Cancellation fees: Any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee.
  • Claims are processed using the Medicare Easy Claim system. When you pay for your session, your Medicare card will be swiped through the EFTPOS terminal, your claim details are instantly verified, and your rebate will be paid directly into your nominated account. If clients have a private health insurance fund they may claim rebates on the spot using a HICAPS machine.

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Our Locations

We offer week day appointments including after hours in our Erskineville and Ashfield offices as well as Saturday appointments in Alexandria.

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