Meet our team
Dr. Sarah Watson, BA, MA(Hons), DClinPsych, MNZCCP
Clinic Director & Senior Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist (registered - Clinical scope)
Dr. Sarah Watson is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinic Director at Totally Psyched. Sarah has practiced as a registered Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist across a variety of settings, all specialising in working with children, adolescents and their families.
Dr. Jamie Speeden, MBChB, FRACP (Paeds), FRANZCP (Cert Child & Adol)
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Paediatrician
Dr Jamie Speeden is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Paediatrician currently working with children, young adults and their whanau privately at Totally Psyched, at the Waitemata District Health Board and as an Adolescent Physician at a youth health community clinic.
Dr. Caroline Judson, BA, DClinPsych, MNZPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist (Registered - Clinical scope)
Caroline works from a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). The approach used is based on what works best for the client and their family.
Lisa Da Rocha, BA., BA (Hons), M.A. Clinical Psych, MNZPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Dual Registered - Clinical & Neuropsychology scopes)
Lisa is an experienced registered Senior Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist who has worked extensively with infants, children, adolescents and families in specialist hospital settings, mental health services and private practice. Lisa has provided specialist psychological help and cognitive/ neuropsychological assessment to children across all age ranges.
Olya Kolyaduke, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc. (Distinction), PGCFamPsych
Senior Child & Family Psychologist (registered - general scope)
Ms Kolyaduke is a NZ trained specialist child and adolescent psychologist. She was born in Eastern Europe and studied in canterbury, where she completed her psychologist training. She is highly experienced in working with a variety of child and adolescent, plus family, psychological challenges. Olya has specific training and experience in child and adolescent mental health that gives her an in-depth understanding of the psychological functioning of children and adolescents across the lifespan.
Dr Mnthali Price, B.A. (Hons), DClinPsych., MNZCCP
Clinical Psychologist (registered - clinical scope)
Dr Price is an experienced registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in a range of settings providing a high level of specialist psychological assessment and treatment. Mnthali's warm and kind personality combined with her skills & knowledge makes her a highly successful and approachable therapist for teens, kids and adults alike.
Clare Ryan, BHSc. (Psych), MHSc. (Psych), PGDipCounsPsych (Hons)
Counselling Psychologist (registered - Counselling scope)
Clare is an experienced registered counselling psychologist who has worked extensively with children, adolescents and their families within a Ministry of Health Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Community Team. Clare also has experience with young adults, working with them to support the development of their goals and advance their mental health and well being.
Dr. Mirsad Begic, MBChB., FRANZCP (Cert Child & Adol)
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Mirsad Begic is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with extensive experience working with children, families, adolescents and young adults. He holds a senior role in the clinical leadership team for the district health board and sits on a variety of committees for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. Dr Mirsad is passionate about providing excellent care for young people and helping them to successfully navigate through their struggles and get back on track.
Paul Barber, M.Ed. Psych (Hons)., P.G. Dip. Ed. Psych., P.G. Dip. CBT (Dist)., Dip. Teaching (Primary), B.Soc.Sci., and Cert.Mentoring & Supervision
Senior Psychologist (Registered - Educational Scope & Counselling Scope in progress)
Paul Barber is an experienced specialist Psychologist in applying assessments and therapies for children and adolescents who experience a variety of psychological and/or learning challenges. With a background in specialist university level cognitive behavioural therapy with children and adolescents, special needs, brain injury and expert learning assessment and interventions Paul has a unique combination of skills.
Dr Kirsten Wooff, BSc, BA (Hons), MSc, PgDipClinPsyc, PhD.
Kirsten is a warm and approachable specialist Psychologist who has a broad depth of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families across both clinical and research settings. She has supported many young people experiencing mild to complex clinical presentations including depression, anxiety, learning problems, emotional dysregulation, behavioural problems, personality difficulties, and neuropsychological assessment. She enjoys getting to understand what is driving a young person's struggles and finding the solutions together to make positive, lasting change.