Meet our team
Dr. Sarah Watson, BA, MA(Hons), DClinPsych, MNZCCP
Clinic Director & Senior Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist (registered - Clinical scope)
Dr. Sarah Watson is the Clinic Director at Totally Psyched and a registered Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist. Sarah has over ten years experience as both a Psychologist and leader 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)
**PLEASE NOTE Dr Price is currently on parental leave and due back in 2021/2** 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.
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)
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 Camilla Nguyen, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, NZPS
Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist (Registered - Clinical Scope)
Dr. Camilla Nguyen is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist originally from Vietnam, raised in Sweden, trained in the United Kingdom and now permanently in NZ. Camilla trained under Professor Baron-Cohen (The Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge) and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum, having previously been an ABA therapist then going on to developing and facilitating a Lego-based social skills program and completing research in the area. Camilla also has extensive experience in general clinical psychological health and challenges across the lifespan.
Dayna Cooper, B.A., M.A. (Hons), MClinPsych, NZCCP
Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist (Registered - Clinical Scope)
Dayna is a warm, friendly and approachable Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents and their families across a variety of settings. Dayna’s experience includes working with mild to moderate mental health issues in a youth development organisation, providing specialist neuropsychological assessment in a university clinic, and assessment and treatment of moderate to severe complex psychological concerns for the DHB Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. She is experienced in providing assessment and therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents and young adults who present with a wide range of mental health concerns, including and specialising in emotional dysregulation, eating disorders, trauma and abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders.
Dr Amy Kercher, BPsych(Hons), PGDipClinPsychSci, PhD., NZCCP
Senior Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist (Registered - Clinical Scope)
Dr Amy is a very experienced Senior Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children, adolescents and families. She has a passion for helping young people and their families to understand the challenges and strengths they are experiencing, and to learn tools and strategies that will help throughout their lives.
Ivana (Iva) Draskovic, BSc (Psych), MPsych, MNZPS
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Ivana ("E-va") is a New Zealand registered Clinical Psychologist with a wide range of experience. Specialising in working with children, adolescents and families Iva uses a comprehensive range of therapeutic skills and models to help young people reach thier potential and live lives they love.
Dr Peg Levine, PhD, EdD, MNZPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Peg LeVine is an extensively trained and experienced senior registered Clinical Psychologist and academic who specialises in working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Peg has an exhaustive and impressive background in the care and therapeutic support of children and adolescents who have experienced immense trauma but equally has a breadth of knowledge and skill in all areas of clinical need. As a specialist Clinical Psychologist and Medical Anthropologist she also accounts for cultural and environmental dynamics in her assessments and therapeutic mapping. Alongside her clinical practice, Peg holds an adjunct research Associate Professorship in the School of Global and Population Health at University of Melbourne, Australia, and is a research affiliate at the Center for Advanced Genocide Studies in Los Angeles.
Elaine Driver, BA, PGDipEd, PGDipCouns, MCouns, NZAC, AFT
Elaine is an experienced Counsellor with a passion for working with young people who are experiencing challenges in their life and uses a range of approaches to build strong therapeutic relationships that support young people, parents and families. As a valuable member of our team around a child, Elaine strongly advocates for young people in schools, supporting both learning and mental health needs and can be immense help to parents needing some support for themselves in their parenting journey.