Firstly, I would love to introduce you to Annette, our Principal Psychologist and owner of Riv Hub. Many of you are probably familiar with her, as she has been working in Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Temora and surrounds for over 10 years. She originally decided to start Riv Hub after being disappointed by the lack of support provided outside of the major centre.
Annette has a passion for all things Neurodivergent. Having ADHD herself, as well as a mum to 2 boys with ADHD she has a unique perspective on the challenges it presents over the lifetime. She is trained in assessments for ADHD, Autism, and all learning difficulties and explores both the strengths and difficulties for the client and the young person to present a well-rounded approach.
Over the last few years, she has also upskilled in specific therapies around supporting parents and children with behavioural difficulties, eating disorders, and general mental health.
Annette is no longer taking referrals for therapy. She is now focussing on supporting the Riv Hub team to be able to provide even more quality services and pass on her knowledge. Even though you may not be working actively with Annette, please be assured that she is working with your clinician to ensure you have the best quality service.
- AHPRA registration – PSY0001367800
- Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists
- Member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association
- B of Social Science (Psychology)/ B of Teaching (Primary)
- Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Science
- Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (School Counselling)
- Masters in Education (Special Education)
- Currently studying Master in Clinical Psychology
We are proud to introduce Wagga’s first Indigenous provisionally registered Psychologist, Marika Cox. Marika is a descendent of the Barkindji people and has close family, cultural and land connections with the Wilyakali and Wiradjuri people. Marika is recognized and accepted as such in our Indigenous communities. Despite coming from a background of disadvantage, and one in which she had to undertake most of her tertiary studies by distance education, she was Deakin University’s first Indigenous student graduating with First Class Honours in Psychology. Understanding how challenging achieving this was, she decided to accept a position at two Australian universities as an academic to help Indigenous undergraduate psychology students to achieve their dreams of becoming registered psychologists in Australia.
Marika has a background as an Indigenous mental health practitioner and as a Bringing Them Home Counsellor, assisting Aboriginal families with their mental health journeys, including transgenerational trauma, grief and loss. She has also worked as a career and educational counsellor, assisting individuals who left school wanting to further their professional development and training. She has worked in rural areas around Australia, focusing her attention on helping to improve Indigenous mental health outcomes within family and community settings. She has studied various mental health problems, and she has gained the knowledge and techniques necessary to guide those going through these issues. Marika can work with Indigenous and non-indigenous children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with emotional and mental health issues including:
- Trauma-related issues
- Educational and career challenges
- Anxiety and depression
- Behavioural challenges
- Substance use
- Family violence
All sessions with her are fully confidential, respectful, safe and free of judgement. She will develop an individual approach to your counselling and assessment sessions that reflect your lifestyle, needs and goals. She uses a range of evidence-based techniques and tools to empower you to learn, cope and live your best life. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Lego Therapy, Talk Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-informed practices and solution-focused interventions.
Marika offers services under the NDIS and privately. Marika is available for face to face and teletherapy consults.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) PSY0002423026
Australian Indigenous Psychology Association (AIPA)
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)
Dr Beatriz Martin Monzon
Beatriz is a provisional psychologist that has recently joined our team in Wagga Wagga.
Beatriz is fluent in Spanish and English and has lived in several European countries and Australia. Beatriz passion’s for mental health and psychology initially drove her to get involved in helping people with eating disorders and their families running individual and group therapies in Spain. She is also a very active researcher in topics ranging from eating disorders, to occupational health, alcohol-drugs & gambling, to complex trauma, presenting findings of her research studies at National and International Conferences. Beatriz completed her Doctorate studies at Western Sydney University (2019) and has received several awards, such as the Early Career Investigator Award (Eating Disorders Research Society, 2018). She also has work experience tutoring University students.
Beatriz is available for the assessment and therapy consultations of clients face to face, via telehealth or phone. Beatriz will ensure that the evidence-based approach used fits the client’s needs. Her active listening skills, non-judgemental attitude, and warm personality will foster an environment of trust where clients feel supported in their wellbeing recovery journey.
AHPRA registration (provisional): PSY0002422206
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI)
Bachelor in Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology
Master in Occupational Health
Doctorate of Philosophy in Medicine