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 Coolamon, Temora and surrounds for over 4 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 Neurodiverse. 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)
Welcome to Zameer Esmail, Provisional Psychologist based in Temora NSW. Zameer is a culturally diverse clinician, fluent in seven languages, with work experience in five countries. His experience includes working in several outreach programs in Zambia, assisting with diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric patients (Cognitive Behaviour Theory training; HIV Counselling certifications; psychotherapy & mindfulness training), working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and running life skills workshops. His passion is in psychology and using his skills to help those around him. We are thrilled to have him with us!
Zameer offers services under NDIS and Workcover QLD. HE is also available for private consultations both in person and through telehealth.
AHPRA registration (Provisional) – PSY0002214657
B of Science (Biochemistry and Psychology)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Jeni Langdon, Provisional Psychologist is based in Brisbane, Queensland. Jeni brings 10 years of counselling experience to the team. She has a particular interest in helping those with:
- trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- alcohol/substance abuse
- adjustment disorder
- workplace rehabilitation (or adjusting to an injury)
- food addiction
- eating disorders and weight management (over and under eating)
- life stressors and changes
Jeni is available for assessment and intervention appointments across Australia by Telehealth or phone. She can provide counselling and psychology services for NDIS and some insurance companies such as Work Cover NSW and QLD (email the clinic to find out more).
She uses evidence-based therapy such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
APHRA registration (provisional) – PSY0002257921
ACA Level 4 – 13338
Bachelor of Science Honours (Psychology)
Graduate Diploma of Arts (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)
Deb McDougall – Senior Psychologist