Aurora Psychology | Ph: 1300 552 686

Who We Are

We provide psychology services to children, adolescents, adults, and couples, along with supervision and training for professionals. Our caring and committed psychologists are here to assist you with a range of issues. We are based in Doncaster, in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.


Our Values

At Aurora Psychology, we value respect, openness, adaptability, and evidence-based practice. Everyone is different, and therapeutic approaches that work for one person may not suit another. We tailor our approach to you, rather than try to make you fit into a particular approach. This means we work collaboratively with you throughout therapy. We use our knowledge of evidence-based approaches to find the strategies and interventions that suit you, given your history, experiences, and current situation.


What We Offer

  • Daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments

  • Dedicated team of practitioners with the ability to work with a range of issues across the lifespan, including anxiety, depression, child behaviour problems, difficulty managing emotions, stress, trauma, and relationship issues

  • Online and phone booking options

  • Collaborative, client-centred approach

  • Convenient location for those who live or work in the eastern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne


New in 2019: Mindful Ways to Improve Emotional Wellbeing Workshops!

Aurora Psychology is pleased to offer small, focused mindfulness workshops throughout February, March and April 2019. Places are limited to five participants per group to ensure a personalised experience. No referral is needed.

The facilitator, Casey O’Brien, is an experienced psychologist, mindfulness practitioner, and trained yoga teacher.

Click here for more details.

Child and Adolescent Services

Therapy and Assessment

Worried about your child? Has your child's behaviour become more difficult, are they displaying increased anger, anxiety, or sadness? Have they gone through a traumatic or difficult experience and are struggling to cope? Speaking with one of our child and adolescent clinicians may help.


Individual Services

therapy and Assessment

Feeling anxious, down, or stuck? Unsure what will help? If you are having difficulty managing personal issues on your own, counselling could be the answer. Our skilled clinicians can help with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, managing emotions, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, life stresses, and relationship issues.


Relationship Services

Couple and Family Therapy

Having difficulty communicating effectively with your partner? Finding it hard to move past certain issues in your relationship? Looking for ways for your family to improve relationships and communication? We use collaborative, evidence-based approaches to help you improve your relationships.


Other Services

In addition to providing the above services, we also offer a range of assessment, therapy, supervision, and training services.



We offer a low-cost counselling option for those who may have difficulty accessing full-fee counselling services.



If you feel like the parenting strategies you use are not working as well as you would like, parent counselling can help, providing strategies that are evidence-based and tailored to the unique needs of your family.

Cognitive and Educational Assessments

We provide a range of cognitive and educational assessment services for children and adults.



We offer clinical supervision and professional development workshops to those in the helping professions.



“We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves.”

Quote Source /  Daniel Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, Second Edition, p. 201



Our Team

Alana Howells - Principal Clinical Psychologist

Alana Howells - Principal Clinical Psychologist

Casey O'Brien - Psychologist

Casey O'Brien - Psychologist

Dorothy Minca - Psychologist

Dorothy Minca - Psychologist

Jessica Pienaar Law - Clinical Psychologist

Jessica Pienaar Law - Clinical Psychologist

Lavanya P Khandi - Clinical Psychologist

Lavanya P Khandi - Clinical Psychologist

Melissa Finlayson - Psychologist

Melissa Finlayson - Psychologist

Olga Roumanos - Psychologist

Olga Roumanos - Psychologist

Rachel Lim - Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

Rachel Lim - Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

Shannon Morley - Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Shannon Morley - Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Mil Truscott - Provisional Psychologist

Mil Truscott - Provisional Psychologist


Contact Us

It can be difficult to make the first call for help. We know this, so we try to make your first contact with us a positive experience. Call us on 1300 552 686, email at, or even text us on 0403 537 673 to inquire about our services or to make your first appointment.


MAke an Inquiry

Phone, email, and online inquiries are welcome. Our friendly administrative staff are here to assist you.


Book an Appointment

You can use our online booking service to book an appointment with the practitioner of your choice.


Refer a Patient

Referrals from doctors and other professionals are most welcome. Please ensure you have the patient's consent to make the referral prior to completing this form.