OUR TEAM

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Lisa Arnold

Adult Clinical Psychologist and Director

Founder of Picton Psychology, Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Lisa practices an empathic and respectful approach towards treating a wide-ranging variety of mental health conditions. 

Using sound clinical judgement to determine the most appropriate therapeutic technique, Lisa provides a flexible therapeutic approach specifically tailored to meet clients’ needs. Lisa draws her therapeutic strategies from evidence-based therapies which include but are not limited to; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.

Special Interests: Personality Disorders and Complex Trauma and Board Approval Supervisor.

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Vickie Schuldt

Relationship and Individual Clinical Psychotherapist

Vickie is a Clinical Psychotherapist with over ten years’ experience.  Vickie’s services extend to individuals, couples and families. Vickie passionately helps clients to improve their wellbeing and relationships with others by teaching new life skills and improving their emotional intelligence.

Vickie practices from a holistic and eclectic approach, drawing from different counselling/psychological methodologies. Including Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy.

Special Interests: Relationship Counselling and Disabilities with Mental Health issues and Expressive Arts.

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Peter Bland

Child, Adolescent and Adult Registered Psychologist

Peter is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience in the area of cognitive, educational and adaptive assessments.  

He specialises in cognitive, psycho-educational and functional assessments, and enjoys working with people of all ages. He believes using assessment to clarify learning, educational or cognitive difficulties can assist in tailoring interventions and recommendations specific to the client’s needs.

Peter has a holistic and culturally sensitive approach when working with individuals and is a strong advocate for families. Peter places strong emphasis on exploring an individual’s developmental and emotional profile in order to gain a better understanding of their needs.

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Heidi Sadowski

Registered Psychologist

Heidi is a registered psychologist with over 15 years’ experience. She holds experience working in health, performance, sport, and disability services. Heidi is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is focused on building your strengths and developing strategies to support each client to achieve their potential. Heidi is known for her empathetic and supportive approach and holds an ability to connect with clients, she is highly skilled at presenting psychological interventions to clients in a practical and relevant way.

In therapy you will see Heidi draws on a range of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Heidi is competent in implementing a range of diagnostic assessments including cognitive, Autism and other neurodiverse disorders. Assessment is followed by support and psychoeducation to understand the strengths and challenges related to outcomes. Heidi holds a masters in Sport psychology and holds interest in clients overcoming performance anxieties and building mental resilience in performance, sport, work, and study.

Special interests:  Children presenting with behaviour challenges, neurodiverse presentations – for example ADHD, ASD and specific learning disorder, disability, complex childhood/early life trauma, diagnostic assessment, maximising performance potential and HSC performance.

 
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Victoria Criniti

Registered Psychologist

 Victoria has broad experience working in private practice, schools, and hospital settings. Victoria provides short and long-term engagements for adults, children, and adolescents who have a diverse range of psychological concerns, complex developmental and neurodevelopmental disorders.  

Victoria is passionate about providing psychological services that foster and build on individual strengths to equip clients with the tools to live prosperously post-treatment. Victoria is very flexible with appointment times, providing in house and outreach appointments to the Wollondilly and Macarthur.  

Victoria draws her therapeutic strategies from evidence-based therapy which include but are not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy Techniques and Mindfulness.  

Special Interests: Mood disorders such as Depression and Anxiety. Adolescents and Disabilities.  

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Alyce Jarrett

Provisional Psychologist

Alyce is a AHPRA Endorsed Provisional Psychologist completing her final internship before attaining general registration. Alyce is skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of clinical services she provides. Alyce is supervised by Director and Clinical Psychologist, Lisa Arnold. 

Alyce appreciates that everyone’s therapeutic journey looks different and is shaped by their history and life experience, and so she draws upon different therapeutic approaches to suit the needs of her clients. Alyce strives to create a warm, non-judgemental, and safe space where clients can freely and openly express their difficulties and be received with compassion and understanding. 

Alyce has broad experience working in private practice, providing short and long-term engagement for children, youth and adults who are experiencing a wide range of mental health conditions, including Depressive Disorders, Anxiety/Stress, Panic Disorders, Self-harm, and Personality Disorders. 

Alyce uses an integrative framework derived from evidence-based therapies which include but are not limited to, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Solution Focused. Alyce tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of her clients. With a client-centred approach to therapy, Alyce strives to ensures her clients feel listened to and heard. 

Special interests: Personality Disorders, Trauma, Mood Disorders, ASD. 

 
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Jasmin McMahon

Provisional Psychologist

Jasmin is a AHPRA Endorsed Provisional Psychologist completing her final internship before attaining general registration. Jasmin is skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of clinical services she provides. Jasmin is supervised by Director and Clinical Psychologist, Lisa Arnold. 

Jasmin deeply appreciates the sensitive nature of the therapeutic relationship and approaches it with compassion, warmth and understanding to create a valuing and safe space where clients can explore their difficulties freely and openly. Jasmin enjoys working collaboratively with children, youth and adults who are experiencing a wide range of severe mental health conditions, including trauma related difficulties, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, and anxiety/depressive disorders. Jasmin has experience in supporting people that are experiencing grief, particularly in the context of family members that have been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder.

Jasmin is flexible with appointment times, providing in house and outreach appointments to the Wollondilly and Southern Highlands. 

Jasmin uses an integrative therapeutic framework derived from evidence-based therapies which include but are not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Jasmin tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of her clients. 

Special interests: PTSD and complex trauma, grief and loss, cognitive impairments, severe mental health presentations. 

 
 
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Natalee Zolotas

Practice Manager

Natalee has a background of Psychology, she manages and maintains Picton Psychology. Working closely with Lisa Arnold and all clinicians to maintain a friendly and professional practice which she is passionate about. 

Natalee takes pride in providing an empathetic and professional service to all clients and other service providers.