About CPS

Rohan Schlesinger

Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Rohan holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. 

Rohan has worked with people of all ages and all life stages. He has experience working within both the public mental health sector and private practice settings.

Rohan works in a warm, genuine and compassionate manner. He uses a range of therapeutic approaches including (not limited to) the following:


·         Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

·         Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

·         Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

·         Interpersonal Neurobiology

He is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and families, across a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, adjustment and transition issues, family-related conflict, school related problems, sleep and interpersonal problems.


Rohan also has a keen interest in working with parents, having trained in the “Tuning into Kids” parenting program, attachment-based “Circle of Security – Parenting”, and having worked in the CAMHS DBT Adolescent Program.


In addition, Rohan is motivated to support the development of resilience, mental health and wellbeing in youth and adult athletes, recognises the unique challenges of those balancing their sport, with school, work and family commitments.


Rohan will be working Monday to Thursday and is currently accepting new clients for commencement in January 2020.

Contact Rohan directly on:

Phone:            0424 874 804

E-mail:            info@rspsychologycanberra.com.au

Jessica Minchin

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


Jessica has had extensive postgraduate training and experience in the field of mental health and has worked as a mental health professional for a number of years with people across the lifespan in a variety of settings, including forensic mental health, child and adolescent mental health, specialist youth outreach mental health and private practice.


Jessica specialises in working with adolescents and young adults (14 years to 25 years) experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, psychosis, school/work related problems, general distress and difficulty coping.


In her work, Jessica uses a range of techniques including, but not limited to, the following:


·         Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

·         Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

·         Relaxation strategies

·         Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

·         Skills training


At present, Jessica will be working on Fridays.


Contact Jessica directly on:


Phone:             0422 285 602

E-mail:             jm.holistictherapy@gmail.com


Ellen McKenzie

Registered Psychologist and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Ellen holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and is a PhD in Clinical Psychology Candidate for a research project about dementia care. 

Ellen has worked as a mental health professional for a number of years in a variety of settings including NGO and community-based organisations. Ellen has worked primarily with children and adolescents experiencing mental health issues, military personnel, and people who have experienced trauma across the lifespan.


​Ellen uses a range of therapeutic techniques including (not limited to) the following:

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Areas of interest include working with trauma and attachment-related issues.

Medicare Provider Number: 5107233H

Ellen's books are currently closed for new referrals. 

Return Date: To be advised


Nursing students’ death anxiety and fear towards dementia patients (2017) Australasian Journal on Ageing


“Old and Ill”: Death anxiety and coping strategies influencing health professionals’ wellbeing and dementia care (2016) Aging and Mental Health


Nursing students’ intentions to work in dementia care: Influence of age, ageism and perceived barriers (2014) Educational Gerontology