GVDC is a multidisciplinary allied health and mental health clinic providing assessment and support services for individuals, couples, families, schools and organisations.
Our team provides music therapy, psychiatry, and psychology services for children, adolescents and adults.
We are currently taking new referrals, for Jessica Nelson, Lucy Walls [telehealth only], and Sanjana Raj.
Jessica Nelson, Music Therapist:
- family music therapy, ages 0+
- parent-child therapy, ages 0-3 yrs
- children/adolescents/adults, ages 3+ yrs
- older adults, 70+ yrs.
ASD, ADHD, ID, anxiety, depression, trauma, ABI, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's.
Lucy Walls, Psychologist:
- youth & adults, ages 18+ yrs [telehealth only]
Anxiety, depression, employee assistance & vocational counselling, ADHD assessments.
Sanjana Raj, Psychologist:
- ages 16+ yrs
Anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, bereavement.
Tracy Dunkley, Clinical Psychologist:
- ASD assessments, ages 0-2 yrs
- Circle of Security Parenting Program.
We are unable to take new referrals for Annalise Reid, Psychologist, Susan Galambos Colmer, Counselling Psychologist, and Dr Tejas Golhar, C&A Psychiatrist, until further notice.
We are unable to offer OT, Physiotherapy and/or Speech Pathology services.
Jess completed her Master's Degree of Music Therapy, at the University of Melbourne. She is a registered music therapist with experience working in special schools and community settings, residential aged care and rehabilitation.
Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:
• Promote Wellness • Manage Stress
• Alleviate Pain
• Express Feelings
• Enhance Memory, Attention and Cognitive Function
• Improve Speech and Communication skills
• Promote Physical Rehabilitation
• Improve Fine/Gross Motor skills
• Promote Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Jess has experience in the rehabilitation areas of ABI, spinal cord injuries and amputation. She also has experience with neurodivergent children and adolescents (school-aged), older adults with dementia, Parkinson's, and all ages with anxiety/depression and other mental health issues.
Jess trained as an opera singer in her undergraduate degree and loves all things music! Jess has a keen interest in how music affects the brain and how it can aid in neurorehabilitation and support people with neurodivergence.
Jess aims to complete her neurologic music therapy training in 2022.
Please email email@example.com or call 5858-1757 to make an appointment.
Our clinic is unable to offer crisis services at short notice.
If you need urgent assistance for a mental health crisis, please call:
- Lifeline on 13-11-14 &/or
- the GV Area Mental Health Service's Centralised Triage on 1300-369-005 (24-hrs).
In a medical emergency, please call 000.
We are unable to provide forensic assessments and/or medicolegal reports for court purposes.
Our clinicians are not trained in family court assessments and/or reports.
For medicolegal purposes, please seek the assistance of an appropriately trained and qualified forensic psychologist or forensic psychiatrist.