Our Team – Zed3
Dr Alexander Lim
Director Clinical Governance and Strategy

FRANZCP

Dr Lim is co-founding owner and Director of Zed3 Medical Group. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and and expert in Psychotraumatology. He has been instrumental in driving the group’s growth and expansion of services and programs. Dr Lim is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland where his main area of research interest is in ‘Next Step Treatments’ where conventional psychotherapeutics have failed to produce functional gain. His experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist and educator along with his interest in providing positive patient care coupled with innovation, collaboration and research leaves him well placed to lead the clinical activities of the Zed3 Medical Group.

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Ross Calear
Executive - Head of Psychology

B.App, Psych GradDip, Psych MAPS

Ross is a Registered Psychologist. His work experience includes working with victims of crime, perpetrators of crime, people with major mental illness, and in crisis support situations.

Ross is interested in working with people who are having difficulty with: anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, workplace stress and coping, hallucinations, delusions, and Bipolar Disorder. He uses evidence based therapies including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema therapy. Ross is a current provider for the Mental Health Referral Network for the Australian Institute of Sport

Ross is passionate about his work and highly respects people who are working towards positive psychological change. He works toward bringing energy and respectful curiosity into each session. Ross’ philosophy of practice is to work ‘with people’ and not ‘on patients’.

He is available for appointments on Tuesday – Friday, both in person and via tele health.

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Cherie Clark
Provisional Psychologist and Senior Clinical Assistant

Cherie is a provisional psychologist in the final year of her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan in several settings, including private practice, university clinics, and headspace. She enjoys working with a broad range of clinical presentations; her main areas of interest include depression, anxiety, stress management, emotion regulation, relationships, body image, life transitions and adjustment. Cherie is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and draws on techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Schema Therapy in session. She is a warm and empathic clinician, who takes a person-centred approach to therapy and values collaboration to help clients achieve their goals.

Cherie is available to see clients on Thursdays and Fridays. She also works two days a week as a Senior Clinical Assistant within Zed3 Veteran Services.

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Dr Rachelle Dawson
Clinical Psychologist and Research Associate

BA (Hons. Psychology), PhD, Clin Psych.

Rachelle is a Clinical Psychologist and Research Associate. As a Research Associate, Rachelle is involved in a range of research activities within the areas of PTSD, Veterans’ mental health, and transdiagnostic treatment approaches.

As a Psychologist, Rachelle takes an integrative approach to therapy, meaning she draws from a range of interventions and theoretical frameworks depending on an individual’s goals and current challenges. Her primary approach to therapy is through the lens of psychodynamic self psychology, which is a depth-oriented and relational-focused therapy. She has also been trained in, and draws from, cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT, DBT-skills, ACT), schema therapy and EMDR.

Rachelle’s passion is within understanding each individual in their own unique way. She values the opportunity to hear people’s stories, help them gain a deeper understanding about themselves and their relationships, and find ways to create meaningful change. Rachelle works with adults experiencing a range of concerns and life challenges. She has particular experience and interests in: trauma (including childhood/complex trauma, PTSD, dissociation), depression, anxiety-related difficulties (generalised anxiety, phobias, OCD), psychosis, relationship difficulties, issues concerning sex and intimacy, and body image and eating difficulties.

Rachelle undertakes research on Tuesdays. She practices psychotherapy on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Dr Feng Foo
Consultant Paediatrician and Adolescent Clinician

B.Med.Sci, MBBS (Hons), DCH, MPH, FRACP

Dr Foo’s books are currently closed.

Dr Foo is a General Paediatrician who has worked extensively with young children and adolescent patients in both hospitals and private practice. She provides comprehensive and attentive care to her patients. Dr Foo is a former Marie Bashir Research Fellow in Adolescent Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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Jaimee Forster
Registered Psychologist / Veteran Services Team Leader

Jaimee is a warm, empathetic and enthusiastic Registered Psychologist who completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. Jaimee holds three roles at ZedThree Specialist Centre. The first is the treatment of children and adults experiencing mental distress, with a specific interest in helping children under the age of 12 years. Jaimee’s priority is to create a safe and collaborative environment for her clients using a variety of therapeutic modalities.

The second role Jaimee holds is assessing children and adults for learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia), giftedness, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Lastly, Jaimee is team leader for Zed3 Veteran Services, overseeing the work of the Clinical Assistants and communicating with external parties regarding Zed3’s completion of DVA claims.

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Jonathon Hancock
Clinical Psychologist

MPsych MAPS

Jonathon is a Clinical Psychologist who completed his Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of New England. Jonathon has worked in a range of community services and mental health settings and has experience providing assessment and psychological therapy to children, young people and adults.

Jonathon draws techniques from cognitive and behavioural therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help people to overcome barriers and build the life that they want to live. He has assisted children and adults with a range of presentations, including stress, anxiety, phobias, trauma, depression, and challenging behaviours.

Jonathan is compassionate towards those facing medical difficulties. He has an interest in helping people with distress associated with pain, neurological problems, functional neurological disorder (FND), other health difficulties and medical trauma. He has a warm and empathic approach and is dedicated to high-quality service.

Jonathon is available for appointments from Monday to Thursday.

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Lisa Hansen
Registered Psychologist

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist, in the Clinical Registrar program. She completed her clinical training at the ANU and is currently completing her PhD.

Her PhD research is in the area of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders.
Lisa’s clinical expertise is in working with children who present with a range of behavioural, emotional and social development concerns including oppositional behaviour, anger, aggression and conduct problems. In addition, Lisa can provide help to children and young adolescents with anxiety disorders, stress related symptoms, interpersonal and family problems, depression and phobias.
She is experienced at providing assessments and interventions for children and adults with learning disorders, cognitive deficits, personality disorders, ADHD and gifted assessments.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Australian National University, with Honours in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Lisa is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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Amelia Ishikawa
Registered Psychologist

MPsych, MAPS

Amelia is a generally registered psychologist who has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra. She has previously completed a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Canberra and has extensive experience in providing counselling support to survivors of torture and trauma, those impacted by sudden and unexpected/coronial death, and providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults for a range of mental health presentations.

Amelia’s primary approach to therapy is informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Integrated CBT. Having previously coordinated the wellbeing program for ACT Ambulance Service, Amelia has over 5 years of experience providing support services to frontline workers including paramedics, emergency call-takers, and search and rescue personnel. Amelia’s approach to therapy is validating and authentic, with a strong focus on building therapeutic alliance. She leverages existing strengths and introduces effective, evidence-based strategies tailored to the needs of clients.

Amelia’s areas of interest include stress management, work -related stressors, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, trauma, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, issues related to frontline work, and DBT-informed support for people experiencing difficulties with parenting.

Amelia is available to see clients 16 years and older on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Carla Santarossa
ReviveMed Patient Coordinator - Registered Nurse

BNursing, PGDip Midwifery, PGcert in women’s health, PGcert in immunisations

Carla is a passionate and dedicated nurse with almost two decades of experience in healthcare in a variety of medical settings including surgical and medical, theatre, stem cell collection, women’s health, antenatal, birth and postnatal, general practice, immunisations, and more recently involved within the Ketamine program at ZedThree. Currently, she is broadening her education and studying a postgraduate in communities and mental health. She has vast experience dealing with a broader range of medical conditions and brings forth the ability to thoroughly and accurately assess the health and well-being of patients. She is adaptable to working as a collaborative team member for ZedThree to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care possible.

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Victoria Thomas
Registered Psychologist

Currently on leave until 2024

Victoria is a Registered Psychologist. She completed her clinical training at the ANU, where she continues to study toward a PhD. Her research looks at moral injury experiences in a range of occupational settings.

Victoria works with adults who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges. These include (but are not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD, complex trauma, loss), health concerns, workplace stress and coping, eating problems, interpersonal and family difficulties and life transitions. Victoria is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Victoria is committed to providing a safe and collaborative space in her therapeutic work, and operates under the principles of trauma-informed care. She recognises the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship, and approaches all client work with a spirit of warmth, curiosity and respect.

 

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Liv Tofield
Practice Manager

Liv is a strong leader with outstanding, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. She is responsible for the day to day running of the Specialist Centre, leading the admin team and providing support to the Clinicians. She has a personal interest in the mental health sector and is currently completing studies to complement her work. Liv aims to provide everyone who has contact with Zed3 with a positive and pleasant experience.

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Consultant Psychiatrists

Consultant Anaesthetists

Consultant Psychologists

Ming
Lim
Clinical Psychologist

Ming is a Clinical Psychologist. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree from James Cook University.
Ming has been working as a psychologist since 2012. Before relocating to Canberra, he worked in a private paediatric clinic alongside a team of paediatricians, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. His areas of expertise include psychological assessments for children and adolescents, mental health, family-style counselling, work-related stress, psychological injuries, autism, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. He is well versed in a wide variety of psychometric tests (e.g., WISC, WAIS, WIAT, ADOS-2, NEPSY, MMPI-2, Conners).

On weekdays, Ming works as a school psychologist (permanent full-time) at a large private Anglican School in Canberra. In his free time, Ming is finishing up his PhD studies at the University of Sydney. His area of research is in Human Cognition, specifically in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, working memory, and executive functioning.

Ming is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to supervise provisional psychologists and HDR students (Principal & Secondary), as well as clinical registrars (Secondary)

Ming is available for appointments on Saturdays both in person and via telehealth.

Ming is a Clinical Psychologist. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree from James Cook University.
Ming has been working as a psychologist since 2012. Before relocating to Canberra, he worked in a private paediatric clinic alongside a team of paediatricians, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. His areas of expertise include psychological assessments for children and adolescents, mental health, family-style counselling, work-related stress, psychological injuries, autism, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. He is well versed in a wide variety of psychometric tests (e.g., WISC, WAIS, WIAT, ADOS-2, NEPSY, MMPI-2, Conners).

On weekdays, Ming works as a school psychologist (permanent full-time) at a large private Anglican School in Canberra. In his free time, Ming is finishing up his PhD studies at the University of Sydney. His area of research is in Human Cognition, specifically in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, working memory, and executive functioning.

Ming is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to supervise provisional psychologists and HDR students (Principal & Secondary), as well as clinical registrars (Secondary)

Ming is available for appointments on Saturdays both in person and via telehealth.

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