Kids in Mind Psychology was founded in 2018 with the aim of providing a safe, supportive, and empowering space for young people and families to make sense of and work through challenges that life has thrown their way.
We provide a range of services including:
  • Psychological Assessment & Therapy
  • Cognitive/IQ Testing 
  • Educational Testing
  • ADHD Assessments
  • Autism Assessments
  • Clinical Supervision for registrars
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Our Team


Vanessa Baker
Principal Clinical Psychologist

Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with young people and families. She has worked across a range of settings including schools, hospitals, community mental health, private practice, and not-for-profit sector. Vanessa works with a range of presenting issues, and has additional training in conducting gold standard autism assessments. Vanessa completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I) at the University of Sydney, and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and PsyBA approved supervisor. Read More.

About Us

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Katie is a Registered Psychologist & Clinical Psychology Registrar with experience working in a variety of public and private health settings with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. She has worked in both hospital and community settings with a wide range of presentations; and is experienced in both individual therapy and group facilitation. Katie completed a Bachelor of Psychology with first class honours at Macquarie University, and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the Australian Catholic University. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Read More.


Melinda Williams
Registered Psychologist

Melinda is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families, first as a teacher and then as a psychologist. Melinda has a special interest in developing warm therapeutic relationships with clients, teaching skills to better manage current stressors and empowering them to believe in and work towards positive change. ​Melinda has experience working with a wide range of presentations. In addition to her clinical experience, Melinda works with a research team at Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include how girls compete against one another, how boys compete against one another and how adults choose long term partners. Read More.


Nicole Shanley
Provisional Psychologist

Nicole is an intern psychologist, passionate about working with children and adolescents. She is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University and holds provisional registration with AHPRA. Nicole’s clinical experience includes working at the Western Sydney University Psychology Clinic as a provisional psychologist, taking on clients of all ages for both testing and therapy. Additionally, she previously worked as an Executive Assistant in a Rehabilitation Setting as well as within a Mental Health Clinic. Read More.


Adeline Donkin

Client Care Coordinator

Adeline is our Client Care Coordinator and works with us on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is working towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist. In addition to her role at Kids in Mind Psychology, Adeline tutors students of varying ages. She has previously held a number of voluntary roles working with children through dance, singing, tutoring and nannying. Adeline has a current WWCC.