Brain Therapy Centre offers a broad range of psychological services, and also specialises in neurofeedback therapy – a training technique used to modify the activity of the brain’s neural networks.
Neurofeedback therapy is a safe and drug-free treatment that has positive benefits for a wide range of psychological conditions. Our psychologists have extensive training in both general psychology and neurofeedback therapy, and are registered and accredited practitioners. Our professional and administrative staff strive to maintain a supportive and caring environment, and we pride ourselves on offering individualised treatment to cater to each client’s unique needs.
Tim HillB.A., Dip.Ed., M.A., PhD., M.A.S.H., BCN, QEEGD
Tim is a psychologist and Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner. Tim has extensive therapeutic experience, working in private practice for more than 25 years. For the past 15 years this has included a special interest in neurotherapy.
Tim has been an active member of the neurofeedback community in Australia for many years. He is an elected Fellow of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia and was a past president of this organization. Tim was instrumental in the establishment of certification standards for neurofeedback therapy in Australia and was the Inaugural Chair of Biofeedback Certification International Alliance- Australia. Tim is also certified at the Diplomate level by the international QEEG Certification Board.
Tim is experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, EMDR and hypnotherapy. While in private practice he has worked with clients suffering from a range of disorders including depression, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress and other anxiety disorders.
Tim has also had a long interest in the assessment and treatment of people with learning disorders and attentional difficulties as well as those with developmental disabilities such as autism.
Prior to working in private practice Tim worked as a lecturer in psychology and human development at the University of South Australia for 15 years. He completed his bachelors’ degree at the University of Adelaide and his PhD from the University of Illinois.
Joel HarmanB.Psych (Hons), BCN, QEEGD, MAPS
Joel first became involved with neurofeedback therapy while working at Brain Health Clinics. Prior to this, Joel worked at Adelaide University and UniSA as both a teacher and a researcher.
Joel completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree in 2008 at UniSA, and is a registered psychologist. He has training and experience using a wide range of psychological assessment tools and intervention strategies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Joel has clinical experience treating a broad variety of psychological conditions in both adults and children, including depression, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Joel is accredited as a neurotherapy practitioner by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia (BCIA-A) and is an active member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA). He is also certified to interpret QEEG at the Diplomate level by the international QEEG Certification Board. Joel is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Joel’s has a special interest in treating a range of developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability, in both children and adults. Joel also has an interest in helping people undertaking treatment for cancer, both with supportive counseling and neurofeedback to improve the symptoms of ‘chemo brain.’ Joel is also interested in peak performance training, and using neurofeedback to improve post-concussion symptoms.
Michelle GorgulaB. Psych (Hons), QEEGD
Michelle is a registered psychologist with an interest in neurotherapy and the assessment of brain function. Michelle also specialises in the assessment of learning disorders and attentional difficulties with children and adults.
Michelle draws from therapeutic interventions such as mindfulness-based interventions (e.g. ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy, neurotherapy and biofeedback.
She incorporates an understanding of brain function to individual therapy and works closely with the needs and goals of each person.
Michelle works with children and adults in a range of areas such as, emotional and behavioural difficulties, developmental disorders (autism), anxiety disorders and the effects of trauma, attentional issues, peak performance, post-concussion, learning difficulties and interpersonal difficulties.
Michelle completed her honours’ degree in psychology at Flinders University in 2004. She was formerly an Associate Psychologist at Brain Health Clinics working with Dr Timothy Hill and Dr Richard Clark. She is a member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, and is certified at the Diplomate level by the international QEEG Certification Board.
Dr. Jennifer HarastySpeech Language Pathologist
Dr. Jennifer Harasty is a Speech Language Pathologist (Certified Practicing) in clinical practice since 1996 working with many children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and learning difficulties. She is also an awarded neuroscientist (awarded one of the top 2000 living scientists of the 21st century by Cambridge Bibliographical society), a University Academic, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Communication Sciences and Disorders Specialist. She has been National Adviser for Evidence-Based Practice, Speech Pathology Australia. She has developed curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at The University of Sydney where she was a tenured lecturer for over 10 years, and has been a Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales with adjunct teaching in anatomy and medicine.
She has had extensive international media interest in her work on the speech areas of the brain as well as diverse difficulties such as autism spectrum disorders, dementia, language impairment and dyslexia. She has been asked to speak at top international universities such as Cambridge University, UK and New York University, USA and University of Sydney, Andersen Stuart Public Lecture.
Jenny is a warm approachable therapist who gets immediate results for her patients and makes you feel at ease while also providing expert opinion that is useful and practical for busy families. As a mother herself she understands the challenges of family life and works hard to help the families improve the educational outcomes and happiness of all.
Sara is our neurofeedback technician. She is currently working toward her registration as a psychologist and is trained in the technical aspects of neurofeedback.
Prior to working at Brain Therapy Centre Sara worked with families and children at risk, and worked in community engagement programs directed at the wider community. Sara has also worked with diverse populations, such as children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
In addition to her interest in neurofeedback, Sara also has training in clinical hypnotherapy and transpersonal psychology.
Stephanie is one of our neurofeedback technicians. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science (Cognitive Neuroscience) from UniSA, and is currently completing her fourth year in psychology through Monash University.
Whilst studying, Stephanie volunteered at Brain Injury SA in programs targeting cognitive improvements in adults with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Through this experience she became interested in recovery/stimulation and rehabilitation techniques, with neurofeedback as a main interest.
In future Stephanie would like to continue with neurofeedback, and work on treating depression and anxiety, improving sleep and memory, as well as restoring cognitive abilities impaired by brain injury.