About Us

Dr Jemma Gilchrist

BSc(Hons) PhD Dip ClPsy
Jemma has 20 years of experience in working with people who are facing a wide range of emotional and health challenges. She has a particular interest in helping people adjust to the challenges that illness brings and has unique experience in the care of those with cancer and their families. Having worked at Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre and Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Jemma has a strong background in clinical care, research and education, to support and assist patients, carers and families affected by cancer. She regularly contributes to conferences and training, including with well-known organisations such as the Cancer Council NSW and the McGrath Foundation. Most of all, Jemma has a real enthusiasm for working with those that are facing life’s challenges to live a life they find valuable and fulfilling.


Rebecca Van Lloy

BA Hons (Psych), MA(Clin Psych)
Rebecca brings a wealth of experience in health care and has developed a particular interest and expertise in cancer through her work at Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Rebecca uses evidence based approaches to help people manage the changes in health and emotions that a diagnosis of and illness brings. She is very familiar with the knowledge and team collaboration that working with complex health problems involves. Rebecca is creative and engaging and really enjoys inspiring people to make meaningful changes in their life when they feel emotionally overwhelmed.

Shruti Venkatesh

B.Psych(Hons); M.Psych(Clin); PhD
Shruti has a strong background in assisting people to manage the challenges that a physical health problem can bring.  In addition to being a part of the Mind My Health Team, she also works with Renal Supportive Care at the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. She has also worked in rehabilitation, chronic pain management, cancer care, aged care and obesity; all of which gives her a deep understanding of how having physical or emotional struggles can impact a person and others in their life. Shruti has a wide range of clinical issues that she can assist with, including anxiety, depression and sadness, work adjustment and stress, self-esteem and social anxiety challenges, pain, and grief and bereavement.  Therapeutically, her framework is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Schema Therapy.

Dr Astrid Przezdziecki

DipAppSc (Nursing), BA (Hons Psych), MPsych (Clinical), PhD, ACPA
Astrid has wide ranging experience within the healthcare system in New South Wales, both as a clinician and researcher. Astrid specialises in working with people facing cancer and haematological conditions. She has also worked in other areas such as pain management and sexual medicine.
Astrid has a strong interest in helping people cope with bodily changes due to illness, treatment side-effects, or other factors. She has extensive experience in providing support for stress, anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment to illness, and, other major life changes.
Astrid is committed to using therapeutic strategies tailored to your outlook and personal values. She is dedicated to creating a safe space where you can feel emotionally comfortable and open. Her approach is eclectic and includes Self-Compassion based therapies, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, amongst others.


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Mey Teoh

B Psyc (Hons), M Psyc (Clin)
Mey offers a warm and supportive approach to dealing with emotional challenges in her role as a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about helping people through difficult seasons and brings over 15 years of clinical expertise . In particular, Mey has extensive experience journeying with people facing a cancer diagnosis through her work in both public and private settings including Nepean  Cancer Care and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre.

Creating a compassionate and caring therapeutic environment is a priority for Mey. She seeks to genuinely understand a person’s concerns and uses the best evidence based approaches in her work to achieve a meaningful difference.

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Jason Petrides

BA Psyc/Soc, Grad Dip Psych Sc, B Psych Sc (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Jason is passionate about working with individuals to promote positive changes. Jason is particularly passionate about working with; mood, stress, and anxiety concerns, adjustment to major life changes including chronic or major illness health , and end-of-life populations. Jason believes it is a privilege to work with clients and observe positive change.