Our Team

All of the Psychologists at Solutions In Mind have a minimum of 4 years tertiary studies and are registered with the national regulating body for Psychologists - AHPRA. They are also associate or full members with the Australian Psychological Society and are required to maintain strict requirements for professional development to maintain their registration status.

KASHA
KASHA BEDFORD (MAPS)
B. Sc. (Psych) M. Arts. (Psych)
Director
Principal Psychologist
Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Kasha graduated from the USYD in 1995. Kasha has over 20 years’ experience providing psychology services in the public and private domains. She is a passionate and highly experienced in promoting growth and independence in children, adolescents and adults and in particular those with additional / special needs. She is competent in running a range of evidenced based programs including Triple P (Standard, Stepping Stones and Enhanced) Programs, Westmead Feelings Programs, CBT groups, Cool Kids Anxiety Programs, Sleep Program, and Toilet Training programs. She is an accredited Griffiths III provider for developmental assessments. She is competent and experienced in developing and implementing behaviour management support plans for clients with complex challenging behaviours. She has presented to parents and other professionals on Anxiety in the Special Needs population. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the association of Psychologists in Developmental Disabilities (PSYCHDD). She is an accredited Medicare provider. She is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist

LIZ
LIZ LEAHEY (Assoc. MAPS)
B. Sc. (Psych) Grad Dip. Applied Psychology
Senior Psychologist

Liz graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2000. She has worked in the public and private sector including the Catholic School domains as a School Counsellor and in Out of Home Care. She is experienced in providing a range of services across the lifespan with a focus on CBT, person centred, family therapy and behavioural interventions. Liz works with a range of client presentations including mood disorders, anxiety, child behaviour difficulties, and trauma. Liz is an accredited Griffiths III provider for developmental assessments, Cool Kids, and MindUp facilitator. Liz is an accredited Medicare provider.

HOLLY
HOLLY HARGRAVES (Assoc. MAPS)
B. Psychology
Provisional Psychologist

Holly graduated in 2016 from the UWS. Holly has experience teaching dancing to children, including those with special needs in the school environment and local dance studios for the past 10 years. Her experience assists her in providing services to young children and adolescents. She has a special interest in working with adolescent girls on the autism spectrum and addressing their social and emotional development. She is experienced in providing behaviour support to those with complex challenging behaviours. She is passionate about promoting the importance of exercise on mental health and well-being.

CHRIS
CHRIS JOSS (Assoc. MAPS)
B. Psychological Sciences (Hons)
Provisional Psychologist

Chris graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2015. He is experienced in neurofeedback with children and adolescents. He is also experienced in working with chronic pain presentations and using hypnotherapy. Chris enjoys working with a variety of presentations, and has a special interest working with adolescent boys developing their social and emotional development and enhancing their interests.

SCOTT
SCOTT KING (Assoc. MAPS)
B. Psychology
Provisional Psychologist

Scott graduated from the UWS in 2017. He has experience working as Youth worker and an ABA therapist. He has a special interest in mindfulness and yoga and is passionate about providing services to the LGBTIA+ community.

SANDRA
SANDRA MCGRANN
OFFICE MANAGER

Sandra will be answering your phone calls, emails and greeting you in the reception room, she is responsible for organising appointments, assessments, sending and receiving accounts. If she can't answer your questions she will quickly find someone who can. Being part of the Solutions In Mind team is something I love as I really enjoy working with great colleagues.
Hobbies: I love spending time with my family. I love playing netball.