At Hobart ADHD Consultants we are passionate about people with ADHD reaching their full potential.
We want people with ADHD to have life-long skills that enable them to manage challenges and make the most of their strengths. We want them to feel happy with who they are, and believe in themselves.
We want their loved ones to feel confident in understanding and supporting them, and for home to be a happy haven where everyone has a strong sense of wellbeing.
DR MADELYN DERRICK - DIRECTOR
Maddi is a nationally registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist, experienced in treating a wide range of mental health concerns.
Maddi is passionate about helping individuals and families to overcome the challenges that ADHD can create, and to make the most of the opportunities that are waiting to be uncovered. She believes that the right tools and strategies can assist people with ADHD and their loved ones to maintain strong, healthy relationships and a nurturing home environment.
Maddi is a member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association, and the Australian Psychological Society, and is a board-approved supervisor. In early 2018 she co-founded 'Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia' - a national community group working towards improving outcomes for children with ADHD - and she continues to contribute to national advocacy efforts.
MS ROSIE MAUNDER - DIRECTOR
Rosie is a nationally registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist. She is experienced in working with people of all ages, providing mental health treatment for a wide range of concerns. She is passionate about working with children and adults with ADHD - supporting them, teaching them life-changing skills, and empowering them to navigate their lives with confidence.
Rosie has worked extensively with children in both school settings and private practice. She provides educational assessments, recommendations to schools for children with additional needs, and professional learning for teachers and other education sector staff.
Rosie is an associate member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association and the Australian Psychological Society, and is a board-approved supervisor.
MS CAITLIN WALKER - PSYCHOLOGIST
Caitlin is a nationally registered Psychologist and is currently working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She enjoys working with clients of all ages but particularly enjoys the challenge of finding new and interesting ways to maximise children's engagement during therapy. Caitlin aims for her sessions to be filled with so much fun and games that the little ones aren't even aware of all the important therapeutic work they've put in.
MS MORGAN NORRIS - PSYCHOLOGIST
Morgan is a nationally registered Psychologist and is currently working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Morgan developed an early interest in understanding children's learning styles during her time spent as a dance teacher's assistant! That interest has since lead her to a career in general and educational psychology, and a passion for helping learners of all ages achieve their full potential.
MS AMELIA VANDERNIET - PSYCHOLOGIST
Amelia is a nationally registered Psychologist who shares her time between working in schools and at Hobart ADHD Consultants. ADHD is a special interest area for Amelia. She enjoys working with adults, families and educators. Amelia creates a comfortable space to help people make sense of their experiences and discover how to use their strengths to improve their quality of life. Amelia likes to wind down by tinkering in the woodshop or heading out for a bushwalk in the Tassie wilderness.
MS SHOMA NAIR - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Shoma is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. With a background in Public health, Corrections and Mental health, she is experienced in working with people of all ages and their families in improving their mental and emotional well-being. Shoma has a special interest in ADHD and is passionate about supporting and empowering her clients through their unique personal journeys. She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients, using a client focused and evidence-based approach.
MS SARAH COLEMAN - PSYCHOLOGIST
Sarah is a nationally registered Psychologist with experience in providing mental health treatment to people of all ages. She is passionate about early intervention, and helping individuals and families improve their relationships, build resilience and utilise their strengths. Sarah enjoys a flexible and creative approach to therapy, ensuring kids and their families feel comfortable and engaged throughout their experience. Sarah loves exploring new cultures and being in the outdoors with her family.
MR MISCHA OSENIEKS - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Mischa is a nationally registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist. He entered the field of psychology with a keen interest in everything about the brain, and quickly discovered the rewards that come with providing a space for kids to be heard. Mischa enjoys the fun, more playful elements of children's therapy, alongside having a passion for the more serious sides, such as assisting with a child's advocacy and learning needs. Watching the benefits that flow from having a child's academic strengths and challenges clarified is an aspect of his role that he finds particularly rewarding.
Mischa recently left his life on the Sunshine Coast to come and enjoy Tasmania's wonderful wilderness. In his spare time he likes surfing and hurtling himself down cliffs on bikes, skis, and ropes!
MS ANNA READ - PSYCHOLOGIST
Anna is a nationally registered Psychologist and is currently working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Anna shares her time working between schools and Hobart ADHD Consultants. Anna thinks the brain is pretty fascinating - from reading other people's emotions or doing a complex maths problem, to preparing our bodies to act on survival responses like our early ancestors did. It also helps Anna when she is doing things she loves, including going on outdoor adventures and enjoying good food! Anna likes working with people of all ages and wants her clients to feel that they have the opportunity to make sense of their experiences, and that they are heard and understood in therapy.
MS LISA BIRD - PSYCHOLOGIST
Lisa is a nationally registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar with a passion for neurodevelopmental assessment. Lisa brings warmth, fun, and flexibility to her approach with children and their families. She loves helping others learn new skills and insights that make life easier and more meaningful - empowering them to make the most of their strengths. Lisa splits her time between schools, Hobart ADHD Consultants, and her hobby farm.
DR MIKE SPURRIER - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
When he’s not practicing, Mike enjoys getting out into Tasmania’s beautiful wilderness, or working on writing or art installation projects - his lounge room often looks like a brightly-coloured bomb site.
MS RHYLEE HARDIMAN - PSYCHOLOGIST
Rhylee is a nationally registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. She enjoys working with clients of all ages but is particularly passionate about working with children and their families. She aims to create a collaborative and fun approach to therapy and finds it rewarding to teach client's new skills, and to help them understand themselves and their strengths.
When Rhylee isn't at work she is usually hanging out with her dog or taking care of all of her indoor plants.
MS KLAIRA GUY - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Klaira is a nationally registered Occupational Therapist who shares her time between working in schools and at Hobart ADHD Consultants. She strives to provide a therapeutic service which is fun, relationship-focused and helps individuals and their families to achieve meaningful and functional goals. Klaira has a special interest in neurodiversity and has worked with children and adults with a range of individual differences, interests, goals, preferences, and needs. Klaira has experience providing evidence-based tailored therapy for those experiencing difficulties with fine and gross motor skills, self-care, emotion regulation, social cognition, relationship and play skills, and sensory processing. Klaira enjoys seeing individuals learn, adapt, and gain a sense of accomplishment through collaborative intervention with families, carers and educators.
SARAH KEALY - PRACTICE MANAGER
Sarah is a former teacher turned administrator-extraordinaire. As it turns out, her extensive classroom management skills are put to good use in keeping our practice running in tip top shape.
Our clients' experience is always at the top of Sarah's priority list, and she has a keen eye for opportunities to make accessing our services as smooth as possible. She runs a tight ship, and we'd be lost without her!
When Sarah isn't hard at work, you'll find her busy planning travel adventures with her husband and children.
PENNY SWINDON - ADMINISTRATOR
Penny loves chatting to to the clients visiting our practice, especially the little ones! She is keen to make a positive difference in the world, and this desire shines though with all that she does at our busy reception desk. She never stops sharing her lovely, bubbly energy with those around her, even when the multi-task challenge level in the office hits new heights! When Penny is not being an administrative whizz she is busy working away at her Bachelor of Justice Studies degree.
ALESHA WEBB - ADMINISTRATOR
Alesha brings a warm, professional and approachable presence to our practice. Running her own family business on the side makes her organisational skills and attention to detail next level. As a proud mum of two, her special skills include cuddles, taxi driver, conflict resolution, and underappreciated chef!