Our Team

Director and Psychologist

Elizabeth Sulikowski  

Qualification:

Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Elizabeth is passionate about working with children and young people to achieve maximum lasting results. She believes in the importance of strong rapport and making sessions engaging. And this is demonstrated using games, activities, role plays and imagination and art therapy techniques. 

Specialities:

  • Assessments
  • Interventions
  • Therapy in the areas of autism
  • Attention difficulties
  • Diagnosis disclosure
  • Learning disorders in particular dyslexia
  • Giftedness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Special interest in selective mutism.  

PRACTICE Manager

Mark Sulikowski  

Qualification:

Diploma of counselling

Mark is the accounts and payments manager of the Silverlinings Psychology. Mark has had previous management experience in various sectors, as well as having the opportunity to work with children through Berry street. Furthermore, he really values his current role working in a field that helps and supports children and families to experience positive outcomes.

Provisional  Psychologist/Social Skills Instructor

Phoebe Detering

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Masters of Professional Psychology.
  • Currently a registered provisional psychologist.

Phoebe is part of our team and is passionate about helping children and young people reach their full potential. Phoebe aims to build strong relationships with children and their families to reach goals that make lasting changes, by using a client-centered approach.  

Specialities:

Phoebe’s experience includes working with both children and adult clients. The range of therapies used include:

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Social Skills Training
  • Supportive Psychotherapy

Social Skills instructor

Courtney O’Brien  

Qualification:

  • Honours year at the University of Melbourne.

Specialities:

Courtney is passionate about working with young people through Silverlinings Psychology. She also works as a support worker, volunteering her time as an activity leader on a primary-aged camp and as a mentor with the Raise foundation.