Our Team

Director and Psychologist

Elizabeth Sulikowski  

Elizabeth is the director and founder of Silverlinings Psychology. She has a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology and is passionate about working with children and young people. In particular, Elizabeth believes in the importance of strong rapport and making sessions engaging for children through use of games, activities, role plays, imagination and art therapy techniques. She also supports a holistic and family approach to working with young people in order to achieve maximum and lasting results. Elizabeth’s areas of expertise include assessments, interventions and therapy in the areas of autism, attention difficulties, diagnosis disclosure, learning disorders, in particular dyslexia, giftedness, and anxiety disorders with a special interest in selective mutism.  


Mark Sulikowski  

Mark is the accounts and payments manager of the practice and has had previous management experience in various sectors. He really values his current role working in a field that helps and supports children and families to experience positive outcomes. Mark is currently completing a diploma of counselling.

Provisional  Psychologist/Social Skills Instructor

Phoebe Detering

Phoebe is a social skills instructor at Silverlinings Psychology. Phoebe is a registered provisional psychologist; her education qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Professional Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Phoebe has experience working with clients of all ages, children, and adults and uses therapies including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Social Skills Training and Supportive Psychotherapy to help her clients. Phoebe is passionate about helping children and young people reach their full potential by using a client-centered approach, aiming to build strong relationships with children and their families to reach goals and make lasting changes. 

Social Skills instructor

Danielle Grano  

Danielle has a Masters in Professional Psychology and is working towards general registration as a psychologist. She is passionate about empowering children and young people to achieve their goals and build resilience, improving their emotional health and well being. Danielle has previous experience in helping children and adolescents build upon their skills to engage in positive communication with others. She also has experience in providing interventions for problem behaviours in young children with autism, and has a particular interest in working with young people on the Autism Spectrum.

Social Skills instructor

Courtney O’Brien  

Courtney is currently finishing up her honour’s year at the University of Melbourne, and hopes to pursue a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology next year as she is passionate about working with young people. She is currently also working as a support worker, has volunteered her time as an activity leader on a primary-aged camp and as a mentor with the Raise foundation, and has plenty of experience babysitting. In her spare time, Courtney likes to read, watch TV and get out in nature.