Our Team of Psychologists

Haylee King

Provisional Psychologist


Meet Haylee King, a compassionate, curious and dedicated provisional psychologist with a strong background in education and psychology. Haylee is currently completing her Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at QUT. With an Honours Degree in Education (primary) and first-class honours in a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, Haylee possesses diverse expertise to support individuals across various age groups and psychological needs.

With years of experience as a primary school teacher and as a Kids Helpline counsellor, Haylee brings a deep understanding of educational contexts and the challenges faced by children, teens and young adults. Haylee’s background in crisis intervention and ongoing counselling has equipped her to address a wide range of issues, including; relationship and attachment difficulties, social skills, bullying, self-harm and suicide, grief and loss and family separation.

Haylee has pursued specialised training in attachment, particularly in the Circle of Security approach. This expertise allows her to effectively incorporate relational and attachment perspectives into her therapeutic practice. By prioritising integrity, compassion, and curiosity, Haylee fosters a supportive and empathetic environment where clients can feel understood and empowered.

Haylee provides:

  • Psychological therapy for all ages
  • Giftedness assessment
  • Intellectual disability assessment
  • Specific learning disorder assessment (dyslexia and dyscalculia)

Martina Vignando

Registered Psychologist


Martina Vignando believes that connection, self-care and balance are essential to live a rich and meaningful life. She is a registered psychologist and a registrar in clinical psychology. With experience working with teens, adults and families in a variety of settings including private practice and Headspace, she has professional strengths in cognitive behaviour therapy, developmental psychology and the treatment of eating disorders. Martina is described as supportive, passionate and warm.

Martina provides psychological therapy for:

  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Complex mental health conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • People with a disability wanting to develop their social skills and community engagement
  • People accessing support through WorkCover

Martina also offers diagnostic assessment for:

  • Adult ADHD
  • Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Martina also provides neurodiversity screening services for adults aged 18+ years.

Booking in with Martina Vignando

Martina is an AHPRA registered psychologist who completed her training in Australia. She provides online therapy to Scope clients all over the world with a variety of online appointment options to suit international time zones. Martina is also fluent in English and is happy to undertake therapy in your choice of Italian or English.

Joanne Hutchinson

Registered Psychologist

Joanne is an inspirational Scope team member and psychologist. She possesses a growth mindset and is constantly seeking to learn and improve upon her practice. Joanne is a registered psychologist with extensive experience and qualifications in organisational psychology. With experience working with people of all ages in a variety of settings, she has professional strengths in psychometric assessment, developing positive working relationships, and facilitating quality outcomes. Joanne is described as values driven, agile, and a skilled communicator. She is sensitive to each individual situation and has exceptional attention to detail.

Joanne provides assessment and therapy for people accessing support through Medicare, NDIS, private health and WorkCover.

Joanne offers neurodiversity screening services, as well as diagnostic assessment for:

  • Giftedness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Cognitive Profile
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Psychosocial Disability (PSD)
  • Vocational Assessment

Joanne also provides therapy for adults with:

  • Psychosocial Disability (PSD) Support
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex mental health concerns, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder (dysthymia), bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety.


    Anna Murphy - Brisbane Psychologist

    Anna Murphy

    Clinical Psychologist

    Anna is a clinical psychologist with a wealth of experience. At Scope, she completes NDIS-ready assessments for people of all ages intellectual disability, autism and psychosocial disability, and she provides therapy for a range of presentations, including non-heteronormative clients.

    Anna provides youth assessment for:

    • Autism
    • ADHD
    • Specific Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia)
    • Early childhood (4 to 6 years old)


    Vidya Pachipala

    Registered Psychologist


    Vidya is a skilled and experienced psychologist with several years experience in private practice. She has professional strengths in providing therapy for neurodiverse children and teens. In addition, she provides therapy for children and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, bullying, and social isolation.

    As well as supporting young people, Vidya provides education about cyber safety and parenting. She is described as a compassionate psychologist who believes in building a healthy therapeutic relationship based on active listening and genuine empathy.

    Vidya’s services are offered in English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu or Tamil

    Vidya currently provides psychological treatment for Scope clients who are accessing therapy privately, or through a Mental Health Care Plan or GP Referral. She also supports participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    “I am passionate about working with people and supporting them in their life journeys. I believe in a client-focused therapy where client needs are paramount. My aim as a psychologist is to help my clients achieve a better understanding of themselves, confidence to deal with their problems and greater satisfaction in life.”

    Max Stoneman

    Provisional Psychologist

    Max is a provisional psychologist and is completing his final year of education before receiving general registration. At Scope, he provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as for anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. He also provides NDIS and private therapeutic supports for neurodivergent clients.

    Max provides:

    • Adult and youth psychological Therapy
    • Adult and youth online therapy
    • Neurodiversity screening
    • Youth ADHD assessment
    • Adult ADHD assessment
    • Adult specific learning disorder assessment (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia)

    Renee Harrington

    BPsycSc (Hons.), BEd
    QLD Registered Teacher
    AHPRA Provisional Registration  – Psychologist
    Student Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

    Renee believes in building positive relationships. She is a registered teacher and Provisional Psychologist. Renee is also an accredited Circle of Security facilitator and a Secret Agent Society facilitator. With years of experience supporting students from Prep to Year 12 and youth-at-risk, she has professional strengths in supporting clients to overcome social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is described as dedicated, passionate and nurturing. 

    Renee provides psychological therapy for:

    • Enhancing parent-child communication and relationships
    • Responding to challenging behaviours
    • Social skill development for people with Autism

    Renee provides diagnostic assessment for:

    • Specific learning disorders in reading, writing and mathematics (including dyslexia)

    Renee also provides neurodiversity screening for people aged 8 to 17 years.

    Renee is provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. This means that she is ineligible for a Medicare Provider Number. Therefore, Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for services provided at the clinic. However, all private sessions are eligible for private health rebates and all NDIS services are eligible for funding under the therapeutic supports category.

    Rebecca Deltoro - Brisbane Psychologist Bulimba

    Rebecca Deltoro

    BPsychScience(Psych)(Hons), Registered Psychologist AHPRA

    Rebecca believes in supporting people to reach their goals through psychoeducation, validation, and acknowledgement of individual strengths. She is a registered psychologist who has experience working with children and adolescents in school and private practice settings. Rebecca has professional strengths in both psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions. Her preferred therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

    Rebecca provides psychological therapy for:

    • Young people with mood and anxiety concerns
    • People with an intellectual disability experiencing social and emotional difficulties

    Rebecca provides diagnostic assessment for:

    • Specific learning disorders in reading, writing and mathematics (including dyslexia)

    Rebecca also provides neurodiversity screening services for young people aged 8-17 years.

    Bianca Garcia

    Provisional Psychologist

    Bianca is is a provisional psychologist and is completing her final year of education before receiving general registration. She is also in the process of finalising her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) qualification. She has extensive experience offering early intervention services to children with developmental disabilities and delays (aged 2 – 16 years) and offers therapeutic support to people of all ages experiencing behavioural concerns, anxiety, and depression.

    Tania Hayes - Scope Psychologist

    Tania Hayes

    Provisional Psychologist

    Tania is a provisional psychologist and is completing her final year of education before receiving general registration. She has been working in the education sector for over 15 years and has a deep understanding of learning needs and available support in school settings.

    Tainia works as a full-time school teacher, and at Scope on the weekend. This makes her schedule perfect for parents with school-aged children looking to book in for neurocognitive assessments outside of school/work hours. At Scope, Tania provides assessment for children and adolescents with specific learning disorders and autism spectrum disorder.

    Tania provides:

    • Children and adolescent autism assessment
    • Children and adolescent specific learning disorder assessment (dyslexia, dyscalculia & dysgraphia)
    Our Team of Psychologists Brisbane

    Aisling McCann

    BBehavSc(Psych)(Hons), BJus (Crim), MPsyc (Ed&Dev), MAPS

    Aisling McCann believes that all people can flourish through embracing their strengths and accessing community connections. She is a registered psychologist with a Master qualification in Educational and Developmental Psychology. With over 3 years’ experience working in the education sector, child development services and providing in-home clinical services for children and families, Aisling has professional strengths in psychoeducational assessment, psychological intervention and facilitating systemic supports. She is described as reliable, knowledgeable and diligent.

    Aisling’s experience has involved working with:

    • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
    • Intellectual Impairment
    • Executive function difficulties
    • ADHD/ADD
    • Young offenders
    • Anxiety and other mood difficulties

    Aisling is passionate about comprehensively understanding her clients and working collaboratively to
    empower children and families to facilitate their path to success. She provides her clients with the
    opportunity to identify their strengths and achieve their potential.

    Emma Doran - Therapy Assistant - Behaviour Support

    Emma Doran

    NDIS Services Manager


    Emma qualified as a Registered Nurse for people with learning (intellectual) disabilities in the UK before moving to Australia in 2009 to work as a Senior Clinician with Queensland Government. Over the course of her career in the UK and Australia, Emma has held clinical, training and leadership roles in services for people across the lifespan who have complex health, behavioural and mental health support needs. Emma has worked with people who are subject to Restrictive Practices and is registered with the NDIS as a Behaviour Support Practitioner.

    Emma’s responsibilities as NDIS Services Manager at Scope include:

    • Training practitioners at Scope to deliver NDIS services
    • Screening referrals for NDIS participants for eligibility and suitability, and assisting with allocation to a suitable practitioner
    • Supporting practitioners to develop tailored service agreements with each NDIS participant
    • Managing reports, complaints and feedback received from NDIS participants

    Emma is passionate about taking a holistic view during each step of the assessment, planning, implementation and review process and works within a person centred and human rights framework to empower the individual and support them to reach a place of self-determination. Emma’s areas of interest include the impact of health status and / or sensory difference on an individual’s behavioural presentation and quality of life, culture as a protective factor within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of individualised and culturally appropriate positive behaviour support strategies.

    Emma is a clinical supervisor to core, proficient and advanced Behaviour Support Practitioners, regularly engages in reflective practice and professional development activities and is currently studying Human Services with a focus on Positive Behaviour Support at Charles Sturt University.

    Our NDIS team is available from Tuesday through to Friday every week. If you would like to access our NDIS services, please phone (07) 3162 8448 and select menu option 2.

    Dr Kathryn Bekavac


    2023 (expected completion) Master of Clinical Psychology, post registration, Cairnmillar Institute

    2021 Doctor of Philosophy in educational psychology, University of Queensland

    2011 Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Griffith University

    2000 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Queensland

    1993 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology with Distinction, University of Queensland

    1991 Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

    Professional Memberships and Registration

    General Registration and Educational and Developmental Endorsement – Psychology Board of Australia PSY0001399005

    Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)

    Member – APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychology

    Approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia (5+1, Registrar Program, Higher Degree Program, Work in Addition to Higher Degree)


    Dr Kathryn is an educational and developmental psychologist with a PhD in education and psychology from the University of Queensland. She is a practitioner member of the Psychology Board of Australia’s Notifications Committee. She has over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of areas encompassing clinical, educational and organisational settings.

    Dr Kathy specialises in:

    • Young adults, adults, and older adults
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress, adjustment, difficult life transitions
    • Living with disability
    • Chronic mental health conditions
    • Trauma exposure (including complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
    • Autism
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    What are you passionate about?

    “It’s my passion to provide the best practice, evidence-based therapy interventions to maximise the wellbeing and life satisfaction of my individual clients. I have a great respect for each client’s openness and courage as they proactively work through their concerns. I always invite open and honest feedback during therapy to ensure that each of my clients is satisfied with the direction of their sessions.”

    What experience do you have?

    “Throughout my career, I’ve progressed as a psychology supervisor, trainer and researcher through varying levels of management, up to a senior leader role where I managed many psychologists working in schools. Within a large organisation, I led processes and policies for recruitment, induction, performance management, professional learning, critical incident response, and staff and student wellbeing.

    I am trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy, in addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I’m also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for psychologists at various stages of their career.”

    What do you do for your own wellbeing?

    “When I’m not working, I love to find ways to get into nature through hikes and picnics. I love going to yoga and pilates classes, and spending time with family, friends and pets.I also enjoy travelling all over the word, with one of the many highlights, walking the Camino.”

    Dr Kathryn Bekavac is not currently accepting new clients.


    Danielle Copplin

    BPsySc (Hons.), MPsyc (Ed&Dev)
    AHPRA Registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist
    Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
    Member of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP)

    Danielle Copplin believes that self-understanding is essential for wellbeing. She is a registered psychologist with endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology. With over 10 years’ experience working in the education sector, Disability Services, private practice and not-for-profit organisations, she has professional strengths in psychological counselling, positive behaviour support and learning differences. She is described as communicative, trustworthy and attuned.

    Danielle’s experience has involved working with:

    • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
    • Intellectual Impairment
    • Giftedness
    • Executive function difficulties
    • Verbal and nonverbal cognitive difficulties
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • ADHD/ADD
    • Nonverbal Learning Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder

    Danielle is passionate about assessing using the Regio Emilia philosophy, which says that all children are born with amazing potential and capacity to express themselves in many ways. She provides her clients with the opportunity to build integrity, self-confidence and courage.

    Both Kathryn and Danielle supervise all of the psychologists who work at Scope, so if they are unable to personally see a client they are still able to have input into ongoing care and assisting them to reach their desired goal.


    Booking in with Danielle Copplin

    Danielle is currently completing her Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology) at UQ. As such, her availability is limited and she is currently accepting new clients for assessment only. Online bookings are not available for Danielle – please phone the clinic on (07) 3162 8448 or email admin@scopepsych.com.au to schedule an appointment.

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