We are a small team of Psychologists experienced in work with children and families. We offer Assessment and Treatment of a range of presenting concerns, and aim to provide support and understanding not only to the child, but to the whole family.
Meet Our Team
Dr Crystal McMullen is the director of All for Kids Therapy, and is a fully qualified Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Crystal has substantial experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as working closely with the parents and families of these children. Crystal has worked extensively with children and families within government and non-government agencies, including community clinics, child and youth mental health services, hospitals, and private practice. Crystal has a passion for supporting the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and their families, and provides assessment and treatment of many issues, but in particular, focussing on:
• Behaviour Problems
• Cognitive and Learning Assessments (including Dyslexia)
• Parenting Support
• Low self-esteem
Crystal utilises a number of empirically validated treatments in her work including:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Play Therapy
• Interpersonal Therapy
• Schema Therapy
• Attachment-based Treatment
• Triple P
• Family therapy
• Strengths-based Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
• Sandplay Therapy
• Registration with Psychology Board of Australia
• Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia
• Full Membership with Australia Psychological Society
Research and Academic Achievements
Crystal has also been involved in research investigating the risk factors and treatment of childhood anxiety. Crystal completed her Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Queensland and focused her research on this area. Crystal is fully registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, she currently spends most of her time working in private practice, but has also worked as a Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland, teaching and managing Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology courses. Crystal has been awarded numerous Dean’s Commendations for Outstanding Achievement in the area of Psychology, as well as Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr Crystal McMullen
BA (Psych, Hons I), BBusMan, DPsych (Clin), MAPS
Emma-Leigh Senyard is a registered psychologist who is passionate about child and adolescent psychology, and working with families to optimise treatment outcomes.
Emma-Leigh has experience working with children through to older adults, in a number of settings including community clinics, private practice and occupational rehabilitation, where she has developed a wide array of skills treating a variety of psychological issues. Emma-Leigh is particularly passionate about the assessment and intervention of:
Emma-Leigh has extensive experience as a group facilitator and trainer, and has conducted group mental health training and treatment in communities, workplaces and private practice.
Emma-Leigh completed a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, and is currently completing her Master in Clinical Psychology at Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include utilising e-therapy to deliver child and adolescent intervention programs. Emma-Leigh is also an accredited provider of Triple P Positive Parenting Program.
Full Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Golden Key Society for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Emma-Leigh emphasises the importance of rapport with children and families, to motivate children to fully participate and engage in session. Emma-Leigh utilises a variety of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Triple P, Family Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy
BPsySc (Hons); Grad Cert Couns; MPsych (Clin)
Casey is a registered psychologist who loves working with children and their families to achieve their therapy goals.
Casey has worked in a range of settings including university clinics, community, acute, and hospital outpatient units. Casey works with both adults and children and has a wide array of experiences with mental health difficulties. In particular, Casey has a passion for supporting young people experiencing difficulties with:
Cognitive and learning difficulties
Depression and self-esteem issues
Self-esteem and resilience building
Social skills training
Casey provides therapy services primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach. She believes that clients experience the best outcome from therapy which involves tailored and individualised care, and where appropriate will also integrate techniques from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Biopsychosocial approaches. In addition, Casey uses Motivational Interviewing for clients who are feeling a little stuck in their journey to better mental health. Casey also has experience in administering, interpreting and providing feedback for both cognitive and academic assessments.
Casey aims to provide clients with evidence-based and time-limited plan, which is collaboratively discussed right from the beginning. Casey is gentle and supportive in her approach, while also being transparent and open about what may be going on for each client. Casey believes that each person is unique and genuinely enjoys helping people work towards their goals.