We are Solasta
Solasta is proud to be both a Social Enterprise and part of the Sonder family.
Sonder is a not-for-profit, South Australian-based NGO with a social purpose to improve the lives of underserved community members by providing high quality, accessible care.
Sonder operates social enterprises, such as Solasta that aim to be financially sustainable while providing social benefits to local communities.
We believe that people are the experts in their own lives. We’ll work with you to help you realise your potential and work towards achieving your goals.
You’re in good hands.
Solasta provides strength-focused support so that you can improve your wellbeing and shine your brightest.
Based 10 minutes from the CBD, we offer a range of evidence-based assessment and therapy services to adults, children, young people and their families.
Our team consists of experienced Clinical and Registered Psychologists and other health professionals who will provide you with individualised support to help you achieve your goals.
Our services include:
- Psychological therapy
- Assessment services
- Speech pathology
- NDIS services
- Autism diagnosis
We’re here for you.
Rochelle has over 25 years’ experience in clinical and leadership roles across state government disability services, private practice and the non-government sector.
Rochelle is well known for the warm and engaging approach she brings to therapy with both children and adults.
She uses a range of therapeutic approaches but primarily draws on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Rochelle has a long term passion for working with children and adults with disabilities, in particular people with autism spectrum disorder. She also has extensive experience in psychoeducational assessments for children with learning and intellectual disabilities and in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
Haidee has six years of experience working as a psychologist in schools, private practice and the non- government sector. Prior to this she had eight years of experience working as a high school teacher, school counsellor, subject coordinator and deputy principal.
Haidee works with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of difficulties and mental health concerns. She has significant experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, migrants and refugees.
She has completed specialised training and supervision in the areas of Child and Adolescent Psychology, School Psychology, and Perinatal Psychology. Haidee is particularly passionate about working with women who are affected by mental health conditions during the first year of parenthood.
Haidee primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with clients, and she also draws upon a range of strategies from other therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Relaxation and Skills Training, Interpersonal Therapy, and Psychoeducation.
Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in providing a range of psychological services to individuals, families, schools and organisations. She has worked in private practice, school, community and residential care settings. Lisa also has experience working in child protection, family reunification, and youth homelessness settings.
Lisa works in a collaborative and non-judgemental manner and is passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults to improve their wellbeing. In addition, she frequently consults with families, teachers, support staff and other allied health professionals to improve their ability to support their children. Lisa regularly conducts comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for students experiencing learning difficulties, and to diagnose conditions such as intellectual disability, specific learning disorders and ADHD.
She has a particular interest in supporting adolescents to understand and manage their mental health and improve their wellbeing. She also has an interest and experience in helping her clients to recover from traumatic and adverse life experiences.
Lisa completed her Honours in Psychology and Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Flinders University.
She has also received specialist training in Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her therapeutic style is grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, though she tailors her approach to each individual client in a strengths-based manner.
Kerry has over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings. This has included hospitals, community based services and private practice.
Kerry has wide experience in psychological assessment and is able to assess and diagnose a range of conditions including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, specific learning disorders and intellectual disability.
Kerry is passionate about understanding the whole child and works very much from a strengths-based framework to help children reach their potential. Kerry enjoys working therapeutically within a broad range of areas including anxiety and depression.
She also consults with the Independent Schools Association on ways to support children with mental health diagnoses and challenging behaviour at school.
She often runs workshops for parents and teachers covering a variety of topics including growth mindset, ways to support mental wellbeing, understanding challenging behaviour, anxiety and autism spectrum disorder.
Rachael is a clinical psychologist with significant experience. She has worked with a range of individuals from different backgrounds at varying stages of life who are dealing with challenging circumstances.
Rachael started her career as a sessional couple’s therapist at Relationships Australia in Perth before moving to Sydney and working in a community drug and alcohol treatment service with groups and individuals dealing with addiction issues. During that time she also worked in a Women’s Drug Rehabilitation Centre and at Unifam with families and young people post separation.
Rachael’s areas of interest include working with the effects of trauma as well as engaging with couples and supporting families and individuals dealing with the impacts of brain injury to find effective ways to live full and meaningful lives.
She recognises the importance of using various approaches to assist clients to take risks, build greater understanding of themselves and develop ways to make changes that are sustainable over time.
Nataly Veal is a Clinical Psychologist with a decade of experience working within education. She has extensive knowledge of psycho-educational assessments and is able to support a range of issues such as intellectual disability and specific learning disorders i.e. dyslexia, as well assessing gifted and talented learners.
Nataly’s therapeutic approach is warm and engaging as she draws upon many treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Nataly has experience working with children with social, emotional and behavioural needs, supporting parents as well as teachers to develop effective strategies in the home and school setting.
Nataly’s kind and engaging approach enables her to build strong relationships when working with adolescents. She provides them with genuine and understanding support through the various struggles and issues teens may experience.
Nataly also supports adults to improve their mental health in order to improve life outlook and wellbeing.
Nataly has special interests in autism spectrum disorders as well as sleep disturbances and positive psychology.
Brenna has worked across a number of settings including schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and community disability organisations, youth organisations and private practice.
She supports people between the ages of 9 to 90 years old who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Brenna supports individuals who are experiencing anxiety or depression as a result of having to adjust to life transitions such as sustaining significant injuries, chronic pain, retirement, transitioning from school to work or the breakdown of the family unit.
Having first-hand experience as both a teacher and student, Brenna appreciates that people learn and process things differently. Brenna has become known for her creative approach to therapy, she is able to adapt in order to fit each individual's learning styles, age and interests.
Brenna's formal training and approaches include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solutions Based Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Ultimately, Brenna remains motivated by the core belief that once you have taken the time to say 'yes' to working on your mental health, that you will be empowered with life-long skills to help you live the life you deserve.
Dr John Callary has over 25 years’ experience as a psychiatrist. John presently works in private practice in Adelaide and Pt Augusta and is also a RANZCP examiner and tutor at Glenside Hospital.
John has previously worked as Clinical Director at headspace Adelaide, SA Director of Psychiatry Training and staff specialist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
John works with young people and their families and his clinical interests include learning and developmental disorders, organic psychiatry and early onset psychosis.
John is able to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments for children and young people up to the age of 18 for GPs and other members of the treating team, this includes diagnostic assessments, treatment advice (particularly medication related) and second opinions. All appointments require a current GP referral for a comprehensive psychiatric review (MBS 291).
Stephi is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia.
She has experience working in the school setting with children with a range of intellectual and multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay and syndrome disorders.
Stephi has training in the SOS Approach to Feeding and SENSE-ational Mealtimes; these strategies support children who are fussy eaters or have restricted diets due to sensory issues.
Stephi uses a relational approach to build on functional communication goals in therapy. She strives to make sessions fun, engaging and meaningful for both parent and client.
Stephi uses a ‘toolbox’ approach, drawing from a number of communication and interaction approaches in therapy. She has experience with a range of Alternative and Augmentative Communication strategies, including low-tech (photos, schedules, choice making) and high-tech options (tablet technology with communication applications).
She works with pre- and school aged children with speech sound disorders, language disorders, intellectual disabilities, pre- or nonverbal individuals and fussy eaters.
Dr Sadia Chaudry has over 14 years of experience working as a highly skilled General Paediatrician, managing a wide range of complex illnesses that effect children in various sub-specialities such as endocrinology, cardiology, nephrology, neonatology and others. Sadia’s warm and easy demeanour makes her an ideal doctor to approach for discreet, trustworthy and highly competent consultations with children.
She is accredited by Autism SA for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders. This accreditation compliments her ability to manage children with complex medical conditions such as developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit and other behavioural conditions. She is an expert in dealing with at risk and emotionally dysregulated young people.
Graduating from her medicine degree in 1996, she completed a four-year fellowship in general paediatrics, followed by a six-year fellowship as a General Paediatrician at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She is currently working at Adelaide Youth Training Centre and Mount Gambier Hospital.
Genevieve has experience working in government, not-for profit organisations, and private practice settings. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults within a broad range of concerns including anxiety and depression.
Genevieve's down to earth, non-judgemental, and friendly approach allows her clients to feel comfortable and supported throughout therapy. She has experience and interest in working with women who are impacted by mental health difficulties within the perinatal period, and with those who have experienced trauma in their life. Genevieve also enjoys working with adolescents and understands that this can be a particularly difficult time of life to navigate.
She primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with clients, however tailors therapy to the individual and draws from several therapeutic approaches in her practice. She aims to provide all clients with a safe space to explore their mental health and build upon their wellbeing.
Valeria employs a warm, genuine, and engaging approach when working with individuals, and aims to create a safe and welcoming therapy environment to support young people and adults to better understand themselves and navigate life’s challenges. She strongly believes in the skills and strategies she teaches and has experienced the benefits of consistently applying them in her own life.
Valeria draws upon evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Schema Therapy. She also has Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Provider Status.
Valeria’s particular areas of interest include working with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, and emotion regulation difficulties.
Rachel is warm, non-judgmental and empathetic in her approach. She believes that while challenges are a part of life, no one has to go through it alone.
Hailing from Singapore and having lived in Melbourne and Canberra before moving to Adelaide, she enjoys working with people from all walks of life, cultures and beliefs.
Rachel draws upon evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
She utilises a relational approach to create a safe place for clients to explore difficulties and move towards having a more enriched and fulfilling life.
One easy location.
Located next to Klemzig Village Medical Clinic
Level 2, 280 North East Road,
Klemzig SA 5087
Call: 08 7160 1900
Fax: 08 7160 1999
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Our newly appointed consulting rooms have been thoughtfully designed to create a warm and welcoming experience for all. The spacious rooms provide ample natural light and create a space that allows for safety, privacy and growth. From the wait-room to your time in our therapy rooms, we have consciously created an enriched therapy environment to support your sense of comfort.
We also have rooms specifically designed for children which accommodate sensory needs, complete with play toys, soft lighting and thoughtfully selected furnishings to create a calming environment for your child.
Located next to the newly built Klemzig Village Medical Clinic, the space is fully accessible with ample off-street and disability parking and is also accessible by public transport.
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