Meet our counsellors

Learn about the RMIT counsellors and discover their specialisations. The team are experts in the psychological issues students experience.

Some of our counsellors speak languages other than English (see below). If you would like to meet with a specific counsellor, you can select when booking your appointment.

City campus counsellors

Laura Mulherin

Counselling Psychologist and Manager. Pronouns: she/her.

Bethany Angus

Clinical Psychologist and Senior Coordinator. Pronouns: she/her.

Megan McCabe

Counselling Psychologist and Senior Coordinator. Pronouns: she/her.

Persia Hegarty

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her.

Plia Vaisman Caspi

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her.

Mallika Abbott

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her.

Shoko Tomita

Counselling Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her. Additional language: Japanese.

Daphne Konas

Counselling Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her

Margaret Xiong

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her.

Melissa Ty

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: she/her.

Rebecca Humm

Psychologist – Clinical Registrar. Pronouns: she/her.

Zachary Penrith-Puchalski

Senior Advisor, Indigenous Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Pronouns: he/him.

Gunjan Kaur

Social Worker. Additional languages: Hindi. Pronouns she/her.

Kaye Sidhu

Student Services Officer. Additional languages: Malay, Indonesian.

Elle Gardiner

Wellbeing and Inclusion Officer. Pronouns she/her.

Michael Swadling

Clinical Psychologist. Pronouns: he/him.

Bruswick and Bundoora campus counsellors

Lyndon Medina

Brunswick only. Counselling Psychologist and Senior Coordinator. Pronouns: he/him. Additional languages: Filipino.

Elizabeth Matjacic

Bundoora only. Counselling Psychologist and Senior Coordinator. Pronouns: she/her. Additional languages: Croatian.

Sam Zhong

Bundoora only. Mental Health Social Worker. Additional languages: Mandarin. Pronouns she/they.

Ruth de Jager

Brunswick only. Clinical Registrar Psychologist. Pronouns she/her.

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