• About Us

  • Open Horizons was established by Dr Kathryn Baker.  Operating in Bundoora since 2008 the practice has continued to expand and grow.

    Open Horizons Psychology receives a high number of referrals from medical and health professions in the Northern and North-East Suburbs of Melbourne as well as some rural areas.

    Our practice has grown to include a team of clinical and registered psychologists.

    At Open Horizons Psychology we use evidence-based therapies tailored to our clients’ needs to optimise mental health and personal growth. 

    We focus on providing treatment that is:

    • Understanding
    • Nurturing
    • Effective
    • Genuine
    • Respectful

     

  • Our Team

  • We are a team of clinical and registered psychologists that are highly trained and committed to ongoing professional development and supervision.

    All our staff have postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology and a range of clinical experiences.

    Our staff are registered with Medicare, Victims of Crime, TAC, WorkSafe, Department of Veteran Affairs and most private insurance schemes.  

  • Psychologists

  • Kathryn has been a clinical psychologist since 2000 and is the director of Open Horizons Psychology.  Kathryn has worked in various clinical and research roles in both the public and private sector. Since 2008 Kathryn has worked within her own private practice that has grown to include a team of psychologists.

    Kathryn has experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults.  Kathryn has worked with clients experiencing a range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, childhood and adult trauma, psychosis, anger management and emotion regulation, self-esteem difficulties and occupational stress. Kathryn’s approach is largely grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  Additionally, Kathryn has a strong interest in Compassion Focused Therapy and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.


    Kathryn focuses on developing a shared understanding of individuals’ experiences in a thoughtful, nurturing and encouraging way.  She focuses on working with individuals to strengthen or develop new strategies that promotes healthy wellbeing, compassion and a meaningful life.


    Kathryn has been actively involved in clinical research.  She is a registered supervisor for psychologists and has a strong interest in providing clinical supervision.

  • Dr. Celeste Grant

    Celeste has been a clinical psychologist since 2007 and has worked in both public and private settings.  Celeste has considerable experience in the treatment of a range of mental health difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and personality disorders.

    She draws upon her training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and mindfulness based approaches to create collaborative treatment plans with clients that address both the symptoms they are struggling with and the underlying patterns that drive these symptoms. 

    Celeste is passionate about developing authentic working relationships with her clients where they can feel safe and empowered.  She has a warm, accepting and nurturing therapeutic style.  Celeste can support individuals to develop new skills for managing difficult feelings, solving problems and managing relationships.  

  • Ms. Amy Gibbs

    Amy has been a clinical psychologist since 2015 and has experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, adjustment to life changes, stress and trauma.  In recent years Amy has worked predominately in the area of youth mental health within a public setting. 

    Amy understands that reaching out for help can be difficult, so is committed to creating a warm and supportive therapeutic space where people can feel safe and respected. 

    Amy acknowledges that every individual is unique with their own personal story.  She values a collaborative and flexible style of therapy, working together to gain a deep understanding of the difficulties each person is facing and developing new skills and strategies to help overcome these and improve mental well-being.  

    Amy draws on a range of evidence-based psychological approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Mindfulness and tailors therapy to meet each person’s need.

  • Dr. Karin Smith-Cerra

    Karin is a clinical psychologist from the United States with over 17 years of experience in both the community and public mental health sectors. 

    Since moving to Australia nearly four years ago Karin has worked with children and families in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder and parent-child relational issues.  Karin’s special interest is working with children and families however she enjoys working with all ages.

  • Ms. Lee Thurlow

    Lee has been a registered psychologist for over 10 years has qualifications in clinical psychology and further training in Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  She has experience in both the public, private and corporate sectors that has included community, hospital workplace and private settings.  She has also been involved in teaching and research roles at Swinburne University.

    Lee has a wide range of experience in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma and grief.  She has particular interests in working with clients with social anxiety disorder and those who may be having difficulties adjusting to a medical condition.

    Lee is committed to developing a collaborative working relationship in a safe and nurturing environment.  Her therapeutic style is warm, accepting and encouraging and she aims to assist individuals in developing and reinforcing strategies that will promote and sustain mental well-being and a more personally fulfilling life.  Lee primarily utilises a Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Framework.  She sees clients via Mental Health Care Plans, Worksafe, Victims of Crime and privately.

  • Mr. Daniel Wright

    Daniel Wright is a registered psychologist with clinical psychology training. Daniel has experience working with teens and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, anger, study skills, workplace issues, parenting and relationship difficulties. He is particularly interested in working with males of all ages. 

     Daniel draws on his training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Daniel’s style is relaxed and non-judgmental creating a therapeutic space where clients feel comfortable to share their experiences and feel respected.  Daniel has worked across a wide range of services, including Headspace, schools, Child Protection and disability services.

    In his personal life, Daniel spends a lot of time outdoors and enjoys cycling, camping, and hiking. He especially loves spending time at the beach followed by a good burger and chips.

  • Jordie

    Jordie is a registered psychologist, with a Master of Clinical Psychology and broad experience gained in community mental health settings. Jordie is a warm, empathic and encouraging psychologist. She focuses on developing strong collaborative relationships with clients, to gain a deep understanding of their difficulties and strengths, and help them implement practical strategies to enhance psychological wellbeing and achieve personal growth.

    Jordie works primarily with adults to address mood and anxiety disorders, impacts of trauma and stress, and issues relating to grief and loss, relationships and parenting, life and role transition, among others.

    Jordie ensures therapy is tailored to the individual needs and preferences of her clients and draws from a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • Mr. Ivan Chin

    Ivan is a registered provisional psychologist with training in clinical psychology. Ivan has experience in the assessment and treatment of various mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, stress-related difficulties, anger management, emotional regulation, adjustment issues, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, procrastination and motivation.

      
    Ivan is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches and psychological techniques to improve the well-being of his clients. Ivan values working collaboratively and approaches his sessions with genuine enthusiasm, warmth, and creativity.


    Ivan is available to see adults (aged 18 and older). He is particularly interested in working with university students, international students and individuals from ethnic and sexual minority backgrounds.