Our Talented Team
clinical paediatric psychologist (Founder and Director)
Leorah Kagan is the Founder and Director of Wishing Wellness, est. 2011. Leorah is a clinical paediatric psychologist with over 20-years experience in the private sector. Leorah works with children and families using a holistic model of care. She commenced her career as an ABA therapist, then clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, children’s yoga instructor, Meditation teacher and soon to be Naturopath! Leorah uses all her training and skills to formulate the best ‘Wellness Therapy’ for each child and family. Leorah focuses on the body and mind being in balance and tailors her therapy to meet the needs of each individual and family. Leorah uses an eclectic approach to therapy, including CBT, ACT, play & art therapy, family therapy, parenting advice and workshops, nutrition advice, natural remedies, aromatherapy, yoga, Mindfulness, hypnotherapy and meditation. Leorah also runs ‘Rainbow Tribe’, the ever-popular yoga and Mindfulness-based social skills and emotion-regulation group for primary school-aged children.
Sherianne is a psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Sherianne assesses children for Autism, ADHD, and conducts full cognitive (IQ) assessments. Sherianne is part of the Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Team at Wishing Wellness.
Robyn is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. She obtained a BA Honours in Speech & Hearing Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has extensive experience working with adults and children with speech, language and literacy delays.
Robyn has a special interest in reading, writing and spelling and is trained in the Spalding and Orton- Gillingham Methods (MSL) of teaching. Robyn continues to expand her knowledge by attending professional development courses and mentors newly graduated Speech and Language Pathologists. Robyn delivers therapy in a delightful and engaging manner. Robyn has also co-authored two books on promoting Early Literacy Development in pre-school learners.
Robyn works closely with our practitioners, as part of our multidisciplinary Wellness Team.
Jenna is a speech pathologist with experience working with children of all ages both in private practice and in schools and kindergartens. Jenna visits schools and kindergartens and works with the children at the clinic. Jenna is also one of the social skills groups’ practitioners together with Robyn Gamsu and Leorah Kagan.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapist
Yael Goldring-Atash is our team’s experienced ABA therapist.
Yael is a qualified Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapist. She has many years of experience both in Australia and abroad. Yael works with children and families to ensure the best potential and outcomes are achieved. Yael is a mother of a special needs child and understand the emotional roller coaster that this involves. This makes her even more passionate about bringing impactful change to families through the structured methods of ABA.