Our Team


Your dedicated team of friendly psychologists

All of our psychologists have years of experience and extensive training enabling them to assess and treat children, adolescents and adults over a wide range of psychological issues. As a large group practice in Penrith, ProActive Psychology has helped parents, families, businesses, couples, and individuals to regain their clarity.

Our psychologists have developed their areas of special interest through ongoing professional development, education, and skills training. Fully registered and accredited, our psychologists all provide effective, constructive, and practical psychological intervention. 

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CHRIS PROBETS

Chris Probets is the owner and Director of Proactive Psychology. He has recently retired from his role as principal psychologist and is no longer practicing in the profession. However, he maintains a keen interest in the operation of the practice and continues to provide valuable support to both clinical and administrative staff.

KAREN EDWARDS

Karen has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. She also has a special interest in perinatal and infant mental health. Karen uses a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, psycho-education and skills training to ensure effective treatment and long-term symptom management. Karen has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is endorsed as a clinical psychologist.

KYLIE PENNINGS

Kylie has a special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, suicidal behaviours, and self-harm. Kylie has worked in acute community mental health for 25 years, she works with children, adolescents and adults and is also an accredited WorkCover treatment provider. Kylie’s approach encompasses cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and skills training. Kylie has a bachelor’s degree in counselling and a post graduate diploma in psychology.

CHRISTINE WEBSTER

Christine has worked in mental health for over 10 years and is particularly interested in the areas of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. Christine employs a range of treatment modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy, psycho-education, dialectical behaviour, acceptance and commitment therapy, skills training and mindfulness. Christine works with children, adolescents and adults and is also a WorkCover registered provider. Christine can conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and provide written reports including forensic assessments for criminal matters. She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and is endorsed as a clinical psychologist.

MITCH O’BRIEN

Mitch works with both adults and adolescents in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, grief, and family issues. He has a particular interest in anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks and specific phobias). He also sees clients in relation to executive and career coaching. Mitch integrates a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and skills training. He is a registered psychologist and holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

ADMIN TEAM

At Proactive Psychology our admin team are your first point of contact. Our reception staff are available to assist you with any enquiries and help you choose the most appropriate psychologist for your needs. If you have any queries regarding our services, fees, referral requirements or availability of appointments please do not hesitate to call.
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02 4722 2600
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