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Our BEACON Psychology Team

Katherina Doherty

Psychologist  BA (Hons) Psych, MPsych Sc., MAPS

Katherina established BEACON Psychology, a private practice in Ocean Reef. She has over 20 years’ experience across diverse fields of mental health. With a strong interpersonal focus, Katherina uses effective, evidence-based therapy to help people adapt and develop healthy coping in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Katherina has a warm and supportive approach, recognising the central importance of the therapeutic relationship as a key driver of change in therapy. The mother of two children, Katherina enjoys living beside our wonderful coast and the outdoor lifestyle.

Letty Tumbaga  

Clinical Psychologist – BS Psych (Hons) MPsych (Counselling) MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Letty draws from her extensive clinical experience working with adults, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups across various settings in Victoria and South Australia such as private and public hospitals, public community mental health, community health services, schools, not-for-profit organisations and private practice. Letty works collaboratively with her clients to ensure that treatment is customised to their specific needs, while guided by sound clinical assessment, evidence based psychological treatments and outcome goals and measures. She also strongly believes in strengthening her clients’ motivation, personal strengths and social support, to successfully achieve change. Her clients enjoy working with her and she has been described by them as genuine, empathetic, warm, good humored, skilled, and insightful.