Meet Our Team
Ken Ferris - Clinical Director
Educational & Developmental Psychologist
Ken works from –
Blaxland on Monday & Thursday
Penrith on Tuesday & Wednesday
Ken has over ten years’ experience working with children, adults, families and couples, across Government and Private settings, having provided therapy, assessment and educational services.
Ken incorporates Attachment and Schematic approaches, and works proficiently with presentations of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Behaviour Management, and workplace conflict among others.
Renee Ferris - Director
Renee works from –
Penrith on Monday & Thursday
Blaxland on Tuesday & Friday
Renee has over ten years’ experience in private practice, working with clients across the age range. Today, Renee focuses her therapeutic practice and professional development on general adult mental health, trauma and attachment difficulties.
She works with clients with an insightful and analytical approach towards a more informed and ultimately healthier concept of self.
Anita George (Dr.)
Dr George works from – Blaxland on Wednesday and Penrith on Friday
Dr Anita George gained her MBBS at Sydney University, and has over 30 years’ medical knowledge. Her vast experience covers a broad range of mental health domains, promoting mindfulness across various settings and relationships as part of daily life.
Adrienne is available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in our Penrith rooms
Adrienne has been with Riverlands Therapy Services since 2008, now choosing to work exclusively with the post school-age population.
Greg works from Blaxland on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Greg Pankhurst is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Greg is passionate about helping people develop capability, wisdom and resilience for everyday life. Greg assists clients to get to know their own patterns of living, find their direction, and move toward their goals more consciously.
Karen works from – Penrith on Monday and Blaxland on Thursday
Karen has over 30 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She works in a collaborative way to help people improve the quality of their relationship and life satisfaction.
Rosalind (Rose) Dayman
Rose is available in Penrith on Tuesday and Wednesday
Rosalind Dayman has 25 years experience working with adults, adolescents and couples.
Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, stress management, chronic pain management, anger management, adjustment issues and workplace difficulties.
Samantha works from –
Blaxland on Wednesday & Friday
Penrith on Thursdays
Samantha has over ten years’ experience working with children and adolescents as a School Counsellor.
Caryn works from –
Penrith on Monday & Thursday
Blaxland on Tuesday & Wednesday
Caryn has over fifteen years experience as a psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in private practice and government service in New South Wales & Queensland. Caryn is enthusiastic about helping people improve their quality of life and enhancing connections with family and significant others.
Nicolina works in Penrith on Tuesday
Nicolina works mainly with adult clients in the management of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, postnatal and perinatal issues, loss and grief, coping with acute and chronic illness, work place issues and workers compensation referrals, coping with change and issues of aging.
Janine is available in Blaxland on Monday and Tuesday
Prior to moving to private practice as a psychologist, Janine had extensive experience as a counselling hypnotherapist, as a counselling and hypnotherapy trainer, and working in the areas of workers comp rehabilitation, unemployment and adult education.
Barbara is available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in our Penrith rooms
Barbara has over 25 years of broad experience working with adults and adolescents.
Kylie is available in Penrith on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Kylie Pidgeon works with adolescents, adults, couples and families to facilitate resilience and positive changes in every arena of life.
Regina is available on Monday & Friday in Blaxland
Regina is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in private practice, schools, hospitals and forensic settings. She has provided both individual and group therapy to adults and is proficient in treating anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and trauma.
Registered Psychologist (Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar)
Joanne is a Registered Psychologist, and Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, delivering neuropsychological assessment services for children and adults. Joanne has always had an interest in the brain and its impact upon human behaviour and cognition, enjoying her interactions with clients, showing compassion and empathy.
Mental Health Occupational Therapist
Lorrie is available in Penrith on Mondays
Lorrie is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist with 15 years’ experience. She has worked therapeutically with clients, teams and organisations across NSW health and the Non-governmental organization sector.
Flora is available in Blaxland on Thursday & Friday
Flora is an experienced and highly qualified clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping her clients find meaning amongst suffering, direction in life, and discovering their irreplaceable intrinsic value.
She completed her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Queensland, and has also studied in NZ and the USA. Flora offers psychological assessment and treatment for clients across all ages (children to older adults).
Arshia is available in Penrith on Friday & Saturday
Arshia, is a registered psychologist who has extensive experience working alongside individuals with complex needs and their families. Arshia has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and different age groups, from adolescents through to geriatrics.
Using a person-centred approach he has worked with clients who have presented with a variety of genetic, neurodevelopment, neurodegenerative, psychiatric and behavioural challenges.
Russell is available in Blaxland on Saturday
Russell is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience providing support to individuals, couples and families in the Penrith & Blue Mountains area since 2002. Russell’s uses his experienced and evidence based, focused strategies to help people take positive steps to achieve their goals in healthy ways.
Russell works from our Blaxland rooms on Saturday’s (by appointment only)
Vik is available on Mondays and Tuesdays in our Blaxland rooms
Vik is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working with trauma and anxiety in a variety of different settings using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution-Focused therapeutic approaches. Vik has in-depth experience helping young people aged from 16 years all the way through the lifespan.
Amy is one of our Office Managers and is a first point of contact at Riverlands Therapy Services. Amy is a valuable source of knowledge regarding the professional strengths and preferences of all staff members at Riverlands. This can be great assistance to clients and referrers when sourcing the most suitable and effective therapist. She also assists with many aspects of the business operations for Riverlands.
Deana is one of our Office Managers and the first point of contact at Riverlands Therapy Services. She occupies the role of front of house receptionist welcoming new and existing clients, taking telephone calls, booking appointments with your selected therapist, or is more than happy to find the most suitable person to assist you from our team.