operated by Ardent Psych       

operated by Ardent Psych       

operated by Ardent Psych       

Ringwood Psychologists

Ardent Psychologists Ringwood offers in-person and telehealth psychology services at our Ringwood East location.

A referral is not necessary to see a psychologist but it is often much cheaper to be referred under a GP Mental Health Plan.  Our helpful guide provides further information on what this is, and how it can assist you. 

Caring and effective psychology
Competitive fees 
Short wait times
Friendly,  responsive customer service

Children, NDIS* clients, and Work Cover Clients are welcome.  Please see the profiles for the individual psychologists for details about who can assist.

Additionally, you may also find our FAQ helpful for more information about our practice.
* NDIS Clients:
We provide services for self-management and plan-managed clients.  We are unfortunately unable to provide services for NDIA-managed clients.

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Mental Health Conditions We Treat

We are able to assist children (12+) and adults with a broad range of conditions.  Some of the most common issues we treat are:



Stress (including work and academic stress)

Relationships and Interpersonal Issues

Trauma and PTSD


Parenting Difficulties

Adolescent Mental Health

Goal Setting

Coping with Life Transitions / Adjustments

Grief & Loss

Assisting with ASD , ADHD

Child Psychologists

Please check the individual practitioner profiles re: suitable age groups.

Meet The Ringwood Psychologist Team

Ringwood Psychologist 2

Amanda Dawson

General Psychologist (Female)

Masters in Psychology – Counselling

Ages: 12+ and Adults


Work Cover & TAC, Eating disorders, children under 12, couples / family counselling.

Key Interests

Adolescents, Parenting, Anxiety & depression, Work / academic stress, Interpersonal issues.

Amanda has been a registered psychologist for over 10 years. During her career she has worked extensively with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including secondary schools, local government & not for profit services, and private practice settings. Amanda aims to build a strong rapport with all of her clients & make the counselling process feel like a safe and non-judgmental space. Amanda draws on a range of frameworks including: psycho-education, Cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness & relaxation strategies, and interpersonal skill building.

Ringwood Psychologist 3

Marie "Paulene" Acluba

General Psychologist (Female)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Ages: 18+


Under 18’s, TAC

Additional skills

Speaks Tagalog, NDIS and Work Cover clients welcome

Key Interests

Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Stress Management & Goal Setting, Trauma, Life adjustments & Migration Issues

Paulene is highly motivated registered psychologist who works with adults (18+) with a wide range of presenting issues.   She provides an integrative approach to therapy, and tailor interventions to client’s needs.

Paulene utilizes a range of evidence-based psychological treatments including but not limited to Solution Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She is passionate about providing exceptional care, and approaches her work with warmth and compassion with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic alliance.

Ringwood Psychologist 4

Megan Ranzenhofer

General Psychologist (Female)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Ages: 9+ and Adults

Currently not accepting new patients. All bookings by phone only.


Work Cover & TAC, Schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, acquired brain injuries, dissociative disorders.

Additional skills

NDIS clients welcome

Key Interests

Depression and Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma and PTSD, Self-Esteem, Coping with Life Transitions, Grief / loss.

Megan predominately works with young adults/adults across a range of presentations. She is particularly interested in working with anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as interpersonal/relational difficulties, grief/loss, trauma, PTSD, sleep issues, body image concerns and perfectionism. 

Megan believes that feeling comfortable, valued and understood are key components to therapy. Subsequently, she is passionate about using a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative approach to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves, while empowering them by providing the necessary skills to manage their symptoms.

Megan’s therapeutic approach draws upon evidence-based modalities including CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and self-compassion. 

Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in sport.

Ringwood Psychologist Fees

The clinicians working with Telesol Psychology are independent health practitioners and determine their own fees.  Most clinicians use the above fee structure.  Clinicians who use a different fee structure state this on their individual profiles.

General Psychologist

1 hour Appointment - In-Person / Telehealth
$ 195
  • Medicare Rebate with Mental Health Plan: $93.35
  • Out of pocket cost post rebate: $101.65

Clinical Psychologist

1 hour Appointment - In-Person / Telehealth
$ 240
  • Medicare Rebate with Mental Health Plan: $137.05
  • Out of pocket cost post rebate: $102.95

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Accommodating Urgent Appointments and New Patients

If you have any questions / can’t find an appointment that suits, please don’t hesitate to call us!  We really would like to help you succeed, and will endeavour to provide a timely appointment with a therapist who will meet your needs.  For example, a psychologist may be willing to open an additional appointment to accommodate you – we can’t promise, but we are happy for you to ask and will do our best to help.

Don't hesitate to call us!

Very occasionally, while we endeavour to meet your needs, we may not be able to provide a timely appointment.  Your well being is our highest concern.  We therefore provide clients with a list of other practices in the area who may be able to assist:

Other counsellors in the local area

Life in Balance Psychology

Mullum Road Clinic

Felix and Sage Psychology

Graham Psychology

Ringwood Psychology

DS Psychology Group

Contact and Location

Ardent Psychologists Ringwood

Suite 11, 110-112 Railway Avenue

Ringwood East    Vic    3135


[email protected]

Located in Ringwood East, we provide easily accessible psychology services for clients in:

  • Ringwood

  • Ringwood East

  • Ringwood North

  • Heathmont

  • Bayswater

  • Bayswater North

  • Chirnside Park

  • Croydon

  • Croydon South

  • Croydon North

  • Croydon Hills

  • Warranwood

  • Kilsyth

  • Kilsyth South