Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing - Adelaide Psychologist

Ph: 08 8233 0828 ~ E: info@willowtreepsychology.com.au ~ Location: 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, SA, 5068

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Our Psychologists

Mr Rocco Luppino

Clinical Psychologist

Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist


Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Board approved supervisor for Provisional Psychologists and Registrars

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Client Group:

Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adults, Older Persons, Families

Welcome to Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing. My name is Rocco Luppino, and I am the director and principal clinical psychologist of Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing. I am local to Adelaide, and completed my studies at the University of South Australia. I choose to become a Clinical Psychology because I believe in the healing and recovery qualities that evidence-based clinical psychology evokes.  I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, and I have built my career on partnering, coaching and supporting individuals and their families to manage adversity and develop strategies to improve wellbeing. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan including children, adolescents, adults, older persons, families, and parents with infants. I have also worked extensively with LGBTI+ community, providing support and therapeutic interventions. I have worked across many settings throughout my career including government, non-government, schools, and private practice settings with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and distress. 


I work from a gentle, client-centred approach, where I work collaboratively with each individual, and together develop a therapy plan in order to ensure the best outcomes are reached, and the sessions are used to meet your individual needs. I work from an evidence-based approach and utilise a range of therapeutic models including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). 


I am passionate about working with and providing support to individuals and couples in the area of infertility, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), surrogacy, parenting, and adoption. Starting a family can be a difficult process, and can take its emotional toll. I am passionate about providing the necessary psychological support, guidance, and strategies to assist with this process. I am also passionate about working with parents with children from 0-4. Parenting can also take an emotional toll, I believe that providing support to parents, as well as incorporating strategies that parents can use with their children can be beneficial for psychological wellbeing.

Please click on a tab below to find out more on what Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing can assist in.




Supervision for Psychologists

I am also able to provide supervision for provisional psychologists, and clinical psychology registrars. Please contact us to discuss further.


Mrs Candice Broadbent

Clinical Psychologist


Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Science (Psych Honours) 

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Client Group

Child, Adolescent, Youth - 0-24

Interest areas

I have now worked in the area of child, adolescent, and youth psychology for over 10 years in both the public and private sector. My approach is collaborative, and utilises a systems-based and attachment based approach, involving family as much as possible where this is appropriate for clients. As a team, we can then work to build a toolbox of skills to deal with the challenges being faced.

I have particular interest in the following areas;

 - Selective Mutism                                                          - Parenting issues 

 - Anxiety, fears and phobias                                             - Behavioural concerns

 - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)                            - Stress management
 - Social and emotional difficulties                                    - Bullying
 - Family relationship difficulties                                       - Grief, loss and trauma
 - Building confidence and resilience


I work from an evidence-based approach and utilise primarily; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frameworks. I have also been trained in a parenting program called Tuning Into Kids, which focusses on helping parents support children with their emotional regulation, and to build emotional resilience. 


Often the key to good therapy is a good relationship with your therapist. I like working with young people, and try to connect, make sessions interesting and fun, and will adapt concepts to match their understanding. In this way, we can help make sense of the issues they face in a developmentally appropriate way, and support appropriate coping strategies.



Dr Jessica Paterson

Clinical Psychology Registrar


PhD Psychology

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Member of the Australasian Sleep Association

Member of the Australasian Chronobiology Society

Client Group

Child, Adolescent, Young Adults (16-25yrs), Adults

Interest areas

Jessica wants to help clients take control of their sleep and mental health, and build their self-worth. She believes in accepting and supporting her clients by showing them unconditional positive regard. She draws on multiple evidence-based psychological therapies including cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.


Jessica is interested in working with clients with a range of concerns, including: 

  • Mood disturbance
  • Anxiety 
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Gender concerns
  • Grief
  • Trauma


Jessica has 14 years of experience working as a sleep researcher at the:

  • Appleton Institute at CQUniversity
  • Centre for Sleep Research at UniSA
  • Laboratory of Human Chronobiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Jessica also has 8 years of experience as a lecturer in psychology and psychopathology at the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity. 


Mrs Zakiyyah Muhammad


Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Masters of Social Work 
Social Work Field Educator
Circle of Security Facilitator
Non Directive Perinatal Counsellor
NCAST - Parent Child Interaction Program Accredition. 
Bringing Up Great Kids Group Facilitator
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Accredited 

Professional Memberships

Australian Association Social Workers (AASW)

Client Group

Women across the lifecourse 
CALD and Aboriginal clients 


Interest Areas
Zakiyyah has journeyed alongside some of the most vulnerable members of the global community over the last 20 years; women and their families who had been victims and survivors of domestic and family violence, prostitution, alcohol and drug related problems, rape, abuse, refugees and asylum seekers, those who had experienced FGM, those afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and also those who had been pregnant, birthed and parented in some of the most difficult situations imaginable.

Zakiyyah's passions are studying and living within a social justice framework. This has led to her obtaining a wide range of experience and qualifications which enhance her holistic practice. 

Zakiyyah has spoken at many conferences including Helen Mayo House, CAPEA - Child and Parenting Educators of Australia and the Australian Breastfeeding Association. 

From a holistic foundation Zakiyyah utilises an eclectic mix of Focussed Practice Strategies to meet each clients individual needs. 

Ms Tara Ball

Admin Officer


Tara runs the day to day admin support for Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbieng. Tara is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or appointments. You can contact us via phone 82330828 or email info@willowtreepsychology.com.au


Our Admin hours are currently;

Monday - 11.30am - 2.30pm

Tuesday - 10.30am - 2.30pm

Wednesday - 10.30am - 2.30pm

Thursday - 10.30am - 3.00pm

Friday - 10.30am - 3.00pm


Any calls outside of admin hours may go to voicemail, if so the call will be returned as soon as possible.


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