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About Us
<strong>01</strong> The Centre For Effective Living
Established in 2012 with one Psychologist working out of Westleigh, a Hornsby shire suburb.  Since then we have become a group of Psychologists serving the wider Hornsby and Hills community.  We are committed to providing evidence based treatment to all ages.
<strong>02</strong> Our Location
Our clients find the rooms accessible, with good parking. Clients come from Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Westleigh, Hornsby, Turramurra, St Ives, Killara, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Blacktown and surrounding suburbs.


Bringing dignity, endurance, healing and hope to all we serve.

Our Vision

Restoring one person, one community at a time in empowered partnership towards effectiveness in mental health treatment & early intervention. Our vision is to see our community flourish through living authentic lives.

Our Values


Valerie Ling

Clinical Psychologist
Valerie Ling, MClin Psych, BA(Hons), MAPS, has helped clients of all ages find their voice and their way. Valerie has worked in community health settings as well as hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

Tehani Gunasekara

Clinical Psychologist
Tehani Gunasekara (M Psych, B Adv Science, Hons Psych) is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping people live their best possible lives despite the challenges that inevitably come our way.

Michelle Dean

Clinical Psychologist
Michelle Dean (M Clin Psych, BA (Hons – First Class), brings her genuine care and compassion for people, along with her keen insight and analytical abilities to her work.

Sophie Antognelli


Sophie Antognelli (M Psych (Clinical), B Psych (Hons – First Class) is passionate about working alongside individuals and families to live more full lives, overcoming difficulties they may face.

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