Body & Mind

Meet Our Practitioners

Alex Scagliola

Alex has over 10 years of experience working in Australia’s mental health space. Alex has spent time working toward obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) & a Masters in Counselling. Alex is a general psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA). Read on…

Throughout his years of experience, Alex has been trained in delivering various therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client Centred Therapy & Mindfulness Techniques. Alex looks to build rapport with all his clients through his humble & warm approach whereby he is known to bring a sense of humour to his sessions.

Alex is committed to working with his clients to help identify their strengths and create meaningful change. Often that change is supported by his ability to create a safe space & listen to each of his clients’ individual stories where he can use his experience & knowledge to help change that narrative. Alex himself is a veteran and draws on that experience to work closely with first responders and other veterans.

Alex’s areas of expertise extend to working with adults, teenagers & youth clients who require support with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief & loss, trauma, family & relationship issues, self-harm, substance abuse, domestic violence & anger management.

Sandi James

Sandi is a dedicated and compassionate psychologist, renowned for her expertise in the field of mental health with over 20 years of experience in the field. Committed to expanding her knowledge and skills, Sandi is currently working towards her PhD researching Eating Disorder treatment for individuals who also experience Substance Use Disorder or have experienced trauma. Read on…

Sandi strives to create a positive and empowering experience for her clients, recognising the strength within each individual to overcome challenges and cultivate a fulfilling and mentally healthy life. She believes in the power of collaboration, working hand-in-hand with clients to provide practical support, exploring their strengths and overcoming challenges.

Sandi adopts a client-centred approach to care by using trauma-informed and harm-reduction treatment approaches. She incorporates a range of evidence-based methodologies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), ARISE Comprehensive Care, and the iMove Program for Compulsive Exercise.

Sandi’s area of expertise extends to working with adults, teenagers and youth clients (10yrs+) who require support with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief & loss, self-harm, domestic violence, anger management, gender identity, eating disorders, addiction and trauma.

Testimonials

What our clients are saying about Body & Mind’s Programs

Feeling more Alive

I’ve been in other mindfulness programs and learnt the strategies but had forgotten to utilise them. With this program not only have I learnt new strategies but remembered the old ones, and with the telephone conference with a psychologist, I am now heading to a better place and feeling more alive than I have in along time.

Nathan G.

Enormous Value

The program has provided the tools necessary to reframe the turbulence and pressures faced in my life. Family, service life, minimal ‘self care’ time and self-driven high performance expectations were slowly killing me and any chance of contentment. I’ve found the yoga, daily mindfulness audio clips and weekly 15-min chats with a psychologist to be of enormous value.

Brett D.

Amazing tools to help with mental load

I love how all the programs are online and allow me to do whatever class I feel like, at whatever time suits me and my family. Having all of these amazing tools to help with the mental load of (what we all endure) everyday, has been needed and a great help.

Katherine B

Helps Me Feel Safe

The mindfulness programs and the fact that I can access a personal psychologist has helped me immensely. Having the call each week and to be able to have more if I need it has helped me to feel safe. I’m thankful that I have access to it and highly recommend it to all.

Warrick H.

Peace of Mind

Having a psychologist contact me weekly, sometimes twice a week has been a godsend. Especially in tough times when I’ve not been able to get in to see someone face to face, I’ve had peace of mind that I will get a call from my psychologist. The benefits are unmeasurable.

Angela O.