Chantelle Otten

Contact

For questions or booking enquiries please call +61 3 9015 9759, email info@chantelleotten.com or fill in the booking form. Our administration works 10am-6pm

Online e-therapy appointments are available via Skype or Facetime. Please note that a referral is not needed to book an appointment.

Chantelle offers clinic hours in two convenient locations in Melbourne, Australia:

Suite 49B, Cabrini Medical Centre, Isabella St, Malvern VIC 3144

Otter Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066

 

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    Administration

    Administration
    Kimberly Villareal

    Kimberly is a college undergraduate majoring in Management. Over the years she has worked in different organisations as a customer service representative and was very successful in her management roles and giving customers award-winning service. She attends professional development training and continues to work on her customer-based skills.

    Working with Chantelle is her first experience in the healthcare industry. She is friendly and relatable and enjoys contact with patients and professionals and the learning process that comes with working with a Psycho-Sexologist.

    Sexologists

    Psycho-Sexologist
    Laura Miano

    Laura is a sexologist, with a Bachelor in Psychological Science and a Masters in Sexology. Laura is a driven individual with a passion to develop her career in sexology. She warmly welcomes each client with keen enthusiasm and encourages open dialogue in a judgement-free space. She is understanding, compassionate and approaches each session by establishing her clients’ individual goals and needs, and attentively supports them to achieve their desired outcomes.

    Laura feels strongly about embracing all aspects of sexuality and appreciates the unique ways in which it manifests in different individuals. She holds progressive and open-minded ideologies on sex and relationships, and through her work as a sexologist, hopes to grow her understanding of how sexuality can prosper within relationships.

    Laura treats common sexual concerns such as sexual pain, vaginismus, sex education, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

     

    Psycho-Sexologist
    Lauren French

    Lauren is a recently graduated sexologist holding a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. Lauren has a real passion for sexuality education as well as helping individuals or couples through a multitude of sexual difficulties and experiences. Lauren creates a warm and inviting space for clients to feel comfortable to share and be heard. All sessions are held within a judgement-free space, as Lauren welcomes all diverse sexualities and varying individual experiences. She also works with Body Safety Australia, a social enterprise protecting children from sexual abuse with whole community solutions. Lauren works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for all beings. She is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life. She specialises in sex education, and empowering individuals to be less goal- orientated and more pleasure orientated.

     

    Sex Coach
    Clarke Rose

    Clarke Rose is a Sexuality and Pleasure Coach for women and femmes. Originally from California, she moved abroad to study Gender, Sexuality and Society in Paris, France. In Paris, she started her own sexuality blog, Sex and Roses, where she conducted interviews and research, wrote personal pieces, and began to explore female pleasure on a deeper level.

    Passionate about women’s sexual health, happiness and equality from a young age, she has had immense success with her clients. She works with women and femmes who want to expand their orgasmic ability, stop faking orgasms, become more comfortable in a masturbation practice, learn to communicate better about their needs in and out of the bedroom, bring pleasure into their everyday lives, learn new ways to masturbate, take back their power after sexual abuse or trauma, spice up their sex lives, and more!

    Clarke has called many different kinds of places “home,” and because of this, she has a beautiful understanding of women and a compassionate comfortable presence that is felt by clients and friends alike. She is the woman you go to for the things you feel like you can not discuss with your regular therapist! Open, non-judgmental and kind, she aspires to lead women and femmes into sexual empowerment, helping them to step into their bodies with confidence, and own their erotic potential.

     

    Psycho-Sexologist
    Jasmine Zahner

    Jasmine is an experienced Sexologist and a level 2 registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). She also holds membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and has over seven years experience as a workplace coach.

    Jasmine’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters of HIV, STI’s and Sexual Health (Counselling).

    Jasmine works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for both couples and individuals. She specialises in a variety of sexual concerns, including vaginismus, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. She works with clients around self-esteem, body image, anxiety and lack of desire.

    Ensuring that her clients are comfortable and relaxed, Jasmine is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life.

    Psycho-Sexologist
    Tendai Chirawu

    Tendai is a registered general psychologist with AHPRA and holds a membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS).

    Tendai is an experienced psychologist and works with clients who present with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life adjustment issues, relationship problems, sex and sexuality concerns.

    Tendai understands talking about mental health or sex and sexuality can be overwhelming and therefore works from a place of compassion, empathy and positive regard. Tendai cares about what matters to you in your life and aims to offer an individualised and collaborative experience in your therapeutic journey. Tendai’s sessions are person-centred where the focus is on autonomy, building upon a client’s own capability and personal resources to achieve their therapeutic goals.

    Tendai maintains a broad perspective and takes into consideration the impacts of social, biological and cultural influences. She integrates therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and positive psychology to help clients understand their struggles, address barriers and build on existing strengths. In addition, she is motivated to empower her clients to achieve greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love as this is essential to healing, personal growth and living a well-rounded life.

    It is important to her, that her clients feel at ease and have a safe space to talk through their difficulties. She offers a warm, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, inclusive environment and works with couples, individuals, all genders, orientations and identities.

    Psycho-Sexologist
    Meg Callander

    Meg is a warm and approachable sexologist. Her practice is versatile and multidisciplinary, combining counselling, coaching and comprehensive sexuality education.
    Creative and client-focused in her sessions, Meg uses strengths-based approaches to support clients to safely navigate sex and relationships, and start enjoying more fulfilling sexual experiences. She understands there is no one-size-fits all approach to sex and sexuality, so draws upon her professional training in sexology, health promotion, and tantra to offer clients relevant and practical options.
    Determined to create an open and positive dialogue about sexuality, Meg creates a safe space for people to talk openly about their sexual goals and challenges. She believes that healthy sexual communication and boundaries are key ingredients for a satisfying sex life, and specialises in helping clients take full responsibility for their sexual wellbeing and pleasure.

    Meg is a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and her qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma of Sexology, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons), and a Diploma of Youth-work. She is currently completing an Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling and Certificate of Sexological Bodywork with the Institute of Somatic Sexology later this year.

    Meg works with individuals, couples, adults and young people. Her work is trauma-informed and inclusive of cultural, gender and sexual diversity.


    Sexologist
    Aleeya Hachem

    Aleeya is a sexologist and fertility counsellor who is passionate about normalising the conversation around sex, pleasure and fertility. Aleeya has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as clients experiencing sexual issues relating to fertility and pregnancy. She holds a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and Fertility Society of Australia (FSA.)

    Aleeya’s qualifications include a Bachelor and Honours in Psychological Science, and a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health, specialising in psychosexual therapy and reproductive endocrinology.

    Aleeya has a warm and intuitive therapeutic style and approaches each session by establishing her client’s individual goals and needs, supporting them to achieve their desired outcomes. She has worked as a group and individual therapist in a range of settings including drug and alcohol services, sexual health and community engagement.

    Aleeya utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She believes that everyone has the right to sexual pleasure and sex education, empowering individuals to make decisions that align with their values and beliefs.

    Her passion is working with individuals and couples going through the fertility process, helping them have satisfactory sexual lives.

    Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists

    Physiotherapist
    Dora

    Dora is our in-house Physiotherapist, with a special interest in Women’s Pelvic Health.
    Dora works extensively with women that have pelvic floor related problems including incontinence, prolapse, sexual pain and menstrual pain, in addition to assisting women before, during and after pregnancy.

    Dora uses a holistic and proactive treatment approach that combines hands-on therapy, education and exercise therapy for optimal client-centred care. She strongly believes every woman should be pain-free and have access to high-quality services throughout all life stages.

    Dora offers specialised group exercise classes tailored to pregnancy and postnatal recovery and pelvic related conditions.

    Dora treats a range of conditions, including:

    Pelvic Floor:
    Vulvodynia
    Vaginismus
    Dyspareunia
    Endometriosis
    Dysmenorrhea
    Urinary Incontinence
    Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    Pre and post breast cancer treatment
    Pre and post gynaecological surgeries

    Pregnancy:

    Lower back and Pelvic Pain
    Neck, mid-back and rib pain
    Urinary Incontinence
    Wrist pain
    Birth education
    Pelvic floor education
    Safe exercise advice

    Postnatal:

    Pelvic Floor check-up and return to exercise
    Lower and pelvic pain back pain
    Neck, mid-back and rib pain
    Childbirth injuries
    Abdominal Muscle Separation
    Wrist conditions
    Mastitis or blocked ducts
    Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    Bladder and Bowel conditions

    Experience:

    Doctor of Physiotherapy with Distinction (University of Melbourne)

    Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) (Completes 2020)

    Female Sexual Pain (Australian Physiotherapy Association)

    Women’s Health Physiotherapy (Women’s Health Training Associates)

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Distinction (Deakin University)

    Mat and Reformer Certification (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)

    Clinical Pilates Certification (Breathe Pilates)

    Physiotherapist
    Jess Kostos

    Jess is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Pelvic Health for Women. She is professional,
    empathetic, and passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their optimal physical
    health and well-being.

    Jess has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors throughout
    Australia and the U.K, within the maternity service for Mercy Health, and London Women’s
    Centre in Central London.

    Jess regularly sees patients with pelvic floor issues including pelvic, sexual and menstrual pain,
    incontinence, and prolapse, in addition to assisting women during and after their pregnancy. Her
    area of interest is pelvic and sexual pain and postnatal recovery.

    Her clinical approach combines evidence-based physiotherapy with manual therapy, dry
    needling, acupuncture, clinical Pilates and exercise, and education to treat, manage and
    promote well-being. She adopts a collaborative approach, working closely alongside other
    healthcare professionals to ensure her patients receive the best care possible.

    Qualifications & Experience:

    Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) (Uni Melb)
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours (Uni Melb)
    Course Educator for APPI & Unite Health
    Committee Member for the Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health subgroup for the Australian
    Physiotherapy Association (APA)
    Certified Matwork and Equipment Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates
    Institute)
    Acupuncture for Women’s Health: Treating Gynaecological Conditions (AACP, UK)
    Pain, Plasticity & Rehabilitation – Chronic Pain Management (NOI Group)
    The Advanced Pelvic Floor: Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction (Women’s
    Health Training Associates)
    Persistent Pelvic Pain (Michelle Lyons, UK)
    APA Level 1 Dry Needling

    Jess offers support for a number of conditions including:

    Pelvic Pain & Sexual Dysfunction: Including Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Dyspareunia, Dysmenorrhea, and Endometriosis-associated pain.

    Physiotherapist
    Fiona Grouber

    Fiona is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Floor Health. She has a strong focus on patient-centred care and is passionate about educating and empowering women through all stages of life. She enjoys collaboratively working together with patients towards achieving their health and wellness goals.

    Fiona has experience in both hospital and private physiotherapy settings, focusing on areas of women’s health. She loves working with pregnant and post-natal women, as well as those experiencing urinary or faecal dysfunction, difficult or painful intercourse and those with persistent pelvic pain. Where appropriate she incorporates pelvic floor rehabilitation with functional training and Clinical Pilates for a holistic treatment approach.

    She also currently works at Cabrini Hospital on the maternity physiotherapy team. At Cabrini, Fiona provides acute post-natal care to new mothers on the maternity ward and runs pregnancy-specific exercise classes.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
    Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
    Professional Member of the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health subgroup for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
    Certified Mat work and Equipment Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Association – APPI)
    CPD Dry Needling Course
    PINC Women’s Cancer Rehabilitation Course

    Fiona treats a range of conditions including:
    – Persistent pelvic pain and sexual pain
    – Bladder and Bowel dysfunction such as incontinence, urgency and constipation
    – Pelvic organ prolapse
    – Pregnancy-related back, rib and pelvis pain
    – Mastitis
    – Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
    – Breast and Gynaecological Cancer rehab