Chantelle Otten

Contact

For questions or booking enquiries please call +61 3 9015 9759, email info@chantelleotten.com or fill in the booking form.

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 55 / Cabrini Medical Centre,
Isabella St, Malvern VIC 3144

Level 1, 54 Elgin Street,
Carlton VIC 3053

 

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Staff Profiles

Psycho-Sexologist
Tegan McGie

Tegan is an experienced Counsellor and Sexologist. Her approach to clients is one of unconditional positive regard, fostering self-exploration, through supportive mentoring, psychosexual education and the offering of a safe space to discuss any aspect of sexuality and self. Comfortable working with people of all ages, backgrounds and identities; she has impeccable empathetic problem solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

Tegan takes an integrative approach to healing; collaborating with her clients to meet their unique therapeutic needs and counselling goals, using a variety of tools and techniques. Tegan works with both couples and individuals to improve their relationships with family, romantic partners, professional rapports and self. This has seen her help an array of people improve their communication, resolve long-standing disagreements and overcome struggles with sex and intimacy.

Tegan approaches wellness in a holistic manner through the healing of mind, body and spirit; empowering clients to take charge of their health and embrace their uniqueness through unconditional self-love and acceptance. She supports her clients’ inner growth through counselling and coaching, with an emphasis on developing strengths and a positive outlook, turning problems into opportunities. Through psychosexual therapy she endeavours to empower clients to love their sensuality and identify ways in which they can increase their sexual satisfaction.

Tegan is a Level 2 Counsellor and Sexologist, currently holding a membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS). Skype counselling sessions are available for individuals or couples who live in remote locations, for reasons of time, privacy or preference for online counselling.

 

Sexologist, MBBS (Hons)/BA, FRACGP (GradDip Rural), DRANZCOG (Advanced)
Dr Susi Fox

Dr Susi Fox is a general practitioner who brings extensive experience in women’s health, mental health and gynaecology care to the field of psychosexual health and wellbeing.

Susi’s qualifications include MBBS (Hons)/BA, Advanced Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her counselling approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Susi is also a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).

A practising GP for the last 13 years, Susi’s general practice work encompasses care of a diverse range of patients including LGBTIQ+ clients in both Daylesford and Equinox Gender Diverse Clinic, in addition to extensive experience in women’s health, pregnancy and antenatal care.

Susi brings a warm, compassionate, client-centred and non-judgemental approach to her psychosexual therapy work. Over the last thirteen years, she has been delighted to support clients as they experience meaningful and joyful improvement in their physical and mental wellbeing, and in their sexual lives. Susi specialises in female sexual pain and gynecological conditions.

Whilst Susi is medical specialist, she is only performing Sex Therapy within this clinic

 

Student Sexologist
Laura Miano

Laura is a student sexologist, with a Bachelor in Psychological Science and is currently undertaking 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 an 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.

Whilst finishing her sexology training, Laura will be offering low cost counselling to concession card holders for common issues such as sexual pain, vaginismus, sex education, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

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-judgemental, culturally sensitive, inclusive environment and works with couples, individuals, all genders, orientations and identities.

 

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.

 

Other specialists at 54 Elgin Street

Dr Clare Myers

Dr Clare Myers is a specialist gynaecologist, laparoscopic surgeon and women’s health expert, specialising in menstrual problems, infertility, sexuality and menopause. She is an expert laparoscopic surgeon, which is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, chronic pelvic pain or a hysterectomy.

www.drclaremyers.com.au

 

Dr Frank Buchanan

Pain management specialist.
Dr Buchanen specialises in chronic pelvic pain and chronic postsurgical pain. His approach includes medical acupuncture, interventional pain management alongside comprehensive pain management programs.

www.elginpain.com.au

 

Empower Rehab

The Empower Rehab team are experts in multidisciplinary pain management through pain management programs, physiotherapy and psychology.

www.empowerrehab.com

 

Inform Physiotherapy

Inform Physiotherapy offers comprehensive services for pelvic floor and continence problems, male and female sexual dysfunction and painful sex conditions.

www.informphysio.com

 

Naomi Jankowski

Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. Naomi treats women throughout pre-conception, fertility issues (including a thorough understanding of IVF processes), pregnancy and post-partum care; as well as gynecological disorders such as endometriosis, PCOS and fibroids. She also tends to digestive problems, mental health issues, fatigue, and muscular pain.

www.wildherb.com.au