Interested in offering clinical counselling in a friendly supportive small private psychology practice in Mount Evelyn, Yarra Ranges? 

We would love to hear from you. Join Our Team.


About Us

Harnessing Wellness Equine Assisted Therapy was established in 2010 by Naomi Rossthorn, offering equine assisted therapy and counselling. Harnessing Wellness Pty Ltd Psychology and Counselling was established in 2017 to support traditional room based psychological counselling. We opened our second office in Mount Evelyn in early 2020 and are looking to further expand the practice. We are a passionate team with a strong culture of collegiality. We enjoy working in semi-rural and rural communities, with a focus on supporting recovery from trauma, workplace challenges and natural disasters. 

We are passionate about finding people who fit within our team-culture and our selection process is mostly based on choosing someone who will enjoy working within our team. We want you to feel a valued team member, so at the end of the day you enjoy coming to work, feeling engaged, happy and supported.


About You

We are looking to welcome new clinical staff to join our small private practice in Mount Evelyn. We are looking for friendly registered counselors, social workers or psychologists who have an interest in semi- rural or rural mental health? Do you want more autonomy in your role, but still receive the support of a small but great clinical team? Would you like to focus your practice in an area of your specific interest? Are you willing to be challenged with a variety of referrals? Are you interested in flexible hours? Do you love horses and animals in general and have an interest in learning about Equine Assisted Psychology? Supervision arrangements can be discussed. 

 You will be a lovely fit with our team if you are someone who:

  • Is passionate about excellent psychological and clinical practice;
  • Believes in ongoing professional learning and development.
  • Flourishes working autonomously;
  • Enjoys working in a semi-rural/ rural community; 
  • Enjoys a laugh, humor, fun and are friendly; 
  • Takes ownership of your responsibilities, your time management, and your work;
  • Has a can do attitude and growth mindset;
  • Can work outdoors, get muddy and not care. 

If you think that you are a suitable fit for our team, whether you are a passionate new graduate or have years of clinical experience to share with us, please get in touch.

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    Harnessing Wellness Student Internships

    Harnessing Wellness Psychology has introduced a Student Placement Program for psychology, counselling or social work students. The placement is dedicated to the professional learning in areas of clinical experience, assessment, and face to face counselling with a focus to develop students in these areas. It is open to applicants seeking to complete their 4+2, 5+1 internship or Masters placements and enter into a psychology or social work career in fields of clinical work, counselling and psychology.

    The program is set in a small private practise in a semi-rural location seeing clients face to face or offering telehealth to a variety of client presentations and issues and challenging clinical work. There are a variety of psychotherapy groups that can be offered too.

    Harnessing Wellness Psychology student placements do require a level of competence and ability to work with a challenging and complex issues, thus certain students are more suited to this experience. The private practise is set up to support people across the life span, from children of the age of 10 years old. There is a focus on reducing the stigma of mental health and working within a semi-rural and rural area. Before applying, it is recommended you discuss your suitability and placement requirements with your University or Institution to ensure a placement at Harnessing Wellness Psychology would be able to meet your learning and development needs.

    The Harnessing Wellness Psychology Post graduate program generally offers a few unpaid placement opportunities, where the student gains clinical experience. We offer secondary supervision in order to develop solid foundational clinical skills.

    Ongoing employment opportunities

    Students who complete a placement with Harnessing Wellness Psychology may go on to join our team as staff members of a small, supportive private practise team.

    Placement opportunities

    Small number of placement opportunities are available for Masters, 5+1 and 4+2 Psychology students.

    How to apply

    Please email or if you would like further information and to apply:

    Other opportunities for students

    Harnessing Wellness Psychology also offers permanent or casual employment opportunities for students. These opportunities are available in a variety of settings with a broad range of clients and include both individual and group based interventions as well as research projects.

    If you are interested in finding out more about working at Harnessing Wellness Psychology , please visit our jobs page.

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