Alisa Pratt

BBehSci, BSW(Honours), Grad Dip (Mental Health)

Alisa is a Social Worker with 15 years’ experience working in the private outpatient and inpatient mental health sector. Alisa obtained a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), and is currently studying her Masters of Mental Health, from La Trobe University.

She has worked therapeutically with children, teenagers, adults and families and uses a variety of therapeutic frameworks, including narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based interventions and other focused psychological strategies.

Alisa is compassionate, non-judgemental, and caring and works collaboratively with her client’s, their families and treatment team to ensure recovery focused and person-centred care is delivered. Alisa is passionate about advocacy and assisting her clients to reach their goals, through helping them to make positive changes in their mental health and well-being. 

Alisa is currently available for children, teen and family therapy clients.

Alisa Pratt

Zoe Smith

BPsySc, GradDipPsych

Zoe is a registered Psychologist and has worked both in private practice and in the public sector since 2014. Within these roles she has worked in the Child and Youth Mental Health Services team (CYMHS) as a Mental Health Clinician, as well as in the Children and Schools Early Action program (CASEA) and with the Autism Spectrum Support and Evaluation Team (ASSET) at the Mildura Base Hospital. Zoe has worked across the lifespan with a wide variety of presentations, however as an Autistic ADHDer herself has a particular interest in working with Neurodivergent individuals. She also has a strong interest in assessment and working with developmental trauma. Zoe also has been a diagnostician in the area of developmental disorders, including autism and provides these assessments. 

Zoe was raised in Ouyen and has lived in Mildura since 2016. She completed her University training in Bendigo and her further supervisory practice locally initially in private practice and completed her training in the public sector. Zoe previously worked in Adelaide at the Appleton Institute completing a research based internship before pursuing counselling. She has a passion for connecting with and supporting people making her well suited to counselling based psychology and is proud to be able to work in her home community.

For appointments please contact Reception on 50001695 or email

Zoe Smith, Registered Psychologist at Side by Side Psychology.

Kate French

BA(Psych), Hons (Psych), Masters of Psychology (Clinical).

Director & Clinical Psychologist

Kate s the Director of Side by Side Psychology and her team can help you and your family by providing early intervention for toddlers, preschoolers, and emotion regulation intervention for primary school and high school aged children.  Therapy intervention is also provided to address mental health disorders and growth mindset for children and teens .

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice since 2006 following a career  in Disability Client Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Primary Mental Health Services.  She has also worked as a previous Coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Support and Evaluation Team (ASSET) at the Mildura Base Hospital and as a school psychologist for over five years.

Kate’s interest in autism grew from these different roles and over the the past sixteen years of private practice has honed her skills and helped her become an skilled practitioner in the area of autism and mental health disorders.  Kate also has been a diagnostician in the area of developmental disorders, including autism and provides these assessments at the practice.

Kate is a Sunraysia local and was born, has lived and was schooled locally before completing her post-graduate training in Adelaide.  She has worked in Melbourne before returning to live and work in Mildura.  Being a local helps Kate to understand the challenges faced by clients living in an isolated rural location.

Kate also provides professional supervision to allied health practitioners especially those who may be keen to broaden their understanding on the working in the area of child and adolescent mental health and autism.  Kate delivers coaching and mentoring to parents, childcare and kindergarten staff in the areas of developmental differences and behaviour management. Kate is also available to provide training and presentations on the topics of child and adolescent mental health and autism spectrum disorders. To learn more about coaching and mentoring, head to

Kate French, Clinical Psychologist & Owner of Side by Side Psychology

For appointments please contact Reception on 50001695 or email

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