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The Synchron Psychology Team

Chantel Ashkar 


Chantel has experience working with children, autistic people, and people who've experienced acute trauma - in particular, victims of crime, veterans, and first responders. Chantel uses cognitive and personal construct approaches in her work. She is also a board approved supervisor and approved for Victims Services, DVA, and Workcover.


Jennifer Ashkar

Jennifer uses an attachment and client-centred approach in her work. She has an interest in working with clients who've experienced grief, attachment wounds, trauma, and OCD. She has extensive experience working with autistic people, children in foster care, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Jennifer has a background working in educational settings.

Mikaela Nicholson
Therapy Assistant / Support Worker 

Mikaela has a diploma in art therapy and a bachelors degree in fine arts. Mikaela helps NDIS participants build self-regulation and self-expression skills using art, play, and sensory activities. 


Margaret Minikin 
Therapy Assistant / Student Counsellor 

Margaret has a bachelor's degree in science (psychology) and is currently studying a masters in counsellor. She has extensive experience working with children and young people in the foster care system, as well as working with disabled young people. On Mondays and Wednesdays, she works as a student counsellor under a placement program with her university. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, she works as an NDIS therapy assistant using play-based and sensory strategies to help NDIS participant build skills (communication, emotion recognition, independent living skills, and community participation). 


Ella Ashley-Jones 
Receptionist / Support Worker 

Ella is our receptionist, and also provides some support work services under the NDIS. Ella holds a bachelor's degree in science (psychology). She hopes to undertake medical studies soon to become a psychiatrist. 


Our Partners 

Synchron Diagnostics and Development 


This is our sister company, owned and operated by Jennifer and Chantel Ashkar. Synchron Diagnostics is a small team of expert psychologist who work together to provide comprehensive psychological assessments, diagnosis, supervision, training, and resource development. 


Taylah Loader

Taylah owns and operates InterLink Psychology. Taylah sees clients of all ages and presentations. She has an attachment focus, and has a special interest in working with couples, clients with anxiety, and child clients.

Carol Hayek 
Clinical Psychologist

Carol owns and operates Psychlinx in Sydney and works from Goulburn once a month. Carol uses a psychoanalytic approach, and is trained in EMDR therapy. Carol works with adult clients who have experienced trauma, complicated grief, and neurodivergent presentations.

Chloe Hulse

Chloe owns and operates CH Psychology. Chloe enjoys working with teenagers, young people, and adult clients. Chloe works with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety disorders, and neurodivergent conditions. Chloe has a background in out of home care settings.

Soha Ghecham
Speech Pathologist

Soha owns and operates The Communication Centre. Soha works with toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults to communicate meaningfully. Soha works with autistic and disabled people and takes a neuro-divergent affirming approach in her work.

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