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Meet Our Team

Sulaima Samman

Principal Educational and Developmental Psychologist

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Sulaima is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She has held numerous positions in government, community, education and clinical settings. She is exceptionally skilled in identifying and treating intellectual and academic difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other behavioural problems, poor self-esteem, and other childhood difficulties.

Sulaima speaks Arabic and has worked with CALD communities for the entirety of her career. She is passionate about working with children and young people and is constantly updating her knowledge and skills and ensures that she provides the most appropriate and effective service.

Sulaima is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and registered with AHPRA. She has a Bachelor degree in psychology and a Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is a Fellow of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.


Sulaima is an accredited supervisor, assisting provisional psychologists through their pathway to becoming fully registered psychologists. She also offers mentoring and professional supervision to early career psychologists and school counsellors.

Sulaima is committed to ensuring that Flying High Child Psychology is a warm and inviting space for kids and teens to attend with their families and receive a high quality and professional service.

Languages: Arabic

Mona Taleb

Senior Psychologist


Mona is a registered psychologist with AHPRA. She has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and a Post graduate Certificate in Psychology Practice with over 10 years' experience working with children, adolescents and families.

She has a special interest in working with children who experience anxiety, poor self esteem, depression and a range of behavioural and emotional challenges. Mona is trained in Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and can support children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Mona has a passion for working with parents and providing them with support and the tools with which to connect with their child.

She is a fun, friendly psychologist who can relate well to younger kids. She has over 5 years of experience working as a school psychologist, being a guide and mentor and over 5 years of experience working in a private clinic setting.

Mona is a bilingual therapist who has experience working with English and Arabic speaking families.

Languages: Arabic

Saima Ali


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Saima has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Saima is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Saima has experience working with a diverse range of clients of all cultural groups and ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. She also has worked with children with disabilities, including intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Saima has a keen interest in working with children/ people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, ADHD, behavioural problems, childhood difficulties, phobias, low self-esteem, and anger issues.
She has worked in a range of settings, including schools, non-government organisations, charities, and private practice. She has experience working face to face, on video and telephone.
Saima enjoys spending time with family and friends and finds gardening very therapeutic.

Saima is currently on maternity leave.

Languages: Dari (Hazargi), Urdu, Hindi

Fatma-Nur Atan

Clinical Psychology Registrar

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Fatma-Nur Atan is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Fatma has gained experience working with children and young people through Headspace and other reputable mental health institutes.

Fatma is passionate about educating the community about mental health and advocating for the community. Fatma works with children and young people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. Fatma is also fluent in Turkish.

Languages: Turkish

Nahida Haoui


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Nahida is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a full member with the APS. Nahida has completed her Masters of Professional Psychology.


Nahida is passionate about providing caring, professional and evidence-based interventions that improve short and long-term outcomes, including improved mental health and quality of life for the whole family. Nahida uses evidence based treatment frameworks tailored to each individual client. Nahida has implemented anxiety and behaviour programs for children and their parents. Nahida is accredited in the Griffiths Scales of Child development as well as standardised cognitive and learning assessments. Assessment and treatment is considered on a case by case basis. Nahida adopts a holistic approach, working in collaboration with families, preschools, schools and other health professionals.

Nahida has experience and enjoys working with people across all ages. She has experience working face to face, on video and telephone.
Outside of work , Nahida enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors and travelling. 

Languages: Arabic

Joanne Raheb

Provisional Psychologist

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Joanne is a Provisional Psychologist with 10 years of prior experience as a Special Needs teacher, Learning Enrichment Coordinator and Diverse Learning Educational Consultant to schools, across Kinder to Year 12. She has a deep understanding of the complexities and possibilities for children with diverse learning and support needs, and a passion for supporting children and families impacted by a wide range of neurodevelopmental challenges, mood disorders, learning difficulties, and wellbeing issues.


Joanne has degree level qualifications and extensive training across the disciplines of Psychological Sciences, Mental Health & Counselling. English, Visual Arts, Inclusive Education, and Law. Prior to 2010, she worked as a Lawyer in Family Law Legal Aid matters, where she developed a greater awareness of the mental health needs of children and teenagers, and of the impact of trauma in families.  Joanne was awarded Golden Key International Honour Society membership for outstanding academic achievement at Macquarie University in 2007. She has been a member of the Professional Teacher Council (PTC) in Sydney and has served PALS, one of its teacher associations, since 2016, firstly as committee member, then as President from 2018 to 2021, and as Vice-President from 2022 onwards.


Over the course of her career, Joanne has held many other posts, including: Literacy Assessment Fellow at UNSW Global (EAA), Vice-President Education for Toastmasters International from 2012 - 2014, and National English Curriculum Lead at the Australian Curriculum Authority (ACARA) in 2015. Joanne has also been a long time IELTS English examiner at Macquarie University's ELC, and places a high value on cultural and linguistic diversity in our society.


Joanne has delivered group therapy programs on: social skills training, wellbeing and mindfulness, and parenting courses on anxiety management, and teacher education courses on challenges and adjustment needs for children with ADHD and Dyslexia. She has published educational resources, and served on multiple advisory review panels for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), where she has been able to contribute to the operationalising of disability standards in the school education sector.


Joanne is dedicated to improving child and family outcomes in private practice psychology where she continues to provide individual assessment and therapy, and general psychological services for children and adults across the lifespan.

Faryal Iqbal

Provisional Psychologist


Faryal is a provisional psychologist with a passion for working with children and families. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Psychology Honours degree from the University of Sydney and is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Psychology.


Faryal has valuable experience in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to young people with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and sleep difficulties. In her role, Faryal strives to create a validating and warm space for her clients. Her compassionate nature is reflected in her commitment to helping the community, particularly individuals from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Faryal’s goal is to use a collaborative approach to empower families, ensuring they feel supported on the therapeutic journey.


In her free time, Faryal enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching countless food videos, and going on the occasional nature walk.


Faryal is also fluent in Urdu.

Languages: Urdu

Hajra Begic

Provisional Psychologist


Hajra is a Provisional Psychologist who has attained her Bachelor of Psychology degree from Curtin University. She is on the path to becoming a fully registered psychologist and is a highly valued team member at Flying High.

Hajra is friendly, caring, fun, enthusiastic and loves working with children of all ages. She is driven to make a positive impact in everyone’s lives whilst reaching realistic individual goals. She has a passion for working alongside individuals and constantly enhancing her skills- ensuring she provides the most effective and up-to-date service. Hajra provides assessments and therapy and can work with children, adolescents and families on the NDIS and privately.
Hajra is also bilingual speaking Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.

Languages: Bosnian, Croation, Serbian

Laura Hua

Senior Speech Pathologist


Laura is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) registered with Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney. Laura has been working in the disability sector for many years and has extensive experience working with young children and teenagers. She has a strong interest in early intervention and providing her clients with the best start to their learning journey. She places emphasis on working collaboratively with families to achieve long term goals.

Laura is a playful, caring therapist who loves to make therapy fun and light-hearted - all whilst learning lots! She believes in looking at a child as a whole and providing supports that will be functional and long-lasting. She is a certified therapist in the Hanen 'More Than Words' program, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) communication system, PEERS for Young Adults program and more.

Languages: Vietnamese

Yusra Farooq

Speech Pathologist

Yusra is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) registered with Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney.

She works with children who have a wide range of communication disorders, such as articulation and phonological disorders, language delays and disorders, fluency disorders, and social communication disorders.

Yusra's approach to therapy is highly individualised and child-centered. She believes in creating a fun and engaging environment that helps children feel comfortable and motivated to communicate. Yusra uses a variety of evidence-based techniques and tools, such as play-based therapy, visual aids, and technology, to help children improve their communication skills.

In addition to working directly with children, Yusra also works closely with parents and caregivers to provide education and support. She believes that involving parents and caregivers in the therapy process is essential for long-term success and encourages them to participate in therapy sessions and practice communication strategies at home.

Yusra is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and loves seeing the progress they make through therapy. She feels privileged to be a part of their journey and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to every child she works with.

Gloria Siu

Occupational Therapist


Gloria is a practicing occupational therapist who has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Gloria is passionate about supporting children and individuals with disabilities. She has special expertise in working with autistic individuals within schools and in the community. Gloria has received training in positive behaviour support, feeding intervention and the We Thinkers program.

Fabeha Noor


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Fabeha is a Counsellor and a Provisional Member with PACFA. She holds a Master's degree of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Fabeha has practical experience working with teens and adults, and has experience in providing counselling for anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, negative thinking and trauma. She works with people from all cultural backgrounds and considers cultural influences in her therapeutic work.

Fabeha is a friendly and easy-going counsellor who connects with both teens and adults smoothly and prioritises clients' comfort over anything else. She approaches her clients with understanding and compassion. Fabeha loves uplifting others and encourages positivity in clients whilst embracing their challenges. She is always ready to lend a listening ear and dedicates herself to each of her clients.

Fabeha's warmth and connection comes through in both face-to-face and online video sessions, so clients can get the benefit of her counselling in either mode of therapy.
Fabeha speaks Urdu, making her an excellent option for clients who feel more comfortable in speaking their mother-tongue.

Languages: Urdu

Samar Samman

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager at Flying High Child Psychology, Samar is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of high-quality services to our clients and managing daily operations. She is passionate about improving the client experience and supporting staff to perform at their very best. Samar is an experienced Orthoptist who values the importance of providing professional health services. 

Samar can be contacted at

Languages: Arabic


Senior Receptionist

Sarah, our senior receptionist, has been with the Flying High team since 2020 and during this time she has made an exceptional contribution to the administration of the clinic. 

Sarah can assist you with general enquiries about our service, questions regarding billing, booking or rescheduling appointments and other administrative issues.

Sarah is always ready to assist you with your enquiries, to give you the best possible experience and to provide the best of help to support your needs.

Sarah can be contacted at

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