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Also known as Polaris, The Northern Star has shone brightly for thousands of years to help those trying to find their way.
We at Northern Star aim to be this guiding star for you. To support you and reassure you through the journey of life. To light the way through the unknown: past, present and future.

Our Mission

Northern Star Psychology Collective was founded with the aim of reducing the systemic issues associated with large organisations. We wanted to develop a safe and relational agency that serves as a foundation for the professional development of our clinicians in support of their clients. 
This structure allows us to focus purely on providing quality, evidence-based client care and therapeutic services to those in need. We aim to support our clients through genuine therapeutic connections in a real and authentic way. 

Meet the Team

Taryn Hayhurst

Registered Psychologist

Taryn has provided therapeutic services to people with varying mental health struggles for over 5 years across the Central Coast, Hunter and Sydney regions.

Taryn is particularly interested in working with adolescents and early adulthood. She is a neurodivergent-affirming clinician available to support ages 7+ through anxiety, depression, interpersonal skills, and much more.

Taryn is our self-professed geekhead with a love for all things pop culture, especially Disney and video games. You'll find her curled up with a good book or trying her hand at a new creative venture in her leisure time.

Taryn is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Michelle Langworthy

Registered Psychologist

Michelle has enjoyed a busy career of providing psychological services to people with complex needs across the country, including those with a history of neurodevelopmental complex trauma.

Michelle has a special interest in working with children and young people with a history of neurodevelopmental complex trauma, though is available to support clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. 

In her spare time, Michelle is an avid lover of the outdoors, exploring our beautiful Central Coast beaches, both above and below the ocean, hiking up any mountains possible and then relaxing and watching too much Netflix afterwards.

Michelle has recently completed her training to become a Board Approved Supervisor and is open to meeting provisional psychologists needing supervision.

Michelle is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Kate Simpson

practice manager

With over seven years experience in small business administration, Kate has and will continue to work closely with clients to find the best services for their needs. For everything related to scheduling and billing, Kate is your primary point of contact. Not only an awesome manager, Kate thoroughly enjoys a good book,  tennis, netball, music, pop culture, and gaming.

You probably wont see Kate around the practice very often as she is working hard behind the scenes for us remotely.

Due to her busy schedule, Kate is best contacted through our email address and will endeavor to answer your inquiries as soon as possible.