Karen Wong

Karen Wong
Clinical Director and Psychologist

Karen is one of the most experienced ABA and autism clinicians in Australia; having spent more than 23 years in the field, teaching children, adolescents and adults to learn, grow and succeed.
Karen is a registered psychologist and the inaugural and sitting president of The Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia (ABAA). She started working in the field of ABA in 1994, having the privilege of working with one of the ‘founding families’ who brought ABA to Australia from America. She began working for the Center  for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) when they opened the Australian office in 1997 and quickly moved her way up the ranks until 2002 when she was promoted to the role of Senior Managing Supervisor and successfully managed the clinic for over a decade. In 2013, she took over ownership of CARD Australia and The Learning Clinic was founded.
Karen designs custom programs and provides consultation, training, one-on-one behaviour therapy, diagnostic and ongoing assessments and counselling services to families throughout Australia and Asia. She also leads our high calibre clinical team, ensuring TLC programs meet our clinical standards and core values.

Karen maintains an active role in the autism and ABA community by presenting to parent and professional groups; and is regularly asked to speak to university graduates about her role as a psychologist. Karen continually updates her skills and knowledge by attending conferences and workshops, which have also allowed her to cultivate her special interest in teaching Theory of Mind and Executive Functioning skills to her clients.

Aarathy Kumar

Aarathy Kumar
Managing Director

Aarathy started her ABA career with CARD Australia in 2001 and has a background in Early Childhood and Education, with a minor in Psychology from Macquarie University. Aarathy became a consultant in 2004, providing program consultation and therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She became a director of The Learning Clinic in 2013.
Aarathy is responsible for recruiting and training TLC’s high calibre team of therapists, coordinating training and events and team and client management. Aarathy is a regular conference attendee and presenter, placing high value in strengthening her clinical and administrative skills to ensure TLC families always have access to the best treatment options and experiences available.
Michelle Valero
Michelle Valero

Behavour Consultant

Michelle Valero is a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with families and individuals with additional needs. Michelle began working as an ABA therapist in 1996. She eventually joined CARD Australia (now TLC) in 2002 as a Senior Therapist, providing services in Sydney and the United Arab Emirates. She became a Supervisor…

Subahari Ravindran Occupational Therapist
Subahari Ravindran

Occupational Therapist

Subahari joined The Learning Clinic in 2016. She has a degree in Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Occupational therapy. In 2017 she was invited to present her research at the Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference and Exhibition in Perth. Subahari has over 2 years experience delivering ABA therapy and has also spent 7 years teaching her community…

David Lin
David Lin

Administration Officer

David joined TLC in 2015 as an administration assistant. David developed his passion for ABA whilst working at a not for profit disability service. He strives to provide outstanding customer service and ensure families feel well supported. He is excited to be working at TLC as their values and philosophies in grounding all their programs in…

Emma Finn

Clinical Liaison

Emma has completed her Bachelor Degree in Counselling from Bond University, Queensland. She has joined the team at TLC because she is passionate about assisting individuals and their families to achieve their goals through fun and effective ABA practices. She believes in the importance of early intervention to help strengthen the family unit and assist…

Louie Alcachupas

Admin Assistant

Louie joined The Learning Clinic in 2017. She provides clerical and administrative support key to efficient operation of TLC. She spent two years in Nursing and completed Associate of Science in Health Education (ASHE) at Cebu Doctor’s University. She graduated Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of San Carlos. Prior to TLC, she worked…

Eunjee Hong

Senior Behaviour Therapist

Eunjee joined TLC in 2016 and has completed her bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Sydney. She has experience with teaching primary school children and loves to see her children learn and grow. She joined the TLC team as she is passionate about developmental psychology and helping children and their families through early…

Cynthia Calaitzopoulos

Senior Behaviour Therapist

Cynthia joined TeamTLC in 2016 and is completing her undergraduate degree of a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Child and Community at Western Sydney University. Her career with children has stemmed from her passion and love for being a role model and a friend to these kids. She believes that no matter the age,…

Clement Wong
Clement Wong

Behaviour Therapist

Clement joined Team TLC in 2015. He is currently finishing the second year of his bachelors in psychology, at the Western Sydney University, with the goal of becoming a child psychologist. Clement is passionate about seeing kids grow, learn and have fun. He has worked and volunteered with kids for the past eight years and loves every bit…

Naiha Seepaul

Behaviour Therapist

Naiha joined TLC in 2017. She is currently completing the last year of a Bachelor of Psychology at the Western Sydney University. She has worked with children for the past eight years and is passionate about teaching children and takes pride in being part of that learning process. Throughout her degree, she has also enjoyed…

Zach Wilkinson

Behaviour Therapist

Zach joined TeamTLC in 2017. He is currently in the third year of a Bachelor of Psychology at The University of Sydney. Zach’s previous experience working with children comes through volunteering both in the local community and abroad. This includes The Starlight Foundation, NSW Boccia, The Smith Family and working as a volunteer teacher overseas.…

Chloe Tutt

Behaviour Therapist

Chloe joined TLC in 2017 and is currently completing her studies in Psychology and Law at Macquarie University. She aspires to go on to complete a Masters in Psychology at Macquarie. She has previously enjoyed helping young people reach their full potential through involvement with the Australian Army Cadets. She looks forward to developing skills…

Pengyu Chen

Behaviour Therapist

Pengyu joined TLC in 2017. He is currently in his 3rd year of Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney. Pengyu has previously worked as a tutor for children of all ages, and has assisted in running extracurricular activities for both primary schools and high schools. As part of his course, he has provided speech…

Sunil Taneja

Behaviour Therapist

Sunil is currently studying Psychology at Macquarie University. He is passionate about ABA because he believes in giving his clients the best possible therapy that is both thoroughly researched, and empirically supported. Sunil’s dream is to complete a masters in Psychology, and maintain a future career in the field.

Sarah Gonsalves

Behaviour Therapist

Sarah is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University. Sarah joined TLC because she has a passion for encouraging development beyond limits. She has previously worked amongst children of various abilities and takes pride in observing their achievements.

Larissa Grotte

Behaviour Therapist

Larissa joined the TLC team in 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Macquarie University. She has always enjoyed working with children and has done so for much of her life. Larissa also teaches flute at a local primary school, and she loves watching all of her kids growing and improving in both…