Meet our team
Meet our team
Our Australian #mentalhealthwarriors
These are just a few of the amazing people that work tirelessly to bring Virtual Psychologist’s service to the Australia. We value their hard work and dedication in providing exceptional psychological services, proactive positive well being initiatives, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support services to Australia.
Our team of psychologists will be coming soon!
Our Global Executive Team
Mrs Dervla Loughnane
B.Soc Sci (Hons) Masters (Psychology) AAPI HRM
I am Virtual Psychologist’s founder and CEO. Prior to starting the company I was a senior psychologist for 20 years for the government and international organisations. I hold degrees in Industrial Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Sports & Exercise Psychology. I have a background in IT, having been a Lotus notes developer, and I am excited to bring the clinical and technical worlds together through this disruptive innovator that is Virtual Psychologist. Having been featured in Vogue magazine and winning various awards, I am a proud female entrepreneur partnering with some of the world’s biggest companies. I am thrilled to be bringing text-based counselling services globally and to continue to save and change lives around the world.
Mr Greg Vains
Diploma of Marketing and Sales
I am Virtual Psychologist’s COO and manage the global operations of our business. I attended the Institute of Management in Adelaide graduating in Merchandising and Marketing Operations, with a specialisation in Sales. I have over 20 years experience in sales and operations within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, and was the product marketing manager for a South Australian dairy company. I also won a global scholarship and travelled around America and Europe reviewing product innovation. That combined with spending time as a child in Papua New Guinea, I have exceptional skills in managing global operations. I am ensuring that Virtual Psychologist is running at peak operational efficiency whilst doing my part in facilitating the staff to save and change lives.
Mr Jamie Phillips
B.Sci(Psych), GradCertPH, MInfTech(HCI)
I am Virtual Psychologist’s Global Head of IT, Data, and Innovation. I am educated in both the clinical and technical aspects of Virtual Psychologist. I hold a degree in Psychology, a post-graduate qualification in Public Health Epidemiology, and a Master of Information Technology in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with a minor in Enterprise Systems. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Strengths Based Leadership. I specialise in mental health, public health, and service delivery technologies. Having been trained in Agile, Prince2, and Scrum, I proudly manage our global technical projects and have been known to get my hands dirty prototyping new innovations. I am honoured to be supporting Dervla and Greg and bringing proactive positive well being measures to world. I believe Virtual Psychologist is the future of psychology, especially in South East Asia, and brings innovative mental health support to those previously unable to access it.