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Johannesburg Developmental Assessment Centre (JDAC) was established by two Psychologists who identified a need for more specialised assessment services for children and young adults. After gaining experience in different areas they decided to come together to use this shared knowledge to benefit their clients.

Both Juli and Meagan are trained to assess and work with children of all ages as well as parents and caregivers. They are very passionate about what they do and value the importance of working with each client as an individual.

Julianne Yates BsocSci Psych (UCT); BA Hons Psych (WITS); MA Couns. Psych. (WITS) Juli is a registered Counselling Psychologist who is passionate about psychological assessments and enjoys working with both children and adults. Her areas of interest include psycho-educational assessment, career assessment as well as study skills training. She is also trained in the Griffiths Developmental Scales. In addition to her private work, Juli has a keen interest in promoting community development and social wellbeing.

Gabriela Völkel

BA Speech and Hearing Therapy (Wits); BEd Hons Educational Psychology (Wits); MEd Educational Psychology (Wits)
Gabriela is a registered Educational Psychologist who has a passion for working with children and families, generally within a psychodynamic framework. She enjoys both psycho-educational assessments and play therapy, and has a keen interest in working with under-resourced communities. Gabriela has a Speech Therapy and Audiology background, and experience in working in the government sector and schools, and in multidisciplinary teams.

Sable Leicher

BA (Wits), BA Psych Hons (Wits), M.Ed – Educational Psychology (Wits)
Sable is a registered Educational Psychologist. Her passion is helping children build a foundation for emotional literacy and healthy social relationships. She advocates for using a combination of methods, tailored to a family’s unique needs, in order to promote healthy social and emotional development.

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