CHILDREN, ADOLESCENT AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Debbie is both a trained Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist and Director of Redlands Psychologists. Her aim is to empower children, adolescents and their families by providing them with the tools to positively influence developmental and learning pathways to ensure quality of life. Debbie has a special passion for working with children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum and likes to work within a family therapy framework. Debbie approaches therapy using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with the use of drawings and play to ensure that all ages can benefit. She works closely with schools to ensure consistent use of strategies across multiple settings. She is additionally trained in the ADOS 2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) which is the gold standard in assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Debbie supervises all the child and adolescent therapists who work at Redlands, so if she is unable to personally see a client she is still able to have input into ongoing care and assisting them reach their desired goal.
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist and completed her postgraduate training and PhD in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in neuropsychological assessment for children, teens, and adults to assess Intellectual Impairment, learning disorders, neurodevelopment conditions such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and cognitive functioning in the context of brain injury or neurological conditions. Michelle also conducts in-school behavioural assessments. Assessment results are combined with supporting information to provide tailored recommendations and strategies to best support the individual and their family. Michelle is trained in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule), which is the gold standard in assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Natalie is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with children and adolescents. She has a particular interest in working with young people on issues relating to sleep, anxiety, and behavioural and social difficulties. Natalie strongly believes that children are better supported if their parents are also supported and puts a strong emphasis on providing parents with skills and strategies to manage difficult behaviours. This also extends to supporting local schools to implement more appropriate and individual strategies.
Natalie will be on Maternity Leave from January 2019.
Rachael is a Registered Psychologist and is currently completing her endorsement in Clinical Psychology. Rachael uses approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy to help her clients overcome difficulties that they are experiencing in their life and work towards becoming their best self. Rachael believes that it is important to work with clients in a way that is tailored to who they are and their unique needs. This includes finding interesting ways to help engage children and young people in therapy, and ensuring that all people feel like their feelings and experiences are valued in the therapeutic process.
Rachel is a Registered Psychologist with experience in both public, community, research and educational settings. She works from a strengths based perspective using tailored evidenced based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems Therapy. She has a particular interest in working with young people and their families presenting with a range of personal, social, emotional, and educational issues, as well as complex mental health presentations. Rachel strives to assist young people, adolescents and families to thrive in all areas of their lives. She enjoys applying a range of child centred techniques such as play therapy, art and sand tray work in order to enhance communication and therapeutic outcomes for children.
Rachel is on Maternity Leave from the end of August 2018 until January 2019.
Sarah is a provisional psychologist who enjoys working with children and adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioural, and learning difficulties. She also works with adults experiencing anxiety and depression and she can assist clients with emotional difficulties. Sarah uses a family-systems approach with a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and Play Therapy. She adapts her approach to suit each individual’s needs so that clients can feel valued and supported and involved in the process.
Studies have shown that a regular Yoga & Mindfulness practice can assist with the regulation of stress level, emotions, anxiety and even depression. Yoga can reduce behavioural problems, improve self esteem and encourage a healthier and more positive attitude towards body image.
CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
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Donna completed her Master of Psychology at Monash University. Donna has a passion for children and families.
- Specific Learning Difficulties
- Socio-emotional difficulties
- All cognitive assessments
- School liaison
Genevieve completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Queensland and her Masters of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University. Genevieve has a passion for children and families affected by trauma and has spent time working in trauma focused services. She has experience working with youth who have experienced a variety of difficulties including; psychosis, homelessness, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders.
ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
Chris has worked in a range of family and welfare settings in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and London. He has over 30 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting needs. He believes that relationship is vital to the process of change and growth, and emphasise the establishment and maintenance of safety in the counselling environment.
Monique is a Registered Psychologist with experience in both public, community, research and vocational settings. She works from a strengths based perspective using tailored evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Monique is interested in vocational counselling where she assists people of all ages with an unclear vocational direction or who want to change career pathways by identifying vocational strengths, values and job-person fit. Monique is also interested in treating Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders and other sleep disorders. She is trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) which is the gold standard treatment for insomnia, as well as Mindfulness Based Therapy for Insomnia (MBT-I)
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Sarah is a clinical psychologist that specialises in treating
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Self Harming
- Anxiety, OCD, Panic
- Drug and Alcohol abuse
- Anger issues
- Antisocial Behaviour
- Childhood trauma and abuse
- Grief and Bereavement
- Bullying (school, work,home)
- Workplace issues including stress, harassment & personality conflict
- Medico-legal issues
ADULTS AND AGED CARE
Meaghan has over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Psychologist, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and has recently completed a Masters of Applied Social Science in Counselling. She has worked in acute and community mental health teams, general hospitals and counseling services across South East Queensland. She has special interests in health psychology and working with people who have physical and/or mental health issues, older people and carers.
My passion is helping people with dieting a, eating, body image and related issues to feel comfortable in their relationship with food and body image. In doing so, my clients can more effectively get on with creating their best possible lives. To live each day more consistent with their values, moving toward who and what is important to them.
My focus is on helping each of my clients to reach their highest goals through strategies that nourish, not punish.
PERINATAL AND PARENTING
Amanda is a Clinical Psychologist who predominantly works with women and their families experiencing depression, anxiety, or adjustment difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Amanda also assists mothers or fathers experiencing parenting difficulties, including sleep difficulties, bonding or attachment issues.
COUPLES THERAPY AND ADULTS
Matt has previous experience in a variety of settings including private and public hospitals and community mental health settings. Matt uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches including Emotion Focused therapy (EFT) with couples, whilst maintaining an integrative approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic aspects when working with clients. His approach generally aims to assess and gain control over debilitating and life impairing symptoms, to restore functioning as quickly as possible, and then working with his clients to help address deeper underlying sources of difficulties they experience.
Tatum works predominantly with adults, using a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with the goal being to work collaboratively with the client in order to provide effective, individualised treatment in a safe environment. Tatum is actively involved in developing her skills as a couples counsellor, with a particular interest in Gottman Couples Therapy. She also has an extensive background working within defence, and working with PTSD, trauma, recovery and resilience.
Jaime is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in a range of public and private settings. She adopts a strengths based approach and is dedicated to helping her clients overcome their difficulties and build resilience and self-esteem. Jaime has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families and provides individualised evidence-based interventions for a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues. She is experienced in the assessment and intervention of developmental difficulties including learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. Jaime works closely with schools and where appropriate collaborates with other multi-disciplinary professionals..
Jaime is available on Saturdays however is not taking on any new clients at this time.
Haley works predominantly with children, adolescents, young adults and families. Haley is certified in Parent-child Interaction Therapy which aims to improve the quality of interaction between parents and their children as well as Circle of Security Parent DVD training which aims to improve attachment between parents and children. Haley is also actively involved in psychological research involving parenting children with challenging behaviours, body image concerns, extreme weight loss behaviours, and body dysmorphic symptoms in adolescents. Haley is committed to drawing together her skills in order to provide effective treatment for her clients, as well as enhancing the broader community’s understanding of mental health and well-being through her research.
Haley is on Maternity Leave from the end of September 2016.