OUR TEAM

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.

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.

ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

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SARAH ZAVODNYIK

Sarah is a clinical psychologist that specialises in treating

  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Suicidality
  • Self Harming
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • 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

Alison’s preferred modalities of therapy are evidence based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

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.

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.

OTHER

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Substance abuse including tobacco and drugs
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bad habits
  • Improve sleep
  • Aid in pain management

WE’RE PROFESSIONAL

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At Redlands Psychology we are passionate about helping you be the best that you can be. 

Not only do we have awesome psychologists we have an awesome administration team.