We have a multi-disciplinary team on hand to assist.
Director + Psychologist
Carolyn has experience as a clinician and manager across a range of mental health settings in Queensland and Victoria.
She has experience working with complex trauma, emotion instability, self-harm, substance use, complex and co-morbid mental health issues, psychosis, early intervention for adolescents and young adults, indigenous psychology and sexuality.
Carolyn draws on a range of psychological approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Director + Clinical Psychologist
Kylie has provided psychological services across a number of psychiatric and counselling settings as both a clinician and manager.
She holds an interest in many areas of mental health, and in particular complex trauma, personality difficulties, emotion dysregulation, suicidality and self-harm, parenting, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the psychological impact of physical health issues including infertility and chronic skin conditions.
Kylie’s approach is warm, flexible, compassionate and non-judgemental. Kylie works collaboratively with her patients and draws on a range of psychological approaches to suit each person including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Kylie is also a STAP accredited supervisor.
Dr Nakeeta Sturgess
Nakeeta’s Doctorate of Psychology was completed at The University of Queensland and her clinical experience has spanned private practice, public hospital and psychiatric inpatient settings.
She has helped clients from a range of life stages through a broad spectrum of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, acute and post traumatic stress disorders, psychosis and personality disorders.
Nakeeta applies a range of clinical therapeutic interventions tailored to the needs of her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness.
Accepting new referrals from October 2020.
Pejman Hoviatdoost is a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience in working with a broad range of adult psychological problems including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties and drug and alcohol problems.
Pejman specialises in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) with more than seven years of training and experience in this model. Pejman provides workshops on ISTDP for Australian Psychological Society (APS).
He is currently undertaking a PhD with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT); his research aims to better understand the mechanisms of change in ISTDP across the spectrum of psychological disorders.
Pejman is a registered clinical supervisor, he provides supervision for private psychologists and psychology students at Griffith University.
Vanina has experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults. She also works with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Vanina follows a client-centered approach which uses evidence based strategies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
She aims to help individuals with their current difficulties, to improve their resilience and to facilitate their engagement in the community. This include working with people with a mood disorder, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, loss of personal values, relationship issues and struggles in managing and understanding emotions.
Nadine has provided psychological services across multiple settings, including private practices, corporate organisations and public psychiatric hospital.
She has a genuine interest in all areas of mental health and has helped clients with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorders, psychosis and personality disorders.
Nadine has co-facilitated therapeutic workshops for confined patients, perinatal mental health groups, social skills enhancement therapies for children and young adults with Asperger’s syndrome and led mental health first aid courses in corporate settings.
In addition to her psychology qualifications, Nadine holds a Masters in Management and worked in Human Resources functions within major international companies, giving her a sound knowledge of workplace dynamics and the related psychological implications.
Building on a collaborative alliance, Nadine applies an integrative approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual, informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focus Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Her caring style establishes a safe and stigma-free environment in which people feel heard. Nadine embraces multi-cultural matters drawing from her life in Europe, the US and Asia, and she welcomes clients from all backgrounds. Sessions can be offered in English or in French.
BPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clin) MMngt (Int) Assoc MAPS
Clinical Psychology Registrar
Aaron is a registered psychologist who holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. He is currently working towards his Clinical Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia. He works for QLD Health (substance misuse) and Toowong Private Hospital (Trauma) in conjunction with his role in private practice.
Aaron is passionate about mental health issues and aims to provide a safe, collaborative, and non-judgemental therapeutic space to promote a better quality of life for his clients. He has experience working with individual across the lifespan with a range of psychological difficulties including mood difficulties (anxiety and depression), stress, anger, trauma, grief and loss, sleep disturbance, interpersonal difficulties and drug and alcohol problems. Aaron has a clinical interest in trauma, anxiety, phobias and substance misuse.
Aaron adopts a client-centred framework that draws primarily from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) however he is flexible in his approach incorporating other interventions to suit the individuals needs such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy, Schema Therapy, Trauma focused therapies and mindfulness.
Allanah holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Clinical Psychology Registrar working towards obtaining her Clinical Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is also in the process of completing her PhD, which is primarily focused on body image.
Allanah is passionate about mental health and enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families experiencing psychological disorders and symptomology such as depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioural difficulties, grief and loss, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. Allanah has also been involved in teaching positive psychology at a university level and maintains an interest in its application within therapeutic contexts.
Allanah’s approach is warm, compassionate and flexible. She works collaboratively with her patients and utilises a range of evidenced based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Jessica is a general psychologist who provides client centred care with a non-judgemental and compassionate approach to therapy. She currently works for QLD Health in conjunction with her role in private practice.
Jessica has experience working with adults across a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, interpersonal conflict, trauma, personality disorders, bipolar affective disorder, and psychotic disorders. She has also researched and published a paper on non-suicidal self-injurious behaviours in young adults.
Jessica has provided case management, assessment and therapeutic intervention across several settings including public mental health, forensic, foster care, university clinics, and employment agencies.
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