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Our Team

GOALS Psychology clinicians are based in our Fortitude Valley clinic space with telehealth available Australia-wide and community/school/home visits available upon request across Brisbane. 

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Kate Row

Psychologist

BSc(Psych) BA, PostGradDip (Psych) AHPRA PsyBA

Kate works with toddlers, children, teenagers and adults. She has experience working with clients experiencing anxiety (excessive worry, social anxiety, performance anxiety, phobias), depression, neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem / confidence issues, career uncertainty and concerns, stress / burnout, bullying, schooling issues, health issues and providing parenting support.

 

The main therapeutic modalities she utilises include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), solution-focused brief therapy, communication and social skills building for growing clients’ toolkits of practical coping strategies. Kate enjoys working with clients to identify their goals and work towards achieving them to improve overall well-being and live their most fulfilling lives possible. She has a life-long passion for working with clients with diffabilities / disabilities and supporting individuals and families through their NDIS journey to thrive. 

  • Toddlers, children, teenagers, adults

  • Anxiety

  • Depression & mood

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Parenting support

  • Self-esteem / confidence

  • Career uncertainty & concerns

  • Stress / burnout

  • Bullying

  • Specific learning disorders

  • Phobias

  • Health counselling

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Scoliosis

  • Blindness

  • Down syndrome

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Genetic conditions

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Ellie Putland

Provisional Psychologist

Ellie works with children, teenagers and adults. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, have neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, are experiencing difficulties with adjustment, substance use, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, phobias, anger, personality disorders and psychosis.

 

Ellie works with clients from a trauma-informed care framework and works collaboratively with families on psychoeducation towards their goals. She utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Ellie is experienced in administering an array of assessments, incorporating relevant resources into sessions and liaising with clients’ wider support teams wherever helpful towards client goals. Ellie enjoys supporting clients to develop and refine their psychological and coping skills. She has a particular passion for supporting young people who would like to reduce their stressors. Ellie holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Griffith University with 1st class Honours and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Adults

  • Anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety, phobias)

  • Depression

  • Neurodiversity

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Self esteem / confidence

  • Stress / burnout

  • Bullying

  • Specific learning disorders (dyslexia)

  • OCD

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Anger

  • Personality disorders

  • Psychosis

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Chantelle Jones

Provisional Psychologist

Chantelle works with older children, teenagers and adults utilising a strengths-focused approach. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing challenges in their daily life such as striving for something new, dealing with changes, or coping with injuries and illnesses. Chantelle works with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, have autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, are seeking to improve self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, pain, anger, and provides LGBTQI+ counselling support.

 

Chantelle draws on a background in performance psychology and health coaching including utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Chantelle has a particular passion for supporting young people to have a positive experience of reaching out for help and supporting them to improve themselves and make lifestyle changes. She enjoys working with clients to develop life skills, increase social supports and achieve their full potential while living a fulfilling and healthy life. Chantelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honours from the University of Canberra and is currently completing further study in a Masters of Sports and Exercise Psychology at the University of Queensland. 

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Adults

  • Adjustment difficulties to change

  • Injury, Illness & Pain management

  • Anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety, performance anxiety)

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Depression

  • Specific learning disorders (dyslexia)

  • Self-esteem/confidence

  • Stress/burnout

  • Bullying

  • Anger

Madeleine Leach

Provisional Psychologist

Madeleine works with children and teenagers utilising evidence-based therapies to help manage neurodevelopmental diagnoses, mental health conditions and everyday challenges. She is experienced working with children and teenagers experiencing anxiety, depression and mood issues, autism, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem/confidence, career and occupational concerns, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, phobias, anger, sleep and interpersonal difficulties and provides parenting support. 

 

Madeleine has worked in schools, private practice and with the Triple P Parenting and Family Support Program. Madeleine utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques. She thoroughly enjoys helping to empower clients to build their resilience, utilise mindfulness and develop effective coping skills. Madeleine fosters a nurturing and growth-oriented atmosphere, ensuring that each client receives tailored support to overcome challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. 

 

Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences with Honours from The University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

  • Children & teenagers

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Depression and mood issues

  • Neurodiversity

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Self-esteem/confidence

  • Career and occupational concerns

  • Bullying

  • Specific learning disorders

  • Stress/burnout

  • LGBTQI+ support

  • Anger

  • Sleep 

  • Interpersonal difficulties

  • Parenting support

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Niamh Whiley

Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Niamh works with children, teenagers and adults and is passionate about utilising contemporary psychotherapeutic techniques to support individuals with engaging in meaningful daily activities. Niamh is experienced working with clients with autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD and trauma, anxiety depression, adjustment disorder, pain, stress/burnout and providing parenting support to families. Niamh’s approach is client-centred, collaborative and tailored to focus on empowering each client to reach their best possible individual goals. 

 

Niamh utilises play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Skill-building techniques, narrative therapy, mindfulness techniques, along with a range of other techniques relevant to her clients’ needs. She is able to assist with Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA), Psychosocial Functional Capacity Assessments (PFCA), Supported Disability Accommodation Assessment (SIA), Supported Independent Living Assessment (SIL), beds and mattresses prescription, pressure care education and therapy and developmental therapy, as well as having facilitated group programs and being skilled in trauma-informed care practices.

Niamh holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

  • Children, Teenagers & Adults

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Anxiety

  • Specific Learning Disorders

  • Depression

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Parenting support

  • Postnatal support

  • Self-esteem / confidence

  • ​Career / occupational concerns

  • Stress / burnout

  • Bullying

  • Substance use and addictions

  • Family / domestic violence

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief & loss

  • Pain

  • Anger

  • Health coaching

  • Sleep issues

  • Dementia

  • Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

  • Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA)

  • Psychosocial Functional Capacity Assessments (PFCA)

  • Supported Disability Accommodation Assessment (SIA)

  • Supported Independent Living Assessment (SIL)

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Karen Dunshea

Psychologist

Karen works with older teenagers and adults, helping them to better manage the stressors and challenges of everyday life. Karen is experienced working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, mood issues, self esteem issues, stress / burn out, grief & loss and pain. Karen has particular experience in workplace issues including career direction, interpersonal / relationship difficulties, bullying, workload, confidence and stress management. Karen thoroughly enjoys working with clients at all levels in an organisation and can also provide sessions focused on coaching clients through career and work-related issues.

 

Karen utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), along with a range of other techniques relevant to the individual client. Karen focuses on an individual's strengths to help clients build interpersonal, communication and self-management skills to increase confidence to move forward. Karen’s approach is based on a belief that individuals are happiest and contribute best when they can be themselves and when relationships are strong- being heard, better understanding who they are and how they think, and learning that they control their own responses to situations is very empowering. 

 

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Hons), a Masters of Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland, as well as a Diplomas in Neuroscience and Clinical Hypnosis. 

  • Older Teenagers & Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood issues

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Self-esteem / confidence

  • Career counselling

  • Workplace issues

  • Occupational / vocational issues

  • Stress / Burnout

  • Bullying

  • Grief & loss

  • Health Coaching

  • Pain

  • Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

Lachlan Avent

Psychologist

Lachlan works with children, teenagers and adults and is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to express themselves, achieve their potential and meet the challenges that life presents. He is experienced working with clients who have autism, ADHD, OCD, specific learning disorders, depression, intellectual disability, are experiencing anxiety, phobias, depression, issues with self-esteem / confidence, stress / burn out, anger, bullying, interpersonal difficulties, and provides parenting support. 

 

Lachlan utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) to support clients to create meaningful change and build skills to live a life that fulfils them. Lachlan is experienced in administering assessments including the WISC, WIAT, WAIS, ADOS, MIGDAS and offers appointments for autism assessment and ADHD assessment. Lachlan is also a certified  Triple P Stepping Stones Parenting Program Practitioner. 

 

Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours from the University of Queensland. 

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Depression & Mood

  • Autism

  • Specific learning disorders

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Parenting support

  • Self-esteem / Confidence

  • Stress / Burnout

  • Bullying

  • LGBTQI+ support

  • OCD

  • Grief and loss

  • Phobias

  • Anger

  • Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

Michaella Shand

Provisional Psychologist

Michaella works with children, teens and adults and is passionate about building rapport with clients and designing a collaborative treatment plan tailored to her client’s values, goals and needs. She is experienced working with Anxiety, Depression & Mood, Autism, ADHD, Intellectual disability, Adjustment difficulties, Parenting support, Self-esteem & confidence, Career / occupational concerns, Stress / Burnout, Bullying, Specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Trauma & PTSD, Grief and loss, Pain, Phobias, Personality disorders, Anger, Health coaching, Psychosis, Sleep issues, Couples Therapy, Interpersonal / relationship difficulties. Michaella offers a full range of psychometric assessment and diagnostic assessment including neurodivergence assessments - autism assessment and ADHD assessment, administering assessments including the WISC, WAIS, MIGDAS, CONNERS, CAARS, WIAT and others. 

 

Michaella utilises evidence-based counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema therapy and play therapy with children. Michaella has research experience related to thesis on executive function and prospective memory, suicide and associated variables. Michaella has previously worked with CanTeen Australia and in private practice.

Michaella holds a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours in Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology and is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology from Charles Sturt University. She has received Executive Dean’s Awards throughout her studies and been a New Columbo Plan Scholar working with high school students in Bhutan.

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Depression & Mood

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Parenting support

  • Self-esteem & confidence

  • Career / occupational concerns

  • Stress / Burnout

  • Bullying

  • Specific learning disorders

  • LGBTQI+ support

  • OCD

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Phobias

  • Personality disorders

  • Anger

  • Health coaching

  • Psychosis

  • Sleep issues

  • Dementia

  • Couples Therapy

  • Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

  • Psychometric assessment 

  • Autism Assessment

  • ADHD Assessment

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Emily McDormand

Occupational Therapist

Emily works with children, teens and adults using a holistic approach to support engagement in daily activities. Emily is passionate about supporting clients and their families with physical, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities to live their best possible life. Emily is experienced working with clients with anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, adjustment difficulties, parenting support, self-esteem / confidence, stress / burnout, specific learning disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, trauma & PTSD, pain, manual handling and education, pressure care education and therapy, interpersonal / relationship difficulties, health coaching, seating/wheelchair/shower chairs/beds/mattresses prescription, hoist and sling assessments, sleep issues, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Emily is also able to assist with Assistive Technology Assessment and Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Reports. 


Emily is experienced in working in both mental health and paediatric occupational therapy in hospital, school and community environments. She is involved in research areas including motor development, goals setting and physical activity. Emily utilises a goal-oriented approach that is client and family oriented. She is certified in the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP), Developmental Therapy, DIR Floortime and the ENVISAGE Families Program. Emily holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy from The University of Queensland and is a member of OT Australia. 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and Mood

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Parenting support

  • Self-esteem / confidence

  • Stress / burnout

  • Specific learning disorders

  • Substance use and addictions

  • Family / Domestic violence

  • OCD

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Eating disorders

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Manual handling and education

  • Pressure care education and therapy

  • Anger

  • Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

  • Health coaching

  • Seating and wheelchair prescription

  • ​Shower chairs prescription

  • Hoist and sling assessments

  • Developmental Therapy

  • Sleep issues

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Beds and mattresses prescription

  • Dementia

  • Assistive Technology Assessment

  • Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Reports

Amy Biggs-Tsoubos

Psychologist

Amy works with toddlers, children, teens and families and is passionate about providing a warm, caring and professional environment for her clients and their families. Amy is experienced working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low mood, neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, emotional regulation, adjustment difficulties, providing parenting support, self-esteem / confidence, stress / burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, OCD, grief and loss, phobias, anger management, sleep issues, managing friendships and interpersonal / relationship difficulties.

 

Amy’s approach to therapy is neuroaffirming and integrates elements of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy, Psychoeducation, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and skill building. Amy respects that families know their children best, and are often the best resource in supporting their children’s flourishing, and seeks to assist building parents’ skills in supporting their child. 

 

Amy holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science in Psychology from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science from Bond University. Amy is also an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor.

  • Toddlers

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Anxiety

  • Depression & Mood

  • Neurodivergence

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Emotional regulation

  • Intellectual disability

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Parenting support

  • Self-esteem / Confidence

  • Stress / Burnout

  • Bullying

  • Specific learning disorders

  • LGBTQI+ support

  • OCD

  • Grief and loss

  • Phobias

  • Anger

  • Sleep

  • Friendships, Interpersonal / relationship difficulties

GOALS Psychology Admin Team

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Our admin team - Sophie, Naomi, Sunday & Sam - are all passionate Psychology students with allied health administration experience who look forward to helping you with your client journey to get the most out of your appointments. We encourage you to ask for help with accessing our resources library and tailoring book/worksheet/resource recommendations to suit your session goals while you wait in our clinic space. Please feel welcome to ask us for any tea/coffee/water/wifi password help/charging devices/yummy treats when you are here or help with the admin aspects of your appointments.

Address

421 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD (Telehealth also available)

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