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Dr Michele Andrews (Director)


Bach Psy(Hons), D Psych (Clinical Psych/ Clinical Neuropsychology), MAPS

Dr. Michele Andrews is the founder/director of Mind Wise Psychology Services. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has a background in assessment and treatment of varied client groups. Her previous positions in the public sector included: Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Neurosciences Unit of Princess Alexandra Hospital, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at the Park Centre for Mental Health, and Clinical Psychologist at the Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit in Princess Alexandra Hospital. Michele made the move from the public to private sector in 2010. Michele’s clinical practice has focused on treatment of individuals with complex trauma and PTSD.  Michele is a registered Clinical Psychology Medicare provider.

Michele also has extensive experience in medico-legal assessment/reports and forensic neuropsychology. She offers the following services:

   Pre-sentence  and mitigation reports
   Risk assessment reports
   Fitness for trial/ capacity to provide legal instruction
   Assessment and treatment of offenders in the community and correctional facilities
   Neuropsychological Assessment- Personal Injury, Work Cover, DVA .
   Expert Witness

Michele offers supervision to students and professional development supervision. Michele is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychology Psychiatry and the Law and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.


Sara Jones


Bach Psy(Hons), Masters Clinical Psychology, MAPS

Sara is a Clinical Psychologist with a strong focus on CBT, Mindfulness and ACT-based therapies. She also has an interest in IPT, Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy. Sara has worked in private and public health with children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults in the treatment of severe and complex mental health issues. Sara’s areas of expertise include: Substance use disorders, anxiety (inc.OCD, PTSD, GAD, Panic, Phobias) and depression (inc. Bipolar Affective Disorder). Other interests include: Trauma, chronic disease and addiction. Previously Sara has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital with children with chronic disease, and at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit providing treatment for substance use problems.
Tzoe Wong

Tzoe Wong


B.Sc (Hons) Psych, M.Psych (Clin), MAPS

Tzoe Wong is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Tzoe utilises evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, in assisting clients with addressing their concerns and achieving their goals. Tzoe has worked with older adults, adults, adolescents, children, and families to address a range of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Her areas of interest include psychometric assessments and older adult mental health.  Tzoe has previous experience working in occupational rehabilitation and conducting vocational assessments.

Jackie Yuen


Jackie Yuen is a registered psychologist with experience in both psychotherapy and assessment for children, adults and older adults. She has worked across sectors of disability, community mental health, public health (Alcohol and Other Drugs Service, Geriatric Adult Rehabilitation and Recovery Service, Toowoomba Base Hospital), with experience practising in regional areas (Darling Downs). She has also had experience working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds and can offer therapy services in Cantonese and Mandarin.    

Jackie has a keen interest in mindfulness-based therapies and conducting assessments for children and families to support their learning potentials. Nevertheless she ultimately strives to provide evidence-based, holistic service based on the clients' needs, timely psychometric testing and collaboration with stakeholders such as parents/guardians, schools/other institutions, and other health professionals where necessary. Jackie also has professional interests in areas of self-compassion and complex trauma.

Jackie is a member of the Australia Psychological Society and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences. She is a registered allied health provider for Medicare. She has completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical).

Ursula


Ursula has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland.  She also completed a Master of Forensic Mental Health at Griffith University.  Ursula is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and an Affiliate Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists.  She is STAP Trained and Accredited as well as a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor with Clinical Psychology Endorsement.  Ursula is registered to provide psychological services through Medicare, Private Health Insurance and WorkCover Provider.  She is also a Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service Provider
For the past five years, Ursula has been working in private practice as a clinical and forensic specialist.  As part of her clinical practice, Ursula provides therapeutic and counselling services to children, adolescents and adults who experience a wide range of mental health problems including depression anxiety and stress, serious and enduring mental illness, anger management, trauma, alcohol and substance misuse problems, disordered eating, and psychotic disorders.  As part of her forensic practice, Ursula provides assessment and treatment services for a variety of legal matters.  She also provides expert opinions and court reports on forensic psychology matters including general risk assessments and specific sexual and violence risk assessments.
Prior to entering into private practice, Ursula was employed by the Queensland Government Health Service for eight years.  Ursula initially worked as a Court Diversion Officer delivering assessment, education and treatment to illicit substance users before settling at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital where she provided extended assessment and interventions for individuals with a range of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric disorders as well as intellectual disability.  
Ursula is passionate about delivering therapy that makes a difference to the psychological health and wellbeing of young people and adults.  She has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy.  Ursula hopes by teaching individuals the techniques of recognising, understanding and choosing how we think, feel and act, that this can assist with shaping their own understanding and interactions with others.

Dr. Rachell Kingsbury


Dr Rachell Kingsbury

Bach Psych&Ed(Hons), Dip(Bus Mgmt), MA(Clin Psych), D Psych(Clin Neuro & Clin Psych), JP (Qual), MAPS

Dr Rachell Kingsbury provides a strong background in adult and older adult neuropsychology, having previously developed two dementia-based services in Australia.  This includes senior practice in:
• Early dementia diagnosis, and care consultancy into the behavioural & psychological symptoms of the continuum of disease.
• Differential diagnoses and healthy ageing consultancy
• Delirium management
• Staff training and education
• Capacity and medicolegal reporting

Clinically, Rachell has worked on the largest study of Vietnam Veterans in Australia, and offers experience in PTSD, depression, anxiety, and mental illness affecting returned servicemen.  She is a DVA approved practitioner.

Rachell has expanded her practice into rehabilitative neuropsychology in both the public and private sector, and can assist with any issues regarding:
• Return to work assessments
• Acquired brain injury and Traumatic brain injury
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Provisional diagnoses of neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, oncology, motor neuron disease, etc.)

More recently, Rachell has focussed her career on School Psychology and works concurrently as a Guidance Officer and Child Psychologist.  Within this sector, she provides:
• Paediatric neuropsychology
• Educational & Developmental Assessments (e.g., assisting with provisional diagnosis of autism, ADHD, learning disorders, giftedness, and intellectual impairment)
• Child psychology

Rachell has a specific interest in working within an attachment therapy framework in helping to optimise the relationship between children and families.  

 
Dian (Dee) Wirawan

 
 
Dian is a passionate Child & Adolescent Psychologist experienced in dealing with children and adolescents age ranging from 3 to18; although adults, elderly, and people with disabilities are not excluded in her services. She is skilled in working with psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, peer relationships, adjustment issues, low self-esteem, grief & loss, trauma, self-harming, suicidal ideation, learning & behavioural problems, substance-use disorders, PTSD, addictions, developmental disabilities, interpersonal & communication problems, eating disorders, academic performance, workplace problems, and parenting issues.
 
 
Dian is committed to providing patients with high-quality ethical mental health treatments. Her passions are to enhance individuals’ well-beings and assist them in reaching their potentials and thus making the most of their present lives. Eclectic psychology is predominantly applied in her therapies so that effective treatment can be tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs. This involves evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic and Positive Psychology. In her counselling with children, Play & Art therapies are applied, while parents’ input is also taken into account to foster a collaborative approach to improve children’s mental health.
 
 
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia since 2007, Dian has also become a prestige member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN), and Child, Adolescent & Family Psychology, and Psychologists in Schools interest groups. Dian maintains a strong focus on continuing her professional development; while in her spare time enjoys trying new recipes, watching good movies, and investing quality time with her kids and beloved hubby.
 
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