We strive to provide an environment that enables people to explore their problems.
Dr Michele Andrews - Director Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
Bach Psy(Hons), D Psych(Clinical Psych/ Clinical Neuropsychology), MAPS
Dr Andrews is the Founder/Director of Mind Wise Psychology Services. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Dr Andrews has a specific interest and extensive experience in assessment and treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders and PTSD. She has worked primarily with individuals presenting with trauma spectrum disorders, personality disorders, self-harm, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Dr Andrews uses a variety of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, ACT, EMDR). Dr Andrews has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and a masterclass in Structural Dissociation Theory and parts work. Dr Andrews has also worked extensively with survivors of childhood abuse, institutional abuse and frontline emergency services workers.
Dr Andrews is a board (PBA) approved supervisor and provides supervision to clinical psychology registrars and professional development supervision.
Dr Andrews has worked extensively with Queensland Corrective Services providing individual assessment and intervention with complex and high-risk offenders in custody and the community. Dr Andrews also provides a consultancy service around challenging offenders with a history of complex trauma and challenging behaviours in custody. She provides state-wide education workshops on trauma informed care.
Dr Andrews has provided a range of medico-legal services across the past 10 years and currently offers the following services:
• Fitness for trial/ capacity to provide legal instruction – private solicitor and the Queensland Mental Health Court
• Presentence/mitigation reports (private funded) for criminal matters
• Expert witness services
• Risk Assessment Reports (violent and sexual offending)
Dr Heidi ZeemanClinical Neuropsychologist & General Psychologist MAPS. FCCN.
Dr Zeeman is a qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist and conducts adult Medico-Legal and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessments. She has worked in the fields of Neuropsychology and Behavioural Science for over 20 years, specialising in comprehensive neuropsychology assessment to inform adult rehabilitation and recovery.
Dr Zeeman commenced her neuropsychology internship at Macquarie University Psychology Clinic and Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney before securing a Clinical position at St Vincent’s Hospital, Northern Rivers with Robyn Gordon in 2000. During this time, she also worked for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, NSW and Lismore Base Hospital before moving to Brisbane to complete her PhD in 2004 and continue private practice. Prior to joining Mind Wise Psychology Services Dr Zeeman held the position of Professor of neurorehabilitation within the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Unit at Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
Dr Zeeman’s clinical and medico-legal portfolio covers adult neuropsychological assessment relating to a wide range of services, including Parenting Capacity, Presentence, Fitness, Cognitive Rehabilitation (NIISQ, NDIS, Workcover, TAC) and private neuropsychology.
Dr Zeeman has produced over 120 research outputs and journal articles, with research focus on evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation, psychosocial adjustment, and enriched environments. She maintains an extensive network of traditional and complimentary health providers.
Registered Psychologist (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency, AHPRA).
(Practitioner ID: PSY0000953822). Since 2002.
Member, Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Fellow, College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (FCCN).
• Australian Research Council and NHMRC applied research project grants (2005 – 2021).
• Fulbright Fellowship (2014/15): Traumatic Brain Injury and Environment Enrichment (Cornell University, USA).
• Churchill Fellowship (2008/9): Pathways of recovery following acquired brain injury in USA, UK, Canada, NZ, and Australia.
• Post-doctoral research fellowship and Excellence in Research Award (Griffith University): Investigating evidence-based medicine approaches for psychological science.
Dr. Rachell KingsburyClinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
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.
Michele HunterClinical Neuropsychologist & General Psychologist
BPsych, MA (Clin Psych), PG Dip Clin Neuro Psych (UQ)
Michele Hunter is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with an area of specialist practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Neuropsychology. She holds the degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Queensland.
Her previous positions have included Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar within the Rehabilitation Unit at Logan Hospital, Queensland Health, Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Professional Leader at the Adult Mental Health Service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Clinical Psychologist at the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland. She has experience in neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders in both children and adults, including acquired brain injury.
She has current experience in return-to-work and NDIS assessments. Michele has extensive experience in assessing for psycho-social, neurodevelopmental and intellectual disability. She currently practices as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist with Mind Wise Psychology Services and at the Logan Hospital in Queensland.
Nicole HoClinical Psychologist
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Nicole completed the Master of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various private practice, NGOs and hospital settings. She conducts a range of psychological assessment, including diagnostic assessment, cognitive assessment, functioning assessment, academic achievement testing, ADHD, and Autism assessment. She also has experience in treating a range of psychological presenting issues.
Nicole is able to provide psychological assessment and therapy in Cantonese and Mandarin. She has experience conducting cognitive assessment with clients from a diverse cultural and/or linguistic background, with and without an interpreter.
• Ho, N.K.N,. & O’Donovan A. (2018). An Exploration of the Experiences of Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Trainee Psychologists in Australian Postgraduate Programs. Journal of Australian Psychologist. doi:10.1111/ap.12353
• Ho, N.K.N, Schweitzer, R.D. & Khawaja, N.G. (2016). Academic Achievement among Chinese Migrant Adolescents: The Role of Social Support, School Belonging, and Acculturative Stress. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools. doi:10.1017/jgc.2016.4
Presented at the 50th Australia Psychological Society Annual Conference in 2015 on the topic of Academic Achievement and Adjustment among Chinese Migrant Adolescents
• Master of Clinical Psychology
• Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)
• Bachelor of Social Science of Psychology
• AHPRA registered clinical psychologist
Mark CarrollClinical Psychologist
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Mark is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). He has completed the Master of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. Mark has worked with clients in various private practice and government mental health settings, including Qld Health and Qld Corrective Services.
Mark has experience in treating a range of psychological issues, such as Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction, Work related issues, Anger management, Phobias, OCD and Hoarding. He also has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist clients in managing symptoms related to major mental health disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
His approach is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space to help clients work through their concerns. He uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach and will also tailor therapy by using other techniques that are best suited to individual clients. He also places an emphasis on helping clients understand their core values and strengths in order to bring about positive change. He would like to help clients direct their energy towards “building the new, rather than fighting the old.
Sheeba SadeedClinical Psychologist
BPsychSci (Hons), MClinPsych
Sheeba is a clinical psychologist who currently sees individuals aged 14 years and older. She has previously worked as a psychologist at child and youth mental health services, outpatient adult mental health services, high and low security correctional facilities, inpatient forensic services and university health clinics. In these roles she has provided intervention and assessment to individuals across the lifespan.
Attachment and trauma-informed theories underpin her therapeutic work. She feels privileged to work with individuals through the therapeutic process to better understand and manage their concerns. She has a particular interest in how early life experiences affect the development of one’s sense of self and their patterns of connecting with others.
She tailors her interventions according to each person’s needs, often drawing techniques from mind- and body-centred approaches including Mentalisation-Based Treatment, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychodynamically-Informed Psychotherapies, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Whilst therapeutic techniques are important, her overarching aim is to provide a healing relational experience in which difficult life events can be shared, understood and integrated.
She can offer help with:
• Anxiety disorders
• Mood disorders
• Grief and loss
• Adjustment difficulties, particularly for adolescents who are experiencing increasing demands as they transition to adulthood
• Issues related to identity and sense of self
• Interpersonal difficulties
• Affect regulation and distress tolerance
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Trauma and stress related disorders
• Post-migration and acculturative stress
Sheeba has previously provided assessments within clinical and forensic settings for adults and youth. Currently, she can assist with assessing for autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, giftedness, and intellectual impairments.
Nicolette Bock Clinical Psychology Registrar
BPsychSci (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Nicolette is a generally registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Registrar program. Nicolette is passionate about adopting a client-centred, collaborative approach and facilitating a space where clients can feel safe, heard and valued. Nicolette has experience across sectors, including meeting the needs of clients in government organisations, hospital and community settings.
Nicolette currently works in assessment of individuals across the lifespan, from children to older adults. Nicolette has a keen interest in performing cognitive and academic assessments, and can currently assist with assessing for:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Intellectual Impairment
• Global Developmental Delay
• Learning Disorders
• Dementia and memory impairment
• NDIS assessment and reports
Jess is a local psychologist who has been servicing the western suburbs of Brisbane since 2002. She is passionate about providing effective, affordable and accessible evidence based treatments to help you more from where you are, to where you want to be.
Born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Jess embarked on her psychology degree in 1997 at the University of Wollongong. To cement her theoretical knowledge, she completed a drug and alcohol counselling internship at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services in 2000.
In her employ with the Commonwealth Government since 1997, she worked with an array of client groups predominantly the unemployed, young people, indigenous, mature-aged and parents.
A mother of two girls, she has an interest in pre and post-natal care and is registered with Medicare to provide non-directive pregnancy support.
Having struggled with an overactive sympathetic nervous system (a.k.a anxiety), Jess loves to provide down-to-earth psycho-education while furnishing her clients with a practical psychological toolkit to maximise their brain and life.
Jess is also passionate about helping people achieve their weight and fitness goals. Having lost over 30kgs twice in her life she can assist you with practical skills acquired through her personal experience and professional training as a Psychologist and Personal Trainer.
In addition to her qualifications as a Psychologist and Personal Trainer, she is also a highly experienced Acceptance and Commitment Therapist (ACT). ACT is a very active therapy focused on creating rich and meaningful lives while developing strategies to deal with the unavoidable painful thoughts and feelings we struggle with.
Jess was first introduced to the evidence-based treatment in 2005 and after seeing the dramatic change it yielded in her life, she became passionate about using ACT to help others realise rich and meaningful lives. In therapy, we will look at your heart’s deepest desires for what you want to do, and how you want to be during your short time on this planet and work on small achievable goals of how to get where you want to be. ACT continues to prove itself as a quick, effective and lasting transformative therapy.
Jess’ focus is to guide you towards getting unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as changing your relationship with painful thoughts, feelings, memories and internal experiences, letting go of self-defeating beliefs, break self-defeating habits or destructive patterns of behaviour; rise beyond your fears, and start embracing your precious valued life.
Victoria CullityClinical Psychologist
Victoria is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public child and youth mental health services in both community and acute settings for over ten years, where she supported young people with severe and complex mental health needs.
Victoria works with children, adolescents, parents, families and their support systems in a collaborative and non-judgmental way to better understand and respond to the difficulties that brought them to seek support. She adopts a relational approach to therapy, utilising an integrative framework informed by attachment (Circle of Security), cognitive-behavioural, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic models.
Victoria provides cognitive, educational, and psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults. From these assessments Victoria enjoys providing an evidence based and comprehensive understanding of one’s ability – to inform decision making, supports and treatment options moving forward.
Dr Chantal SlorNeuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist
BA (PSY), PhD (ClinPsych/Clin Neuro)
Chantal believes that clients should feel safe and comfortable to express their thoughts and feelings during therapy, which aids in achieving client goals and a successful treatment outcome. She believes in using evidence-based techniques, while also being aware of adapting treatment plans to the individual where necessary. She uses a friendly, warm and respectful approach while also being direct and open in her communication. Chantal can work with English and Dutch speaking clients.
Chantal completed her Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2009. She then went on to complete her PhD in 2013 at the University of Amsterdam on the subject of post-operative delirium. She has presented at various international conferences and is published in international journals. She is an AHPRA endorsed Clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist.
Chantal has experience working as a psychologist and a research coordinator in both hospital and non-hospital settings. She has worked in a diverse range of settings from academic teaching hospitals to aged care settings, where she gained experience with both (neuro)psychological assessments as well as providing guidance to clients, family or health care staff staff. She has also worked in private practice, where she offered therapy services for a wide variety of mental health presentations.
Chantal offers services like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy. She works with clients 18 years and older. On limited occasions Chantal will offer neuropsychological assessments.
• Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam
• Doctor of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
• General registration as a Psychologist and Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA/AHPRA)
• Approved Medicare Provider