Meet The Team

We strive to provide an environment that enables people to explore their problems.

Dr Michele Andrews
Dr Michele AndrewsDirector
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. Dr. Andrews is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychology Psychiatry and the Law and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. 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. Dr. Andrews made the move from the public to private sector in 2010. Michele’s clinical private practice has focused on treatment of individuals with complex trauma and PTSD.

Dr. Andrews works extensively with Queensland Corrective Services providing individual assessment and intervention with complex and high-risk male and female offenders in custody. 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, gender responsive correctional care. These workshops focusing on understanding trauma, symptoms, responses and behaviours. The seminars focus on system change, trauma informed management strategies and developing staff attitudes to enhance compassionate trauma informed care utilising evidence based practice. Dr. Andrews has presented the following workshops for government agencies and private agencies:

• Trauma informed Correctional Care for custodial staff
• Working with Trauma- Trauma informed Care for Psychologists and mental health professionals.
• Trauma, Attachment and Sexual offending
• Trauma and Dementia

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

• Fitness for trial/ capacity to provide legal instruction- private solicitor and the Queensland Mental Health Court.
• Presentence and mitigation reports (private funded)
• Clinical supervision
• Expert witness services

Dr Ursula Oertel
Dr Ursula Oertel
Dr Ursula Oertel 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 the Griffith University. Ursula is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and an Affiliate Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. She is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) and the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO). Ursula 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. She is also a Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service Provider.

Since 2012, 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. Ursula has experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy. As part of her forensic practice, Ursula provides psychological assessment and treatment services for a variety of forensic and legal matters. Ursula also provides expert opinions and court reports on forensic psychology matters including general offending risk assessments and specific sexual, spousal assault 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.

Dr Heidi Zeeman
Dr Heidi ZeemanClinical Neuropsychologist & General Psychologist
Dr Zeeman has worked in the fields of Neuropsychology and Behavioural Science for 17 years, specialising in adult cognitive rehabilitation and recovery from traumatic injury (particularly traumatic brain injury and stroke) and general psychology. She is a qualified Neuropsychologist and conducts adult Medico-Legal and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessments. She works with clients experiencing emotional dysfunction (depression, stress, anxiety), grief and loss , relationship issues, self-esteem and self-regulation issues, attention and memory concerns, and cognitive dysfunction from trauma or illness.

RESEARCH: Dr Zeeman has produced over 100 research outputs and journal articles, with a research focus on evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation, return to work after injury, adjustment after brain injury, mental health and enriched environments for positive mental and physical wellbeing. She maintains an extensive network of traditional and complimentary health providers.

Qualifications:
PhD. (Evidence based rehabilitation). Griffith University 2007.
Master of Clinical Neuropsychology. Macquarie University. 2002.
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons). Griffith University 1997.
Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Griffith University, 1996.

Registrations:
Registered Psychologist (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency, AHPRA). (Practitioner ID: PSY0000953822) Since 2002.
Member, Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Fellow, College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (FCCN).

Awards:
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 (Griffith University): Investigating evidence based medicine approaches for psychological science.
Multiple Australian Research Council and NHMRC applied research project grants.

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.

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