Bachelor of Science (Honours) major in Psychology (University of Southern Queensland)
Adam is a Provisional Psychologist and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society, at the Sydney Branch. He graduated from the University of Southern Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a major in Psychology.
Adam has previously worked in Human Resources and Recruitment at both the organisational and individual level. During this time he gained experience in coaching and developing people.
Adam uses Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to assist people. Adam works in partnership with clients so that the therapy provided is personally meaningful, while providing opportunities for growth and change.
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Honours)
Masters of Philosophy (Psychology) Assoc. MAPS.
Ashleigh is a Registered Psychologist who has been working with Thrive Psychology since 2015. Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Honours) and a Masters of Philosophy (Psychology) both from Macquarie University. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Ashleigh has previously worked with clients experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. She has experience helping clients manage workplace and relationship conflict; sleep difficulties, chronic pain and low self-esteem.
Ashleigh focuses on supporting clients in addressing current concerns and build meaningful lives and uses a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She believes in supporting clients in healing through past issues and moving forward into a better future.
Ashleigh has a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and mood disorders. She works with both children and adults.
Ashleigh is a recognised provider of NDIS; Medicare and WorkCover services.
B Science (Psychology) (Hons)
Caitlin is a Provisional Psychologist who has recently commenced practising with Thrive Psychology, Canberra. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) from the Australian National University. Caitlin has experience helping people work through personal issues, family issues, and supporting people through career transitions and workplace conflict. Caitlin also has experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, and those who have suffered from bullying and harassment.
Caitlin has training in conflict resolution and advanced training in suicide prevention. Caitlin uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness with clients. She has a keen interest in assisting people suffering from anxiety and depression, and is client-centred in her approach. Caitlin’s aim is to support her clients to manage their issues independently and achieve their goals.
Emilia is a provisional psychologist who completed her studies at Charles Sturt University. Emilia has experience assisting and supporting individuals with personal and employment related issues including bullying and harassment and changes in career pathways. Emilia has experience assisting individuals with anxiety, depression and behavioural disorders. This experience has led to interest in depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Emilia has completed training in conflict resolution and advanced training in suicide prevention. Emilia is solution focused and passionate about supporting her clients.
B Psych, Grad Dip Edu
One of the newer additions to Thrive Psychology, Henry is a provisional psychologist who holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Graduate Diploma of Education from James Cook University, Townsville. After a brief career as a teacher, Henry now splits his time between delivering psychological services in a clinical setting, and helping clients who have suffered a psychological workplace injury return to the workforce. In that capacity, Henry has extensive experience in helping clients who have suffered work-related trauma (adjustment disorder or PTSD) return to the workforce. Henry also has experience in conflict resolution, career transition, and in counselling people with a wide range of psychological disabilities.
Henry incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy into his treatment. Despite moving on from his work as a primary school teacher, Henry has a strong interest in continuing his work with children; but he is also strongly interested in assisting adults in treating anxiety, depression, and managing chronic pain. Henry has a strong client focus and works compassionately, logically, and with a strong ethical foundation to help clients solve problems and improve their lives.
Diploma of Counselling Australian Institute of Professional Counselling
Jane Mathew is a qualified Counsellor, having completed a Diploma in Counselling, majoring in Career Counselling and Grief and Loss Counselling. Jane is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Jane has worked in the employment and community services sector since 1997 as a Counsellor, Case Manager, Service Manager and Trainer for non-government and private organisations, focusing on identifying an individual’s strengths and transferrable skills, and empowering them to make a shift in their life towards meaningful employment.
Jane's particular specialisations include coping with sudden unemployment, coping with transitions in life, and grief and loss counselling. All counselling sessions are conducted in a confidential, strengths-based, non-judgemental frame where goals for counselling are clearly defined and pursued in collaboration - working toward the best possible outcome in a time and cost effective process. Jane is particularly interested in working with people affected by health and mental health issues, people seeking help with training and employment through the impact of injury, or social disadvantage, and people with generalist issues.
Bachelor of Psychology, Assoc MAPS
Josh is a Provisional Psychologist starting with Thrive Psychology Griffith in 2018. Following his graduation with a Bachelor of Psychology from Charles Sturt University in 2016, working initially with people experiencing depression, anxiety and life stresses.
Josh believes in the importance of providing evidence-based treatments for clients and assisting them in achieving their goals. Since beginning at Thrive Psychology, Josh has provided therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan. He uses a variety of treatment interventions which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. Josh is currently interested in psychological issues associated with anxiety, depression, anger management, and grief and loss.
BEd BPsych MAPS FCEDP
Registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Kylie has received training in both Psychology and Education and is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. She has been a Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 2000. Kylie was accepted as a Member of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists in 2008 and became a Fellow of the College in 2018.
Education, assessment and prevention are at the heart of Kylie’s philosophy and she is dedicated to working collaboratively with children, young people, parents, teachers and colleagues across disciplines. Kylie has over twenty years of experience working primarily within school settings. She is adept in a wide range of assessments and therapeutic approaches relevant to children and young people and has worked across educational and developmental issues including learning, social and emotional difficulties as well as behavioural problems. She has developed and delivered training in the areas of anxiety, parenting and child development, disability, study skills, resilience and protective behaviours.
Kylie relocated to Wagga Wagga in December 2018 after three years in Ontario, Canada.
BSc Hons Psych
Leah Roscoe is a Registered Psychologist, working with Thrive Psychology since 2014. Following her graduation from Glasgow University with Honours in Psychology, Leah began working in Edinburgh. Leah worked predominately with children with a history of trauma, developmental delay and behavioural issues; however she also provided psychological interventions to adult clients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and depression.
Since beginning at Thrive Psychology Leah has provided therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan using strategies drawn from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ACT, Mindfulness, and Psychoeducation to clients.
BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Lisa completed her training as a psychologist at The Australian National University (ANU) as part of a PhD (Clinical Psychology) degree. This included training to a wide range of populations, including children, adolescents and adults in evidenced based treatments including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing (MI).
Lisa has experience in private practice and mental health working with issues including depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, grief and loss, trauma, bullying, self-esteem, obesity, body image disturbances, stress management and relaxation, and eating disorders.
Lisa’s PhD research focused on the efficacy and experience of day program treatment and family based treatment in adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Lisa has a specific interest and experience in the treatment of obesity, body image disturbances and eating disorders in both adolescents and adults.
BAppSc (HM/Psych) Grad Dip Psych Assoc MAPS
Louise has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement/Psychology) and Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She has six years' experience in occupational rehabilitation, which has included the provision of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling, vocational assessments, managing psychological injury in the workplace and redeployment assistance. Louise has experience proving psychological interventions for Depression and Anxiety. She has specific interests in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and psychological assessments including pre-employment psychometric testing.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Lucy is a Registered Psychologist currently working at Thrive Psychology in Wollongong. Lucy holds a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Wollongong. Lucy was trained to work with a wide variety of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. She utilises a range of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
Lucy supports clients to achieve their goals and live more meaningful lives using strategies individualised for each person. She has particular experience and interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, and clients with mood and adjustment disorders.
Lucy is a recognised provider of NDIS, Medicare, and WorkCover services.
BSoScPsy BA (Hons) Psy
Matt works with clients of all ages undertaking individual, relationship and family counselling. His experience comes from working in a variety of settings including community based practice, private practice and primary and secondary schools. Matt works with a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, personality and identity, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties and childhood developmental disorders including Autism and ADHD. Matt is able to offer a range of cognitive and behavioural assessments for both children and adults.
Matt’s ability to conceptualise core issues and provide this in plain language helps clients put talk therapy into practice. His strength in building a relationship quickly paired with a direct yet humanistic approach puts clients at ease and in a position to self-manage their issues in both a timely and sustainable way.
BSc(Psych) GradDipSc(Psych) MAppSc(Coach Psych) MAPS
Mel has been a fully registered psychologist since 2005 and is a Member of the Australian Psychologist Society. She has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma Science (Psychology) and a Masters of Applied Science (Coaching Psychology). She has over 16 years of experience helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Mel utilises a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and Coaching. Mel has experience providing psychological interventions for: anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, management of chronic health conditions, pain management, grief and stress management.
Mel has also worked extensively with individuals and organisations to manage workplace issues including: career management, wellbeing, conflict, workplace injury, performance issues, redundancy/redeployment, leadership development and change management.
Bachelor Rehabilitation Counselling
Melissa completed her Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Counselling at the University of Sydney and is a full member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). Melissa has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Critical Incident Training. Melissa is experienced in providing trauma counselling and critical incident debriefing as well as having over five years' experience in providing quality workplace rehabilitation services including; Vocational Counselling and Assessment, managing complex psychological injuries in the workplace and redeployment services. Melissa is passionate about working with people in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual to assist them to achieve their goals.
BSocSc(Psych)(Hons), Grad Dip Psych, BA-BCom
Samantha Parsons is a Registered Psychologist, commencing with Thrive Psychology in 2016.
Samantha began Psychology with the interest in aiding people to find lasting ways of coping and achieving overall wellbeing in their lives. Samantha draws upon the theoretical foundations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT for Eating Disorders, Motivational Interviewing and change management. Samantha is interested in psychological issues of depression, anxiety, child and adolescent concerns and relationship issues.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Charles Sturt University. Samantha previously completed a double degree from University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management).
B.PsychSc, Grad Dip Psych
Skye is a registered general psychologist who is initially from Queensland and has been working with Thrive Psychology Wagga Wagga since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Griffith University, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the Australian Catholic University. Skye has a particular interest in health psychology and assisting people live more meaningful lives.
As part of the team at Thrive Psychology Wagga Wagga she is able to provide assessment and treatment of NDIS participants. Skye also provides psychological assessment and intervention to adults and children experiencing a broad range of mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, occupational stress, and low self-esteem.
BPsychSc, DipComSer(AOD), GradDipPsychSc, MProfPsych
Stephanie is a Provisional Psychologist, based at Thrive Psychology in Albury. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (La Trobe University), a Diploma in Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health; Federation Training), a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science (Bond University), Masters in Professional Psychology (The University of New England), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Stephanie employs a variety of evidence-based treatments to help others achieve their therapy goals including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness. Stephanie is also interested in psychometric testing and loves animals.
Stephanie provides psychological assessment and intervention to adults and children experiencing a diverse range of mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief and loss, stress management, relaxation, and other areas of people’s lives. Stephanie believes in a holistic approach to treating psychological problems and is interested in helping others improve their wellbeing, resilience and create a life worth living.