Our Team

We have nine local Springfield Lakes Psychologists here at The Rosy Room psychology practice, who provide counselling for adults, adolescents, children, families and couples.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland

Dr Louise Williams - Senior Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in treating psychological conditions across the lifespan. I have worked in research, consultation-liaison, and clinical settings, and provide treatment primarily to children, adults, and families.

I completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland. I hold general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.   I am a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and a Member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Ltd (AACBT).

I have an interest in working with infants, children and their parents, and in perinatal and postnatal mental health.

My areas of experience include assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, assessment and treatment of behavioural problems/concerns, cognitive assessments, parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and bullying.

I use cognitive-behavioural therapy with a mix of compassion, creativity and fun to connect with clients and to encourage them to make positive change.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Bond University
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from Bond University
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Bond University

Giselle Clancy - Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Bond University
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from Bond University
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Bond University

Hi! My name is Giselle and I’m grateful to be a part of the team of psychologists at The Rosy Room.

Over the last 10 years, I have gained experience and skills to confidently and competently work with a wide range of concerns and mental health presentations, across the lifespan. I however, have a particular interest in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, safe environment for you to be able to develop the skills you need to cope with the challenges you are currently facing. It is my joy in therapy to assist you to become the best person you can be and find health, happiness, and balance in your life. I look forward to the opportunity to meeting you and helping you on your journey.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Clinical Psychology Registrar
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Linda Clifton - Clinical Psychology Registrar

Qualifications and Training

  • Full Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Clinical Psychology Registrar
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

It is my pleasure to meet you and join with you in therapy. From wherever you have come, wherever you are right now, and wherever you are going, you are welcome here. The therapeutic relationship that we will create is a trusted space for you to feel safe and confident to be yourself.

I find it a great honour to be a psychologist. I wholeheartedly believe in your ability to grow and discover the very best version of yourself. With a fresh perspective, inquisitiveness and empathy, I am comfortable in sitting alongside you through difficult and confronting times. Equally so, I find enjoyment in experiencing the life-changing revelations that come from the exploration of oneself. My warmth and presence in the sharing of your journey is natural and intentional.

It can be both a challenging and enriching process to work through your difficulties or obstacles, towards your dreams. I will always have your goals in mind as I support you to live a wholesome life by:

  • deepening your understanding of yourself,
  • accepting and integrating aspects of yourself
  • enjoying positive relationships,
  • feeling safe and confident to explore your world,
  • finding meaning in your days,
  • developing strategies to overcome difficult aspects of your life, and
  • embracing your individuality and uniqueness.

I’ll work with you to create a picture of what you would like to achieve from our time together, and I’ll be guided by you, so that we are both looking in the same direction. If you are a couple or a family, we will be working together so that everybody can feel that they have a say in where things are going. I’ll also regularly check in with you to get a sense of how useful therapy is for you. This may change from session to session.

I have an eclectic range of interests within the mental health world. My work with you will draw on techniques and frameworks which are relevant to your reasons for coming to therapy and your therapy goals. These will include psychodynamic psychotherapy, schema therapy, attachment principles, mindfulness-based practices, cognitive behaviour therapy and for couples, Gottman Couples Therapy interventions.

Before my work at The Rosy Room I have worked psychologically with children, adolescents and families experiencing a range of mental health difficulties including addiction, trauma, abuse and neglect, attachment problems, parenting, grief and bereavement, anxiety and depression. For many years I also worked in a more corporate capacity, coordinating organisational and cultural change across urban and rural hospitals and health services.

I look forward to meeting you and discovering with you, for as long, or as little as you need.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), SUNY Geneseo, New York
  • Honours in Psychological Science, University of Queensland
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

Dr Alyssa Infantino - Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), SUNY Geneseo, New York
  • Honours in Psychological Science, University of Queensland
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

(Currently offering Telehealth Only)

Hello, my name is Alyssa and I am a Clinical Psychologist at The Rosy Room. I am currently seeing Telehealth Clients and am extrememly grateful to be a part of the team of Psychologsts at The Rosy Room.

I see adolescent and adult clients with a variety of presentatuions including depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal and communication challenges, post-traumatic stress disorder and a range of other emotional concerns. I also work with individuals who may feel lost in their journey with no specific emotional problem, but feel they need a helping hand in order to become a better version of themselves.

I am very passionate about health, wellness and finding a holistic treatment method to help my clients. I believe there is no one size fits all in therapeutic approaches and endeavour to help my clients develop a greater understanding, feel more empowered and making lasting changes in their lives. I patiently work with clients, sitting alongside them through difficult times and giving them the gentle encouragement they may need. My approach to sessions in more relaxed and personable, and I consider it an honour to be given the opportunity to support you in living a more meaningful life.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Health Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from The University of Queensland
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Health) from the University of Queensland
  • Currently completing my International Trainer Certification in Applied Mindfulness through The Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness

Jessica Edkins - Principal Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Health Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from The University of Queensland
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Health) from the University of Queensland
  • Currently completing my International Trainer Certification in Applied Mindfulness through The Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to stop by. I guess you’re here because something in life doesn’t feel great at the moment. Firstly, good on you for recognising and owning that. Secondly, take a deep breath… help is on the way.

My name is Jessica and I am the owner of The Rosy Room. I am super passionate about caring for people and working alongside my clients to help achieve wellness. It is the biggest privilege to do this kind of work and I feel very honoured to sit with my clients and witness tales of utter strength and resilience. Sitting in the raw, juicy, real, human stuff is my thing and I invite you to join me in that, if it so calls you.

My therapeutic approach is very warm, personable and human centred. You are not your symptoms or condition. You are a human with your strengths and challenges. My work with you is about highlighting habits that are not serving you and energising action that will propel you into the place you truly belong.

I draw on skills through a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy and Compassion Focussed Therapy. You come in as the expert in your life and I join you on your journey of growth as the expert in psychotherapy, and together we find your edge, your patterns, your calling, and what feels like home to you.

I work with adult clients over the age of 18, and I have experience in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions. However, you do not need to have a mental illness to see me, you might just be lost or stuck and in need of some guidance (or a gentle push). I can help you to find time in your life to fit in what’s important, to mend or leave an unhealthy relationship, to find courage to pursue your dreams, to create a healthy relationship with food and your body, or to transition into a new role such as motherhood. No problem is too big or too small.

My favourite areas to work in are-

  1. self-esteem and confidence in women– developing self-love and acceptance, learning boundaries and assertive communication skills, kicking perfectionism to the curb.
  2. Managing Health, weight and body image issues- creating a healthy relationship with food and your body through self-compassion, mindful eating and nourishing movement.

If this calls you, you’re ready. Let’s begin the work. It might be tough, but trust me, going inwards and doing the work is worth it.

P.s. I am not interested in working with clients who are not ready to take self responsibility- if I notice this I will call you out on it. Yes I can be your guide but ultimately you will be doing the work to change your life.

P.p.s If you would like to get a better feel for me you can check me out on my instagram page @rosyretreats.

 

 

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology from The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from The University of Queensland
  • Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University
  • Advanced Training in Evidence Based EFT
  • Advanced Training in Evidence Based EFT for trauma

Jotham Joubert - Clinical Psychology Registrar

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology from The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from The University of Queensland
  • Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University
  • Advanced Training in Evidence Based EFT
  • Advanced Training in Evidence Based EFT for trauma

Hi, I am Jotham but feel free to call me JJ.  I am a psychologist at The Rosy Room, and I want to welcome you to this great practice.

I have experience working with clients across the lifespan and I operate from an evidence-based perspective and tailor my approach specific to each person’s individual needs and presentation.  I work from a biopsychosocial perspective where I carefully consider each person’s presentation from their unique biological, psychological, and social factors that contributes to their experience.

In my approach, I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness Techniques, and Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT; also known as Tapping).

As a therapist, I consider myself warm and welcoming, and you can expect me to treat you with the dignity and respect that everyone deserves.  I will meet you wherever you are in this moment and work with you towards improving your mental health and leading a more fulfilling life.  You can expect me to be transparent with you, listen attentively and non-judgementally, work with you towards shared goals that is in your best interest, and always treat you as a person and not a condition.  I am genuinely interested in helping my clients and I continuously strive to improve my clinical skillset to provide the best possible service that I can.

I work with a range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural disorders, but I also work with people simply looking to better manage stress, improve their productivity, improve interpersonal relationships, improve their self-esteem, or maintain healthy psychological functioning.  I also offer psychological assessments available through The Rosy Room.

Thank you for visiting The Rosy Room, and I look forward to meeting you.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University

Kaity Mayer - Clinical Psychology Registrar

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University

Hi! My name is Kaity and I’m a Psychologist at The Rosy Room.

It can be a bit daunting at first choosing which Psychologist to see, and well… Whether to see one at all! It’s completely normal to feel some uncertainty at first. However, the moment you make the decision to get support, it starts to get easier. Sometimes it can help to know a bit about the person you’ll be sitting face-to-face with. So, I’ll tell you a bit about myself to give you an idea of my style and approach.

My training is in clinical psychology, and I work with all ages across the lifespan for both therapy and psychological assessment. I particularly enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, anger, depression, addiction, trauma, PTSD, grief, childhood behavioural problems, personality disorders, general life stress, bullying, self-esteem, and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with people with Asperger’s, on the autism spectrum, learning disorders, and intellectual disability.

When you meet me, you can expect a warm, gentle, and non-judgemental approach. You will be listened to fully with compassion and understanding. My sole purpose is to meet you where you are, so we can collaborate to bridge the gap between the life you have, and the life you want. Together we will work towards building insight into yourself, your patterns of behaviour and thoughts and use strategies to better meet your ideal self. If you are seeking therapy for a child, you can expect to be a part of the process and for all parties to be heard.

As a foundation for the work we will do together, I draw upon evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, family intervention and applied behaviour analysis.

I look forward to meeting you wherever you are in your journey. Remember you are not alone and I’m here to help.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)
  • Member of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Dr Daniel Brown - Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)
  • Member of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Hi I’m Daniel.

I have experience working with clients across the lifespan but typically work with adults (aged 16+). I aim to provide personalised, evidence-based treatment to clients primarily drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. I broadly put my clinical interests into three camps: general mental or physical health management; sexual (dys)function; and working with diverse couples/relationships.

General mental or physical health management

I am comfortable with working with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal and communication challenges, and other chronic personal/emotional issues.

I have a particular interest in behavioural medicine including the role of psychological and emotional factors in chronic health problems and the interplay between physical and mental ill-health. My PhD (clin psych) thesis focused on exploring the psychological processes which predict and explain health behaviours, particularly focused on maintaining factors such as habit.

When people manage a long-term physical health problem (e.g., chronic pain, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus), it is not uncommon to also be struggling emotionally; we can, therefore, work through other emotional problems such as low mood, anxiety, and stress, which sometimes occur when managing physical illnesses.

Sexual (dys)function

I have a particular interest working with individuals and couples who are going through relationship and sexual dysfunction such as experiencing low libido (sexual desire), adjustment and treatment of erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory problems, as well as general communication and intimacy issues.

Working with diverse couples/relationships

There is, naturally, a lot of cross over with my interests in sexual functions and relationships. Specifically though, I am also happy to work with non-traditional and diverse relationships such as those in open, polyamorous, kink, or swinging lifestyles as well as working with LBGTQ+ partnerships.

I similarly work with individuals who have no specific emotional problem but want to focus on thriving at home, at work, or in their interpersonal relationships.

Sometimes clients find it difficult to know exactly what is wrong but recognise that they are not living their best life. I would be happy to discuss and explore how to best help you lead a flourishing and meaningful life.

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Enrolled in registrar program for endorsement in clinical psychology (completion August 2019)
  • Bachelor of Law and Arts, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Master in Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland

Carla Newcombe - Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Enrolled in registrar program for endorsement in clinical psychology (completion August 2019)
  • Bachelor of Law and Arts, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Master in Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland

(Not accepting any new clients)

Hello, my name is Carla and I am a psychologist at the Rosy Room.

I am a genuine and warm therapist who will meet you wherever you are in your story. I value making meaningful connections with the people I work with. My therapeutic approach is adapted to your needs and goals, drawing upon evidenced based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Schema Therapy from an attachment and developmental framework.

I have experience working with people across the lifespan with a range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural concerns in both community and custodial settings. As well as my private practice, I maintain a role working in the public sector with young people involved in the criminal justice system and their families.

My areas of interest include working with adolescents and adults who have problems related to mood, self-esteem, childhood trauma, relationship concerns, difficult behaviours, domestic and family violence, and other legal issues. I enjoy working with individuals who want to make meaning of their experiences and to feel empowered in their lives in a safe and supportive space.

I consider it a privilege to be your therapist and I look forward to meeting you.

Ellie Bangerter - Practice Manager

Hello, I’m Ellie

I am currently working towards completing a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences through Swinburne University. I enjoy learning about how the mind works and how I can make a difference to the wellbeing of others.

I am a genuine, kind and caring person and I love getting to know people and hearing all about their unique stories. I am also a Mum to one lovely daughter.

One of the many reasons I love to work at The Rosy Room is that there is always a warm and inviting atmosphere and it is a privilege to work in such a supportive environment with a friendly and compassionate team. Through my role, I love that I am able to help others and ensure that everyone feels welcomed, encouraged and cared for.

Thank you for reading a little about me, I look forward to welcoming you to The Rosy Room.

Suné Joubert - Front Desk Admin and Client Support

Hi! My name is Suné.

I am currently a dietetics student studying at The University of Queensland and I am very passionate about mental health and dietary influences on a person’s overall wellbeing. I am enthusiastic about holistic approaches to achieving optimal health and therefore love playing a part in our client’s journeys throughout all the stages of their lives.

I have a compassionate, bubbly and loving personality and enjoy engaging with new people and hearing about their amazing stories. I will always go above and beyond and do my best to make each client feel comfortable, heard and cared for.

One of the reasons I love working at The Rosy Room is because of the unique, warm and welcoming manner in which team members treat each other and clients, allowing everyone to feel at home. I also enjoy working here because I am able to play a part in providing a safe and supportive environment for our clients.

Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me, I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to The Rosy Room.

Anna King - Front Desk Admin and Client Support

Hi, my name is Anna.

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology with honours at the University of Southern Queensland. Although I spent many years working within the financial sector, I had always wanted to learn about people and the mind so I finally left the corporate world to follow my passion.

I am a kind, understanding and empathetic person who genuinely enjoys helping others. While not working or studying, I enjoy spending time with my husband and fur-children while also finding time to paint, do yoga and meditate.

I feel both proud to work at The Rosy Room with such a great group of people and honoured to be the first contact for our clients who I enjoy helping and welcoming into our beautiful practice.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I look forward to seeing you at The Rosy Room.

Kelly Dorman - Remote Admin Support

Hello my name is Kelly.

At present I am undertaking my Psychology degree at The University of Southern Queensland. I love learning about people and what makes us who we are.

I have a caring and empathic nature and I enjoy engaging with and assisting others.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  When I am not at work, I am a Mum to two young children who I just adore. I have spent time working and travelling abroad and have lived in various places around Australia due to my partner being in the Defence Force.

I am passionate about my role at The Rosy Room and will go out of my way to ensure you feel welcomed and helped when needed. I love that I get to work in such an incredible place and that I get to, even if only in a small way, assist our clients on their journey.

I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful practice.

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