All About Kids - Strathpine


All About Kids - Strathpine

Practitioners at this location

Ashley Haysom

Occupational Therapist

Ashley is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. Ashley’s passion for working with children originated from working with children and in healthcare at a young age. She is driven and passionate about providing family centred care for children and their families as she believes it is important for children to choose activities that are meaningful to them. Ashley has had experience with groups and has evolved her skills through assistant therapy and is looking forward to pursuing specialisation areas in ASD, developmental delays and sensory processing differences.

Caitlin O'Sullivan(She/her)

Psychologist

Caitlin is a registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. She completed her undergraduate study in psychology through Monash University and completed her postgraduate study in psychology through the University of Queensland. Her experience is varied having worked in the alcohol and other drug sector, the crisis support sector, the youth mental health sector and the NDIS sector. She is passionate about continuing her professional development and is completing the registrar program to gain endorsement as a Counselling Psychologist. Caitlin provides one on one therapy and adopts a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach to support her clients to feel safe and comfortable in sessions. She works with people who are aged 14 years and up and who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, emotion regulation difficulties, substance use concerns, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem and more. Caitlin also provides sessions under the Health4Minds brand of this private practice to adolescent and adult clients who have been referred under the Brisbane Minds trauma and suicide prevention pathways. Outside of working for this practice, she spends time working in research and providing assessment and psychological therapy to adults in the public health system.

Chase Carpenter

Speech Pathologist

In December 2016, Chase joined All About Kids. He has experience working with children diagnosed with ASD, Global Development Delay, Down Syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. He has also worked with children with apraxia of speech, hearing impairments, and children with feeding issues. Chase is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. He has experience working with children and their families in clinical, home, and school environments. Chase believes in working closely with family and educational support staff to maximise the effectiveness of speech and language therapy. He enjoys his role in assisting children to achieve their optimal communication skills and becoming confident young members of society. Chase is able to provide intervention for articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language difficulties, and literacy concerns. Chase has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. In 2016 Chase completed Hanen It Takes Two To Talk and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Paediatric Feeding workshop.

Chelsea Hockenhull

Occupational Therapist

Chelsea is a friendly, dedicated and skilful Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has a passion for working with our children, young people and their families who are looking for support with their mental health and developmental needs. Chelsea moved to Brisbane in October 2021, relocating from Auckland NZ for new lifestyle and work challenges. Chelsea completed her Bachelors of Health Science, Occupational Therapy and her Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions at the Auckland University of Technology NZ. Chelsea comes with an OT background of working in a public acute Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinic in Auckland for a few years, and most recently another private Paediatric clinic in the South of Brisbane. Chelsea’s experience and passions support therapy needs including; play therapy, developmental delays, GDD, ID, ASD, ADHD, ODD, emotion dysregulation, toileting, picky eating, prep and school readiness, life transitions, anxiety, low mood and depression, self harm, risk assessment and management, DBT, CBT, developmental trauma, body image and disordered eating, OCD, BPD, mindfulness, sleep hygiene and management, and sensory modulation and integration. She has experience working in schools, homes, clinic and via Telehealth. Chelsea has creative flare to her work and is very hands on with her clients and their families to support them to grow, manage life’s bumps and challenges, and to strive towards their therapeutic goals. Chelsea is currently in the process of having her Better Access to Mental Health accreditation application processed.

Emma Wesche

Occupational Therapist

Emma is a creative, passionate and devoted therapist. She graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy with Honours. Emma discovered early on in her degree that she has a love for paediatrics and completed considerable research in this area focussing on sensory processing. She chose to focus her honours research project on paediatric Occupational Therapy, gaining a vast amount of knowledge including new and relevant findings. Emma was involved in creating a protocol for a pilot study at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Paediatric Outpatient Clinic. Emma has experience working in private paediatric clinics, schools, childcare centres and she has also volunteered with Inclusion Netball. Emma has experience working with children on fine and gross motor skills, toileting, play skills and emotional regulation. She worked with these children in a paediatric clinic setting while liaising with teachers and parents to maintain a family centred approach. Emma takes a holistic approach and aims to make all sessions client-centred to ensure they are engaging and motivating to help children achieve their goals. She uses her creativity and fun-loving attitude to build rapport and produce a positive and supportive environment for the children and families she works with. Emma takes a collaborative approach, involving the families, other allied health professionals and teachers in the therapy journey. She firmly believes that this helps to establish consistency of therapy strategies across all environments for the child.

Jessica Taylor(She/her)

Other

Jessica is a provisional psychologist with a background within the disability space. She has provided NDIS services to children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in the disability space for over three years while she completed her studies at the University of Queensland and is passionate about helping those of all ages and abilities achieve their individual goals. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, cerebral palsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, Trisomy X, and speech/language disorders. Her particular interests are in parenting and working with individuals on the autism spectrum. While she has a passion for disability, she is fundamentally passionate about providing mental health services to all client groups of all ages. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you towards your treatment goals.

Mrs Debbie Walker

Speech Pathologist

Debbie has had a long career working with children and adolescents as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Her job has taken her around the world where she has had extensive experiences with supporting a wide range of people with speech, language and communication needs. In Scotland, Debbie had a lead role in an Autism Diagnostic Team in the North of Glasgow. Debbie has always enjoyed working closely with children and their families to help them find the best ways to enhance language and communication, as these skills are the building blocks to later social and educational success and literacy acquisition. Debbie is skilled at looking at the needs, motivations and interests for each client to find the way forward for each family. There is no one approach that fits all and Debbie assesses and plans intervention that best supports your child or young person.

Mrs Jameema John

Other

Jameema is a provisional psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Psychology, with a specialization in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Her professional journey has encompassed a broad spectrum of clientele. She has interned with juveniles, teens and adults with physical and neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as adults facing complex psychological challenges such as depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, and bipolar disorders. She was able to combine faith-based principles with psychological expertise through weekly lectures given on Counseling. Her approach is client-centered and eclectic, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to craft individualized interventions. Her passion lies in supporting children and adolescents facing a myriad of challenges, although she warmly welcomes clients of all age groups.

Nicole Mothershaw

Occupational Therapist

Suggested Bio: Nicole is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2017. Following graduation, Nicole has worked in paediatric private practice, adult rehabilitation and hospital-based paediatric outpatient settings, working closely with medical teams for acute hand therapy and toileting interventions. These experiences have equipped her to effectively assist families with motor, self-regulation, sensory, school participation and daily living objectives. Nicole is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and families to identify and achieve meaningful goals through intervention that is fun and matches a child’s interest areas.

Simona Tanasie

Psychologist

Simona is a Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and also  a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Simona obtained her undergraduate psychology degree overseas, and then completed a Masters Degree at the University of South Australia. Throughout her studies, Simona has volunteered and worked in a range of settings including schools, hospitals and community services. She worked at a special needs school which involved supporting children who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities or other mental health disorders. She also worked with adults experiencing adjustment difficulties following illness. Simona enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She adopts a warm, collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help her clients achieve goals and build resilience, in order to create lasting change and improve their quality of life. Simona is passionate about building relationships and working with people from diverse backgrounds and populations. Her main goal is to build rapport and help people feel comfortable, safe and supported in session. She values feedback and questions, and strives to meet each client’s needs with empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. Simona has been trained in using a variety of evidence-based therapies to provide an individualised,  person-centred approach. Her clinical experience and training primarily include techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy but also draws from other approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal Therapy. Simona has worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal difficulties and more; however, she has a particular interest in the management of risk associated with self-harm and suicide.

Tracy Mitchell

Psychologist

Tracy is a registered psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Association. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents as a school counsellor, teacher and psychologist. Tracy works with children and their families to support difficulties with learning, behaviour and social issues. She has worked in public school in NSW for 12 years before moving to work in private school system for past 9 years. Tracy has an interest in working with children and teens with anxiety, depression and school based issues including bullying, behaviour difficulties and exam stress. She is able to provide academic, cognitive and behaviour assessment for issues including learning difficulties, ADHD, and gifted children. Tracy will work with the child’s family and school when needed to support positive change. She uses evidence bases therapies which best suit the individual child and family including CBT, ACT solution-based frameworks and positive psychology.