Kooky Clinic Springwood


Kooky Clinic Springwood

Practitioners at this location

Dr Aly Soliman

Psychiatrist

Dr Aly is an advanced Psychiatric Registrar. With ten years of psychiatric experience, he has gained expertise in diagnosing and treating a variety of mental illnesses across all lifespan stages, specialising in child and youth mental health over the past three years. Born and raised in Dubai with an Egyptian heritage he is fluent in English, Arabic and French and has developed an appreciation for different cultures, and the shared humanity between them. With a special interest in ADHD, depression and anxiety management, his approach to mental health is holistic and collaborative, placing an emphasis on the inherent strength and expertise of youths and their families. Young at heart, engaging children and adolescents comes naturally which forms the first and most essential step in recovery focused treatment. Dr Aly will be available at our Springwood Clinic Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and at our Ipswich Clinic on Thursdays. “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is” - Master Yoda
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Dr Joyce Vromen

Psychologist

Ms Allisha Holmes

Psychologist

Hello. My name is Allisha. As a registered Psychologist I enjoy working in partnership with individuals and families as they navigate challenging times and find their unique strengths and resilience. Since commencing in 2011, I’ve worked within child and youth mental health, child/adolescent trauma and sexual abuse therapy services, Indigenous community health services and also provided supervision and consultation for those working in therapy services. My focus has been to find creative and hopeful ways of supporting children, adolescents and parents/caregivers who have been impacted by trauma, stress, mental health challenges, developmental and behavioural difficulties. In 2020 I completed a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice from the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT Institute). Some of the issues I provide support for include: Supporting the parenting/caregiving team; Parent-child relationships; Child and young people who have experienced trauma; Social and emotional support for children with developmental differences (including ASD, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, speech and language difficulties); Grief, loss and transitions; Mood and anxiety disorders; Learning protective behaviours for children under 12; Psychological support for children and young people identifying as LGBTIQ+; Providing culturally sensitive therapy space; When words are not enough to support a person to make sense of their experience, I will often offer modes of therapy that rely less on talking. This is particularly important for children who learn and naturally express themselves through creativity, arts and play. Some of the approaches I can offer include: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (Play-based CBT for children); Narrative Therapy; Attachment-focused parenting; Motivational Interviewing; Creative Arts Therapies; Sandplay Therapy and Expressive Therapies; Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IP); Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT); LGBTIQ+ and Rainbow families are welcomed. I acknowledge and respect the land, culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples and their knowledges of healing.
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Ms Clare Townsend

Social Worker