Teenagers 13-17 Years – Cassandra Gist

Cassandra Gist  –  Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Applied Psychology (Health)

Teenagers 13-17 Years: The teenage years define a phase of rapid and significant psychological growth. Puberty’s impact coincides with a series of new cognitive acquisitions and social demands, making this one of the most exciting and dramatically changing phases in the lifespan. Such changes may include physical growth in stature, strength, neurobiology, physiology, reproductive maturity, cognitive, social skills, personality and emotional maturity. Erikson’s theory suggests that the development of an adolescents’ personality creates a battle between a sense of self and personal identity. The resolution of this battle generates a distinct identity that guides an adolescent through psychological development throughout their lives. However, any past traumatic experiences or issues arising during this developmental period, may create an identity which causes ongoing confusion for the individual moving into adult life. Therefore, it is a significant time for adolescents to be expressing their feelings in an open, supportive and confidential environment.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra believes that it is important that adolescents are provided with a voice and guided through this integral stage of development. She utilises evidence based therapeutic methods that are proven to achieve positive outcomes. Adolescents can be provided with psychoeducation, cognitive behaviour therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Sessions may focus on relationship issues; identifying feelings and discussing underlying issues; emotional regulation; motivation techniques including goal setting; possible joint sessions with parents to increase communication paths.

 Usually $180/hr (initial appt $220). Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Availability: Usually within a week including evening appointments.

Practice Location: M1 Psychology, 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, QLD.

Appointments: 3067 9129 or book with Cassandra Gist online now!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Rose Gillett

Rose Gillett   Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Adolescents are in a period of transition from childhood to adulthood, and while they may feel they know all they need to, parents know the struggle of guiding them safely through this turbulent time. Rose has experience working with teenagers experiencing a range of difficulties, from transitioning schools, to bullying, motivational difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief and loss, and eating problems.

Counselling Approach: Rose understands the importance of the adolescent’s transitioning life stage, and the need for their cooperation in the therapy process, and works hard to provide a warm, understanding environment for them to open up and work on issues collaboratively. Rose believes resilience, communication skills, confidence and problem solving skills are essential for growth into a well-rounded adult.Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologist

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Teenagers: Joey specialises in working with teenagers and young people, to explore and address some of the inner conflicts which may be manifesting in outward behavioural and relationship difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Joey is experienced in working with adolescents and young adults. Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; as he firmly believes that everyone has a need to be listened to.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Susanne Gilmour

Susanne Gilmour     Quals: BA, Cert Teach, Grad Dip Social Science, Grad Dip Psych, Assoc MAPS.

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years:  The teen years are full of opportunities such as part-time jobs, deciding on a career path, discovering the opposite sex. But with the opportunities also come challenges such as peer pressure and bullying, which unfortunately have more impact than ever thanks to social media. Susanne Gilmour has over 10 years’ experience working with young people in a secondary school setting and knows the pitfalls and the possibilities that await our teens today!

Counselling Approach: Adolescents may struggle with a wide variety of issues. Susanne works with her young clients to address their particular problems, by improving communication skills within the family and by developing resilience and relationship skills in the social setting, particularly at school. Bolstering support networks at home and school can be particularly helpful for younger teenagers dealing with the complexities of  transitioning safely from childhood to adulthood. Older teenagers need the same, plus respect for their growing independence and the challenges associated with enjoying the privileges, as well as taking on the responsibilities of adulthood.

Susanne Gilmour

Availability: Usually 1- 2 weeks. Evening appointments available.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $180/hr. Initial appointments $220. Medicare and health rebates available.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book Susanne Gilmour online today.


Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Adolescents (13-17 yrs): As developing adults, adolescence can be a training ground for the strategies and values that will shape future years. Whilst adolescent behaviour can seem complex or challenging, this life stage is an opportunity for learning and personal growth.

Counselling Approach: I work with teenagers aged 15 and over to develop personal goals, address emotional issues (including those arising from bullying), as well as foster problem solving and coping skills. The reason I work with older teens is they have greater ‘agency’ -meaning responsibility for their decisions, actions, and consequences. This age group thus better fits with my counselling model, which can motivate teens to develop their personal ‘agency’ increasing resilience and self-esteem.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com



Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Melanie Green

Melanie Green –   Quals: B. Psych (Hons); Cert in Comm Services; AMAPS – Provisional Psychologist.

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: The teenage years can be an exciting but challenging time full of change and new experiences. Teenagers aren’t always sure where they fit it and will begin experimenting with relationships, behaviour, and lifestyles.  It is also a time of increased responsibilities with many teenagers learning to juggle work, increased school commitments and time for family and friends. Sometimes this can become overwhelming and if not managed can lead to problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping young people overcome challenges, build confidence and resilience and develop the skills they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She offers a warm and welcoming environment to work collaboratively with her clients on the challenges that they face. Melanie utilises a client-centred approach that incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees: $90 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are also available for those experiencing financial hardship. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Medicare or Health rebates available for seeing a provisional psychologist.

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt- 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
Loganholme- Unit 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now!

Teenagers 13-17 years – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Supporting Your Adolescent’s Well-being: Dr. Terry Olesen will bring to bear his experience as a former School Psychologist to help you as parent deal with a teenage son/daughter who has come to grief in their dealings with peers, classmates, teachers or  family members. Systemic Family and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy are the therapies of choice here.

Counselling Approach: Systemic Family Therapy (SFT) is used to view and understand the types of interaction (relationships) between family members, which can be empathetic, cold, angry, detached, hurt, or positive, among many other things.

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you and/or other family members step back and see “objectively” the many social constructs (beliefs, memories, rules and habits) which stop one’s living authentically and vibrantly. ACT when learned and consistently practiced will help your son or daughter re-interpret painful cognitions or events; after such a process your son or daughter can then move forward towards a valued direction in life.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper    Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clinical), MAPS

Teenagers – 13 -17 years: The teenage years can be turbulent and today’s teenagers face more challenges than ever before. Ashley has worked with teenagers who are experiencing a range of problems including, anxiety, depression, family relationship problems, grief and loss, anger issues and eating problems to name a few. Ashley fully believes that even the most difficult of problems can benefit from ongoing counselling and would encourage teenagers to take that first step (even though it can be scary) and seek treatment if they are experiencing any ongoing difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Ashley enjoys working with young people and helping them overcome the specific challenges that they face. Helping young people to develop confidence, resilience and the ability to problem solve is vital so that they can function successfully as adults. No matter what obstacles are confronting your young person, Ashley believes that working collaboratively with them in a warm and empathic way can help them overcome these and thrive.

Ashley Cooper PsychologistFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr (initial appt $180). Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Ashley Cooper online now!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Laura Fleming

Laura Fleming    Quals: BA, BSc, Grad Dip Psych, M Psych (Forensic).

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Laura works with young clients struggling with lowered mood, anxiety, stress, grief, emotional regulation concerns – including when anger is expressed through aggression (commonly known as anger management), trauma, substance misuse and life skills. As a Forensic Psychologist, she has a special interest in working with young people who may be exhibiting sexually inappropriate or violent behaviours, that are not yet involved in the court system or who are involved in the youth justice system.

Counselling Approach: Laura works from a client-centred perspective – listening to the story of the client and letting the client set the goals, whilst utilising her psychological skills to assist the client to develop their own skills to achieve their goals. This can incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. She is experienced in working with young people from various cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Laura Fleming Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180/hr and $220 initial appt. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Laura Fleming online now!