About Us

About Us

Ability Psychology Services recognises that each individual's needs are different and there is no one-shoe-fits-all approach to improving mental health and wellbeing. At Ability, we work with you to establish therapeutic goals in a comfortable environment to help you reach your full potential. From personalised therapy through to a suite of formal services, Ability will work with you to tailor an intervention suitable for you, your family, or your organisation. Join us in your journey to improved mental health and wellbeing. 

Meet Our Team

Jessie Baker
Director & Founder | Psychologist

Jessie is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Jessie has also achieved post graduate qualifications specific to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is passionate about neurodiversity and psychosocial disability. With a background in not-for-profit organisations, the NDIS and private clinical work, Jessie has experience working with a breadth of populations and client presentations. Most recently, Jessie has worked managing multidisciplinary teams of health professionals and provides supervision to early career Psychologists and Social Workers. Jessie is trained in delivering formal psychometric testing including cognitive, adaptive functioning, learning, personality and memory assessments. 

 

Jessie is currently on the Board of Directors for a local NFP organisation that supports at-risk youth in the local community. In her clinical work, Jessie has particular interest in psychosocial disability, Autism, ADHD, anxiety, personality disorders and trauma. Jessie accepts referrals from children, adolescents and adults. Jessie also has experience in the LGBTQI demographic and welcomes clients who require support in this field.

 

Jessie supports a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing, and recognises the value of psychosocial considerations in improving the prognosis of mental health concerns. Jessie utilises evidence-based frameworks and supportive counselling throughout her work to support clients in achieving their therapeutic goals. 

Casey is our wonderful Client Relationships Manager who keeps the wheels in motion! Casey is experienced in administration and provides a warm, empathetic approach with our Clients. Casey brings energy and vibrance to our team, and is readily available to assist you with any enquiries.

Casey Onehi
Client Relationships Manager (National)
Casey Onehi
Client Relationships Manager

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Board Approved Supervisor. With over 10 year’s experience, working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • crisis/trauma

  • cancer care

  • confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties

  • social and behavioural management

  • suicidal ideation and self harming behvaiours

  • parenting skills

  • improving general health and wellbeing, work/life balance

  • family counselling

  • relationship counselling

Vanessa is passionate about providing supervision and development opportunities for psychologists, and provides supervision to provisional psychologists spanning the entire Country, to gain full registration. Vanessa also has a background in working with veterans, long term unemployed and disability, employee assistance programs and work rehabilitation.

Vanessa Allen
Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor (National)

Phoebe is a Provisional Psychologist and Team Leader who has completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours), and is familiar with a broad range of evidence-based interventions. She is passionate about helping people to understand themselves, and employs a collaborative and client-centred approach. Phoebe is warm and non-judgemental, and aims to create a safe and comfortable space to help clients work towards their therapeutic goals. She is an advocate for mental wellbeing, and believes in helping to empower and motivate clients to achieve greater happiness and build resilience through psychoeducation, guidance and support.

Phoebe St John Mosse
Provisional Psychologist / Team Leader (National)

Dr Zsuzsanna is a Provisional Psychologist with both postgraduate and PhD qualifications in Psychology.  Zsuzsanna has lived in four countries and speaks four languagesShe is passionate about helping others and has twelve years of experience working across mental health presentations including but not limited to trauma, family and social issues, and behaviour. Zsuzsanna applies her knowledge of current evidence-based treatment options targeting a broad range of mental health conditions. Her personal values are based on respect, diplomacy and confidentiality. Zsuzsanna approaches her clients with compassion and kindness in their work towards reaching their therapeutic goals.

Dr Zsuzsanna Horváth
Provisional Psychologist (QLD)

Kia is a Psychologist with experience working across the lifespan. Kia has worked across Private Practise, the Employment Sector and the NDIS and approaches his work with warmth and positivity. Kia is passionate about the role of physical activity and health in improving mental health outcomes, and tailors his interventions to meet the individual or families needs. Kia works across Southern Brisbane and the Gold Coast. 

Kia Karimi 
Psychologist | Clinical Group Coordinator (QLD)

Kirsty is a Provisional Psychologist and PhD candidate. She has experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan including those with those with complex disability, such as with people who have acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury, and with those diagnosed with cancer and chronic illness. 

Kirsty is passionate about utilising evidence-based practice and continued education to ensure she is providing up to date therapeutic care. Kirsty has published work in acquired brain injury, cancer and chronic disease and presented her work at nationally at medical and psychological conferences. She holds academic appointments with Griffith University where she teaches courses in Psychology. 

Kirsty endorses the use of client-centred methods and supports her client’s choice and preferences when it comes to their care. She endeavours to create a partnership between herself and her clients in which the goals of care can be achieved through mutual respect, and a supportive environment.  

Kirsty Laurie
Provisional Pychologist & PhD Candidate (QLD)

Nicole is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology/Honours). She has a background in not-for-profit and government roles which have sought to help individuals and communities find solutions to real-life problems, to improve quality of life and health outcomes. This includes learning and performance, mental health and wellbeing, substance use, trauma, social and cultural connection, disability, and change behaviour. Nicole is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals using a holist approach to health and wellbeing and has a particular interest in psychosocial disability and neurodiversity.  

Nicole Little
Provisional Pychologist (QLD)

Rahela is a provisional psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and has experience supporting children with disabilities through the provision of behaviour support. Rahela is very proactive, organised and passionate to achieve clients goals through evidence based interventions. She firmly believes in collaborative therapeutic relationship and enjoys working with her clients to make sense of their current struggles. Being client-centred, Rahela ensures her clients experience a permissive, non-judgemental and empathic space where difficult affairs can be explored and build meaningful social connections.

Rahela Milosevski
Provisional Pychologist (WA)

Brodie is a dachshund puppy currently studying to be a fully fledged therapy dog. Brodie makes friends with anyone he meets and loves to have a nap on the couch with our Clients.

Brodie
Therapy Dog (QLD)

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