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 (she/her)
Director & Founder | Psychologist |
Clinical Supervisor (STAP)
Jessie is a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Jessie has completed her undergraduate qualifications in Psychological Science and consequently pursued post graduate qualifications in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jessie is passionate about neurodiversity and psychosocial disability. Jessie identifies with neurodiversity herself and enjoys the opportunity to provide supervision to the Ability team. 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. Jessie has worked managing multidisciplinary teams of health professionals and provides supervision and training for mental health professionals, educators and organisations. 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 working with the LGBTQIA+ community 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. Jessie is not currently accepting new Clients however provides clinical supervision for all Ability Psychology clinicians.
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 (she/her)
Client Relationships & Administration
Tamara is experienced in case management and community health where she has worked in the disability sector for more than 5 years. Tamara connects our new Clients with the right Psychologist and assists them with the intake process from start to finish! With a warm and welcoming approach, Tamara enjoys supporting our Clients by gaining insight into the nature of their support needs and circumstances throughout their intake.
Tamara Foster (she/her)
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 has experience working with both children, adolescents and adults where she has worked across both neurodiverse and neurotypical population groups. Phoebe has experience supporting Clients with mood disorders, trauma, behavioural and functional concerns, personality disorders, ASD, anxiety and a broad range of other mental health presentations.
Phoebe St John Mosse (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist / Team Leader (Brisbane)
Nicole is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology/Honours). She has a background in not-for-profit and executive 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, brain injury, neurocognitive concerns, disability, and 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 has experience working with both children through to adults where she has worked across population groups, including neurodiversity and complex mental health. Nicole has experience supporting Clients with mood disorders, trauma, behavioural and functional concerns, personality disorders, ASD, psychosis, anxiety and a broad range of other mental health presentations.
Nicole Little (she/her)
Partnerships Manager | Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
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 has experience working with both children, adolescents and adults where she has worked across both neurodiverse and neurotypical population groups. Kirsty has experience supporting Clients with mood disorders, trauma, behavioural and functional concerns, personality disorders, ASD, anxiety and a broad range of other mental health presentations.
Kirsty Laurie (she/her)
Quality & Resource Development Officer & Provisional Psychologist
Cameron is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with honours at the Australian National University and has had several years of experience working within the NDIS. He has worked as a disability support worker and as a learning support assistant in a classroom with a special education high school. He has a strong interest in neuropsychology and the relationship between brain and behaviour. Cameron is passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life and is driven to help reach client’s goals. He strongly believes that a holistic perspective is vital when addressing health and wellbeing.
Similarly, Cameron’s experiences from university have given him an appreciation for the importance of a strengths-based approach and evidence-based assessments and interventions. From his experience working within the NDIS Cameron has learnt that the strength of the therapeutic relationship formed with clients is the single most important predictor when it comes to seeing positive change. Cameron works with people across the lifespan (children through to adults) and is affirming of neurodiversity and ability in his practice.
Cameron Sambridge (he/him)
Rahela Milosevski (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Perth)
Rahela is an experienced provisional psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and has experience supporting children and adults with disability through the provision of behaviour support and psychological intervention. Rahela values family contribution to therapy, and works cohesively with a Clients formal and informal supports to work towards their goals. Rahela is passionate to achieve clients goals through evidence based intervention and has undergone specific professional development in childhood/adolescent interventions strategies, Autism and neuordiversity, trauma (both adults and children), and counselling. 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 values rapport and trust in therapy. With experience working with children, adolescents and adults, Rahela particularly enjoys client work that is focused on behavioural and functional concerns, personality disorders, ASD, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders.
Anita is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology/Honours) and has a background in counselling across the lifespan. She is warm and empathetic, endeavouring to create a safe, non judgemental, and respectful space for her clients in which their needs and individual self may be heard. Using a broad range of evidence-based interventions, Anita works closely with her clients to help them understand themselves better and achieve their desired goals.
Anita has experience working with both children, adolescents and adults where she has worked across both neurodiverse and neurotypical population groups. Anita has experience supporting Clients with mood disorders, trauma, behavioural and functional concerns, personality disorders, ASD, anxiety and a broad range of other mental health presentations.
Anita Thomson-Jones (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Canberra)
Jenni has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and is currently enrolled in Master of Applied Positive Psychology. Jenni adopts a holistic approach when working with Clients and their families, using evidence-based interventions to help them move towards and achieve their therapy goals. Jenni believes that fostering wellbeing is an important part of any treatment plan. Jenni has a background in counselling and working with individuals, couples, children and families. Jenni has worked with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings in both Government and non-Government organisations, including Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Protection, Family Law, Substance Use and Defence. Common presentations Jenni works with include anxiety and depression, developmental, psychological and psychiatric conditions, eating disorders, substance use, family conflict, relationships and grief and loss. Jenni enjoys the collaboration and the opportunity to walk alongside the people she works with, while moving towards each clients unique goals.
Jenni Beech-Jones (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Townsville / NQLD)
Majella has completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of Queensland. She has experience working in NDIS services, offering behaviour therapy, and working with developmental disorders. Majella is passionate about helping people to better understand themselves and is client-centred in her approach. She enjoys working with clients with varied experiences and is available to work with all ages. Majella is driven to ensure you feel seen and heard, and values the contributions of a person's family system and other formal support. She has a warm and empathetic nature and aims to provide a supportive, safe environment. Majella understands that no two clients are the same and has a strong commitment to working with the individual to achieve their individual goals and support them through their journey. Majella is accepting new Clients across the North Brisbane area.
Majella Condren (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
Sussi Shannon (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
Sussi has completed her Honours in Psychology and is currently working on publishing her thesis. Her background includes working with children and adults, including clients with various complex presentations, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, psychosis, dementia, personality disorders, and a broad range of other mental health presentations. She also has experience supporting clients with mental health issues arising from significant life events, ongoing chronic health conditions, and complex family dynamics. Sussi is trained and experienced in using a variety of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is also trained in psychometric testing, including intelligence and memory assessments. Sussi has a particular interest in neurodiversity and psychosocial disability, working with people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, cultures, sexual identities, abilities, and family dynamics. Using a holistic and collaborative approach, Sussi’s natural and empathetic style helps support clients to reach their therapeutic goals. Sussi is accepting referrals in North Brisbane & the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Karina is a warm and empathetic therapist with a bachelor and postgraduate qualifications in psychological science. Karina is familiar with a broad range of evidence-based interventions and strategies. She is passionate about helping people to better understand themselves and is client-centred in her approach. Karina works to create a safe and non judgemental space with her Clients, and works at the Client's pace towards their therapeutic goals. Karina has over 7 years experience working with disability, and has experience working alongside a range of presentations including mood disorders, anxiety, cognitive and neurological concerns, developmental disorders, physical disability and complex mental health. Karina employs a trauma-informed approach to her work with Clients, and is able to work across the lifespan from children through to adult populations. Karina is accepting Clients across the Sunshine Coast region.
Karina Gianneli (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Sunshine Coast)
Shannon Fleming (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
Shannon has completed a Bachelor of Behaviour Science (Honours in Psychology) at the Queensland University of Technology. She is enthusiastic and committed to ensuring her clients have access to psychology services that support them towards their therapeutic goals. Shannon is a compassionate and warm practitioner who endeavours to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment for her clients.
Shannon has experience working with children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD, anxiety, and behaviours concerns both within psychology and within an educational setting. Shannon enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, and meets a Client where they are, acknowledging that a person is the expert of their own experience. Shannon is particularly passionate about working with young people and adolescents and guiding their psychosocial and emotional development. However, also warmly welcomes adult Clients at all stages of their life. Shannon is trauma-informed in her work and utilises evidence practice with her Clients. Shannon is accepting referrals in Inner City Suburbs and South Brisbane.
Moujan Seifouri (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
Moujan is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with honours at The University of Queensland. Moujan has experience providing psychological services to adults and young people, with a diverse range of mental health concerns. Using collaborative and evidence-based practice, that focuses on individuality, compassion and well-being.
During her time at University Moujan was heavily involved in student engagement, and as such has a passion for seeing people achieve their best when supported adequately. She is highly fascinated by neurology and how our awesome brains work, adapt and grow. Moujan is warm and friendly, and always aims to ensure a safe inviting environment in her sessions, and when working with people to achieve their goals.
Malcolm is a Psychologist who provides clinical supervision and training to the team at Ability Psychology Services. At Ability, our clinical team provides oversight and training of clinical staff to support the provision of quality and evidence-based practice across Australia.
Malcolm Choat (he/him)
Clinical Supervisor, Psychologist
Linda is a child and adolescent Psychologist who provides clinical supervision and training to the team at Ability Psychology Services. At Ability, our clinical team provides oversight and training of clinical staff to support the provision of quality and evidence-based practice across Australia.
Linda Meaker (she/her)
Clinical Supervisor, Psychologist
Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist who provides clinical supervision and training to the team at Ability Psychology Services. At Ability, our clinical team provides oversight and training of clinical staff to support the provision of quality and evidence-based practice across Australia.
Dr Rachel Callaghan (she/her)
Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Psychologist
Brodie is a dachshund currently studying to be a fully fledged therapy dog. Brodie makes friends with anyone he meets and loves to have a nap next to our Clients. Please note that Brodie's handler is Jessie who is presently not accepting new Clients.