About Us

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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

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Jessie Baker
Director & Founder | Psychologist |
Clinical Supervisor (STAP)

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. 

Jessie is not currently accepting new Clients however does provide support and oversight of the broader clinical team.

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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 
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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

Intake Officer
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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

Provisional Psychologist / Team Leader (Brisbane)
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Kia is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to work towards their goals, and believes in promoting wellbeing through a holistic approach. Using a range of evidence-based treatments (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Kia supports individuals address common psychological concerns, such as those associated with anxiety, depression stress, grief and loss, poor self-esteem/confidence, resilience and employment, as well as those with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 

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 family’s needs. Kia works across Southern Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Kia Karimi 

Psychologist 
(Gold Coast)
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After competing her Bachelor of Psychology (honours), Cheryl worked in Mental Health for over five years assisting clients with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, bipolar to alcohol and drug issues. Cheryl has experience with couples and family therapy, and worked with clients struggling with family domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse in children, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, and many behavioural issues relating to complex trauma.


Cheryl has a passion to help people overcome difficult situations or events in their lives, and a desire to help people live their best life and be the best version of themselves. Cheryl adopts a holistic view of health and a strong connection between our mental and physical health. Cheryl is provisionally registered with AHPRA, and a member of APS and AAPI.

Cheryl Fairbairn

Provisional Psychologist 
(Brisbane)
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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

Provisional Psychologist 
(Brisbane)
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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

Provisional Psychologist (Brisbane)
Rahela Milosevski

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.

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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

Provisional Psychologist (Canberra)
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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 (Brisbane)