Our Team

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Dinusha Cragg

Clinical Psychologist /  Director

Not currently taking on new clients. Please see one of our other skilled clinicians below.

Didi Cragg, founding director of Integrative Clinical Psychology Pty Ltd, is a holistic clinical psychologist and personal trainer who has a passion for providing an integrative and holistic approach to psychological services focussing on clients’ strengths, building resilience, fostering positive change, and assisting clients to achieve their personal wellness and health goals. She also has a personal interest in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. 

 

Didi has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and holds a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. She works within the private health sector on the Sunshine Coast and has previously worked at a university providing counselling services to university students. Didi has a warm & genuine style, and an open mind. She has experience in providing a range of psychological interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) and mindfulness-based interventions. She has delivered evidence-based psychological treatment to individuals across the lifespan and from varying cultural backgrounds.

 

Didi has authored two research papers on the influence of the media on men and women’s body image and she has also been a guest speaker on a body image expert panel. Didi is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare to provide psychological services. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Didi is a Board-Approved Supervisor recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia and she can provide supervision to students undertaking the clinical psychology registrar program. 

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Kristie Robl

General Psychologist

Not currently taking on new clients. Please see one of our other skilled clinicians below.

Kristie is a General Psychologist who completed a Masters’ in Professional Psychology and has previous experience setting up and working within rural and remote communities to provide psychological services, as well as working at Headspace centres in both NSW and QLD. 

 

Kristie is skilled at working with individuals and families across the lifespan and with a broad range of presenting concerns. Kristie draws upon a number of theoretical frameworks and provides her clients with practical evidence-based strategies to work through their difficulties and flourish.

 

Kristie’s compassionate and genuine style creates a safe and supportive space for her clients to feel heard and understood. She assists clients to feel empowered and to recognise and harness their strengths. Kristie views clients through a holistic lens to ensure all elements that affect an individual’s psychological wellbeing are addressed. 

Kristie has experience working with a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders and mindfulness based interventions. Kristie has also published a research paper on the influence of the media on men’s body image. 

 

Kristie is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare to provide psychological services. 

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Tamara Williams

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Tamara is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Counselling and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology. She has a strong background in disability, aged care and Case Management practices. Tamara works from a problem management and opportunity approach to help work towards goals and the values that drive them.

 

Tamara is skilled at working with individuals with a broad range of presenting concerns and situations. She has worked in a variety of community-based settings as a Social Worker and Case Manager with diverse clients. Tamara has a good knowledge of outcomes achieved with having support networks available. Tamara aims to focus on a number of theoretical frameworks and techniques to best fit her clients and to create change and achieve set goals.

 

Tamara believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and values, to realise their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Tamara aims to provide an environment of compassion and support to help her clients overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

 

Tamara is also continuously seeking to gain more skills and broaden her education while she primarily works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective. Tamara draws on interventions and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness Based strategies. Tamara has Auslan as a second language.

Tamara is registered with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Medicare to provide psychological services.

 

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Jacinta Macaulay

General Psychologist - by special appointment only

Jacinta is a General Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Counselling. She has a strong background in health and wellness coaching assisting client’s achieve rehabilitation outcomes and personal goals.

 

Jacinta operates from a strength based model assisting client’s build personal resilience and develop acceptance by identifying their inner strengths to help achieve success. She has an interest in Positive Psychology and has co-authored a research paper in this area. She has been a guest speaker on Best Practice Case Management in the Occupational Rehabilitation Sector. She was the 2010 winner of the Best Individual Contribution to Rehabilitation and Return to Work National Award at the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Health and Safety Awards at Parliament House, Canberra and the 2012 Winner of the Safe Work Australia National Safety Ambassador of Year Award.

Jacinta has worked in industry as an Organisational Psychologist in Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation and also with counselling Adolescents. In addition, she has lectured Psychology at La Trobe University. She has been employed in the training and employment services sector and has a good knowledge of careers counselling.  

Jacinta works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, in addition to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness based interventions. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Jacinta is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare to provide psychological services.

 

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Jayne McCabe

Provisional Psychologist

Jayne is a Provisional Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Counselling. She is passionate about supporting people to reach their goals for their mental wellbeing.

 

Jayne enjoys working with a wide range of clients and has specific experience working with children, young people and families by supporting them with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and communication. In addition to this she has worked with adults experiencing anxiety, work stress, body image and relationship issues. Jayne has worked across retail, education, health care and corporate environments and understands the unique challenges associated with each of these settings.

 

Providing a welcoming and empathic environment, Jayne is client focused and collaborates with individuals to support their mental wellness by utilising evidence-based methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy.

 

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Sara Ekenstierna

Provisional Psychologist

Sara Ekenstierna is a provisional psychologist with 15 years’ worth of experience in the field. She has a five year Master of Science in Psychology  from Lund University in Sweden and University of Victoria in Canada. Sara obtained her full license to practise as psychologist in Sweden in 2009. Sara is currently completing her hours of the Transitional Program so that she can practise as a fully registered psychologist in Australia. 

 

Sara is a published writer. She was a columnist for the popular Swedish professional magazine Psykologtidningen. Her work is also published in the daily newspaper Skanska Dagbladet, on LinkedIn, YouTube and on online sites such as the The Psychology Network, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Positive Psychology and Spirituality: The Crossroads. She is currently a researcher at University of Queensland, where she investigates wellbeing from a perspective of relationality, self-development, therapy and transcendence.

 

Sara works with counselling psychology, therapy and consultation, while also with psychological assessment and semistructured in-deph interview.

She is experienced in evidence based treatments, predominantly Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy. Sara has long experience in treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and crisis/trauma.  She is passionate about health and wellbeing, change processes, relational issues and self- development.

 

Sara has undertaken professional development with some of the most renowned teachers in the field of STPP, including psychologist and psychoanalyst Ulla Bejerholm in Sweden, psychologists Dr Patricia Coughlin and  Dr Jon Frederickson, and Susan Warshow in Los Angeles. Sara has participated in ACT workshops and master classes with JoAnne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren at University of Uppsala. She has in addition throughout her career attended global conferences on interdisciplinary subjects such as ”Buddism, Neuroscience and Mental Health: Unravelling the path to meditative experiences.”

Sara a has conducted workshops designed for groups, with focus on personal development, tools for increasing awareness and focus, and techniques for defining values, priorities, obstacles and goals. She has also conducted workshops designed for professional teams and leadership development.  

 

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Kylie Akers

Clinic Liaison Officer

Kylie is our fabulous, caring and compassionate Clinic Liaison Officer who will welcome you with a warm smile. Kylie understands that seeing a therapist can be a daunting experience and she will go above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable and supported in our clinic. Kylie is the first point of contact with all our clients and will do her best to answer any questions you may have. 

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Lili Carmichael

Adminstration Assistant

Lili is our lovely administration assistant who provides support to our clients and team of clinicians. Lili has a passion for psychology and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Lili is personable, professional and efficient. She delivers exceptional administrative support to ensure our clients are well-supported on their journey with us.