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Dr Ea Stewart

Dr Ea Stewart

Dr Ea Stewart is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of MDC. Ea found her passion and drive for working with individuals who struggle with difficult mood issues (particularly those following complex posttraumatic stress disorder) after working in Kenya with highly traumatised individuals, and those facing some of the worst circumstances imaginable. Her desire to work with other mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, was enhanced by the number of cases she has seen with misdiagnosis and under diagnosis of this significantly impacting disorder. In addition, Ea has a personal drive to help improve the lives of those suffering from depression, a disorder which impacts so many lives.

With her Doctorate thesis focusing on developing a clinical tool used to help identify the early signs of depression, in those with brain injury, Ea also gained a passion for working with people who suffer from the effects of brain injury and other illnesses. Working as the research coordinator on the World's first study to trial a psychotherapy intervention for those with brain tumour, her interest was piqued regarding understanding and treating the various mood issues that can result from changes occurring to the brain.

Ea is a published author with a therapist manual and articles focusing on brain injury and brain tumour, and has been a speaker on ABC radio. She is a fully registered psychologist with specialised endorsement as a clinical psychologist; she is a member of the Psychology Board of Australia and is accredited as a board approved STAP supervisor (Clinical Psychology). Ea is practising Monday through Thursday, and is available to treat adolescents and adults.

Areas of treatment

Mood Disorders:

  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Brain Injury related mood issues
  • Late-Life Depression
  • Stress Related mood issues

Other Areas:

  • Complex PTSD
  • OCD
  • Social Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Specific Phobias
  • Adjustment Disorder

 

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Dr Miyuki Ono

Dr Miyuki Ono is a clinical psychologist holding a PhD in Clinical Psychology. With her Doctorate thesis focusing on the effects of childhood complex trauma to individuals’ cognition, memories, and mental health; her special interest is working with adults with a history of childhood complex trauma. Miyuki aims at helping her clients learn and grow from their experiences and she utilises evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as Schema Therapy.

Miyuki has experience in working with adults in a variety of settings, including private/public hospitals and the private sector, treating all age groups. Miyuki helps clients develop an understanding of their unhelpful coping styles and replace them with more helpful coping styles.

Miyuki a fully registered Psychologist with specialised endorsement as a clinical psychologist; she is a member of the Psychology Board of Australia and Japanese Psychological Association. Miyuki is accredited as a board approved STAP supervisor (Clinical Psychology). Miyuki is available to treat individual adults on Tuesdays.

Other Languages: Japanese

Areas of treatment

Mood Disorders:

  • Major Depression
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Stress Related mood issues
  • Grief and Loss

Other Areas:

  • Complex PTSD
  • PTSD
  • Social / Performance Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Difficult Life Transitions

 

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Dr Vanessa Bruce

Dr Vanessa Bruce is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working with clients adjusting to illness and other major life challenges, including; trauma, relationship issues and low self-esteem.

Vanessa’s interest in working with mood disorders grew from more than 10 years experience working with people with cancer at all stages, from diagnosis, through to treatment and survivorship, as well as end of life and bereavement.

In addition to working with individuals, couples and families, Vanessa is trained in the delivery of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and has been facilitating MBCT groups since 2007.

Vanessa holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Griffith University and has a Clinical Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Vanessa has also co-authored publications in the area of relationship outcomes for couples in stepfamilies.

Vanessa has experience working with clients of all ages, from children to older adults, and is available Wednesdays.

Please click the link to learn more about what Vanessa has to say about depression in individuals with cancer.

Areas of treatment

Mood Disorders:

  • Cancer and Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Depression in Children and Adolescents

Other Areas:

  • Illness-related Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Social Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Bereavement

 

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Tracy McLean

Tracy is a Clinical Psychologist who has a passion for assisting clients to achieve genuine and self determined change. She regularly evaluates her own effectiveness as a therapist to fine tune her approach to better meet her client’s needs.

Her therapy style can be best described as warm, flexible and attuned to the unique aspects of each person’s life. Her combined training in physiology and psychology allow for a holistic approach in supporting and treating individuals. She is enthusiastic to support both individuals with serious concerns and those who are hindered by normal life events and challenges.

Tracy's qualifications include a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, First Class honours in Psychology and Bachelor of Science (majoring in Psychology and Human Physiology). She has since gained experience working in a community mental health setting, assessing and treating adults with acute and chronic mental health and behavioural problems. She also has considerable experience working within a private practice setting supporting a broad range of people with their concerns.

Areas of treatment

Mood Disorders:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Working with Emotions

Other Areas:

  • Adult Survivors of Abuse (Sexual, Emotional and/or Physical)
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Anxiety concerns; panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and specific phobias
  • Attachment injuries and personality issues
  • Stress reduction and management
  • Gender and sexuality concerns
  • OCD and intrusive thoughts/ worrying
  • Couples counselling and relationship work with individuals
  • Assistance with drug and alcohol use and abuse

 

Eva Groenlund

Eva Groenlund

Eva is a Clinical Psychology Registrar holding a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Eva has experience supporting clients across a wide array of settings including; public and private hospital inpatient and outpatient services, community settings and not-for-profit organisations.

Eva has previously worked to achieve individual recovery goals for children and adolescents living in out of home care. From this experience, she has developed a passion for working with highly traumatised individuals, particularly those who have experienced ongoing traumatic events. Eva also has a specific interest in mood disorders and is passionate about working with individuals to increase their wellbeing and life satisfaction.

Eva primarily sees adolescents and adults, often using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach.

Eva is available Mondays and Tuesdays.

Areas of treatment

Mood Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depression
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Dysthymia

Other Areas:

  • PTSD
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • OCD
  • Specific Phobia
  • Adjustment Disorder

 

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