MEET THE TEAM
Flourish Psychology was established from a desire to provide professional, gold standard psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community in a positive and authentic environment. As a team, we are dedicated to building strong, supportive relationships with our clients and providing evidence-based treatments to enhance wellbeing.
Dr Gabriel Roux is an experienced practitioner, and Director at Flourish Psychology. He is dedicated to helping his clients overcome challenges, improve relationships and enhance overall wellbeing. He is skilled in working across a diverse range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, and depression, and has an interest in seeing individuals and teams improve performance, and achieve their best.
Dr Gemma Roux Gemma is an experienced clinician, and Director at Flourish Psychology. She works across a diverse range of disorders, and has a special interest in postnatal adjustment, identity, stress and anxiety. Gemma is passionate about helping people connect with purpose and overcome barriers to reaching their potential. She is an accomplished writer and key-note speaker, using her skills across both television and written media.
Jennifer Ryan has a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders, grief, low self-esteem, post-natal adjustment and trauma. She is highly experienced and has a warm and positive interaction style. Jennifer is passionate about her job and has enormous respect for people who seek support when they need it.
Peter Ryan has extensive experience working with males of all ages who are experiencing complex psychological, behavioural and relationship difficulties. He is patient and understanding and is committed to empowering individuals to better manage their emotional health.
Melanie Webley has extensive clinical and early intervention experience. She works
collaboratively with parents and children to strengthen families, improve routines and treat difficulties related to developmental delay, and life transitions. Melanie has a special interest in anxiety disorders, and is committed to helping clients of all ages achieve positive and lasting changes in their overall wellbeing.
Andrew Gatus has a passion for working with both children and adults, and has experience treating symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, along with trauma, social skills difficulties, substance use, and anger management. He has a relaxed and flexible approach, and a keen interest in the relationship between physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Mariana Cabral is experienced in treating a range of psychological difficulties including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and substance use. Mariana is passionate about helping others improve their personal awareness and emotional health. She has an empathetic and warm nature, and creates a welcoming and nurturing environment to assist clients to reach their wellbeing goals.
Amy Schultz enjoys working across all age groups, treating depression and anxiety disorders, symptoms of stress, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. Her warm, understanding, and non-judgemental approach enables her to establish strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Amy also draws on her years of experience in public relations and as a music teacher, to understand and adapt learning experiences to match the individual needs of each of her clients.
Graham Kell enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. He is skilled in relationship counselling and enjoys helping men overcome difficulties related to stress, anxiety, and depression. His emphasis on compassion and warmth, and his evidence-based expertise, promotes recovery and growth in clients. He is an accomplished key-note speaker, in both community and corporate settings.
Karen McCulloch has experience working with stress, mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders with both adolescents and adults. She also has expertise treating individuals experiencing chronic pain. Karen has a warm, compassionate and friendly therapeutic style, with a focus on working collaboratively with clients to increase self-awareness and work towards their personal treatment goals.
Christopher Garoni has a passion for working with people from across the lifespan experiencing a broad variety of difficulties, and prides himself on creating a warm, safe, and trusting environment for clients to share their stories and reach their goals. Chris is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, and is skilled in providing cognitive behavioural, and acceptance-based strategies.
Dr Jacinta Thomson is a kind, friendly, and engaging clinical psychologist who is experienced in helping people navigate complex emotional and physical health challenges. Jacinta is passionate about supporting people with anxiety and depression, acute and chronic illnesses, and has particular expertise in the areas of cancer and disordered eating. She enjoys helping adolescents and adults work through difficult life transitions, including those related to study or work, becoming a parent, disruptions to important relationships, and coping with grief and loss.
Kyla Reid enjoys working with adolescents and adults across a range of difficulties including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, assertiveness difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues and stress. Kyla uses and draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure an individualised and tailored approach to treatment. She is a warm therapist who aims to provide a supportive and relaxed environment.
Bonnie Kirkman is passionate about helping clients across the lifespan thrive through a wide range of challenges. With a special interest in treating children and adolescents, Bonnie employs a strength-based approach to enhance the wellbeing of the clients she works with and tailors therapy to align with the unique needs of each person. Her warm and empathetic approach provides a supportive environment to help all clients reach their therapeutic goals.
Nicole Ehrlich is highly experienced in office management and business administration, and is warm, professional and approachable. She believes strongly in the importance of seeking psychological support to overcome challenges and enhance wellbeing, and has been in charge of administration at Flourish Psychology since it was founded.
Rachel Kell brings her warm and welcoming nature to Flourish's reception. She has years of experience working with people from varied backgrounds in the health sector and the airline industry, and keenly understands the importance of psychological services to support each individual’s wellbeing.
Sarah Cripps has many years of experience in medical administration and is personable, professional and efficient. She has a passion for delivering excellent administrative support, and for supporting the wellbeing of the community. Sarah moved to Australia from the USA in 2019, and works primarily from Flourish Psychology’s office in the Kawana Health Precinct.