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.
Dr Jackie Stewart has expertise working with adults experiencing persistent pain, chronic illnesses, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders. She has a keen interest in the mind-body connection and is committed to providing a high quality service in a safe and caring environment for her clients.
Kathie McDonald is skilled in working with teenagers and adults. She enjoys working with individuals transitioning through changes related to parenthood, relationships, work, and health, and also women experiencing difficulties with intimacy. Kathie creates a judgment-free, supportive treatment space, and has expertise in helping individuals and their families navigate challenges related to gender identity and transition.
Nicola Moine is skilled in treating adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions and eating disorders and has also provided psychological treatment to individuals facing significant health challenges. Nicola has a supportive and warm therapy style and a special interest in relationship health, improving emotional regulation skills, and resilience building.
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.
Josephine Miller has experience working with stress and trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, substance use, personality disorders and intellectual disabilities. She has also provided treatment to clients with chronic health issues. Josephine has a warm and friendly therapeutic style, and creates a safe and supportive space for clients to work towards their treatment goals.
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.
Michelle Craig has treated a range of psychological difficulties including mood disorders, stress, and substance use. She has a special interest in working with anxiety and trauma, and assisting individuals to work through life transitions and build resilience. Michelle has a warm, genuine, and empathetic approach, and is passionate about working collaboratively to improve wellbeing.
Bryony Kitter has expertise working with stress, mood and anxiety disorders, and adjustment issues across all ages. She has a special interest in the relationship between chronic disease and mental health, and in helping children and adults cope with the challenges of serious illness and surgery. Bryony is compassionate and authentic, and incorporates a strengths-based approach to therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.