Dr Kristen is a generally registered psychologist with a Master of Psychology/PhD (Clinical Psychology). Kristen currently offers individual therapy sessions at the Ramsay Psychology Ipswich private practice for young adults through to older persons and has experience working with clients in similar clinical settings across both the Toowoomba and Ipswich regions. Kristen's special interests include depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, substance misuse, interpersonal and family difficulties. Her main therapeutic modality is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which is an evidence- based approach for treating a range of mental health conditions. Kristen is, however, flexible and adaptable in her therapeutic work, drawing upon therapeutic strategies associated with a number of other evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology as required. Kristen endeavours to employ a collaborative approach in her work assisting clients to not only reaching their goals for treatment but become more effective problem-solvers when faced with future life obstacles. She has gained valuable knowledge and skills over the course of her education, training and clinical work and strives to provide quality care. Kristen also aims to build upon her knowledge and skills base, and fulfill her professional development needs and engage in lifelong learning into the future. For the last few years, Kristen has worked as a lecturer contributing to the foundational training and development of the future psychology workforce at a local university. She also has a passion for research and continues to work as a research officer at another regional Queensland university contributing to the knowledge of the discipline.
Master of Psychology; PHD (Clinical Psychology)
adults, adolescents, elderly
solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), acceptance and commitment therapy (act)