Welcome to Matters of Mind
Your well-being is in good hands
At some stage in our lives many of us can feel we are not coping well. You may feel depressed, angry, anxious or stressed. These issues may stem from challenges within your workplace or your relationships and could be impacting your ability to lead a healthy lifestyle. Your mood not only affects your own life but the lives of those closest to you. At Matters of Mind we aim to empower you to develop the effective skills and tools to manage and sustain a healthy life. By building on your own inherent strengths we’ll help you to create a fulfilling and healthy future.
Dr Samantha Robertson
BBus(Comm) BA(Hons) DPsych(Clin) MAPS
Clinical Psychologist, Dr Samantha Robertson, established Matters of Mind in 2005 with the aim of providing a warm, unbiased and collaborative approach underpinned by evidence-based therapies. Samantha is passionate about supporting individuals to overcome mental health difficulties and challenging life experiences. She has worked with individuals and couples to address issues such as trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, emotional/binge eating, anger and grief. Samantha draws from a strong research background and an extensive repertoire of clinical experience previously holding positions in general practice clinics, psychiatric hospital, community health organisations, Queensland Health and job network agency. Samantha enjoys supporting her colleagues and the profession through clinical supervision.
0410 294 274
Dr Suzanne Drake
B.A., M.Litt. (Psych), M.Clin.Psych., Ph.D., MAPS
Suzanne has worked in the private practice setting for over 25 years and for over 10 years at Matters of Mind in Red Hill. Suzanne has a special interest in adult mental health, and in particular the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, perinatal depression, suicide prevention and trauma. Suzanne is also an accredited Triple P (Standard and Stepping Stones) provider. Suzanne’s specialty treatment areas include Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Grief and Bereavement Counselling. In addition to her private practice service delivery as a clinical psychologist, Suzanne has worked as a psychologist for Queensland Health, and as a Senior Research Assistance/Evaluator with the University of Queensland and with Queensland University of Technology. Suzanne is a registered supervisor with AHPRA, and is also a Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
0419 728 176
Rosie has a warm and collaborative approach and aims to create a supportive environment for her clients. She has worked in the human services sector for over 15 years in community-based organisations, universities and in private practice. Rosie works with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, and complex interpersonally generated trauma. Rosie is also available for supervision.
0468 780 616
BA, Dip psych, MClinP, MAPS, FCCLP, FCEDP
Josie has over 40 years working as a psychologist in the field of mental health. With speciality endorsement as both a Clinical and Educational & Developmental psychologist, Josie has experience in working with adult mental health and also with children and adolescents a field in which she has amassed specialised expertise, heading up public paediatric psychology services within Children’s Health. In maintaining her contributions to psychology, Josie provides supervision to psychology registrars and interns and is a staff member at QUT’s School of Psychology.
0456 511 119
Caitlin is a Clinical Psychologist offering counselling and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. In addition to her general mental health and wellbeing practice, Caitlin has a special interest in:
- perinatal and infant mental health
- parenting and family wellbeing
- young people (14+ years)
- single event and complex trauma
- cross-cultural and Indigenous mental health and wellbeing.
With 18 years’ experience in the health, social and community services sectors, Caitlin also provides professional supervision for practitioners working in government agencies and community-based organisations.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Master of Clinical Psychology
Registration and Professional Memberships
General registration and area of practice endorsement (clinical psychology) with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
0404 198 721
Matters of Mind Covid 19 Policy
In order to ensure uninterrupted service to our clients, we have developed, implemented, or will be implementing new policies and practices in our effort to manage and minimise the risks of Covid 19 transmission at our psychology practice (see below).
Our new policies are underpinned by local and national directives and guidelines, as well as Safe Work Australia guidelines. They also incorporate industry-specific recommendations from the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Our current policies:
We respect the right of each person to make their own decisions in regard to vaccinations.
Everyone working on our premises has been fully vaccinated and will not attend the clinic if unwell for any reason.
The Covid situation is constantly evolving, meaning added stress and demands for you and for our team. During this period our staff may choose to work from home, providing Telehealth to ensure that you continue to receive the best care. If your health professional makes this decision we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to organise appointments.
Telehealth counselling support will continue to be available for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
If a Covid directive prevents you or your therapist from attending the practice, your face-to-face appointment will not be cancelled but will automatically be converted to a Telehealth appointment (phone or video appointment).
Additional control measures will be implemented at our practice to improve ventilation and ensure the building is clean and sanitised, and as safe as possible for everyone at all times.
In the event of a possible or confirmed case attending our practice we will support public health officials with contact tracing and follow their advice.
Directives, guidelines and recommendations are likely to change and we will update you if and when our policies change as a result.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we implement these new policies and practices in our efforts to keep you, our team and our community as safe as we possibly can.
We look forward to providing you with our continued support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
Phone our clinic (07) 33683991 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not answer when you phone be assured we check our messages regularly so will return your call as soon as possible.
What is the fee?
Each practitioner at our clinic sets their own individual pricing however all charges are under the recommended schedule fee.
Can I claim this fee with Medicare?
Psychologists at Matters of Mind provide services under the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) so if you are referred by a GP under a GP Mental Health Care Plan or a Psychiatrist assessment and management plan or on a direct referral by a Psychiatrist you will be eligible to claim a rebate. All psychologists at Matters of Mind are endorsed Clinical Psychologists, and as such the Clinical Psychology rebate of $129.55 is available under a Mental Health Care Plan. Payments must be made at the time of consultation and then rebates can be claimed through our Hicaps system at the time of payment.
Can I go directly to a psychologist and make an appointment?
Although you can make an appointment without being referred by your GP or psychiatrist, you are unable to claim a Medicare rebate without a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or psychiatrist.
How many sessions with a psychologist am I entitled to under a Mental Health Care Plan?
Eligible patients can receive up to 20 individual sessions in a calendar year. Your referring doctor will generally assess your progress after the first 6 and 10 sessions.
Can I claim the fee with my Private Health Cover?
Many private health providers include a rebate allowance for psychological services but please check with your health fund to confirm the type of cover you have available. Hicaps is available at Matters of Mind which means, in most cases, you can swipe your private health card and claim your rebate directly and pay only the gap at the time of consultation.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
If you are unable to make an appointment we ask that you please call and reschedule or cancel your appointment as soon as possible. Late cancellations mean that other clients are not able to access assistance that otherwise would have been available. Late cancellations may incur a cancelation fee.