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.

Contact

samantha@mattersofmind.com.au

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.

Contact

stmeehan@bigpond.com

0419 728 176

 

Rosie Quinlan

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.

Contact

https://www.rosalindquinlan.com.au/

Rosalindquinlan@outlook.com

0468 780 616

 

Josie Sorban

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. 

 

Contact

jspsychology@sorban.com.au 

0456 511 119

 

Caitlin Mullins

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.

Qualifications

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

Contact

caitlin@caitlinmullinspsychology.com.au

0404 198 721

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

Phone our clinic (07) 33683991 or email us info@mattersofmind.com.au. 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 $128.40 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.

What if I need an emergency appointment?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer an emergency service. If you need immediate assistance please contact:

 
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Get in touch

If you need to speak to someone urgently call Lifeline on 13 11 14 

(07) 3368 3991

21/152 Musgrave Rd,

Red Hill Queensland

Australia 4059

Phone

Fax

(07) 3368 3991

(07) 3368 2918

21/152 Musgrave Rd

Red Hill Queensland

Australia 4059

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