Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Elizabeth Archer-Trew, Psychologist – Adults – Couples

Elizabeth works with both individuals and couples to design a life filled with richness and meaning. Her skills base has been deepened  working with all age ranges in group and individual settings in the fields of couples counselling, post-separation counselling, parenting, family support, parent education, and general counselling. With interests in working with infidelity and its resulting trauma, the impact of personality on relationship dynamics, learning to communicate for repair and to deepen intimacy and understanding and learning to adjust to life’s changing circumstances. Elizabeth draws on a diverse range of theories and intervention styles to uniquely and collaboratively work with her clients.

Elizabeth can be contacted on 0402 727 017, and will be only too happy to discuss your client’s needs prior to booking their first appointment.

Liza Kokkoris, Clinical Psychologist – Children (8-12 yrs) – Adults

Liza has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of common psychological and behavioural problems in children and employs a multi-systemic approach involving parents/caregivers and teachers, in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Liza has a special interest in the management of anxiety, ADHD and ASD in children and adults. She also works with adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress and adjustment to major life changes. Liza works closely with clients to make effective change using evidence-based interventions best suited to presenting concerns.

To make an appointment with Liza call 07 5628 7061            

Dr Michelle Hanisch, Psychologist - Adults (individual only)

Michelle has developed the “Heal. Grow. Transform.” process in her practice. Heal the wounds from the past. Grow your skills for living. Transform your life. No matter what stage you’re in, the aim is to improve the quality of your life and improve your ability to cope with the inevitable difficulties. By adopting the principles of Coaching Psychology, you will get the best of both worlds - the ability to delve deep into the areas that need it with a focus on creating your best possible future.

To make an appointment with Michelle call 07 55756262           

Rachel Hinton - Clinical Psychologist

Rachel Hinton is committed to exploring all aspects of the human condition and supports a wide variety of people. She has strong experience in providing treatment to individuals experiencing substance use disorders and trauma, and has completed further training in post-natal and perinatal mental health since having her own child.

Rachel makes a great effort to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment for her clients. She takes a caring and collaborative approach to therapy to help individuals receive the support needed to make and maintain positive change. Rachel practices within a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks and explores the underlying issues that cause psychological concerns.

Rachel completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at Bond University. She has published research in the field of addiction and teaches clinical skills to students at Bond University.

To make an appointment with Rachel call 07 5628 7018                       

Samantha Simmonds - Clinical Psychologist

Samantha is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is endorsed as a provider of psychology services under Medicare.

Samantha embodies an authentic and compassionate approach to therapy. She specialises in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has more than 6 years of training and experience in this framework. 

Samantha specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem issues, Relationship / Family issues, Grief and Loss, Work / Life Stress, Adjustment Issues, Personal Development, Life Transitions Anger Issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Pain Management, Trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

To make an appointment with Sam call 07 5628 7019                       

Professor Vicki Bitsika - Clinical Psychologist

Professor Vicki Bitsika has specialised in the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan as well as evaluation and treatment of challenging behaviour in people with neurodevelopmental disability, mental ill-health, and behavioural disorder for over 30 years. She is a Clinical Psychologist who has consulted in schools and Human Service facilities in Australia and Internationally, with a focus on the development of training services and workshops for professionals working in the fields of autism, challenging behaviour, and functional treatment models. She was Founder and Director of the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder, at Bond University from 2010 to 2019, before joining the University of New England in the role of Professor in Biomedical Science.

Professor Bitsika was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation in 2009 for “exemplary translation of clinical practice into development of hands-on, innovative, and student-focused curriculum and teaching techniques in Behaviour Management”. She received a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to investigate specialised intervention technologies for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the USA and UK. In 2016, Professor Bitsika was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to tertiary education in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as an academic, and as a supporter of people with disabilities”.

To make an appointment call 07 5628 7000