Sunshine Coast Clinical Psychology Team are specialist in the field of psychological therapy. We provide psychological counselling to adults, family members and their children from fourteen years of age. We help with managing issues related to depression, anxiety and stress in a caring setting.
Our Sunshine Coast Psychologists possess a range of clinical experience. We are trained and committed to ongoing Clinical training such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Meta Cognitive Therapy.
Marcella Patten - Endorsed Clinical Psychologist
BSW, GradDipPsychStudies, BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin)
Marcella has worked in private practice for 7 years and has being registered as a Psychologist since 2008. She previously worked abroad in the UK, Canada and Australia with children and families acquiring 11 years experience as a Social Worker, altogether working for over 20 years with a variety of individuals in different settings. Upon completion of her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2010, Marcella received the Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence from the University of the Sunshine Coast, awarded to individuals who have achieved outstanding results and have shown a strong commitment to their studies and the area of Psychology.
Marcella specialises in: Emotional Growth and Development | Self Esteem | Anxiety | Panic Attacks | Trauma | Social Anxiety | Assertiveness |Dependency | Binge Eating | Teens | Indigenous | Women
Her Clinical training is in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is currently training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). A complete list can be found on her Linkedin profile.
Contact: (07) 5444 6568
GP Referrals can be faxed to (07) 5444 7970
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Qualifications & Memberships:
Member of the Clinical College Australian Psychology Society (2010)
Member of the Australian Psychology Society (2007)
Member of the Psychologists Board, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (2008)
Clinical Masters of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2010)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – First Class Honours (2007)
Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies (2006)
Bachelor of Social Work (1997)
Recipient of the Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence Achievement in Clinical Masters in Psychology from the University of the Sunshine Coast (2010)
Recipient of the Mental Health Scholarship from Australian Psychological Society (2008)
Recipient of the Queensland Health Mental Health Scholarship, Scheme (MHSS) (2006)
Dr. Lee Kannis - Clinical Psychologist
PGDipClinPsych Cant., PhD Psych Cant., PostgradDipCogThpy Oxf.
Marcella is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Mind and Wellbeing Sunshine Coast Psychology. Marcella is down to earth, caring and compassionate. She is committed to using evidence based psychological strategies to empower individuals to develop the practical skills to ultimately become their own therapist.
For example, she helps individuals develop the understanding of how to ground oneself, manage overwhelming emotions, understand the key skills to manage anxiety, improve assertiveness, reduce conflict and overcome depressive thoughts and other variety of other areas.
In addition to treating a wide range of clinical issues, Lee specialises in:
Anxiety and Trauma | Cognitive Behaviour Therapy | Metacognitive Therapy | Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing | Supervision
Lee's clinical experience includes working in a number of settings in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This includes experience with general adult mental health, anxiety disorders, and with adolescent mental health issues. Lee is committed to continued professional development and regularly attends training workshops in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Lee is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to his clinical practice, Lee lecture's in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast.