The team at Treehouse Psychology are committed to working with clients using a Strengths Approach, which has, at its core, positive attitudes about people's dignity, strengths, capacities, and rights. The Strengths Approach involves working in partnership with clients in relation to the therapeutic processes in which they are involved. Psychologists providing services at Treehouse Psychology also use the Biopsychosocial approach and the Bioecological Model to ensure that we fully understand all factors influencing an individuals' mental health. Our therapists also work within a trauma-informed, attachment focused framework.
Janelle is the Principal (registered) Psychologist of Treehouse Psychology and has over 20 years of experience working with all age groups in a variety of settings. Janelle uses a range of treatment approaches with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy. Janelle is also trained in Sandplay therapy. Janelle brings the experience of a varied work history having held positions such as pregnancy counsellor, life-skills trainer for unemployed teenagers, residential youth worker, family counsellor (working with families engaged in the child protection system), the Co-ordinator of a women's refuge (for women and children escaping domestic violence) and the Manager of a parenting program. Janelle has also held the role of Psychologist for the organisation now known as SIDS and KIDS and was the Co-ordinator of a Brisbane based Big Brothers-Big Sisters program (a mentoring program for at risk young people). Janelle has also held practice advisor, research, training, and management roles. Janelle has completed post graduate studies in the area of Developmental/Complex Trauma. Janelle is an approved provider for Brisbane MIND and Open Arms (formerly VVCS). Janelle works at the Kenmore Clinic (Wednesdays) and at The Gap Clinic (Mondays).
Nicole is a registered Psychologist with experience in providing psychological rehabilitation to individuals in the community. Nicole uses a range a treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, with an emphasis on working from a person-centred practice approach. Nicole is currently on extended leave.