The Psychology Team at Sunshine Coast PND Centre has a wonderful group of caring, qualified and experienced psychologists.
Lisa is a qualified Psychologist and Teacher, wife and mother of three young adults. She has been working as a Psychologist since 1989 in the areas of child protection, disability services, foster care, child and family health and school counselling. In January 2007 she opened her private practice on the Sunshine Coast offering individual and group counselling to women, children and families. She is the Principal Psychologist of Sunshine Coast Perinatal Centre and Sunshine Coast Psychology Clinic and employs a team of psychologists and administration staff.
Lisa has a passion for working with women with during the perinatal period. Between 2007 and 2017, over 200 women have successfully completed her Postnatal Depression Support groups and attended regular meetings and events under Lisa’s guidance.
Jacqui Marquis-Conder is a Psychologist with in-depth experience providing assessment and therapeutic interventions across the lifespan and works with a range of presenting issues including complex mental health presentations.
Jacqui has a background in child, youth and family services including child and family therapy, school prevention programs, early intervention, child protection, community education, and out-of-home care. Jacqui is an Accredited Trainer for the Resilience Centre and has experience delivering workshops, group programs, and professional development in this emerging area of positive psychology.
Di Ridley is a Psychologist who enjoys working with parents and children on behaviour, anxiety and educational needs. She has extensive practical experience in the design and delivery of training for a broad range of professionals across the education, child welfare and family support sectors.
Some of the programs Di has trained and worked with professionals and parents include: small talk, Signposts for Building Better Behaviour, ABCD, Making Moments Matter, Healthy Start, AusParenting in Schools, Early Days, Baby Business and the Positive Parenting Program(Aust and internationally). Di has also served on a Kids Matter committee at a local primary school
Mental Health Nurse and Provisional Psychologist
Julee is a credentialled Mental Health Nurse and a Provisional Psychologist registered with AHPRA. She has over 25 years experience in acute mental health fields in both governement and private sectors.
Her passion to help people, "do better," bringing together her knowledge of nursing and psychology to provide a holistic counselling approach. She has experience working with older adults, mum and bubs, and teens. But one of her passions is working with young mums understanding the struggles of parenthood. Julee has been in private practice for the last seven years, counselling while studying.
Some of the therapies she is trained in are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema therapy, and Julee has completed Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy.
She has several degrees in nursing, including her Masters in Mental Health Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Honours Psychology.
NELLIE AND BESSIE
Nellie is a gentle, eight-year-old groodle who has greeted both children and adults at the clinic for the past three and a half years. Bessie our clinic puppy is now an accredited therapy dog.