Dr Daniel Brown, Director and Clinical Psychologist

Hi I’m Daniel.

I have experience working with clients across the lifespan but typically work with adults (aged 16+). I aim to provide personalised, evidence-based treatment to clients primarily drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. I broadly put my clinical interests into three camps: general mental or physical health management; sexual (dys)function; and working with diverse couples/relationships.

General mental or physical health management

I am comfortable with working with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal and communication challenges, and other chronic personal/emotional issues.

I have a particular interest in behavioural medicine including the role of psychological and emotional factors in chronic health problems and the interplay between physical and mental ill-health. My PhD (clin psych) thesis focused on exploring the psychological processes which predict and explain health behaviours, particularly focused on maintaining factors such as habit.

When people manage a long-term physical health problem (e.g., chronic pain, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus), it is not uncommon to also be struggling emotionally; we can, therefore, work through other emotional problems such as low mood, anxiety, and stress, which sometimes occur when managing physical illnesses.

Sexual (dys)function

I have a particular interest working with individuals and couples who are going through relationship and sexual dysfunction such as experiencing low libido (sexual desire), adjustment and treatment of erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory problems, as well as general communication and intimacy issues.

Working with diverse couples/relationships

There is, naturally, a lot of cross over with my interests in sexual functions and relationships. Specifically though, I am also happy to work with non-traditional and diverse relationships such as those in open, polyamorous, kink, or swinging lifestyles as well as working with LBGTQ+ partnerships.

I similarly work with individuals who have no specific emotional problem but want to focus on thriving at home, at work, or in their interpersonal relationships.

Sometimes clients find it difficult to know exactly what is wrong but recognise that they are not living their best life. I would be happy to discuss and explore how to best help you lead a flourishing and meaningful life.

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Griffith University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

Dr Hilary Lindberg, Director and Clinical Psychologist

** Hilary will be on maternity leave from August 2020 through to early 2021**

Hi, I’m Hilary. 

I believe therapy needs to be tailored to suit your needs and as such, I practice from an integrative therapeutic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Attachment theory, and Schema therapy.

For people new to therapy, I will discuss the therapeutic process openly with you so that we can work effectively and collaboratively towards your goals.

I work with adults (16 yrs+) as well as, couples. I provide short and/or longer-term psychological therapy for depression, anxiety, stress management, sexual difficulties (e.g. vaginismus, low desire), chronic health conditions and their impact on sexual function, issues related to gender and sexual diversity, personality disorders, couples therapy (e.g. conflict resolution, improving sexual function), and life adjustment difficulties.

My Doctorate of Clinical Psychology thesis designed a psychological treatment for vaginismus and evaluated the effectiveness of the therapy. Following on from my thesis, I have developed a particular interest in improving sexual function and satisfaction for individuals (either in a relationship or single), who experience pain with sex due to vaginismus, endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain.

Regardless of why you are coming to see me, I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to therapy with the aim to empower your individual strengths to help you reach your goals and develop a greater understanding about yourself.

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Griffith University
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Queensland University of Technology