We Have Moved!

We are now operating from our new office at 212 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley. We look forward to seeing you there!

About Us

The caring, experienced staff at Excel Psychology are ready to assist you with your psychological needs in any way necessary. We will equip you with the skills needed to cope, to function better, and to prevent ongoing problems. Excel Psychology offers a variety of therapy styles and combinations, including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to name a few.

Meet The Team

Francesca Carpenter is the Director of Excel Psychology. She is a Registered Psychologist with about 10 years experience providing psychological therapy. Francesca graduated from the University of Washington (Seattle) and received a First Class Honours in Social Sciences from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. Before moving to Brisbane in 2013 she lived and worked on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. more

Andrea Crane is a Psychologist, with Master of Education and Developmental Psychology. She worked for many years with disabled children and others with learning difficulties in school settings. In recent years she has focused her practice on adults with depression, anxiety, complex mental illness and special needs (chronic illness and chronic pain). She also home visits clients with special needs, elderly and disabled that need support at home. Andrea is bilingual, being Spanish her native language. more

Tegan Mallett is a Registered Psychologist with skills in working with adults, adolescents and children and has growing interests in supporting people living with a variety of issues. She has a kind, caring and compassionate approach to health and healing and is passionate about understanding individual perspectives. more

Charlotte O'Donnell is a Clinical Psychologist with experience helping individuals with a broad range of clinical issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma reactions, sleep problems, stress, grief and loss, mid-life transition issues, parenting advice, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, couples and relationship distress, interpersonal problems, LGBTI and gender variance issues. more

David Norman is a Clinical Psychologist who uses a warm and approachable style to help with a range of issues including: depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and loss, anger, and relationship difficulties. He has had training and experience in a variety of evidence-based treatments and is comfortable working with adults, adolescents, and children. more

Michelle Galati is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals to improve the quality of their lives. Michelle approaches therapy in a collaborative manner to address important issues that allow clients to reach their full potential and to create a rich, full and meaningful life. more

Shakina Burdo has a person-centred approach and works collaboratively with her clients using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and a solution focused orientation. Clients may come to Shakina who are experiencing challenge with anxiety, depression, stress management, anger issues, relationship/family issues, life transition and adjustment, employment issues, workplace issues (including bullying), trauma and/or grief and loss. more

Felix Frain,
Practice Manager

Tamsin Joynt,
Admin

How Can We Help?

Some common problems treated at Excel Psychology include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
    including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
    phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Personality problems
  • Behavioural problems
  • Gambling problems
  • Anger management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Mental health problems related to organic conditions
    such as obesity, infertility, pregnancy, menopause,
    chronic disease (e.g. cancer, heart problems, diabetes)

Client Confidentiality

At Excel psychology, client confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. One of our goals is to make sure all our clients feel comfortable and safe. The psychologist may ask personal details and medical history for the purposes of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. We require this information in order to be proactive in your mental health care needs, however, all personal information disclosed is treated with absolute confidentiality. In our practice, we comply with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Code of Professional Ethics.

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