Dr Linda Hollis – Principal
Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Geropsychologist (MAPS, CClin)
DPsych (Clin & Clin Gero), BPsychSc (Hons)
Linda has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology (DPsych)(Clin & Gero) (geropsychology is the psychology of older adults), preceded by a Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPsySc)(Hons I), from the University of Queensland. Linda has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and she is recognised as a provider of clinical psychological services and of pregnancy support counselling under Medicare. Linda is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of their Clinical College (CClin). Linda is also recognised by The Psychology Board of Australia as an approved supervisor for psychology Interns and Registrars, as well as Higher Degree students on placement.
Linda works with adults, couples, and older adults, addressing a range of problems and using strategies and techniques from evidence-based therapies (in particular, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and The Gottman Method). Linda is passionate about the issue of access to psychological services, particularly for older adults, and providing the best evidence-based treatment.
As a Clinical Geropsychologist, Linda has experience working with older adults, assisting with difficulties including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties (for example, retirement, loss of spouse, chronic or severe health difficulties, transition to residential care), fear of falling, and relationship difficulties.
Linda also has a particular interest in assisting caregivers with coping strategies and in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Linda’s practice has a strong focus on couples therapy. The treatment approach used is The Gottman Method, an integrative, evidence-based therapy based on over 40 years of research.
Dr Eve Klopper
DPsych (Clinical), BA (Hons)
Eve works with adults, adolescents and couples, providing psychological assistance for a range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, traumatic life experiences and difficulties adjusting to life transitions and major life stressors. Eve is also experienced in counselling patients and their family members and carers in relation to the psychosocial concerns associated with major and chronic illnesses.
In her practice, Eve employs a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy and the Triple P Parenting Skills Program for children and adolescents.
Eve is passionate about her work and deeply respects her clients’ courage in seeking psychological assistance. She views it as a great privilege to assist clients to address their needs and create meaningful change.
Eve completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours Class I) and a Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Queensland. As the thesis component of her Doctorate, she studied the relationships between social anxiety, social acceptance and theory of mind skills in adolescents.
BscPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Marcela completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology (MPsych (Clinical) at the University of Canberra. Marcela is a general psychologist and is currently undertaking a clinical registrar program to gain clinical endorsement in the near future. Previously she completed a Bachelor in Science in Psychology and obtained a first class for her Honours (BscPsych (Hons)). She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Marcela is passionate about using cognitive behaviour therapies, like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with presentations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, acute stress, relationship issues, change of careers, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, chronic pain, and body image.
Before becoming a registered psychologist, Marcela worked as a language teacher in Australia and overseas. She is very familiar with the interests and concerns of children, adolescents and families. She also loves working with young adults and clients over 65.
Marcela’s strengths lie in her ability to listen, as well as her warm and caring approach. She is from a multilingual background and highly competent in communicating with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. In addition to English, she can conduct therapy and assessments in Spanish, and French.
As part of her studies, Marcela completed a thesis on the role of self-esteem as a protective factor in the prevention of negative body image. She feels privileged to help clients discover how to live a more meaningful and rich life.