Shannon Quinn – Practice Owner – Psychologist
Before commencing studies in Psychology in 2007, I obtained a trade certificate as a Diesel Fitter in the mining industry. In 2019 after 6+ years of psychology training and 5+ years of work experience in the mental health and disability support space, I obtained General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. I now hold membership with the Australian Psychological Society and my highest qualification is a Master of Professional Psychology from the Australian Catholic University.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, neuro-developmental disorders (i.e. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], Autism, learning problems), and general mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. I gained this experience working in a variety of settings including in private practice, non-government, and government organisations.
When engaging with me for therapy, you can expect that I will be drawing from several evidence based, contemporary approaches including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance, and compassion focused therapies. I am interested in how we can fall into life traps which often lead to unwanted and unexpected consequences and how, as humans, it seems to be inevitable that we will at times experience suffering. I am interested in how we can make space for those uncomfortable experiences, leverage our character strengths, and take committed action to live a valued life.
As part of my practice, I also utilise various psychological and neuropsychological assessments to assist individuals and families understand themselves through the lens of psychological science, to navigate support systems, and to monitor and evaluate therapeutic outcomes.
You may like to see me about the following concerns:
Emily Millar – Counsellor
I’m Em a first year counselling graduate at SQPsych. I am interested in how the body and brain connect, and how our body communicates to us about the past and present through somatic symptoms. I utilise art, play, somatic, and talk based therapies to support children, youth, and adults achieve their goals and create lasting changes within their lives.
In a session with me you can expect a safe, warm, and supportive environment where your goals and plans for therapy are the main focus. As we journey together I gently facilitate your exploration of past and present events with safety by maintaining current evidence based practice standards and a trauma informed approach.
Before pursuing counselling I completed an undergraduate degree in nursing with a special interest in mental health and wellbeing, and crisis care and management. Spending time within inpatient and outpatient mental health services throughout my degree highlighted that healing is most effective within the community. Graduating in 2019 as a registered nurse, I knew I wanted to assist individuals to manage their mental health and wellbeing in their own homes, and commenced work as a mental health support worker. In 2022 I completed a Graduate Diploma of Counselling, and am continuing my studies to complete a Master of Counselling with USQ.
I am passionate about culturally safe practice and recognise the important and significant impact culture has on identity. By respecting culture and cultural identity I support individuals from diverse backgrounds, and identities.
I respect and acknowledge the Traditional owners of these lands, the Yuggera and Turrbal people, and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. I acknowledge the contribution and wisdom of First Nations peoples to health, healing, community, and conservation, and support the continuation of these traditions within my practice.
I respect and welcome individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and sexual characteristics and am an LGBTQIA+ ally.
In my free time I enjoy being in nature, reading, creating art, spending time with friends and family, and bingeing reality tv.
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