Michelle was raised in Nhulunbuy and attended preschool to Year 12 in the community. Her Dad, an Army Veteran, worked in the refinery for almost 20 years and her Mum, worked in Human Resources for the Government. She truly believes the freedom, social connectedness and cultural diversity of the region has made her the person she is today.
Michelle moved to Queensland at the end of High School to attend University, trialing a number of different opportunities, before discovering her passion for Psychology. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), from James Cook University and relocated back to the NT to complete her Internship with the Department of Human Services. Whilst living and working in Darwin as a new graduate, she developed invaluable experience in remote servicing and providing an essential service to some of Australia’s most vulnerable people. She then followed her heart back to Queensland and soon started her family. Now with her husband and two young children, she has returned home to live the simple life and is thrilled to be able to give back to the region from which she has benefited immensely.
Clinical Lead/ Forensic Psychologist
Tamika has completed a Diploma of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Master of Psychology (Forensic). Tamika offers a range of therapeutic approaches to overcome numerous presenting concerns, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
Tamika has experience as a Psychologist and Forensic Psychology Registrar on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and the NT. In these locations, Tamika has worked in private practice, prison and remand centres, youth detention centres, community youth justice, and in remote indigenous communities. Tamika has a passion for working with youth, indigenous populations, and forensic populations.
Tamika has extensive experiences and a particular interest in assessment across the lifespan, including but not limited to: Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Specific Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Forensic risk and treatment assessments, and Mental Health Assessments.
Tamika relocated to Gove in January 2019 and has since been delivering psychological and forensic services across the NT.
Clinical Registrar Psychologist
Eliza has previously worked at Headspace working with adolescents 12- 25 years old as well as working at the University Clinic where she conducted assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning disorders, Memory, Giftedness and ADHD. Eliza has also worked with different schools across Sydney implementing programs for transition to High School, social skills and anger management. Eliza enjoys working with groups and has experience facilitating an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support group for adults.
He is experienced in working with a range of issues, including: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, self-esteem problems, difficulties managing intense emotions, stress management and burnout, drug & alcohol and other addictive behaviours, sleep problems and grief and loss. Sam has a special interest in the treatment of trauma and vicarious trauma.
He has worked in both community mental health and private practice settings. He is trained in several therapeutic approaches including: Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Sam holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and earned a Deans Excellence Award for his research into how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact adult mental health.
Rebecca (Bec) has over 25 years’ experience in administration industries and has a strong passion for helping people from all walks of life. Rebecca moved to Nhulunbuy in 1985 with her parents and siblings. Rebecca grew up in Nhulunbuy, started a family and relocated to Townsville in 2010 and returned home in 2019. Since her return to Nhulunbuy she is thrilled to be working as Practice Manager with Outlook Psychology Practice where she can continue her dedication to helping people.
Rebecca is passionate about the health industry, hoping to learn and grow in the role as she moves forward in making a difference in the community. Rebecca is hard working, friendly, and caring and aims to ensure clients questions and concerns are met. She aims to allocate clients to psychologists who are appropriate for their needs and for clients to have a welcoming and comfortable experience at Outlook Psychology Practice. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, camping and fishing, catching up with friends and cooking. Please feel free to contact Bec with any questions or queries you may have.
Stephina is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait woman from Kaantju/Argan/Gumatj clan. She has over 20 years’ experience in managerial/administrative roles, working in areas such as Health, Civil & Mining, Education, Training and Development and most recently Business Development and Consultancy. Stephina has a wealth of knowledge, but is always striving to learn more. She is a qualified Health Worker, Cultural Awareness Facilitator and is currently completing her Double Diploma in Business and Leadership Management.
In 2019, Stephina and her family moved to Nhulunbuy to be closer to her father and mother. After taking a break from managing her own business for over 8 years, Stephina assumed many roles before taking up the role of Operations Manager with Outlook Psychology Practice. Her passion for health and her people saw her fit into this role well. “Mental Health is becoming more prevalent in our communities and my people are suffering. I believe that we as Indigenous people living remotely deserve the same delivery of service as that of the rest of Australia. We are a strong people, our connection to country heals us and part of that healing we need to be mentally well. Working with Outlook Psychology Practice is giving me the opportunity to utilise my skills in ensuring my people are getting the best service in a culturally appropriate way. It’s all about understanding of both worlds in which we as Indigenous people have to live.“