Baxter Adams, B.A(Psych),GradDip(Psych), MPsych (Clin), MAPSBaxter comes to us with a range experience, working with individuals across the lifespan with specific interest working with children and older adults. His masters of Clinical Psychology included placements at the University Clinic, Dementia Support Australia, Community Forensic Mental Health, the Children and Young Persons Program and Psychology CAFFE. Baxter was born in the United States however, has lived the majority of his life in small country towns across Australia. Because of this he is passionate about providing evidence based practice to rural communities. In addition to clinical practice, Baxter’s research interest lies in problematic video game use, with publications in the field. Baxter enjoys spending time fishing, playing music and video games, and walking his dog Boof.
Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar, Principal psychologist of Psychology CAFFE
Tracey Martin-Cole, BPsych, BSc (Hons), RPT-S, MAPSA Psychologist and experienced Play Therapist, Tracey is the founder and Director of Psychology CAFFE and brings many years of clinical experience in working with children and adolescents in mental health services and private practice, and prior to registration in early intervention services including NewPIN and child protection services. Registered with AHPRA and a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Tracey has also undertaken postgraduate training in Developmental Psychiatry, Play Therapy and Attachment based therapies. Tracey has experience in providing assessment and therapy within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and enjoys using a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Schema Therapy approach to trauma, greif, anxiety and depression for adolescents and adults. Tracey has presented as a keynote speaker at seminars and conferences on Play Therapy and has co-founded local reading and practice groups. Tracey runs workshops for professionals on working with children, and regular attachment based parenting education groups with a brain-based parenting apporach, and is passionate about providing a space for parents to learn and grow whilst enjoying their children. Tracey provides family assessments and child consultancy to separated families to promote the best interests of children and young people.
Psychologist, Play Therapist, Director of Psychology CAFFE
Mary Barrett, BA DipEd MA(PhilChild), BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)Mary joined the Psychology CAFFE team in February 2017 and works primarily from our Ulverstone and Burnie offices. Mary brings a gentleness and warmth to her counselling and particularly enjoys working with disempowered people with low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Mary adapts her approach to suit each client, using a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy. She helps clients to develop a positive vision of themselves and a meaningful future using a combination of visualisation, values identification and narrative elaboration.
Tony Sansom-Gower, BSW AASW
Tony has several decades of experience in Mental Health, working with adults and families in remote areas, accross cultures, and particularly enjoys working with Men’s health, and has a particular interest in drug and alcohol comorbidity with mental health, using a strengths based, humanistic approach with CBT and ACT to treat mental health struggles with compassion and integrity.
Mental Health Accredited Clinical Social Worker
Kristen Seymour , BSW, BA (Psych, SocSc), Diploma AOD, AASWKristen a highly experienced, mental health accredited Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in working with adults and families. Kritsen is an AASW member, and is a provider of Medicare services and also private health. Kristen works with complex MH and AOD and has experience in ATSI culturally appropriate practice, Kristen is a well liked and experienced clinician working part-time in our Ulverstone office.
Mental Health Accredited Clinical Social Worker
Julia Lane, GradDip (Psych), BSc (Psych)(Hons), MPsych (Forensic)Julia holds a Masters of Psychology (Forensic) and is an AHPRA registered psychologist working towards forensic endorsement. Her clinical experience extends working with vulnerable adolescents and adults with complex mental health concerns in the community and forensic settings including assessments, writing court reports, and provision of group and individual treatment. Julia’s work is informed by the role of attachment, schemas and trauma in the development of mental health and behavioural concerns, with a focus on developing people’s potential and increasing their quality of life through a collaborative and empathic approach to her work.
Psychologist, Forensic Psychology Registrar
Abbey LackAbbey is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. She completed a Master of Professional Psychology in 2018 and now works full time at Psychology C.A.F.F.E. She is interested in working with both children and adults using a variety of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. During her studies Abbey worked as an applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Abbey also has experience working in child assessment and providing therapy for children and young adults with mental health presentations such as anxiety and depression.
Regina DockingRegina is an experienced Social Worker and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She also has a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Regina has years of experience working in the field of mental health with both young people and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health issues. Regina adopts a strength-based, client-centered approach in her practice, drawing on a range of evidence based therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy DBT, to best suit client needs.
Mental Health Accredited Social Worker
Dr Tracy Spencer, (B.Sc (Psych Hons); B.Ed (Counselling); MSW (Narrative Therapy and Community Work); PhD; AssMAPS, PACFA)For nearly thirty years, Tracy has worked as a therapist with children, adults, couples and families, using attachment based and trauma informed ways of supporting people to live in their preferred ways, and manage the difficulties they encounter in their lives. She uses a combination of CBT, Narrative therapy, Sandplay and Play-based therapies and Mindfulness, in relation to issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, and substance misuse. She is a trained facilitator of Mindfulness, DRUMBEAT and Parenting groups. Tracy has worked in nearly all states of Australia, has extensive experience working with Aboriginal organizations, and has a passion for rural and remote communities. She is provisionally registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist.
Katrina is an Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with AASW. She brings a broad range of experience from the health and community sectors to her counselling role here at Psychology Caffe.
She has a particular interest in Loss and Grief with a Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Counselling.
Katrina has been working in Victoria as a counsellor/Social Worker prior to moving to the beautiful NW coast last year and more recently in Acute Adult Mental Health.
Katrina draws on Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) as well as Strength based approaches, adapting her approach according to the client’s individual needs.
She enjoys seeing the positive changes in clients benefiting from attending counselling.
Katrina enjoys the outdoor environment, photography and good food!
Mental Health Accredited Social Worker
Mikalha George, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), Masters of Professional PsychologyMikalha is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and has completed a Masters of Professional Psychology. Mikalha is passionate about working with adolescents and adults and uses a warm and approachable manner to make her room a safe place for all.
Mikalha draws on a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support her clients. Mikalha brings to the team experience working therapeutically with Tasmania Police, supporting college students and as an applied behavioural analysis therapist to young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also volunteered using art as therapy for a young women’s shelter.
In her free time, Mikalha enjoys playing soccer and guitar along with experiencing the joys of North-West Tasmania through surfing and bushwalking.