Searchlight Psychology’s Principal Psychologist is Stacey Anderson. She uses a variety of approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Our team of caring psychologists are here to help you maximise your quality of life.
Stacey has experience working with people from all age groups and walks of life. She has worked in both government and non-government organisations, helping people with a range of issues. She uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Stacey has worked with people experiencing child protection and parenting issues, misuse of drugs and alcohol and problems related to complex emotion dysregulation. She has also supported people in treatment for a range of clinical presentations including disorders related to Depression and Anxiety, Bi-Polar Affective Disorder (BPAD), Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders.
Her particular focus is in psychological assessment, report writing and intervention planning. Stacey has experience in psychosocial assessment, adaptive behaviour assessment, forensic assessment and report writing, psychological assessment for intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism.
Jessica utilises a person-centred approach to practice; supporting people to find meaning in their own unique stories and re-author a narrative that is meaningful and empowering to the individual. She uses a range of theoretically informed practice models including narrative therapy, crisis intervention, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness based therapies and Motivational Interviewing.
Aside from her role as a counselling practitioner at Searchlight Psychology she also works in a private capacity as a Social Work Consultant providing a range of contractual work to government, non-government and private agencies. Jessica’s particular interest in her work as a therapist at Searchlight Psychology is within relationship counselling, helping couples and families to communicate, reconnect and heal.
Sayoko is a registered Social Worker and has had a comprehensive career spanning the two continents of Japan and Australia. She has worked with young people and families and currently divides her time between private practice and working for a local Non Government Organisation (NGO) as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor.
She draws from a range of therapeutic disciplines Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness based therapies and Motivational Interviewing. Sayoko has experience across a wide range of client cohorts; specialising in adults and young people (12+) who are self-harming, suffering with suicidal thinking and difficulties with emotion dysregulation.
Her particular interest is in providing therapeutic services to Japanese people in the Cairns and surrounding regional community.
Chloe is Searchlight Psychology’s Practice Manager and keeps our office functioning smoothly and efficiently. Chloe has training and experience in office administration and has worked in Real Estate and Warehousing, prior to her employment with Searchlight. Chloe is currently doing her Bachelor of Social Work degree and we are all proud to be supporting her on her journey to being a mental health practitioner in the near future.
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