The Mindful Hub Team
We are building a team of out-standing therapists and support staff. Their details are below.
Tegan McKay – Founder of The Mindful Hub & Psychologist
Face-to-face appointments in Sale – Currently at capacity, not taking on new clients
Tegan is passionate about Mental Health and making a real difference to the millions of Aussie’s wanting and needing support in maintaining healthy mental health and wellbeing.
Growing up in the regional area of Gippsland Victoria, it was and still
is clear that the further people live from a major city, the harder it is to access mental health and wellbeing services due to a number of factors such as long wait lists for appointments, accessibility, cost, transport and stigma.
These reasons are why The Mindful Hub was created, not to compete with private practices in the region, but to supplement and take the pressure off wait lists from the already overwhelmed mental health and wellbeing industry. The Mindful Hub allows people to have access to the care they need and want, no matter their location in Australia.
While The Mindful Hub is primarily an online Telehealth based private practice, Tegan is delighted to be able to offer a face-to-face option based out of the beautifully renovated, Gippsland Specialist Clinic (Pearson St Sale) from February 2023.
Tegan has experience working in acute and community mental health settings, as well as in the corrections sector which has enabled her to gain experience in working with people across the lifespan in both public and private settings.
Tegan will endeavour to allow you to feel heard, without judgement, while working with you to progress in the areas in life that you are struggling with. She has a special interest in working with people who may be experiencing anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders general life stressors, as well as work and life transition stressors.
Tegan implements a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities that are specifically tailored for your needs, including:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Mindfulness based interventions
- Solution-Focused Therapy, and
- Person-Centred Therapy.
Tegan is currently seeing primary school aged and aged 18 years and above.
Michelle Findlay – Psychologist
Availability for 18 years+ – currently taking on new clients
Michelle is passionate about psychology and believes in building a working partnership with her clients. Michelle is focused on identifying strengths to assist clients to find the most appropriate solutions and strategies to achieve their desired outcomes. Michelle will collaborate with you to ascertain your goals for therapy and endeavours to provide an environment that is warm, flexible, non-judgemental, and empathic to assist her clients.
Michelle celebrates the expansion of telehealth services and has witnessed the many benefits this service has provided over recent years. Michelle has been working with many people across all of Australia to overcome accessibility challenges.
Michelle has experience working with adults across a variety of presentations including anxiety; depression; trauma; stress management; anger management; life transitions; sleep disorders and substance abuse.
Michelle draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Problem-Solving Skills Training and Motivational Interviewing.
Academic Credentials: Michelle has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours and a Master of Professional Psychology. Michelle is a Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Bryana Frazer – Student Placement Psychologist
Face-to-face appointments in Sale – taking on new clients from mid February 2024
Bryana brings a robust blend of academic achievement, volunteer work, and professional experience to The Mindful Hub.
Upon the completion of an undergraduate degree, Bryana embarked on a career in community services in diverse settings. With a focus on Child Protection, crisis intervention, and currently serving in a therapeutic recovery role for women and children impacted by family violence.
Complementing professional roles, Bryana volunteered with Lifeline Australia, acquiring training in Suicide Assist and Mental Health First Aid. Simultaneously, she pursued a Master’s in Professional Psychology, broadening her skill set with the administration of psychometric tests, including the WISC-IV, WAIS, and WPPSI.
Throughout her career, Bryana has engaged in quasi-counseling, group work, family-parent/child interventions, risk assessments, suicide interventions, and safety planning. Embracing a holistic approach, she recognises the interconnectedness of mental health challenges with broader life contexts, fostering creativity in treatment strategies.
A particular passion lies in working with individuals affected by trauma and exploring its dynamic interaction with other diagnoses, notably ADHD.
Bryana will be joining The Mindful Hub from mid February 2024. She will be seeing clients of all ages.
Our Psychologists Work Collaboratively with You
We work together to develop treatment goals and intentions and from there, the most appropriate interventions will be selected to help you accomplish your goals, and regain balance and control in your life.
The Mind Body Connection
Mindfulness leads to Happiness
Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present, feeling and observing what is taking place in that moment. We believe that the ability to learn and practice mindfulness helps promotes feelings of happiness and contentment.
Online Support for
Australia is a beautiful land of wide, open spaces, which means when you are struggling with your health, it can seem a little lonely. In the empty spaces are people who need help.
Services for mental health are scarce and difficult to access in rural and regional Australia; and when there are services available, there might be an incredibly limited range, meaning that people who really need help are less likely to reach out for it or receive it. People either can’t travel to the practitioners, can’t get appointments that fit in with their busy lives, or can’t afford the services.
It is essential for mental health to find the practitioner and the treatment that works for you.
People not only need services, they need options. It is so important with mental services that you click with your practitioner. The Mindful Hub has taken this idea one step further – here you really ‘click’ with your practitioner.
If you need help – you aren’t alone.
Experts often list statistics of how common mental illness is amongst Australians, and it is no less common in remote areas. But you probably don’t need to hear that 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illness. You just know that it is real, it can be debilitating, and it is affecting your life.
If you feel like you or someone you love is in one of those empty spaces unable to get help, we can connect with you wherever you are.