The Mindful Hub Team
We are building a team of out-standing therapists and support staff. Their details are below.
Anne-Maree Polimeni – General Psychologist
Anne-Maree has a gentle and quiet nature and genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. She is calm and considered in her approach. She enjoys working alongside her clients and sees herself as a facilitator; she may have the knowledge but she knows that her clients are the experts in their life who hold the answers. She holds a safe space for her clients to understand themselves better and live a more fulfilling life.
Anne-Maree works mainly with adults with a wide range of psychological concerns such as anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, attachment difficulties, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and life transitions.
Anne-Maree has two main areas of interest. She is passionate about caring for women in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the initial postnatal period so that they can have the best possible experience. She is also able to use her knowledge and experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to support women through breastfeeding and it’s relationship to mental health.
Anne-Maree is also passionate about supporting clients throughout loss and grief. She finds it a privilege to work with clients to help them find the courage to honour grief, to integrate the death of a loved one in their life and ultimately heal. She has a special interest in pregnancy and infant loss.
Anne-Maree’s natural inclination in therapy is to work inside a psychodynamic framework. Psychodynamic therapy helps clients gain insight into their life, supporting them in understanding how prior experiences have shaped current behaviour and relationships.
Within the psychodynamic framework she utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities in her practice, including:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Trauma Therapy,
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Positive Psychology, and
Anne-Maree’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) (Swinburne University of Technology, PhD (Swinburne University of Technology), Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education – Counselling (10006NAT)
(Australian Breastfeeding Association), Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner
(HypnoBirthing® Institute), Stillbirthday® Birth and Bereavement Doula (Stillbirthday), and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Alle Wood – General Psychologist (Currently fully booked, not taking new clients).
Alle is a warm and attuned psychologist who values working collaboratively with her clients to establish a nurturing and safe space to explore their experiences and work together toward positive outcomes. Alle has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults across multiple settings (e.g. schools/education settings, counselling services, youth crisis support, private practice).
Throughout these roles, Alle has worked with individuals who are experiencing a range of psychological and psychosocial concerns, including: complex trauma/PTSD, attachment difficulties, personality disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders; as well as interpersonal difficulties, chronic stress, situational crises and life transitions.
Alle utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities in her practice, including:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Trauma-Focussed CBT,
- Schema Therapy,
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT),
- and where appropriate, body-based and sensorimotor interventions.
Alle’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) (Monash University), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Deakin University), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) (Federation University), and Master of Professional Psychology (The Cairnmillar Institute).
Emma Lawrence – Provisional Psychologist (Currently fully booked, not taking new clients).
Emma is a provisional psychologist with a career aspiration for professional development and supporting individuals across diverse populations.
Emma is passionate about her community and endeavours to support people within regional and rural settings to better access mental health services. Emma has experience across mental health, research projects and cultural diversity and has worked with children, adolescents and adults across a range of settings including; school based work, private practice and hospital settings.
Throughout these roles, Emma has worked with individuals who are experiencing a range of psychological and psychosocial concerns, including: anxiety and mood disorders, chronic stress, adjustment, complex trauma/PTSD, attachment difficulties, behavioural concerns, personality disorders, life transitions and the impact of COVID-19.
Emma’s style of work predominantly focuses on evidenced based modalities that are uniquely tailored to her clients, including:
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Interpersonal communication and understanding
– Empathy and a caring nature
– Disability support
Emma’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Psychological Science, Australian Catholic University Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Australian Catholic University Currently enrolled in Master of Psychology (Clinical), Federation University
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
- Mindfulness/Compassion Based Therapy
Caitlin’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Psychology (honours) from the University of Western Sydney and Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University.
Tegan – Founder and Managing Director
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.
Tegan is currently finishing off the last leg of her studies to become a registered Psychologist, so in the meantime, she will be behind the scenes running The Mindful Hub, where consultations will be provided
by our nationally registered psychologists. She is also a Mother of two and is passionate about health for both her and her family.
For all general enquiries regarding The Mindful Hub, Tegan will be your go-to person.
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.
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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.