Welcome to Think Psychology Solutions

Think Psychology Solutions

With the holiday period fast approaching, all the staff at Think Psychology would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Think will be closed the afternoon of Friday December 20 for our Christmas lunch and will close for the Christmas break at lunchtime on Monday December 23rd. We will re-open in the New Year on Wednesday the 8th January 2020, although many staff will take further leave.

If in need of Crisis support during the shut down period (or at any other time) clients can call Mental Health ACT’s Home Assessment and Acute Response Team (HAART) on 1800 629 354 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you wish to leave a message for anyone at Think please call the practice and leave a message or use the Contact Us page. We will endeavour to answer the messages as soon as practically possible when we re-open.

From February 2020 Think Psychology Solutions will be operating a clinical psychology Student Clinic from our Deakin rooms.  We will have available, a provisionally registered psychologist who is a local clinical psychology student completing a placement as part of their 6th or 7th year of training.  Think is committed to supporting the next generation of clinical psychologists in our region and will do this by providing quality, real-world student training opportunities.

For our community, this means access to low cost individual appointments for clients seeking evidence based psychological treatment, with no referral required and no cap on number of sessions.  The clinic will accept referrals for clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment or stress issues, along with single incident trauma.

In addition to individual sessions, we are hoping to run group based sessions available to all Think clients, focusing on mindfulness, insomnia or general stress management, depending on identified need.  These groups will be run by the clinical student with the assistance of one of Think’s team of psychologists.
All students on placement will be closely supervised by Think’s experienced team of Clinical Psychologist’s.  Please note that each student will be on placement for approximately four months so will not be available for long term treatment.

We are pleased to announce our first student commencing in the clinic will be Aflaha Khan, a Clinical Psychology PhD student from the ANU. Aflaha will primarily be available for individual appointments with adolescents and young adults, however, also has an interest in working with older adults. She is trained in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Please contact our friendly reception staff should you wish to make an appointment in the student clinic.  Appointments are available from February 2020 with no waiting list.

Due to high demand, the psychologists at Think PS are unable to take new referrals at present. We believe that if you need to see someone, it needs to be in a timely fashion and we are unable to meet that requirement currently. Please talk with your GP/referrer about other psychologist options for your circumstances. Our capacity will be reviewed in December and we hope to be accepting new referrals for 2020.

Think Psychology Solutions is proud to announce the commencement of a partnership with The UC Capitals, Canberra’s womens basketball team in the Womens National Basketball League (WNBL). Think will assist the UC Capitals in creating and maintaining a supportive off-court environment for the WNBL’s 2018-19 champions, supporting and assisting players and staff as part of a suite of off-court support networks.

”The UC Capitals are pleased to be partnering with the team at Think Psychology Solutions for the 2019-20 WNBL season. We pride ourselves on our on court performances, but as an organisation we are also mindful of providing a supportive off court environment for our players. Understanding that depression, anxiety and other mental health issues are unfortunately all too common in elite athletes we felt it was our responsibility to provide access to a broader support network than what we have been able to in the past. Thank you to Jason McCrae and all the team at Think Psychology Solutions for getting behind the UC Capitals this season and assisting us in delivering on our responsibility to our players welfare.” – Dale Bertram, Sponsorship Manager.


Corinna Chambers Psychologist are running Circle of Security Program in the coming weeks. The Circle of Security® Parenting program is based on 50 years of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened, and how this type of early intervention can effect outcomes for the child across their lifespan.

Their program is specifically targeted at working parents who are unable to attend the free programs currently run in Canberra or are typically run during work times. Corinna Chambers are offering after hours to accommodate this need. Please call their practice on (02) 6260 3366 or visit their website for more information http://corinnachamberspsychologists.com.au/

Think is delighted to announce that Psychologist Matthew Slarke is joining the practice on a part time basis (currently Mondays only). Matthew is sharing his work week with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ACT health), but he has also had experience working within the Adult Mental Health Day Service, Adult Community Mental Health Services and at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Matt has a particular interest in working with people that may be experiencing anxiety or depressive disorders, psychosis, Bipolar, or with people who may have experienced trauma in their lives. We look forward to working with Matthew and know he will be a very valuable addition to our team. Welcome Matt!