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Think Psychology Solutions

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!


Another year is coming to a close, and the Think team couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than with a few ‘non-competitive’ games of Jenga at Piallago Estate!

With the holiday fast approaching and many planning their own celebrations, all the staff at Think Psychology would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Think will close for the Christmas break at lunchtime on Friday December 21st and re-open in the New Year on Monday 7th January 2018.

If in need of Crisis support during the shut down period (or at any other time) clients can call the Mental Health Access Team 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.


Our team’s Director, Clinical Psychologist Jason McCrae, completed a webinar on Gambling Disorder and Gambling Related Harm. This webinar was completed in association with Capital Health Network with an aim to provide GP’s and individuals with a greater understanding of what is gambling and the different types of gambling, when is it too much/harmful, and where people can seek help. If you would like to check out this webinar, click the link below: https://www.chnact.org.au/gambling-disorder-and-gambling-related-harm-webinar-01-august-2018

We are pleased to announce that consultant psychiatrist, Dr Jarrod Holst will be joining us here at Think Psychology Solutions in September 2018.   Dr Holst will complement our existing psychiatric care provided by Dr Meredith Whiting and extended mental health care provide by Dr Louise Stone (GP).  Dr Holst will work closely with our team of psychologists and clinical psychologists, ensuring the best possible mental health care.

Dr Holst has considerable experience and expertise working with the full spectrum of mental health disorders presenting across the lifespan.  Dr Holst has a specialisation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a particular interest in working with infants and new parents, along with children, adolescents and families.  Dr Holst works with children and families of those aged 0-17 years, with a focus on getting families back to functioning well and enjoying life.

Dr Holst comes to us from Melbourne where he has been splitting his time between the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at the Royal Children’s Hospital and a private perinatal mental health service.  He completed his medical training at the University of Western Australia and his psychiatry training in WA and Victoria. Whilst in Melbourne, Jarrod completed advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry, including a fellowship in infant mental health at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Please contact our friendly reception staff on 6282 8266 for all referrals and enquiries.

Congratulations to Miranda Morrissey and Rachel Sly! In the past few months, both Miranda and Rachel have completed their supervised training required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to obtain the endorsed specialisation in Clinical Psychology. The supervised training takes approximately 2 years and is quite demanding. Congratulations to Miranda and Rachel on this exciting achievement!

Dr Louise Stone has joined the Think team this month! In response to the ongoing shortage of psychiatry services within Canberra and surrounds, including long wait lists for patients seeking review, we are trialling a new interim option here at Think Psychology Solutions: providing a GP consultant specialising in mental health.

Dr Stone works with patients across the lifespan, and has an extensive background in mental health (please see her profile information for more details). Dr Stone will be offering longer appointments to patients who have mental health needs and would benefit from review, perhaps while waiting for psychiatric care. If you would like to see Dr Stone, no referral is necessary, please just call us on (02) 6282 8266!