Our Psychologists

At Ramsay Psychology, we’re committed to mental health. Our experienced psychologists are flexible, compassionate and personable, working with you to create a plan that support long-term management for mental health issues.

Our team provides personalised care for adults, teenagers, children, couples and families across a wide range of mental health conditions and symptoms.

Each of our psychologists also has their own areas of special interest and experience. These include things like substance misuse and addiction, depression and anxiety, relationship issues and dealing with significant life changes. 

Depending on what you’re facing and what you feel you need support with, you’ll be matched with a psychologist who is best-placed to help.  

 

Find a practitioner

Dr Elizabeth Buikstra

Registered Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Buikstra is a Registered Psychologist with 23 years’ experience in clinical, project management, research and leadership including a wide range of areas such as resilience, mental health, human factors, rural and remote mental health, and health generally.

Qualifications:
BSc Hons (Psych), MBA, MPJM, PhD, MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Cairns

07 3516 8400

1300 171 786

Dr Johanna Meyer

Principal Psychologist/Board Approved Supervisor

Service:
Psychology

Johanna has provided psychological intervention across many settings, including: not-for-profit organisations such as headspace, private practice, inpatient facilities, a specialist anxiety clinic, and university clinics. She has experience helping people with grief and loss, anger, low self-esteem, adjustment to difficult transitions, body-focussed repetitive behaviours (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting), gender- and sexuality-related issues, poor body image, trauma, depression, stress, interpersonal difficulties, relationship breakdowns, attention/hyperactivity, and poor sleep.

Qualifications:
BS, MS, PhD (ClinPsyc), MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

02 9906 9203

1300 171 786

Dr Kristen Lovric

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Dr Kristen is a clinical psychologist with a Master of Psychology/PhD (Clinical Psychology). Kristen currently offers individual therapy sessions both at the Ramsay Psychology Ipswich private practice and via telehealth Monday to Friday for young adults through to older persons and has experience working with clients in similar clinical settings across both the Toowoomba and Ipswich regions.

Qualifications:
MPsych(ClinPsych) PhD

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Ipswich

07 3515 5720

1300 171 786

Dr Sarah Wrigley

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience. She uses this experience to create a calm, compassionate and safe therapeutic environment for her clients. She has a particular interest in using psychological therapies to treat problematic symptoms of menopause, and working with people experiencing anxiety presentations such as panic attacks, social anxiety and specific phobias. Sarah takes a client-led approach to therapy, aiming for her clients to experience a sense of being understood, and to learn ways to achieve good mental health. She has worked in a range of settings, such as public mental health, primary care psychology and private practice, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Sarah provides supervision to psychologists in training and qualified psychologists, and is a lecturer in post-graduate psychology. She enjoys working with individual clients and delivering therapy in group settings.

Qualifications:
BBSc (Hons), D.Psych (Clin), PostGradDip (CAT)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Bundoora

03 7008 7902

1300 171 786

Dr Simone Schuetz

Service:
Psychology

Simone is a Registered Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working therapeutically with a diverse range of adult clients. Simone’s areas of interest include supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues and recovery from trauma. She is interested in supporting clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and from the LGBTIQA+ community. Much of her training has focussed on trauma and trauma recovery. Simone works with university students, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and clients in private practice. With a compassionate, non-judgmental and gentle approach, Simone aims to create a safe space for clients to explore their experience, values and goals within a trusting therapeutic relationship in order to create meaningful change. Simone’s approach is collaborative, client-centred and trauma-informed and she adjusts her approach based on each client’s individual needs. Simone has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.

Qualifications:
PG Dipl.Psych (Germany); DPsych (CounsPsych)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Ipswich

07 3515 5720

1300 171 786

Dr Sophia Franks

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Dr Sophia Franks is a clinical psychologist with over twenty-four years of experience working as a psychologist within both public and private sectors in the areas of child and adolescent, perinatal, and adult psychiatry. She takes an empathic and research-based approach to providing psychological care, working closely with individuals and families to support their mental health, well-being and functioning. Dr Franks completed her PhD in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. During this time, she was appointed to a senior psychology position and was awarded a Murdoch Institute grant for her research, which the International Association published for the Study of Pain.

Qualifications:
BBus, BA,GDip ProfPsy, GDip (Parent Infant Mental Health), MPsy(Clin), PhD

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Southport

07 3515 5740

1300 171 786

Dr Stefan Rethfeldt

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Stefan is an experienced senior Clinical Psychologist offering compassionate, collaborative and evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy for individuals and groups. He works from a humanistic and client centred base and tries to make each session as meaningful as possible for each person.

Qualifications:
BEd, MSc(Ed.Psych), BHSc(Hons), PhD(Psych), MPsych(Clin).

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Southport

07 3515 5740

1300 171 786

Dragos Ileana

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Dragos is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with almost 20 years of experience working in both public and private mental health sector. He has gained experience in working cross-culturally in a wide range of mental health and relationship issues, as well as, in assisting his clients to reach their innate potential and enable personal growth, improved wellbeing and to live a meaningful life. 

Qualifications:
BSc(Psych), MPsych(Clin), MAPS, FCCLP

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Southport

07 3515 5740

1300 171 786

Elizabeth Hayes

Registered Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Elizabeth is a Registered Psychologist, a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor. She has more than 15 years experience working in both public health and private practice with a diverse range of clientele and presentations. This has included roles in public hospital addiction services and mental health, as well as private practice and several years in a leadership role proving psychological treatment to participants in a Court Diversion Program. Elizabeth is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including CBT, ACT, DBT, Schema Therapy and EMDR, with additional training and expertise in the treatment of trauma and complex pain conditions. As a psychologist, Elizabeth is warm, enthusiastic and practical, clients are treated with respect and consultations focus on recovery and client strengths. Elizabeth has provided training to health professionals in the areas of addiction and pain management and provides clinical supervision to intern and more experienced psychologists. She is available to provide services under Medicare and Workcover NSW schemes, both face to face and via telehealth. Age Groups: • Young Adults • Adults • Older Adults Therapeutic Modalities: • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) • EMDR • Mindfulness • Schema Therapy

Qualifications:
BSc. PGradDipPsych, MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

02 9906 9203

02 9906 9273

Emily Lew

Clinical Psychologist

Service:
Psychology

Emily is a Clinical Psychologist who provides confidential therapy in a safe, caring and respectful way. She has practiced in both Australia and Hong Kong, in counselling centres, non-profit organisations, hospitals, schools and in private practice. With more than 10 years of experience in the field, she is well versed in working with adults and children from diverse cultures and backgrounds who experience a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal/relationship problems, grief and loss, trauma, obsessive behaviours and addictions, as well as issues relating to personal growth and life direction. Emily’s gentle and supportive approach has helped many individuals find relief from their symptoms and reach a place of genuine and greater wellbeing. She adopts a client-centered, integrated approach to treatment, based on psychodynamic, attachment, emotion-focused, mindfulness and cognitive/behavioural theories.

Qualifications:
MPsych(Clin), BA, MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Box Hill

03 7008 7920

1300 171 786