Kaylene Ryan-Brown is our principal Psychologist
After studying a BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology at the University of Westminster, London and travelling the world for 6 years, Kaylene studied a Diploma of Applied Science (Counselling) in Brisbane and a Master of Mental Health Science (Therapies) at the University of Queensland.
For the past 25+ years, Kaylene has worked in hospitals, schools, community agencies, foster care, charity agencies, DV emergency accommodation, government, NGO settings as well as private practice.
Kaylene works from an interpersonal, family and community focus to support adults, children and families through difficult times. Kaylene has a special interest in working with families with ASD (including Aspergers); as well as anxiety and trauma related difficulties.
Kaylene’s passion is to support both adult and child clients coping with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and other concerns as well as trauma (sexual assault and domestic violence). Her special interest is supporting parents caring for children with Autism, Aspergers and ADHD.
Kaylene supports clients with mindfulness, relaxation, self-care and problem solving strategies using talk therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) as well as expressive therapies including Sandplay Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT), Play Therapy to work through anxiety, stress, work/personal/family challenges as well as trauma experiences.
Kaylene has completed her Internationally Accredited training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for both adults and children to Masterclass Level and is continuing her training in EMDR and Sandtray Therapy with children under the supervision of Dr Ana Gomez.
Kaylene is a Registered Psychologist and a Board Approved Supervisor who holds membership of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Association of Family Therapy, Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, Mental Health Professionals Network, EMDR International Association.