Kaylene Ryan-Brown is our principal Psychologist
After studying a BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology in London and travelling for 6 years, Kaylene studied a Diploma of Applied Science (Counselling) in Brisbane and a Master of Mental Health (Therapies) at UQ.
For the past 20 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 (CBT, ACT, SFT) as well as expressive therapies (sandplay, drawing, play) to work through anxiety, stress, work/personal/family challenges as well as trauma experiences. Kaylene has recently trained in EMDR Therapy.
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.