Directors Dr Emily O’Leary and Amber Rattray identified a need for specific treatment of anxiety disorders on the Sunshine Coast. Mental health spans such a broad area of difficulties, and after working together for several years they recognise the value of focusing on specific areas of mental health.
Amber is an experienced clinical psychologist with many years practice across all areas of anxiety. With a Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology, Master of Science as well as a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology from the University of Canter-bury, New Zealand, she was worked across public and private settings and in both Australia and New Zealand. Amber has worked at Anxiety House in Brisbane for a number of years and is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders, particularly excessive worry, OCD, health anxiety, panic attacks and binge eating. Amber is known for her down to earth style, non-judgmental attitude and compassion. She prioritizes developing collaborative formula- tions within her practice, to individualize client’s treatment needs.
Dr. Emily O’Leary is best known for her ground breaking work in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. With a PhD in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and a BA Honors in Psychology, Dr. Emily works with attention to detail, while remaining totally real and relatable in her approach to sharing valuable information and resources with her clients. Aside from her work as a Clinical Psychologist, Principle Researcher and Director at her clinics, Dr. Emily is a popular speaker across worldwide radio, online and print media, including ABC Radio, ACA, Today Tonight and Courier Mail. As a regular columnist for Mindfood, Dr. Emily is committed to raising awareness of the complexity of health conditions such as OCD and Anxiety and share the success she’s had with her evidence-based treatments
Clinical Psychology Registrar
Jessica is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is currently completing the Clinical Registrar Program. She holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of the Sunshine Coast where she was awarded the APS College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize. She has experience supporting clients across the lifespan, with a range of mental health difficulties. She has worked in both public and private settings including disability services and child and youth mental health services. Jessica is well regarded for her empathetic, non-judgemental and collaborative approach. She prides herself on using comprehensive case formulation to develop evidence-based treatment plans that suit the needs of each individual. Jessica uses primarily Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). Her areas of interest include all anxiety disorders, co-morbid Autism Spectrum Disorders and supporting members of the LGBTIQ community.