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What we can help you with:

Personality Disorders
Mood Disorders
Emotional Regulation
Navigating Neuro-Diversity
Distress Tolerance
Loss of Enjoyment
Lack of Motivation
Children’s Mental Health
and more

I take a practical approach to therapy, helping you develop a ‘toolkit’ of personalised strategies and coping skills, so that you feel equipped to deal with life’s challenges. I aim to empower you by helping you recognise your existing strengths and learn new psychological skills.

At Balance Centre for Mental Health Wisdom & Wellness we understand people are time poor and often cannot commit to ongoing therapy. Our approach is based on session limited evidenced based therapy. Research tells us that a large portion of people who access therapy felt better after just one session! Based on this we have developed packages to suit both long term and short-term therapy needs.

Our Approach to Therapy:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health issues including Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. DBT involves learning skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. It is about validating our emotions and changing our behaviour.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is based on the principle that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected. It asks you to challenge your unhelpful thoughts by thinking of the evidence for and against the thoughts so that you can see a more balanced view of the situation. It also helps you to modify behaviours that may be perpetuating your unhelpful thoughts. This type of therapy is often used to treat anxiety, OCD, depression and more.
  • Mindfulness
    Mindfulness is a technique that helps you to focus on the present moment, as opposed to thinking about the past or future. It can be practised on your own or while guided by your therapist during a session or using a mindfulness app. This type of practice can be helpful in the treatment of emotion regulation difficulties, impulsiveness, stress and more.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on mindfulness practice and awareness of the present moment. It helps you to learn to accept your negative thoughts and emotions and to realise that these don’t define you and allow them to pass. It can be used for different mental health issues, including stress and anxiety. ACT is also helpful in the management of ADHD.
  • What does an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker do?
    Accredited Mental Health Social Workers work with people across the lifespan and provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in their holistic approach to working with a person. They help individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. Accredited Mental Health social workers can provide Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) services through the Better Access To Mental Health Care, Chronic Disease Management and Access to Allied Psychological Services Programs. To learn more about Accredited Mental Health Social Work click here > Book an appointment >
  • What does a Counsellor do?
    A counsellor acts as a supportive companion, assisting individuals in understanding their past and learning strategies for a more hopeful future. They create a safe space where individuals can explore their feelings, understand their experiences, and develop coping mechanisms to better navigate life's challenges.
  • What are the benefit of group therapy?
    Group therapy is a great way to get emotional support and healing with peers who are struggling with similar issues. It provides a safe space for people to share their experiences, gain insight into their own struggles, and learn how to cope. Group therapy also normalises the struggle of individuals by allowing them to hear stories from others in similar positions. Additionally, group therapy allows for both active and passive participation, so those who prefer to remain in the background can find solace in a safe environment. Finally, group therapy is highly cost effective compared to individual therapy or other one-on-one treatments.
  • What are Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)?
    Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) are a set of evidence-based therapeutic strategies used by mental health professionals, such as Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, to support individuals dealing with mental health difficulties. These strategies are like a toolbox filled with various tools, each specifically designed to help manage different aspects of mental health. FPS involves several techniques, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness strategies, relaxation strategies, and skills training. Imagine these techniques as different types of light sources, each illuminating a unique path towards improved mental health and wellbeing.

About Teena

Hi! I'm Teena. I'm a Mental Health Social Worker and I'm here to help you take control of your mental wellbeing, understand your past and learn strategies to assist you as you move forward into a hope filled future.

I specialise in Autism and ADHD, working with individuals, families and carers. I am an experienced mental health clinician who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults and adolescents. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety and depression as well as stress, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, adjustment, life transitions, problems at work, sleep difficulties, loss, grief, personality vulnerabilities and managing difficult emotions.

I use evidenced based treatments and tailor therapy to your individual needs. I have experience in the provision of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as mindfulness based treatments.

I set up Balance Centre for Mental Health with the intention of creating a safe space to explore yourself and help you become the version of you that you want to be. I provide professional psychological and coaching services to improve your mental health and develop a strategic plan for general life management. 

I am both Autistic and ADHD’er with Neurodivergent kids, so I have first hand understanding of the  good bits and the tough bits of being Neurodivergent and living in a Neurodivergent household! This is why I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and their families as well as adults coming to terms with life outside the normal mental health boxes.

I am passionate about human rights and social justice issues that create disadvantage and stigma. 


I'd love to have a chat to see how I can help you and your family.

About Alice

Hi! I'm Alice. For the last 15 years I have dedicated my life to working with children aged 6 weeks to 19 years old as an educator and counsellor. I'm a passionate and experienced trauma-informed educator and counsellor and am in the process of completing my Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) in 2023.

With an extensive knowledge of child development and understanding in the domestic and family violence sector, I am committed to providing age-appropriate, individualised support that facilitates healthy growth and encourages a positive way of life. I aim to ensure clients receive the personalised guidance they need to reach their full potential.

My role at Balance Centre for Mental Health includes the facilitation of our Kids Calm Group and our Adolescent Mindfulness Group. I also provide individual counselling for people experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship challenges and social difficulties. 

Please get in touch if you would like to enquire further or book a session. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and cost $110 - this service is not eligible for the Medicare rebate. 

Alice Youth Mental Health expert

Sully & Sage

The Balance Centre for Mental Health is located at Located at 6/34 Baynes St, Margate, on the Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland.

Together with my sister Kelly Veronica, we collectively run Sully & Sage Wellness Collective - a warm and inviting space to learn, grow and unravel.

We opened our clinic in 2020 and over that time, we have serviced our community through one on one consultations and group programs. Sully & Sage was born to represent the sisterhood, the power of community, and empower everyone on their wellness journey.


Sully & Sage Wellness Collective is a warm, inviting space for everyone to learn, grow and heal.

Please enjoy a warm tea upon your arrival.

You are very welcome here.

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