Lisa Lindley - Principal Psychologist
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
BACHELOR OF Arts (Education)
Lisa is a qualified psychologist and teacher, wife, and mother of three adult children. Since 1989, she has worked as a psychologist in various areas, including child protection, disability services, foster care, child, and family health, as well as a school psychologist.
In January 2007, she established her private practice on the Sunshine Coast offering individual and group counselling to women, children, and families. She leads the delivery of our psychological services at both the Sunshine Coast Psychology Clinic and the Sunshine Coast PND Centre.
Lisa has a passion for working in the area of perinatal mental health. Between 2007 and 2022, over 400 women successfully completed her PND support group and attended regular meetings and events under Lisa's guidance. These groups have become an important lifeline for Sunshine Coast mothers, helping them overcome depression and anxiety while empowering them to realise their full potential as women and mothers.
Lisa also hosts special events for these women, including abseiling, pampering, guest speaking, morning teas, and various other outings. She has an exceptional talent for fostering ongoing connections between these women who often remain in contact and support each other.
In 2010, Lisa was nominated and a finalist for the Pride of Australia Award for her dedication and commitment to the area of perinatal mental health.
Lisa's experience extends to parenting and child behaviour, which is one of her special interests. She offers training and coaching to parents, providing practical suggestions to help families navigate the challenges of parenting. Her deep understanding of the complexities involved in raising children comes from personal experience, as she openly acknowledges the struggles she has faced while parenting her own children and teens!
In her role as a psychologist, Lisa enjoys working with women who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties and anger management. She employs a variety of psychological strategies in her practice, with a particular focus on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy. Lisa is also involved in impactful community work. In 2009, she travelled to Uganda under Frontline Trauma Rehabilitation Program, to work with children affected by trauma. During her time in Uganda, Lisa also provided staff training on parenting and managing difficult behaviours (Sunshine Coast Daily: Help for Child Soldiers).
Additionally, she and her daughter Abbey travelled to the Thai/Burma border in 2010, where they supported the work of Effective Aid International in assisting Burmese refugees (Sunshine Coast Daily: Abbey to Help Bring Smiles).