Happy Minds focuses on the whole person, recognising your strengths rather than focusing on deficits or traditional disease-based models of mental illness. This holistic approach means that we understand our clients come to us with many skills already and are the 'experts' in their own lives. We build on this to work collaboratively towards achieving meaningful goals for the client.

Our team of psychologists offers a wide range of services for children, young people, adults and families. In addition to those described in detail further below, we also offer:

-  comprehensive behaviour, social, emotional and academic assessments
-  diagnostic assessments and reports (including supportive assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder)
-  evidence-based therapeutic interventions for most psychological presentations
-  social skills and resilience programs
-  various workshops for parents and schools, and
-  individual or organisation supervision and training.


Our individual therapy sessions focus on building resilience and wellbeing for children, young people and adults. We offer evidence-based interventions that are tailored to what works for each of our clients - what is helpful for one person may not fit for another.
Some of the therapy models we use are: Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), and narrative/play based therapy. No matter which models we use, our goal is to approach sessions with flexibility, openness and authenticity.


We recognise that 'no man is an island' and that our relationships are an essential part of what makes us human - especially our families. We understand that along the way there can be challenges with intimacy, parenting, marital separation, and stressful life events.
In therapy sessions, we’ll work to address unhelpful thinking and behaviours using an approach built on attachment and compassion. We will help you “re-frame” your thinking and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles together.


Children and young people may face challenges in the school environment. Depending on the initial referral and the unfolding therapeutic journey, our work with you may at times involve – but not be limited to – counselling, advocacy, diagnostic assessment of learning or emotional needs, therapeutic intervention, liaison and consultation. Our whole-team approach may also at times involve sessions within the school context, as well as within the Happy Minds clinic.

Some of the most common reasons that people seek a diagnostic assessment are:

  • trying to understand why a child is struggling with school and how to help

  • identifying learning disabilities such as dyslexia

  • identifying giftedness

  • differential diagnosis such as ruling out or confirming an intellectual disability

  • verification for school funding

  • highlighting the unique profile of strengths and weaknesses in children with an existing diagnosis such as ADHD or autism in order to individualise their learning plan


We work hard to make sure that each child we work with is respected as a strong and capable individual. Please contact us to find out more about our services. You can also read more about our assessments from our FAQs.



The Secret Agent Society program is a 9 week group intervention created to help children between the ages of 8-12 with their social skills. The program is designed to help children learn about emotional regulation and social skills using fun and engaging methods based on the children being SAS cadets. It includes workbooks, a video game and 'gadgets' to help transfer the lessons to the child's home and school environments. The 'Cadet Meetings' are supplemented with parent training and school resources. We are taking expressions of interest so why not contact us today to find out more.


We believe that everyone deserves to have a fulfilling and meaningful life - including people with disabilities.

Happy Minds is proud to be a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, offering Therapeutic Support to eligible clients under the scheme.

We welcome opportunities to work collaboratively with other providers and aim to be flexible to suit each individual participant's plan.


Location: 71A Frasers Rd  ASHGROVE  QLD  4060

Postal: PO Box 977  MT GRAVATT  QLD  4122



P: (07) 3366 7006

F: (07) 3366 5149 (we use 128-BIT SSL Encryption)

Happy Minds acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation, and the traditional custodians of the lands we all enjoy. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging. We value and honour Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. Happy Minds acknowledges the traditional owners of the land upon which our health service is built, the Yuggera and Turrbal People. Sovereignty was never ceded. 

Happy Minds is an inclusive healthcare service. We are committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Happy Minds welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.