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About Rising Star Psychology

In 2013, Monique Hooghuis proudly established Rising Star Psychology is a psychological practice in Nambour, Queensland. 

Meet Monique:

 * Monique is our bulk-billing Clinical Psychologist!

 * Monique completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and also a Masters of Clinical Psychology.

 * Since 2003, Monique has passionately practiced psychology and provided a range of clinical psychological services to her clients. 

 * Over the years, she has worked extensively with a vast range of individuals, from children to the elderly. 

 * While seeing most of her clients individually, Monique also works with couples and families.

 * She has extensive experience working with clients who face a variety of challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying and Adjustment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender/Sexual Identity Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties and Breakdown
  • Trauma
  • Disabilities, including ASD, ADHD and PTSD

Meet Neda:

 * Neda is our Provisional Psychologist available for NDIS clients

 * Neda completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours). 

 * Over the past 20 years, Neda gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working extensively with clients (and their families) who face various challenges, including:

  • disabilities, including, ASD, Schizophrenia, Acquired Brain Injury, and other intellectual and/or physical disabilities,
  • domestic violence and drug/alcohol addiction,
  • teen/young mothers and their infants,
  • homelessness, unemployment, assault, trauma, family, and relationship breakdowns, and
  • Facilitating empowerment and self-esteem workshops and other educational programs e.g., boundaries, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, anger management and addictions.

 * To best support her clients with ASD and ADHD, Neda recently also completed the following professional development:

  • Dr Tony Attwood – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Different Way of Thinking, Learning and Managing Emotions
  • Emotional Regulation in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass.
  • Parents/Carers Online Course Learning at Home
  • Sue Larkey – Understanding AS: Teaching Strategies & Behaviour Support, & Developing Early Childhood Approaches for Children with Additional Needs

Meet Bella:

 * Bella is our tiny friendly helper. 

 * She is a 4.5yrs old Yorkshire/Maltese Terrier mix - known as a "Morkie".

 * Bella loves attention and cuddles, food, rolling around on fluffy rugs and generally being spoilt!

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