Positive Outcomes is a private psychology practice in Doncaster.
Our team offers treatment to adults for a
range of psychological problems.
We provide a welcoming environment to support people seeking
purpose, direction and meaning in their lives.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being"."
Why see a psychologist?
Many people experience difficulties related to change or loss in their lives, or at times feel overwhelmed by life' s many challenges.
Seeking assistance from a trained psychologist can help gain insight into the situation and learn strategies to manage the distress more effectively.
Therapy can be a challenging experience, yet incredibly empowering as one learns how to manage difficulties and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
Dr Lisa Meehan
BSocSci; PGDipPsych; DPsych (Clinical); MAPS
Dr Lisa Meehan's approach is to work collaboratively with her clients to assist them to discover what they really want out of life and to gain freedom from what holds them back. Dr Meehan enjoys assisting clients to gain meaning from the past, an ability to live in the present and a sense of hope for the future. She particularly enjoys assisting people to develop a more robust sense of self and a stronger identity of self regardless of the clinical presenting issue.
Dr Meehan has a keen interest in physical activity and nutrition and the associated benefits with mental health. She regularly attends professional development in these areas of interest and they will typically form part of the discussion with clients.
Dr Meehan has worked in community health, public health, universities and in private practice. She is most skilled in working with individuals presenting with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders and life transitions, health related problems, grief and loss, psychotic disorders and trauma.
Dr. Rebecca Barnett
AppSci(Hons); PhD (Clinical); MAPS
Dr Rebecca Barnett has worked in a range of settings assisting people with mental health difficulties since 1997. These include community roles, public hospital outpatient positions and private practice. Since registering as a psychologist, Dr Barnett has worked extensively with people experiencing psychotic illness, postnatal depression, the effects of sexual assault and anxiety disorders. She remains passionate in her desire to empower people to manage mental health problems, relationship issues and obstacles to growth.
Dr Barnett provides therapy in a safe and supportive manner, assisting clients to manage difficulties such as family issues, relationships, trauma and losses, difficult decisions and general mental health.
Ms Jo Chaplin
BBSc(Hons); MPsych (Clinical); MAPS
Following registration in 1993 Ms Jo Chaplin has worked in inpatient and community settings with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health and other specialist areas in the non-government sector. In private practice Ms Chaplin works with adults who present with depression, anxiety disorders, workplace difficulties, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, alcohol and drug problems.
Ms Chaplin aims to provide her clients with a supportive, collaborative environment to help them deal with the unwanted private experiences they present with and to work toward creating a richer more meaningful life.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
Psychologists at Positive Outcomes have trained for 6-8 years and hold a Masters and/or a Doctorate Degree in Psychology. Our psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, which is a component of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. They are all registered as Clinical Psychologists and are members of the Australian Psychological Society and the Clinical College. All psychologists are required to undertake regular professional development training.
Difficulties we can help with.....
Adult Counselling for.....
- panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder
- depressions, bipolar disorder, post-natal depression
Grief and loss
Difficulties with self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
Life crises and trauma
Relationship difficulties and family conflict
- career guidance, redundancy issues, work stress
Secondary and community consultation
Our Office Manager (Paula) is available to assist you -
Monday 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
120a Ayr St, Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia
(03) 9852 3332
(03) 9852 3391