Clinical Psychologist & AHPRA Approved Primary Supervisor
I decided to become Clinical Psychologist after being directly involved in voluntary work of helping victims of horrifying war in my homeland, former Yugoslavia.
Dr. Merima Isakovic is a Principal Clinical Psychologist.
At this point, there is one practice location in Canberra, ACT and two practice locations in City of Gold Coast. Merima is regularly seeing clients in Canberra ACT as well as the Gold Coast practice locations.
Merima is committed to grow strong clinical teams at all locations. Merima is therefore supervising the colleague Psychologists who work in her practice. Through their good and experienced clinical work as well as regular clinical supervision, they will soon be endorsed with Clinical Endorsement and therefore, become Clinical Psychologists.
Ashleigh is the Practice Manager for AAG Clinical Psychology Practice and has been working closely with Dr Merima Isakovic since early 2015, helping to systemise and grow the private practice. Ashleigh is passionate about personal development and helping others. She is certainly passionate about excellence in Business Development and providing the best services for the clients, and thus has fit into the AAG Clinical Psychology culture with ease.
Ashleigh has previously worked as an Assistant Practice Manager for medical centres on the Gold Coast, having worked in the medical field now for over 10 years. Ashleigh is also a qualified Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist, with experience in assisting Injured Workers return to work both in Western Australia and Queensland.
Ashleigh has also successfully owned and operated her own business in the Skin Industry for 7 years. She was responsible for Business Growth and Development, Human Resources, and all other aspects of small business ownership.
Ashleigh grew up in Perth, Western Australia and moved to Queensland to make the Gold Coast her home in 211. She has two young sons, loving family and a very excitable black Labrador.
Ashleigh has been a real asset and a blessing for our Team and we are delighted and forever grateful to have her with us.
Trude is a compassionate and empathic Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds. She has been with AAG Clinical Psychology Practice since early 2017 and is a fully registered Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Trude is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Trude has experience working with a range of clients, from Adolescents in school-based Psychology, through to Adults; and is passionate about working with adolescents and adults to help them reach their full potential. Trude is experienced in diagnosing and treating many psychological disorders and concerns including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship difficulties and other interpersonal problems, stress and coping, and self-esteem issues.
Trude’s therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness, and Schema Therapy.
Karen Murphy is an empathetic and approachable Clinical Psychologist. Karen comes from a background in Community Mental Health, with a strong focus on Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Counselling, and Post Trauma Recovery.
Karen is dedicated to understanding the individual needs of clients and their aspiration for change, whilst acknowledging and respecting their life context. Karen’s approach is warm and supportive, allowing her to build a safe environment for clients to explore their feelings, experiences and goals.
Karen’s approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Imagery Re-scripting and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Karen has also completed extensive training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy as a transdiagnostic modality, but also specifically for post trauma recovery.
Kane is an approachable and friendly Provisionally Registered Psychologist. He completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2017 and his Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science in early 2019. Kane has experience working with a range of clients, however is most passionate working with children and adolescents suffering from ADHD or those with Asperger's Syndrome.
Kane is not registered with Medicare, so is unable to offer rebates through a MHCP; however does accept Private clients with a reduced fee of $50 per session.