Psychologists

Veronica McKeon (Director/Psychologist)

BA (Psych), Post Grad Dip (Ed Psych), MAPS

Veronica has been working as a Psychologist for the last 15 years with a varied experience base, included adults, children and adolescents. She has experience treating a range of psychological issues including depression, general anxiety, panic attacks, post natal depression, adjustment issues, grief, relationship problems, sexual abuse, mood and anxiety disorders in children. Areas of special interest include adolescent females, women’s issues, pregnancy, PTSD, trauma. Veronica works from a client centred approach utilising Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and other creative modes of practice. Veronica has also been involved in the development of the Garden of Feelings program which has been delivered in a number of schools.

Tanya Hall (Director/Clinical Psychology Registrar)

B.Sci (Psych), PostGradDipPsych, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert IV Program Development and Facilitation

Tanya has over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in voluntary and involuntary settings. Tanya is a registered psychologist having completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Tanya has experience delivering individual therapy, group therapy and clinical assessments. Tanya has worked with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, substance misuse, addictions, PTSD, grief and loss, adjustment and anger management. In addition to her psychology training Tanya has nearly 10 years experience developing and delivering a range of organisational training programs using multi modal delivery such as face to face and e-learning options.

Jenny Sztaroszta (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

B.Sci (Psych) , MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Jenny has over ten years experience in practicing therapy with late adolescents, adults and older populations. She has experience working with people who have psychological conditions related to health conditions, dealing with unemployment, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma and adjustment.

Jenny has also worked in the university setting treating university students and has spent many years educating staff around mental health.

Rebecca Sims (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

BSc (Psych), BPsyScHons, MPsych(Clin), MAPS

Rebecca has come full circle, after 10 years’ study, to return to the city of her birth and expand her career as a psychologist. Having recently completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical), Rebecca has a passion for helping clients of all ages with a range of psychological conditions, including anxiety, depression, adjustment, eating disorders, personality and developmental disorders; through individual, family, and group therapy. Rebecca left school intending to pursue a musical career and completed a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and now endeavours to combine her passion for music with her psychology vocation. Working from a client centred approach, Rebecca utilises a range of therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to develop individualised interventions for all her clients.
With a broad range of professional experience under her belt, including working with inmates at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, and Children at the Toowoomba Hospital, Rebecca is excited about her adventure as a psychologist at MindWare Psychology, helping clients in the city she has always called home.

The Doctor

Hi, everyone. I’m “The Doctor” and you will find me hanging out in the reception at MindWare Psychology. My job is to welcome you into our space and hang out with you until your psychologist comes to get you for your appointment. I love climbing on rocks, hiding in the leaves and just swimming around chasing the fish in my tank. I really look forward to seeing you and please just spend some quiet time watching me as I am great for helping you feel more calm.