How is ProMind Psychology different?
Karen Stevens – Principal Psychologist
Doing things differently
We like to shake things up a bit which is why we’re constantly on the lookout for the latest and best therapy methods. Meditation classes, retreats and classes aimed at helping you SYSO = Sort Your Sh*t Out! We’re ok being out of our comfort zone to help you learn about yourself if you are!
It’s not just talk
Sometimes you do need to talk it out. And we get that. But we’ve also got some practical tools to help you manage your mind we can practice together.
Although humour is one of our company values, we’re serious about helping you get your mojo back.
We actually care
Whether you’re here for support through a challenging time, or looking to discover your potential, we want you to feel comfortable every step of the journey. We do actually care.
Dennis Russell – Psychologist
“Be the change you want to see in the world“
Whatever we might hope for the future, or the world around us, the first steps start from within.
Dennis became a Psychologist because he loves helping others to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
“It is a wonderful feeling to walk alongside someone as they grow and make positive changes in their lives“.
His empathetic and supportive approach to therapy strives to bring out the best in his clients, building on their existing skills and developing new ones.
With a diverse background including working with schools, elite sporting groups, and organisations, he is experienced in helping both individuals and groups to achieve positive change. Some of his favourite approaches include Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, with a little Acceptance and Commitment Therapy thrown in for good measure!
Outside the Therapy Room
I am a keen musician, and you might find me singing with my band at the Adelaide Fringe or other events around town. My taste in music is pretty broad, from Sinatra and Buble through to ACDC and the Foo Fighters. If you look hard enough you might even find some of my original music around the place too!
I am a passionately committed dad to my two children, and love finding new ways to offer them interesting experiences in life. It is so beautiful to watch them learn and grow right in front of your eyes, and I couldn’t be prouder of the wonderful young people they have become!
Favourite TV show – Seinfeld. It’s so cleverly written and it always makes me laugh. I can watch it over and over again and it always makes me smile!
Catherine Ng – Organisational Psychologist
“Life is short”
It really reminds us to appreciate what we have, treasure people around us and to take risks to achieve your goals.
Catherine’s warm and friendly nature puts people at ease. She has experience working with people who live with chronic pain, using a multi-model approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Education to help empower people.
Catherine particularly enjoys the assessment side of psychology. If you need an assessment for dyslexia, dyscalculia or an intellectual disability, she’s your girl. She is also highly skilled at Vocational Assessments (see our Services/Assessment page)
Outside the therapy room
I like to catch up with friends and spend the night relaxing in front of the TV, after the kids have gone to bed!
I also love travelling and the feeling of being on holidays, with my favourite countries being Switzerland and Japan, and New York as one of my favorite cities. I love the beautiful scenery and seeing how people of other countries live, and to be somewhere completely different that is a change to my everyday life.
Favorite song – ‘This is Me’ by Keala Settle from ‘The Greatest Showman’ – love her voice and she sings it with so much heart. Words are also very inspiring.