Meet our caring and dedicated team

Meet our caring and experienced team of psychologists, who are here to provide you with the support you need. We also have a fantastic and dedicated team of administration staff who are here to help you every step of the way.

Francesca Carpenter

  • Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill

Francesca is currently not accepting new clients

Francesca is the Director of Excel Psychology. She is a registered Psychologist with about 10 years experience in providing psychological therapy. Before moving to Brisbane in 2013, she lived and worked in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland for 25 years. Francesca has experience working with people of all ages with a variety of issues. She has general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, full membership with Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

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Antonia Alessi

  • Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill

Antonia is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters of Professional Psychology. She is known for her approachable, caring, and kind demeanour. She has a passion for understanding individual concerns and experiences. Antonia aims to support individuals not only to survive challenging life experiences, but to thrive and to move forwards towards achieving their goals.

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Dr Bobbi Dobson-Patterson

  • Spring Hill

Bobbi is currently not accepting new clients

Bobbi Dobson-Patterson is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, working with people experiencing difficulties with adult AD/HD and related issues, chronic pain and illnesses, addictions, mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adjustment difficulties.

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Bridget Bowe

  • Spring Hill

Bridget is a psychologist who holds full registration with AHPRA and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Her approach is empathetic, calm and client-centred. Bridget has experience working with a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, trauma, grief & loss and relationship difficulties.

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Thomas Marsden

  • Spring Hill

Thomas is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters of Professional Psychology. He works primarily with adults in a collaborative manner to develop an understanding of, and provide support for, a range of individual concerns and experiences. He has worked in a variety of government and non-government sectors, in Adult Mental Health, and Alcohol and Other Drug Services.

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Ellie Hughes

  • Spring Hill

Ellie is a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. Ellie takes an empathic client-centred approach and provides a space for clients to feel able to explore their concerns while ensuring her care is tailored to their specific needs. She has experience with a variety of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression, symptoms of trauma (including complex trauma), stress and burnout, substance use and alcohol concerns, grief and loss, adjustment to new life changes, low self esteem and worth, body image concerns, interpersonal conflicts and dysregulated emotions.

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Courtney Steffens

  • Spring Hill

Courtney is a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. Courtney works with adults and adolescents and brings a compassionate and human approach to therapy. She believes in cultivating authenticity, creativity and the human potential inside of every person. She understands that accessing therapy can be a big step.

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Allegra Frunz

  • Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill

Allegra is a provisional psychologist with experience working in youth mental health, suicide intervention and not-for-profit organisations providing therapy to people of all ages and backgrounds. She is warm, compassionate, and genuine in her approach and feels privileged to work alongside her clients to help support them make sustainable, lasting change.

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Melissa Kugelman

  • Spring Hill

Melissa is a registered psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology. She takes a collaborative and strengths-based approach to working with people towards their personal goals. Melissa is passionate about cultivating comfort, authenticity and safety with those she works with. Melissa is particularly passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIAP+ community, those managing interpersonal issues, and life transitions.

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Andrea Crane

  • Fortitude Valley

Andrea Crane is a Psychologist, with Master of Education and Developmental Psychology. She worked for many years with disabled children and others with learning difficulties in school settings. In recent years she has focused her practice on adults with depression, anxiety, complex mental illness and special needs (chronic illness and chronic pain). Andrea is bilingual, Spanish being her native language.

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Tegan Mallett

  • Fortitude Valley

Tegan is a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. She is currently studying to complete a Master’s of Clinical Psychology through USQ. Tegan enjoys working with adults and adolescents and has a kind and compassionate approach. She values working with her clients to meet their needs through collaboration, helping find the right approach and setting goals for therapy.

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Charlotte O'Donnell

  • Fortitude Valley

Charlotte is a Brisbane based Clinical Psychologist who holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and has been registered with the Psychology Board of Australia since 2004. Charlotte works with adults and has a broad range of clinical experience in public and private mental health settings.

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Felix Frain

Hello, I'm Felix. I'm the practice manager at Excel Psychology, and have been a part of the team here for over 7 years. I love working in a position that sees so many people along their therapeutic journey of emotional enlightenment, self-compassion and healing.

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Amber Brown

I've been in an Administrative role at Excel since July 2020 and in that time I've really come to appreciate working with such a warm and supportive team. It feels good to be able to contribute to an organisation that helps to positively influence people's well-being.

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Jess Cuddihy

Hi, I’m Jess and I am a part of the admin team at Excel Psychology. A part of my role at Excel is providing our clients with a safe place to access support while facilitating the ease of their journeys. The first step to seeking help can sometimes be scary and confusing, so I’m here to help answer any questions and hopefully make the process as simple as possible.

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Dana-Maree Buffett

Hi I'm Dana! I'm one of the administrators at Excel Psychology. I started at Excel at the end of 2021 and have enjoyed every part of my experience as part of the team here since. I greatly enjoy meeting new people and welcoming new clients, and helping to make the process of attending your session as easy as possible for you.

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