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 Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. Prior to private practice, Ellie had worked in government and non-government organisations including Alcohol and Other Drug Services and Occupational Rehabilitation.

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Andrea Crane

  • Fortitude Valley

Andrea is currently not accepting new clients

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 currently not accepting new clients

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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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 6 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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Charlotte O'Donnell

  • Fortitude Valley

Charlotte is currently not accepting new clients

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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Claire Havas

Hello, I'm Claire and I've been an administrator at Excel Psychology for just over two years. Being a student studying my Bachelor in Psychology and Justice, I find it really rewarding working within the Psychology industry and experiencing the operations of a clinic first hand. I love working at Excel Psychology as I find the atmosphere to be warm and inviting with such friendly staff and rooms designed to make you feel comfortable and at-home (especially for plant loving people!).

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Mia Smyrell

Hi, I'm Mia and I'm part of the admin team at Excel Psychology. I've been working at Excel for close to two years now so you've probably seen me around before. Outside of work I'm completing my Honours year in Psychology and my other free time is spent playing with, or talking about my two cats, Olive and Charlie.

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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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