Welcome to Restore Psychology
How I Can Help You
If you’re struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety, guilt, shame or worry, prolonged fear or persistent loneliness, I’m here to help.
The purpose of psychology is to help individuals understand why we as humans think, feel, and react in certain ways, so as to better manage our lives and happiness. When we don’t understand the reasons for our feelings and actions, we can’t change them. But with knowledge comes the freedom to rebuild one’s life and relationships.
At Restore Psychology I’ve helped many people gain insight and develop plans to cope and to heal. I help clients identify how events from their past may be influencing their behaviour, and teach them the skills they need to overcome that influence.
What Makes Me Different
I welcome adults and older adults from various backgrounds, religions, and walks of life at my Balmoral practice. My primary goal is to promote your sense of well-being. This commitment to care will be evident as soon as you walk though the door. You’ll be greeted by a calm and welcoming atmosphere. I realise that the decision to seek psychological help isn’t always an easy one, so I strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you’d like to start on the road to self-understanding and recovery, please contact me today. I treat your privacy with the utmost importance.
The decision to improve your mental and emotional well-being is the decision to improve your life. I look forward to working with you toward a fuller, happier existence.
Restore Psychology provides a range of services to individual clients, other health professionals and organisations. Find out more about my services and how I can be of assistance to you.
Dr Mary Asic-Kobe
Dr Mary Asic-Kobe is a Clinical Psychologist, and completed her Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at QUT. Prior to establishing Restore Psychology, Mary worked at a non-profit community organisation in the Logan area for more than 12 years. She has managed a range of government funded programs including a Torture and Trauma Counselling Service for resettled refugees experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress and adjustment difficulties. Her roles have included adapting evidence-based treatments, providing individual and group therapy, training and supervising staff and students, contract management and program evaluation.
Mary’s therapeutic approach stems across a range of theoretical perspectives and evidence-based approaches including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy. Her extensive experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds has enhanced her skills in adapting evidence based treatments to reflect the individual needs, perspectives, and desired outcomes of her clients.
Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, grief & loss and adjustment difficulties amongst other clinical issues. More broadly, Mary is strongly focused on working with her clients to improve their Quality of Life. Her approach toward her clients is distinguished by active interest, empathy, honesty, collaboration, and clear communication about treatment aims and progress.
She is committed to improving her performance through client feedback, monitoring outcomes and self-evaluation; all which are important aspects of facilitating positive change. Mary acknowledges that lasting changed is best achieved through active collaboration and engagement with GP’s, Psychiatrists, other health professionals, family and community supports.
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
- Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement (through AHPRA)
- STAP trained supervisor
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