Do you want to...

Enhance your happiness?
Be more confident?
Clarify your values?

Do you want to...

Set and achieve your goals?
Build greater coping skills and resilience to life’s inevitable challenges?
Build rich and meaningful relationships?

Do you want to...

Accelerate your personal growth and development?
Facilitate purposeful, positive change?
Reduce anxiety, stress and depression?

Do you want to...

Enhance your happiness?
Be more confident?
Clarify your values?

Do you want to...

Set and achieve your goals?
Build greater coping skills and resilience to life’s inevitable challenges?
Build rich and meaningful relationships?

Do you want to...

Accelerate your personal growth and development?
Facilitate purposeful, positive change?
Reduce anxiety, stress and depression?

About

We are a group of psychologists and other mental health workers joining our expertise and resources to help people by making sure appointments are available quickly, are easy to attend, and are effective.

MindsPlus was established in 2007 to provide psychological support to people living and working in rural and remote regions of Australia. Knowing generally it’s not as easy for people in these communities to access expert psychological support, compared to those in urban areas, so we wanted to help make this support available.

Although our main focus is to support rural and remote communities our services are also available and used by people in urban areas as we provide flexibility and choice of how the service is delivered regardless of where you live.

We also have a particular interest in providing support to mining families as together we have more than 30 years experience working in oil/mining/remote areas. Apart from our professional experience most clinicians also have personal experience in mining or rural/remote areas.

Our vision is to make expert psychological support and guidance easily accessible regardless of where someone lives, that it is convenient, effective and prompt.

Due to the difficulties of fulfilling this vision over long distances we provide therapy by as many different means as possible, extending the way therapy is traditionally provided. Rather than only providing therapy in person we also deliver therapy other ways to provide options and encourage you to make choices which suit you.

Therefore our service is client centred; respectful of your rights to have and make choices for yourself.

To cater for different people's needs and preferences we provide...

  • Videophone therapy
    • In-Person therapy
    • Resident therapist
    • Fly-in, fly-out therapist (FIFO)
  • Drive-in, drive-out therapist (DIDO)
  • Telephone therapy
  • Self-help resources
  • Regular tips by newsletter and Facebook

Depending on what is available, a combination of ways therapy is provided can be used to suit you; it doesn’t have to be just one. For example you can have some consultations in-person and others by telephone to allow more frequent appointments if needed.

Essentially the research evidence to date indicates that the outcomes of therapy are equally effective regardless of the methods used to provide therapy.

Providing clients with options highlights our key values...

  • Respect
  • Choice
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration or team work
  • Service

MindsPlus provides support to clients...

  • Directly – you contact us directly
  • On behalf of third parties or working with other organisations
  • On behalf of employers as Employee Assisted Program (EAP) provider
  • By recruiting and supplying mental health workers for other service providers, and
  • By supervising other psychologists and mental health workers

Some organisations we have and do work with...

  • County North SA Medicare Local
  • Country South SA Medicare Local
  • Mind Australia
  • Hampton Transport
  • Adelaide North East Division of General Practice
  • Eyre Peninsula Division of General Practice
  • Flinders and Far North Division of General Practice
  • Limestone Coast Division of General Practice
  • Medical General Practitioners

Why are we called "MindsPlus"? What does our name mean?

  • We work with minds
  • We believe two or more heads/brains are better than one – are inclusive
  • We are holistic – more than just our mind, we respect the relationship between the mind and body
  • We are positive, and use positive psychology principles in therapy
  • We add to peoples lives. Plus, (+) more, add, positive, inclusive
  • We are here for everyone regardless of where they are

Our name reflects our philosophy and aims.

Some of our therapists

Jane Dodding

Jane Dodding
Psychologist /
Director

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Dr Tomoko Nishizawa
Clinical Psychologist

Christina Derbyshire

Christina Derbyshire
Psychologist

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Bronwen Paine
Mental Health Social Worker

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Allison Carcary
Psychologist