New Directions Psychology

Matthew Simmond

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Clinical Psychologist
BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Jindalee Practice

Matthew is a clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience in government, community and private practice settings. He has worked with a broad range of populations including children, adolescents and adults. Matthew has a particular interest in provision of early intervention services to youth, promoting mental wellbeing in male populations and working with veterans. He completed his undergraduate training at Griffith University and postgraduate training at Bond University.

Matthew utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment framework, while incorporating other techniques such as solution-focused and interpersonal therapies. He has experience with a wide range of presenting difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, parenting, behavioural problems and mandated clients from forensic populations. He has provided evidenced based parenting support (Triple P) and enjoys working with parents and care givers to assist with developing positive parenting practices. He has experience working with people with disabilities and complex behaviour.

Matthew understands the importance of providing a comfortable and non-judgemental setting for those he supports. He understands that building motivation and tailoring interventions to his clients individual goals are essential for achieving successful outcomes. Matthew often works in conjunction other health providers in the community to promote optimal outcomes. Matthew endeavours to continue developing his knowledge of psychology through regular professional development. He enjoys providing supervision to psychologists in training and early career psychologists.


If you are in crisis or have a mental health emergency and require immediate assistance:

Phone the Ambulance Service - 000
Visit your local hospital emergency department
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