Meet our team
Our psychologists are experts in children’s mental health, development, learning and diagnostic assessments.
All psychologists have a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology.
Friendly, modern facilities locally on the Sunshine Coast.
Director and Educational and Developmental Psychologist B.Sc; Grad-Dip Psych; Post-Grad Dip Psych; M. Psych (Ed and Dev), MAPS
Olga graduated with a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology in 2013 at the University of Melbourne and has also completed a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology (with Distinction). Olga is a registered Psychologist with endorsement in Educational and Developmental psychology and is a board approved supervisor for provisional psychologists and Ed and Dev psychology registrars.
Olga has a keen interest in working with children, adolescents and their adults. Olga has obtained extensive therapeutic and assessment experience working with children, teenagers and families across different settings including schools, hospitals, research institutes, and clinical settings. Olga has trained in and has extensive experience using CBT, ACT, HRT, EFT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, solution and strength-based therapy. Her therapeutic approach always aligns with the unique needs of the individual.
Olga’s philosophy is that every young person has remarkable potential and unique qualities that they bring to the world. Olga loves working with neurodiverse children and finding creative and unique ways to help them flourish and meet their potential.
Olga has experience and interest in working with children, pre teens, teens and young adults in a number of key areas including:
- Learning Disorders
- Executive functioning deficits
- Developmental Delays and school readiness
- Sleep and toileting issues
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- ASD/Asperger’s Syndrome
- Anxiety disorders
- Depression, Self-harm and Suicide risk
- Adjustment Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and loss/trauma
- Parenting and behavioural challenges
- Women’s health
- School related issues such as low resilience, poor self-esteem and bullying/being bullied
Director and Educational and Developmental Psychologist BPsychSc Hons, MPsych (Ed&Dev)
Zachariah Sheridan is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents and families from all walks of life. Zachariah graduated with a Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) in 2014 at the Queensland University of Technology. Since then, Zachariah has developed a particular interest in supporting people in the following areas:
Grief and loss
Anxiety and depression
Specific phobias (e.g., animals, storms, dental)
Self Harm/suicidal ideation
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Sexuality and identity related issues
Substance and alcohol use disorders
Zachariah also enjoys Arts and Crafts, Pokémon battles, discussing video games, building Lego masterpieces and having as much fun as possible, whilst teaching new skills and providing a warm and supportive counselling environment.
After working in the medical administration industry for several years in Melbourne, Brittany has moved back to the coast where she grew up. During her time in Melbourne, Brittany obtained a Bachelor of Medical Biosciences at Monash University and a Diploma of Counselling.
With her warm smile, calm and friendly nature, Brittany looks forward to welcoming you and your family to our clinic. Brittany is here to assist you with any admin enquiry and finding the right clinician and specific service to match your family's needs. Brittany has an eye for detail, knack for spreadsheets and a passion for helping others. She brings her diverse experience from both private and public sectors into her role as the Practice Manager to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Brittany believes that it is important to build professional relationships with clients by understanding their unique needs and effectively communicating how Bear in Mind Psychology can assist in meeting those needs.
When not immersed in administration you will find Brittany enjoying time with her puppies, at the gym or at the beach.
Louis is our friendly Cavoodle helper at our Buderim clinic.
Louis loves to welcome our families to the clinic on Wednesdays – Fridays.
His favourite hobbies are cuddles, chasing and catching a ball and treats!
Louis is hypoallergenic and does not shed hair. He looks forward to meeting you!