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Our Team

The team at Cairns Psychology Group includes three psychologists, Kevin, Vee and Klaudija, and a social worker, Mary.  To find out more information about the backgrounds and experience of each team member please read further below.

Kevin Colahan

Kevin ColahanKevin has been providing psychological services to the Cairns region since 1990. He has extensive experience working with children, adults and families both in the mental health setting and in private practice. Prior to establishing Colahan Psychology Kevin worked for the Queensland Health Mental Health Service initially as a clinician and later as a Manager of both Adult and Child & Youth Mental Health teams. He has also previously worked for the Family Court of Australia as a mediator. Kevin’s professional interests include the assessment of learning disorders in children and adults, positive psychology and psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Virve (Vee) Mujunen

Virve Mujunen

Virve (Vee) is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety and depression with both children and adults. She has an interest in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Minfulness and Acceptance based therapies for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, as well as relationship counselling. Virve also has a particular interest and experience in the assessment and treatment of behavioural issues and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and learning difficulties. Virve has also completed training as a facilitator of the Secret Agent Society social skills program for children and offers this program on an individual basis. Virve works with children, teenagers and adults.

Klaudija Tomic

Klaudija Tomic

Klaudija is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adults and families. She has previously worked in a non-government sector providing individual, couples and family therapy. Klaudija has extensive experience working with children and teenagers with difficulties adjusting to family separation, and providing individual and group therapy. She has also worked with separated parents assisting them in managing their co-parenting arrangements. Klaudija is a trained facilitator of the Secret Agent Society social skills program for children and enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has an interest in the assessment and treatment of childhood emotional and behavioural problems and developmental disorders. Klaudija provides therapy to individuals and couples for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, and stress and relationship problems using a range of intervention modalities such as, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Narrative therapies.

Mary Venables

 

Mary Venables

Mary has worked as a Social Worker in Mental health for the past twenty years. Prior to this she worked in the Family Court and the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service. She has worked extensively with people experiencing difficulty in managing their life circumstances. Her knowledge and skills are in the provision of client focused therapies aimed at building self esteem and enabling recovery.