Monique Mitchelson, Clinical Psychologist (M.ClinPsych) (MAPS) Bachelor of Psych.Science (Hons.) Board Approved Supervisor.
Monique Mitchelson is a neurodivergent Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Brisbane Australia. She specializes in working with trauma, complex PTSD, sleep disorders and chronic pain/illness, and has an interest in Neurodiversity particularly in women and girls. She works with many Autistic and ADHD people and has a neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ safe workspace. Monique works from a strengths-based perspective using tailored evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Structural Dissociation Therapy. Monique is the creator and co-host of The Neurodivergent Woman Podcast with Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Michelle Livock - available on Spotify and Apple/Google Podcasts and over 250,000 downloads. The podcast shares quality psychological information on Neurodiversity in Girls and Women as well as interviews women about their lived experience of neurodiversity.
Monique practices Neurodiversity Affirming therapy. Neurodiversity Affirming therapy aims to affirm the different neurotype of a neurodivergent person, rather than seeing their neurotype as inherently "bad" or in need of fixing to become neurotypical. It aims for the person to explore their neurodivergent identity and find their own unique strengths. The Neurodiversity Affirming movement comes from the wider social disability movement and is an important therapeutic approach in working with neurodivergent clients. Monique has presented on Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy at the UQ Compassion Symposium and will be speaking at the APS Educational and Developmental Psychology 2023 Conference and Yellow Ladybugs Conference 2023.
Financial: Monique Mitchelson has an employment relationship with Redlands Psychologists. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Monique Mitchelson is neurodivergent, and has family members with ADHD and autism.