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ABOUT TEGAN HOPKINS

Clinical Psychologist

Tegan Hopkins is a passionate psychologist who provides empirically supported treatment to assist clients to address common psychological concerns, in addition to significant life, career, relationship and health transitions. In particular, Tegan enjoys working with children and parents, to provide extra support during the challenging times that arise during young childhood to late adolescence.  Common problems may include difficulties associated with: anxiety, stress, grief and loss, poor self-esteem, pre/post pregnancy, parenting, social/emotional and behavioural concerns in children and family separation.    

 

Tegan gained her psychology qualifications from Bond University (Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours and Master of Psychology (Clinical) and holds full registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Tegan’s previous clinical experience includes working with primary and high school children and their families in Queensland’s largest school.  Tegan has also provided psychological services to a wide variety of clients in private and clinical settings, including attending to patients across wards at both the Robina and Gold Coast University Hospital.   Great pleasure was also gained when Tegan engaged in a teaching role with third year psychology students completing an undergraduate program at Bond University.

 

Tegan’s primary role in therapy is to establish a strong and meaningful therapeutic relationship with clients, and provide a safe and relaxed space to assist in the development of insight and perspective.  Tegan seeks to help clients deepen their personal relationships, embrace healthier ways of thinking, and lead more productive and well lives.

 

Tegan’s person centered treatment modalities include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and the use of mindfulness and meditation strategies.  Treatment is aimed to treat the whole person, through acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual parts of the self.  It is acknowledged that each therapeutic connection formed and the specific approach taken will be unique to each individual and built on his or her specific needs.

 

During relaxed moments, Tegan can often be found with family members - exploring hidden pockets of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales; discovering the best picnicking spots around the Gold Coast (always with a generous provision of Camembert!) and riding our horses at Pony Club and along forest trails.