Cynthia Portas - Clinical Psychologist
Cynthia is a Clinical Psychologist registered with Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). She is a full member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Cynthia’s career as an Allied Health Practitioner commenced on completion of studies to become a Registered Nurse. She later went on to complete studies in Social work at the University of Queensland (UQ) following which she spent several years attached to the Psychiatric Unit of the Gold Coast Hospital.
Development of interest in Mental Health led Cynthia to pursue and complete Undergraduate and master’s studies in Psychology at both the University of New England (UNE) and James Cook University (JCU).
Cynthia later completed post graduate studies for a Diploma in Counselling at Bond University where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence and, the Dean’s Award for High Achievement.
As a Private Practitioner Cynthia has occupied the roles of Consultant Psychologist for both Allamanda Private Hospital and Monash IVF.
Additional experience includes several years as a Family Court Counsellor and Report Writer and several years as Area Coordinator for DVA’s Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service where she received a National Office Award for Clinical Excellence for her work with traumatized veterans.
She accepts Work cover and DVA referrals.
Cynthia’s training and experience equips her to work with client needs across the entire life span. She provides evidence-based practice using a holistic transdiagnostic approach to therapy. She is a dedicated Practitioner who is well equipped to respond to a broad spectrum of mental health issues including those associated with relationship problems and adjustment disorders.
Cynthia offers Bulk Billing for clients referred by their GP under a Mental Health Care Plan.
Please call us for additional information or to make an appointment on 07 5532 8272.
Name: Cynthia Portas
Title: Clinical Psychologist