About Healthy Thinking Psychology

Craig Stapleton is the founder, director and principal psychologist of Healthy Thinking Psychology.

After successfully completing post-graduate qualifications in clinical psychology and gaining experience in various clinical settings, Craig started his own psychology private practice in 2007.

The practice, Mornington Peninsula Psychology (located in Frankston, Victoria), gradually grew in size and reputation, and by 2017 employed 8 psychologists with extensive referral networks.

In 2017 Craig had an extended break from work, travelling Australia with his family. He ultimately relocated to Brisbane in late 2017 and set up Healthy Thinking Psychology.

In 2018 Craig is consulting from rooms in Spring Hill and Taringa in Brisbane as the sole clinical psychologist of Healthy Thinking Psychology.

Dr Craig Stapleton

Clinical & Health Psychologist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry),
Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Psychology),
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Craig is an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings including public health, community healthy, and with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Craig sees teenagers, adults and couples for a diverse range of presenting problems. He develops individualised treatment plans based on your goals and the best available evidence-based practices. Further, Craig also carefully monitors your progress toward reaching your goals, along with feed-back about your rating of him. He works in a collaborative and empathic manner, but is not passive in his approach. Craig understands that people in distress need structure and assistance with problem-solving to resolve difficulties. He collaborates with you to generate and use a simple but comprehensive psychological framework from which to better understand and resolve psychological problems.

In summary, the key components of Craig’s approach include:-

Supportive, empathic, collaborative therapeutic relationship

Demonstrated understanding of the problems

Generating a simple, comprehensive psychological framework

Flexible, collaborative approach to problem resolution

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Craig matches his therapeutic approach to individual needs, personality and presenting problems, taking frameworks and strategies from cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), schema therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and positive psychology.

Craig assesses and treats most problem areas in teenagers and adults including:-

Depression and mood disorders

Anxiety, panic, phobias, worry, OCD and health anxiety trauma and PTSD

Anger management

Adjustment disorders, grief and loss, stress management

Alcohol and drug abuse

Marital and relationship difficulties

Workplace stress and bullying

Family of origin problems and coping with personality disorders

Chronic disease management and lifestyle choices

Dr Wei Wang

Psychologist
PhD, BEd (Psych), MAPS

Wei holds a PhD in psychology and worked as an academic for many years before he started on the path to put the theories into practice working in the private sector as a generalist psychologist (registered since 1997).

Wei provides individual psychological assessment and treatment to children, teens and adults for a range of presenting issues. He also facilitates group programs on a range of topics, but has a special interest in running groups for children, parents and families on emotional health, resilience and wellbeing.

Wei is interested in the psychological therapy techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness.

He has experience in providing school-based early intervention and prevention programs to children. He also has a special interest in helping people from other cultures deal with the stress involved with adapting to new and unfamiliar environments.

Wei is eligible to provide services under Medicare, NDIS, and many Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers.

Wei has appointments available at Paddington on Saturday mornings, and works in most problem areas, including but not limited to:-

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Anxiety

Depression

Life Transition and Adjustment Issues

Parenting

School Issues

Stress

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Children

Teenagers

Adults

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Education

PhD in Psychology

Evidence-based psychological care delivered by a dedicated, nurturing and empathic team.