Connections Psychology








Taryn has practiced psychology for seven years, working with clients across a variety of settings. She has a warm and friendly manner and acknowledges the courage taken to seek help and values the importance of providing a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment.


Taryn has completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University.  She provides individual treatment to children, adolescents, young adults and their families. As a therapist, Taryn has experience in supporting clients with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, child behaviour problems, parenting, grief, autistic spectrum disorders and eating disorders. Taryn also conducts IQ and Achievement assessments.


Throughout her experiences Taryn has developed a strong passion for working collaboratively with clients and their support networks to help promote greater life satisfaction. Taryn combines evidenced-based treatments with a compassionate approach, and aims to work with each person’s unique strengths to help her clients achieve lasting change.

Dr. Sharon Varela - Available for Supervision, on-line consultations, and assessments

Sharon has more than 10 years experience as a psychologist, working with people of all ages. She has a warm and friendly professional manner and enjoys assisting her clients to achieve happy and fulfilling lives. Sharon works in the areas of mental health, resilience, chronic pain and developmental concerns. She uses a strengths based approach to help people move towards what matters.


Sharon completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the area of resilience in adolescence in 2017 at the University of Queensland. She developed a sports-based resilience program for adolescent athletes, based on Professor Paula Barrett's FRIENDS For Life program.


Sharon currently works in the Central and North Western regions of Queensland for the Centre for Rural and Remote Health (James Cook University). She is an experienced primary and secondary board approved supervisor.

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M: 0408 865 132 (Sharon)

      0422 802 668 (Taryn)

Brisbane: PO Box 18, Mansfield Q 4122

Longreach: PO Box 183, Longreach Q 4730


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