Name: Chris McIntyre
New Referrals: 07 5646 3848
Service Location: Gold Coast & Telehealth
Specialties: DBT, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Men’s Health and Adjustment following injuries.
Chris is a Registered Psychologist and Credentialed DBT Practitioner who provides individual therapy and facilitates stabilisation groups for individuals with trauma histories. Prior to becoming a psychologist, he worked as a Constable and Intelligence Officer in the Queensland Police Service on the Gold Coast. After seeing first-hand, the impact service can have on individuals, including himself, he pursued a career in psychology.
His professional interests include treatment of PTSD and complex trauma, anxiety and depression. Chris is a strong advocate of using exercise and mindfulness to assist with managing mental health issues. Chris embodies the research that links cardiovascular and strength training, with improving mental health issues, by working out at the gym and being an advocate for utilising exercise and mindfulness to improve mental well-being. Chris is passionate about being a spokesperson on the changing culture of mental health and reducing the stigma that surrounds it.
Chris has worked with Headspace for the youth early psychosis program (hyepp) as a clinician in the mobile assessment and treatment team. He has also worked at headspace and Mates4Mates which is a charity supporting current and ex-serving members of the Australia Defence Force. Veteran issues are closely aligned with those experienced by first responders.
Chris is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness based interventions. He provides psychotherapy from an evidence based framework, and continues to engage in professional development to support his clinical practice.
Chris has completed a Master in Psychology and a Master in Criminology.
To be eligible for rebates from Medicare a Mental Health Care Plan is required before seeing Chris at the Essentia Health Clinic.