Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads | Ph: (07) 5508 0950 | Mon - Tues, Thurs - Fri, 9am - 5pm.

About us

The Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre helps people from all backgrounds to achieve a healthier mind and body in a non-judgemental, inclusive, confidential and caring environment.

Our health centre is part of the Lives Lived Well network: a leading organisation in the delivery of counselling and drug rehabilitation services across Queensland and New South Wales, with a long history of supporting people on the Gold Coast.

We’ve brought together a team of private practitioners including GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists and a variety of visiting allied health professionals. Depending on your needs, you can access excellent medical care or therapeutic treatments for a range of mental health conditions, trauma, family issues and support for problematic substance use. 

Why operate this way? We recognise that flourishing in life is complicated—it’s more than feeling physically well. It’s also about how we feel, think, and our connections with others.

We’re not your typical doctor’s clinic. We treat the whole person: we listen, seek to understand, and create space for positive change. Read more about each practitioner below and then get in touch to start your journey towards wholeness.

Meet our practitioners

Dr David Barison

Psychiatrist

Matthew McGregor

Psychologist

Sarah Coric

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Carla Schlesinger

Psychologist

Tristan Abba

Psychologist

Fiona Gibson

Clinical Psychologist (MSc)

Corey La

Occupational Specialist

Carissa Croft

Psychologist

Frequently asked questionsSWIPE / CLICK LEFT OR RIGHT FOR MORE

  • What evidence-based approaches do you use?

    The evidence-based therapeutic approaches used by our practitioners vary. Each practitioner has preferred methods and theories they apply to help you get the most out of your therapy, achieve your goals, and find greater wellness. Click the button below to learn more about of evidence-based approach to treatment.

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  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to make an appointment at our health centre - we welcome new patients. Rebates maybe be available, click below to find out more.

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  • What is the history of the LLW Health Centre?

    Our practice was originally established to support Lives Lived Well’s Mirikai Recovery Centre—a live-in rehabilitation service for people experiencing problems with addiction and mental health. Click the button below to read more about our history.

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  • Can I claim Medicare rebates for counselling?

    We can help to determine your eligibility for government programs such as the Better Access initiative, or Psychological Services Program (formerly known as ATAPs), which enables people to receive medicare rebates for a certain number of sessions with a mental health professional. Click below to learn more about claiming Medicare rebates.

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  • Do you offer bulk-billing?

    Some of our practitioners offer bulk-billing for concession card holders only. 

    If you require bulk-billing:

    • Ask for a practitioner that offers bulk-billing when you make an appointment
    • Remember to bring your concession card with you to your appointment.
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