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Psychology helps us to

Rise Towards Our Best Self

Welcome To Rise Therapies

Recognise. Recalibrate. Rejuvenate. Rise.

Rise Therapies is an experienced Brisbane-based psychology practice helping people from all walks of life to make positive changes.

Using a range of treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness, clients are supported to:

  • Recognise the issues holding them back,

  • Recalibrate their thinking to develop a sustainable way forward,

  • Rejuvenate their behaviour and create healthier habits, and

  • Rise towards their best self.


About Rise Therapies

Rise Therapies focuses on improving social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, resilience building, stress management, and enhancing performance.

Rise Therapies operates out of Highgate Hill in Brisbane and supports anyone wanting to make a positive change in their lives.

Rise Therapies Brisbane Psychologist - Charisma Taylor
Lead Psychologist: Nicole Wright
Endorsed Educational and Developmental 
AHPRA Approved Supervisor 

BSocSc, BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Ed&Dev), MAPS

As a Registered Psychologist, Nicole has a wealth of knowledge and experience helping a diverse range of clients to reach their performance goals and improve their mental health and wellbeing. She has worked for a number of years in Brisbane private practice providing assessment and treatment to a wide variety of clients.​

Nicole believes that everyone deserves to feel capable and strong in their mindset. Starting from a point of understanding, we can all learn how to feel calm, think clearly, and take control of our emotions.

“When we recognise how we feel,
we can recalibrate ou
r mindset, rejuvenate our outlook, and rise to be our best selves.”  -Nicole Wright

Nicole has many years of experience working with women, athletes, performers, and young people. Her approach is individualised, flexible, wholistic, and draws from many treatment modalities. She constructively challenges the client in a way that is comfortable and empathetic. Her ultimate goal is to apply evidence-based psychology strategies to create positive, sustainable change for her clients.

Psychologist: Leilanie Pakoa
Sports and Exercise Psychologist 
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Sports&Exercise), MAPS

Leilanie Pakoa is an experienced Registered Psychologist who has completed her endorsement in Sports and Exercise Psychology.


She is passionate about working with adults, young people and children to achieve their sporting, exercise, and performance goals no matter how big or small. She also enjoys working with neurodiverse young people to assist them to thrive in a range of contexts.


"My approach is to assist clients to build the skills they need to not only perform better but also feel better in their everyday lives".

-Leilanie Pakoa

How Does Psychology Help People?

Psychology assists people to positively change their lives in four steps:


Identify and clarify your issues.  Unpack them to identify what they are in detail.  Receive the perspective of a skilled and non-judgemental professional to assist you to recognise the details and patterns that you may not have noticed before.


Develop a practical and achievable plan to address these issues in a sustainable way. Gain strategies and education from a professional who can adapt their guidance to your personal needs. 


Employ strategies for change in a way that creates positive change that is measurable and noticeable to you and others.


Sustain these changes in order to achieve your goals and progress to become your best self.



Click here for more information about making an appointment.  We have three locations in Brisbane for face to face sessions, or you can chose our telehealth option.

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