Dr Paula Rodrigues
Dr Rodrigues has lived on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and four children working as a Privately Practicing Psychologist for the past twenty years. In 2016 Dr Rodrigues experienced a significant ‘health crisis’. The extent of her chronic fatigue rendered her almost unable to work or function, ultimately propelling her down the pathway of Functional Medicine. After meeting Dr Hale and committing to her Functional Medicine approach Dr Rodrigues made a full recovery.
In her pursuit to find the most effective treatments available for her recovery Dr Rodrigues also developed a keen interest in the Applied Neurosciences, specifically the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (Lens Neurofeedback) (https://www.site.ochslabs.com). Dr Rodrigues has found the Lens treatment to be an essential key for her own recovery and that of her functional medicine patients. When combined with Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) (http://www.emdr.com.au) the Lens has delivered some of the best therapeutic results Dr Rodrigues has observed in her twenty years as a Psychologist. Dr Rodrigues is committed to continuously advancing her knowledge in the fast moving field of applied neuroscience and bringing the best evidence-based treatments that the fields of clinical psychology and applied neuroscience have to offer her patients.
Dr Rodrigues has been a registered Psychologist for twenty years. She has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Griffith University), a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Psychology (USQ) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Griffith University). She is also currently completing the requirements for the Registrar program in Clinical Psychology and has completed the first level of training in Functional Medicine with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr Rodrigues has integrated her fifteen years of University studies in Psychology and Clinical Psychology, her training in the Applied Neurosciences and her twenty years of experience as a Privately Practicing Psychologist, with the Functional Medicine approach. Dr Rodrigues has been honoured to join the Hale Clinic team to play her role in offering the best treatments and options for recovery available to the people of the Sunshine Coast.
Dr Rodrigues see’s patients under either a Mental Health Treatment Plan, where Medicare rebates apply when referred by their GP, as well or via private billing, Private Health Funds, Workcover, and Department of Veteran Affairs.
Hale Health Medicine Team
Dr Georgina Hale
MBBS FRACP PhD
Dr Paula Rodrigues
Psychologist/Clinical Registrar B Beh Sc. B. Sc. (Hons) Appli. Psych. DPsych
Dr Shelley Cavezza
BApplSc, PhD (Med)
Bach. Medical Laboratory Science