Support and Assessment for the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas

About Us

We are a NDIS Registered provider.
North Pine Therapists are a Brisbane based specialist service providing Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Psychology services for adolescents and adults.
We provide comprehensive support to meet individualised recovery goals. Our two Directors (Senior Occupational Therapist and Senior Psychologist) have between them over 40 years of experience working in the field of mental health and disability care.
Our team of specialist and professional OTs and Social Workers have extensive experience in the disability field and can offer a range of support.

Our Directors and Senior Therapists

North Pine Therapists are a Brisbane based specialist service providing Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Psychology services for adolescents and adults.
Anita Compton
Director and Senior Occupational Therapist
Anita is a Registered Occupational Therapist, and Specialised Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor.

Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2005, Anita has been helping people to overcome challenges and increase their function and participation in life through occupational therapy services.
Anita primarily specialises in providing comprehensive driving assessments for all clients, however she can also assist with complex functional capacity assessments for our NDIS clients. She supports young people with a disability in learning to drive, as well as adults returning to drive after a medical condition. She also works with older drivers providing a kind, caring and compassionate service for older driver evaluations.
Anita has many years of experience working in rehabilitation settings with people who have mental health difficulties and psychosocial disability, however also has vast experience working with all sorts of medical conditions. She has worked across a range of health care settings, both in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about supporting people with complex needs to engage in their life roles, achieve their goals, connect to their community, and make positive changes to their wellbeing.

Rebecca O’Sullivan
Director and Senior Psychologist
Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist specialising in Psychosocial Disability and Older Persons Mental Health.

For over twenty years Rebecca has been committed to her clients, providing thousands of psychological assessments and interventions for people with diverse backgrounds and concerns. Rebecca has had a broad experience throughout her career, working in Brisbane city as well as in semi-rural settings in both public and private hospitals and clinics. Rebecca’s areas of special interest include treatment of behavioural disturbance in those with psychosocial disability as well as cognitive impairment, emotional dysregulation and concomitant harm to self and others and adjustment to significant life changes.

Our Occupational Therapists

Carol Barlow
Occupational Therapist
Carol brings 15 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings, including acute psychiatric and physical hospital settings, spinal cord and neurological rehabilitation centres, vocational rehabilitation and medico legal assessments. Carol brings her wealth of experience to the NDIS space undertaking professional and thorough FCAs and practical capacity building interventions.
Rylee Bradford

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (University of the Sunshine Coast)- Graduated 2016

Rylee is a highly skilled and dedicated Occupational Therapist with many years of experience in the field of mental health. Rylee’s expertise is in providing comprehensive assessments and interventions to individuals who have mental health conditions. She is passionate about developing individualised treatment plans that focus on maximising a client’s functional abilities and promoting their overall well-being.

Throughout her career, Rylee has worked with clients in a variety of settings including acute mental health, outpatient clinics, and community mental health. She has a particular interest in psychosocial disabilities and using evidence-based practices such as mindfulness, and sensory integration to help her clients achieve their goals.

Kathryn O’Carroll
Occupational Therapist
Kathryn graduated in 2007 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since becoming a mother to three young children, she has transitioned into the NDIS space, driven by a profound sense of compassion and empathy for those facing chronic disability. Her primary focus now centers on mental health disability and rehabilitation, particularly in adults and teenagers grappling with neurodivergent and neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as chronic mental health issues.

While Kathryn’s earlier career concentrated on working with older adults and the elderly in rehabilitation and community settings, specializing in conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and neurological conditions, her expertise has since expanded to mental health and disability.

Alicia Chaplain
Occupational Therapist
Alicia is an occupational therapist who has worked across multiple roles within acute hospital services, community, paediatrics, disability services and aged care settings in a career spanning 23 years.
She is motivated to enable clients to achieve their goals and health outcomes through compassionate person centred practice.
Rachel Sansome
Occupational Therapist
Rachel is a Occupational Therapist with a passion for journeying alongside people on their personal road to recovery.
Graduating in 2020, Rachel has worked with people from all walks of life, ranging from children to the elderly, and has a deep respect for the story and strengths of the individual. Her practice is centred around supporting people find meaning and holistic health within their day to day living. She values creating safe and trusted spaces for those who have experienced trauma, and seeks to empower voice and connection through therapeutic relationship. She would love to connect with you!

Our Social Workers

Natalie Alexander

Social Worker

Social Worker – Master of Social Work – Qualifying, University of the Sunshine Coast – 2016
Bachelor Education (Special Education) – Griffith University – 1996

Natalie is a Social Worker and a qualified Special Education Teacher. She is passionate about social justice and building people’s capacity to live a meaningful life. As a former Special Education teacher, Natalie utilises a flexible and inclusive approach, to support people with diverse needs.
Natalie adopts a trauma informed approach to her work, alongside a human rights focus.
She utilises Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Creative Practices. Natalie has a particular interest to help people with intellectual and learning disabilities develop wellbeing strategies.
With a love for community development, Natalie is committed to addressing loneliness which is a common experience by linking people into inclusive Communities.
As an experienced Lifeline phone counsellor, Natalie offers a kind and compassionate manner to those she works with.

Cheryl Miethke
Social Worker
Cheryl enjoys working with adults from all walks of life either young, mature or older. She sees her role as someone who can walk beside you for a brief period to help overcome some of life’s challenges. Particularly when events, circumstances and situations create a sense of overwhelm or confusion at times.
Everyone’s life journey is unique and different. There are many factors that may impact a person; physically, mentally and within your environment. Cheryl can be a listening ear; to understand you, what is happening for you, what is important to you, and to work through your worries and concerns together.
Cheryl will take into consideration your personal strengths and challenges, relationships, support networks, and professional relationships. In addition to this, She can help you to navigate complex systems and address barriers to accessing assistance. This may include informational guidance and advice, filling in forms and paperwork, and assisting you with relevant referral pathways.
Cheryl would like to work alongside you to reduce some of your worries and concerns. She is open to what that may look like, as you, and your needs, and your life are unique.

Our Administration Support

Elise McKee
Administration Officer
Elise is our wonderful Administration Officer at North Pine Therapists. Elise brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role and plays a crucial part in the day-to-day operations at North Pine Therapists. Elise is friendly and welcoming. She takes all the calls to reception and replies to emails with any questions you might have.