About Us


Clinical Psychologist, BAppPsy, MPsych (Clin), MAPS



Clinical Psychologist, BAppPsy, MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Juanita completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at The University of Canberra. Prior to joining E&A, she gained extensive experience working in multidisciplinary community mental health teams in ACT Mental Health; including the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT), the Eating Disorders Program (EDP), and the Dual Disabilities Service (DDS). Juanita also worked in social work in the UK and in private practice for a number of years in Canberra, before relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2016.

Juanita is highly experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of mental health difficulties across the lifespan. She is a compassionate and non-judgemental psychologist who employs a strengths-based approach when tailoring therapy to best suit her clients and empower them to meet their goals. 

Special interests include treating mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, stress, self-esteem and adjustment issues (such as antenatal and postnatal depression, adjusting to parenthood, return to work or study, relocation to the Sunshine Coast, and adjustment to retirement).  She is passionate about working with clients to improve self-worth, body image and their relationships as well as assist them to create a work/life balance that is beneficial and sustainable.  

Juanita works with clients and stakeholders from diverse cultural groups and ethnic backgrounds and offers confidential therapy to GP’s and other medical and allied health professionals via face-to-face consultations or via skype.  Rural and remote clients are able to access Medicare supported telehealth sessions with Juanita.

Her approach to treatment includes a variety of evidence-based interventions that include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), CBT-E for eating disorders (Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT-E).  Juanita is undertaking training to become an accredited member of the EMDR Association of Australia.

She is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist by Medicare Australia and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Juanita is also a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and belongs to the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.​

If you’re not sure who might be the best match for you, or you have any other questions, our friendly support team are always happy to help.

Contact us on (07) 5479 3538 during business hours or use our online booking form to schedule an appointment.


At E&A, we are a group of compassionate psychologists who genuinely want to help you create change. Our two convenient locations are central Maroochydore and the Caloundra health precinct. Our aim is to see you find your best life, great relationships and goals that excite you. 

Contact Us

Suite 1, 6 Wharf St, Maroochydore, 4558 (ground level of The Duporth Riverside Resort) and 13 Mayes Ave, Caloundra, QLD, 4551

Tel: Maroochydore: 07 5479 3538 Caloundra: 07 5438 9177
Fax: Maroochydore: 07 5636 0967 Caloundra: 07 5636 0984