About us

A small team with a big reach

About us

A small team with a big reach

Our mission is to consistently provide quality psychological care, through compassion, understanding and trust.

Established in 2016, Karepsych began as a private psychology practice in Canberra, initially as a face to face clinic.

With a diverse and transient client base, our practice evolved and embraced the shift to telehealth and online therapy, backed by Goverment changes and Medicare adoption.

This allowed us to ensure the continuity of care for our interstate, overseas, and location challenged clientele.

The quest for ideal day

In refining the practice and building  around the idea of becoming ‘location independent’ we were able to take advantage of a long held hope and dream of ours.

In early 2020 we relocated our virtual practice to the ever beautiful shores of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, Queensland.

Building our network

It is from this wonderful location that we plan to expand our practice, in partnership with like minded organisations – DVA, OpenArms, and others – to deliver desperately needed psychological care to those unable to find local support.

We specialise in complex trauma, Defence Force personnel (active and former) and their families and first responders.

Our platform also facilitates seeing clients in remote areas, and those with disabilities, unable to take advantage of local services

Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back.​​

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Meet The Founder

Kathy Matheson Assoc MAPS

Principal Psychologist/Director/Founder

Hi, my name is Kathy and I’m a registered psychologist and associate member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS).

Supporting individuals across a diverse range of challenges faced throughout the lifespan, I incorporate cultural, spiritual and developmental differences into my practice. My strengths lie in facilitating healthy management and acceptance of life transitions, with an understanding that change is a natural part of life.

The True Other is an external presence who facilitates our being who we believe ourselves to be, who we are meant to be, someone who is instrumental in helping to actualize a sense of True Self”


I place a great deal of emphasis on getting to know you and building a safe therapeutic relationship. I am known for my innate sense of curiosity, my compassion and consistency, as well as my love for Dr Marten boots!

I’m an avid reader and am passionate about good health – through physical finess and mental wellbeing.

AHPRA Registration: PSY0000984538

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