Ellie Theiss

Who is Ellie and How Much Experience Does She Have?

Ellie is a friendly and caring therapist who enjoys getting to know a child and their family and work collaboratively to enable a child to engage in meaningful occupations (activities) to their full potential. Ellie has previously worked in a role supporting children accessing OT through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Ellie primarily provided services in client’s homes and schools and is excited to utilise the clinic environment to engage clients in therapy.

Ellie graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science first, then a Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Read more information about Ellie's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Ellie has experience with: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), sensory processing difficulties, learning difficulties, social skills, handwriting difficulties and emotional regulation. As part of her previous experience, Ellie worked closely with physiotherapists, speech pathologists and psychologists to develop collaborative therapy plans to support client’s and their families to reach their goals.

What approach does Ellie take and is she right for you?

Ellie strongly values a collaborative approach and seeks to work with the child, family, educators, and other health professionals to enable the child to reach their full potential and transfer skills and strategies practiced in therapy into all areas of their life. Ellie seeks to utilise a strengths-based and family-centred approach in therapy and enjoys watching client’s and families develop their confidence to engage in tasks and reach their goals together.

Ellie welcomes feedback and discussion from families to refine therapy activities and align with the child and family’s developing needs and goals.

Ellie’s Background and Culture

Ellie grew up in Brisbane and has a younger sister. Ellie is very family orientated and enjoys spending time with them as often as possible. Ellie loves to visit new places and explore the outdoors.

A Few of Ellie’s Favourite Things

– Spending time with her family and friends
– Going to the beach
– Browsing local markets
– Playing with her golden retriever
– Going for a walk or run in the local trails

What happens if your therapist is not the best fit for you (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes despite our best efforts, you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that they are not best suited to you, they will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters.

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team and they will find a more suitable therapist. 

 

AT A GLANCE

Locations:

Greenslopes

Qualifications:

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Area of Focus:

ASD, ADHD, Handwriting difficulties, Emotional regulation, Social skills, Learning difficulties, Sensory Processing

Modalities:

Play Therapy, Task specific practice, Sensory Processing, Child-led therapy

Services:

Individuals sessions, parent sessions, telehealth consultations