Ellie Thiess

Occupational Therapist





Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Area of Focus

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


Individuals sessions, parent sessions, telehealth consultations

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.

Ellie has experience with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • sensory processing difficulties
  • learning difficulties
  • social skills
  • handwriting difficulties
  • 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.

  • Introduction to DIR and DIRFloortime 101 (2022)
  • Feeding Basics – Brisbane Feeding Clinic (2023)

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 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.

  • 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

Sometimes, despite our best efforts you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/ she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist.

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