We are a private Occupational Therapy clinic with a special interest in brain-based mental health challenges, working with children, teenagers, adults. We can help you to live a meaningful, independent life through our strengths-based, holistic and person-centred therapy approach.
A range of services and therapy approaches are possible depending on your particular needs. Our therapies may help you manage issues such as Anxiety, Anger, Insomnia, PTSD, ADHD, Autism – Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Depression, Stress, and Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
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We accept NDIS, Medicare & Private Health to cover part of, if not all of the cost of your Brain Training Programs (see our Fees Page).
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What do Mental Health Occupational Therapists do? Occupational therapists (OTs) specialising in mental health draw on a range of psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help people understand and cope with their daily function. Mental health OTs assist people who are struggling with adverse life circumstances, such as grief and adjustment, emotions, stress and parenting, and can help people with severe and complex mental health conditions, from anxiety to depression, and work with developmental conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The overarching goal of Occupational Therapy is simple: Help patients live life to the fullest.Our aim is to work with you to enable you to participate in the day-to-day activities you want to do or need to do. Mental health issues can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to carry out everyday activities. Everyone is unique in what difficulties they experience, but some common areas of difficulty including managing emotions.
Assistive technology is an umbrella term for any equipment or aid that improves functioning and independence, and supports a person with disability to reach their goals in the home, the community and the workplace. With the support of this technology, no matter what’s important to you, you can achieve, develop and learn just like everyone else.
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.”
Elaine Collins is the Founder of Brain Training Australia, a private clinic with a special interest in brain-based mental health challenges.
Originally from Ireland, Elaine is Perth based since 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology, a Masters of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology. She is a Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Psychological Society, British Psychological Society, also a qualified Psychometrician and Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer, as well as a mother to a young growing family.
Elaine is the Author of Sleep Psychology: a simple scientific guide to better sleep where she presents how to sleep better in the context of behavioural neuroscience, (also referred to as biological psychology, biopsychology, or psychobiology) to help those struggling with sleep and anxiety disorders achieve a higher quality of life.
With over 20 years of professional experience in health services and working directly with complex behavioural and mental health issues. To date, she has helped thousands of Irish and Australian clients improve their mental wellness, working with her clients to develop proactive approaches to solving the modern day world challenges around mental well-being.
Elaine has also developed the Brain Training Academy, an online self-paced educational portal which covers a variety of mental health and emotional well-being related topics. These courses are designed for adult clients struggling with symptoms of various mental health and emotional challenges such as stress, anxiety, sleep related concerns and more; and for Health Practitioners – who wish to access our educational programs for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) purposes to develop and enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.
Elaine is currently on leave raising her young family. The dedicated team of Health Practitioners service our clients face to face in our Perth Head Office and through the provision of at-home Assistive Technology, available Australia – wide.
Bita Farahani is a an accredited Occupational Therapist (OT) who has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked within the fields of disability, community mental health and aged care clinical support.
Bita is a Registered member with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Occupational Therapy Australia and the International Society for Neuroregulation & Research.
Bita is an enthuastic practitioner, passionate about working with children and their families. Bita offers Occupational Therapy to children and families with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, child behaviour and parent coaching. Bita’s considerate and perceptive nature as well as her warm and genuine care makes children and families feel at ease. If you’re looking for paediatric occupational therapy in Wembley, Perth, Bita would love to see you at our clinic.
Bita is also passionate about helping teenagers and adults regulate brain function and improve symptoms of neurological and mental health challenges. In conjunction with her clinical OT experience, her clinical work draws on various professional disciplines such as neurotherapy, neurofeedback training and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Alongside Bita’s Occuptational Therapy Qualifications, she is a Certified Neurofeedback Trainer and has a Masters in Medical IT Management, which lead her to become interested in research, advanced technology and assistive modalities to support the body and brain, to improve their functions. She has contributed to the research in the field and published an article on Electromyography (EMG) Signal Characterization .
In recent years she has worked predominately with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, who have been diagnosed (or undiagnosed) Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and the impact of stress and anxiety on cognitive functioning such as sleep and working memory. She offers support mechanisms both within group-based therapy programs and individual sessions in Brain Training Australias Perth clinic. Bita is passionate that those who have experience a heightened stress state receive treatment that is holistic and internationally accepted as best practice.
Bita speaks English and Farsi. She is currently taking new cleints at Brain Training Australia, Wembley, Perth and via Telehealth across Australia.
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