Rebecca is a registered Occupational Therapist and a member of the Occupational Therapy Australia Association, as well as the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is warm, empathetic, and values the shared decision making process.
What is Occupational Therapy?
“Occupation” is not just about work. It is defined as “an everyday activity in which one engages, and brings meaning and purpose to life”. For instance, preparing a meal, shopping, managing your finances, studying, working and even playing, are all occupations.
The primary goals of mental health occupational therapy are in helping people understand and cope with their daily functioning, as well as to explore new ways to manage their symptoms.
Rebecca Xie has a keen interest in helping clients with the following presenting concerns:
- Grief and Loss
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Bipolar Disorder
- Returning to Work
- Work Life Balance
- Pain Management
- Social Phobia
- Life Transition
What to Expect in a Session with an Occupational Therapist
- Assessment & Goal setting (60 minutes per session)
In the initial session, Rebecca will conduct occupational therapy assessments such as the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, and the Sensory Profile, to identify your wants and needs, before working with you to set short-term and long-term goals for your intervention. Your goals may include: living independently at home; finding a new job/returning to work; taking public transport independently; managing stress effectively; and developing new interests.
- Intervention and evaluation sessions (60 minutes per session)
With all the information gathered from the initial consultation and assessments, an individualised intervention plan will be created. Rebecca will then use evidence-based methods to assist you in working towards your goals. To ensure the effectiveness of the intervention plan, evaluation will be carried out regularly.
Some of the occupational therapy interventions Rebecca can provide include:
- Chronic disease management;
- Cognitive interventions – cognitive adaptation training;
- Home visit – evaluating and adapting the home environment to promote independent living;
- Life skills training – teaching skills needed for performing personal hygiene tasks, cooking, and using public transportation;
- ‘Sensory diet’ program – help with managing sensory modulation problems (eg touch, movement, visual or auditory sensitivity) and related emotions and behaviours (eg anxiety);
- Stress management;
- Work-related intervention – employment support.
Chinese Counselling (Mandarin & Cantonese)
Rebecca was born in China and has been through life transitions when immigrating to Australia. Due to her personal experience and professional background, she aims to assist immigrants of all ages in overcoming challenges and including meaningful activities in daily life.
Rebates may be available for patients referred by their GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Private rebates may also apply with eligible extras cover from some health funds.
To make an appointment with Brisbane Occupational Therapist, Rebecca Jieying Xie, try Online Booking – Mt Gravatt .
Alternatively, you can call Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) on (07) 3088 5422.