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Welcome to Positive Families

Psychologist Brisbane

Positive Families is a boutique positive psychology clinic conveniently located in the inner Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove. We provide evidence – based psychological therapy and counselling for children, adolescents, adults and couples. If you are looking for a Psychologist in Brisbane, keep in mind we are also registered by the Attorney General’s Department to provide Family Mediation. More about Positive Families

Meet Larne, Director of Positive Families.

I am a registered Psychologist, Family Mediator, Author, Coach and Mum.

I am passionate about enhancing the health and well-being of children, adults, and families using evidence-based practice. I work with clients collaboratively across a range of mental health issues including couples therapy, couples counselling, premarital counselling and much more. In addition, clients who are looking to discover their strengths, improve relationships or increase their sense of meaning in life. Read on

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Registered Family Mediation

Child Counselling & Psychology

Relationship & Marriage Counselling

Expert treatment for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

On the Blog

  • How to flourish in a Stepfamily

    The Brady Bunch has a lot to answer for! A common misconception amongst couples starting out in a stepfamily is the expectation that it will be warm and loving with the occasional drama or squabble, just like Mike and Carol Brady’s extended household. But a......

  • How to get along when you have different parenting styles

    One family? Two different parenting styles? Does there have to be a winner? Hopefully not. I often hear from parents about their struggles over different parenting styles. It can cause immense frustration for the parents and confusion for the kids! They can often be opposite in their approach. So wh...

  • The 7 keys to parenting teens

    Teens have so much to deal with in today’s society – pressures from school, family and peers, wanting to be popular, having to make major life choices at a young age that can result in significant stress. If stressful events accumulate it may bring on depression. A sense of failure e.g. not gett...


We can assist with a range of issues including…

Stress and Anxiety


Marriage or Relationship difficulties and Family Mediation


Child Behavioural Difficulties and Anxiety in Children

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Raising Resilient Children and our Confident Kids Program