Dr Rhiarne Pronk-Scholes: Clinical & Family Psychology

Finding creative solutions for life's challenges

About Dr Rhiarne Pronk-Scholes

Dr Rhiarne Pronk-Scholes is a Clinical Psychologist and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families regarding a range of issues including parenting difficulties, grief and loss, behavioural problems, depression, anxiety, and social difficulties. Dr Rhiarne is particularly specialised in assisting children with internalising difficulties, via Cognitive-Behavioural, Narrative, Solution-Focused and Experiential Therapy frameworks. Dr Rhiarne is a trained family therapist, being able to assist families with complex and systemic issues. At times it is evident that a child or adolescent’s psychological difficulties are embedded in more family interaction patterns. Dr Rhiarne Pronk values being able to work with the larger family context via systemic approaches to ensure the most optimal treatment possible.

Dr Rhiarne also has background in providing treatment to adults for difficulties such as postnatal support, anxiety, depression, stress-management, lifestyle management and self-esteem. 

Dr Rhiarne has worked as a Psychologist for 15 years in a variety of settings including Child Community Health, Lifeline Children’s Counselling Service, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy at Griffith University, Brisbane Catholic Education Guidance Counselling, and has worked in private practice for the last 7 years. Dr Rhiarne has conducted numerous children’s groups targeting grief and loss, social skills and anxiety.

Clinical Psychology Medicare rebates are available for Dr Rhiarne's clinical and counselling psychology services, while after school hours appointments and onsite consultations are also available (e.g. school observations, teacher meetings).

In May 2019, Dr Rhiarne and colleagues officially opened "The Family Wellbeing Hub" in Ashmore. This was many years in the making and it is wonderful to now see it come to life. It is a space for Gold Coast families to feel supported and cared for by a variety of health professionals.