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Meet the Team

Snowy Mountain

Dr Brooke Stemm

Co-Founder | Clinical Psychologist

Dr Brooke Stemm is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience in Private Practice. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by health professionals transitioning to solo private practice, as well as the lived experience associated with this transition, Brooke brings invaluable expertise to the SoloStart Consulting team. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Griffith University in Brisbane, and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Brooke runs a successful solo Private Practice in Brisbane, Stemm Psychology.

Brooke navigated the transition to solo practice on her own, and from this, has developed an intimate understanding of the complexities and intricacies involved in successfully setting up and running a successful, thriving solo private practice. Since starting her own solo practice, Brooke has also successfully assisted other health professionals to establish their solo private practices. Driven by a genuine desire to see her fellow health professionals thrive in ethical, sustainable practices, Brooke offers personalised mentorship and guidance tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

0481 798 050


    Dr Karina Bate

    Co-Founder | Clinical and Health Psychologist

    Dr Karina Bate is a dynamic and forward-thinking Clinical and Health Psychologist who is passionate about supporting health professionals on their solo private practice journey. With over 5 years work in the community health sector, and almost 10 years experience in Private Practice, Karina brings a wealth of knowledge to the SoloStart Team and a unique perspective on the challenges that those individuals transitioning from the public sector may face. Karina holds a Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology, completed at the University of Queensland, and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Karina runs a successful solo private practice out of St Lucia in Brisbane.

    Karina's warm and collaborative style creates a supportive environment for health professionals to explore new avenues of practice, enhance patient outcomes, and implement effective strategies for practice growth. Her expertise and passion for bridging the gap between the public and private healthcare sectors make her an invaluable resource for the Solostart team and our clients.

    0473 561 786

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