We are a small and fabulous team of Speech Pathologists, Therapy Assistants and Administrators. We work from home, schools, client's homes (or sometimes at the beach) and are located between Lismore NSW and Brisbane QLD. We love catching up for dinners and chatting about our kids, partners and doggos.
Director, Speech Pathologist
Hello! My name is Mohini. I am a registered Speech Pathologist and the director of Banksia Speech Pathology. I grew up in the Northern Rivers and moved back to the area after completing a Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences and a Master of Speech Pathology at Macquarie University in Sydney.
I am passionate about supporting people to reach their communication and swallowing goals and making real-life, functional changes to their lives. I am a big supporter of the neurodiversity movement, a friend and ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and a strengths-based practitioner. I have worked in a range of settings including schools, early childcare centres, hospitals, aged-care facilities, medical centres, private clinics and within client's homes. I love the flexibility of working with people in an environment in which they are most comfortable.
Outside of work I am a mother of two (plus one fur baby) and I deeply appreciate the responsibilities and joys of parenthood. I am an avid reader, a sci-fi enthusiast and a novice gardener.
I'm thrilled to be a part of the Banksia Speech Pathology family. It's a privilege to work alongside a group of remarkable women who share a deep commitment to supporting children and adults in their speech and communication needs. Having spent many years in administration, I have always been driven by a strong desire to learn, adapt, and contribute to the growth of a business.
While I’m not working, I take the opportunity to get outdoors and explore new camping spots with my fluffy German Shepherd Ragnar. I enjoy hiking many trails the Gold Coast & Northern NSW have to offer and am always on the lookout for waterfalls along the way.
Hi I’m Rani. I have a background in disability support work, kids entertainment, and yoga instruction. I feel that this brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the field of speech pathology and therapy assistance.
I am a mother of two so I understand the importance of compassionate and supportive care that is also fun! I am committed to helping individuals of all ages and abilities achieve their goals.
I’m also studying classical Indian dance, which has given me a deep appreciation for the mind-body connection and the power of movement in promoting healing and wellness.
Hi, I’m Jenny! I’m currently in my final year of a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Southern Cross University. I’ll be graduating in early 2024, and will transition from Therapy Assistant to Speech Pathologist with Banskia Speech Pathology where I will be servicing the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers regions. I first became interested in Speech Pathology after working with ENT surgeons for three years. Once I started my degree, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do. Helping people to reach their communication and swallowing goals is incredibly rewarding, and I love to see how a person’s confidence improves throughout their journey.
I have gained clinical experience working with adults and children in a wide variety of contexts such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, preschools and private practice. My values of inclusivity, respect, compassion and resourcefullness ensure that I take a client-centred approach to therapy while developing a strong rapport with clients, parents, caregivers and support systems. With two young children of my own, I know how important it is to meet children at their level and I love to work the child’s interests into my therapy resources and sessions. Working adults is also a strong area of interest for me. I have completed training in SPEAK OUT!, a voice therapy approach for people with Parkinson’s disease, which I thoroughly enjoyed and have had many successful sessions.
Outside of work, I love going to secondhand markets, garage sales and opshops. I also enjoy cooking, even though I can never follow a recipe, and I love reading books (although I always skip ahead to read the ending once I get half way).
My name is Nadine and I am an Allied Health Assistant here at Banksia Speech Pathology. I work with children and adolescents in Brisbane and Northern Gold Coast to support them in reaching their communication goals. In my approach I aim to create a comfortable and fun learning environment for families through the use of play-based activities and a strengths-based approach.
I have had prior experience working in a multidisciplinary allied health space where I assist children and adolescents in the community to build independence and develop skills to reach their individual goals. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and am particularly interested in the area of child development and emerging language. I value building strong connections with my clients and taking the opportunity to learn from them. My favourite aspect of this role is being able to follow my client's journey and celebrate all of their wins, big or small.
My spare time is mostly centred around food! I love going to the markets and trying new restaurants and bakeries around Brisbane. I also enjoy getting outside for long walks along the river and spending time with my friends and family.
Hi, my name is Lucy. I am a therapy assistant living in Wollongbar providing services in the Northern Rivers. I am currently undertaking my final year of a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, with the plan to pursue a post-graduate qualification in Speech Pathology. I have vast experience working in people-orientated roles, allowing me the opportunity to interact with a large demographic of individuals. I appreciate that one therapy style does not fit everybody and I aim to work with individuals to accomplish their goals in a practicable, comfortable way.
I have two beautiful children who keep life incredibly busy and radiate a mixture of joy and endless challenges. I am a puzzle extraordinaire, a major Alice in Wonderland fan and absolutely love to spend time researching novel therapies for current medical conditions.
Hi, my name is Bluebell! I’m a 3rd year speech pathology student at Southern Cross University.
I chose speech pathology in my final year of high school, inspired by the ability to help individuals of all ages achieve communication goals for an improved quality of life.
Throughout my time at university, I have learnt so much through course work and the valuable experiences I’ve had during placements in paediatric clinical settings. I have found great joy in helping to make a change, wether it’s big or small, for these clients. The opportunity to be a part of the Banksia team has allowed me to put my next step forward towards a rewarding career which I’m so excited for.
When I’m not working or studying, I love spending my time outdoors, especially at the beach with a good book in hand. I also enjoy finding new places to eat out with friends, as well as spending time with my family and puppy.