Dr Janine Oostenbroek

Location Address

Redlands Psychologists
Hub 68
58-68 Delancey Street
Ormiston, QLD 4160



Dr Janine Oostenbroek
Registered Psychologist
PhD, MPsych (Counselling Psychology), BA(Hons)

Janine is a perinatal psychologist who works in private practice in the Redlands area, Queensland. Janine brings warmth and understanding but also humour and light-heartedness to therapy sessions. Janine has a passion for working with women and their families as they face the challenges of family planning, pregnancy, perinatal loss, preparing for birth, birth trauma, transition to parenthood, and parenting little ones.

Janine has been interested in supporting women and their families for many years. Janine initially became interested in the mother-infant relationship through academic research and spent many years investigating how infants grow, interact, and develop in their social environment. Janine completed her PhD in developmental psychology in 2013 studying whether newborn babies have an innate ability to imitate (turns out they do not!). She has also worked on studies helping mothers tune into their babies’ needs through a smartphone-app. Janine completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2021 and now works as a perinatal psychologist in private practice. Janine has completed training from the Centre for Perinatal Psychology in bereavement and loss as well as an intensive perinatal training. She has also completed the Becoming Us training with Elly Taylor which focuses on the couple relationship in the perinatal period. Recently, Janine completed advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy.

Janine adapts her therapeutic approach to best meet the needs of her clients. She predominately draws on a compassion-focused framework as well as using attachment, mindfulness, ACT and CBT approaches. Janine welcomes single parents and same-sex couples into therapy, and invites partners, newborns, and toddlers to attend sessions to support the needs of the family. Most of all, Janine is willing and engaged to hear your story, work collaboratively on your goals, and to provide a therapeutic space that is safe, comfortable, and supported.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Pregnancy
  • Perinatal loss
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Premature Birth
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Parent-infant attachment
  • Adjustment issues
  • Infants
  • Fathers
  • Couple relationship

Professional Memberships

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $215 for initial 50-minute session;
$205 for subsequent follow-up 50-minute sessions *Medicare Rebate: $92.90 minimum

Out-of-pocket: $122.10 for initial session; $112.10 for subsequent sessions

*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician.  This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.

Available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and every second Friday

Contact: 07 3286 1530 or use the Contact button below to make an online enquiry

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