January 22, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | QLD | Carina (formerly Child Aware) has been providing Psychology and Counselling services since 2013. We provide services to children, adolescents, young adults and families and our therapy services are delivered in our clinic and via Telehealth across Australia.

In 2022, our services have also expanded to now offer Occupational Therapy for new and existing clients. Occupational therapy is also available as a mobile service at childcare, pre-school and in home settings.

Programs we deliver

  • We thinkers
  • Take Action Anxiety Program

Meet Our Principal

Fanoula Tsakrios
Practice Principal

Fanoula Tsakrios is a registered Psychologist, a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is experienced in evidence-based interventions to assist children, adolescents, families, parents, and adults in overcoming their challenges and supporting them in reaching their full potential. Fanoula has a special interest in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, eating disorders, development and works with a range of presentations including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, trauma, social difficulties, self-esteem, body image concerns, eating difficulties and autism spectrum disorder.

Fanoula is Practice Principal of the Carina and Strathpine clinics.

Meet Our Team

Our team of qualified and experienced child psychologists, mental health accredited social workers and occupational therapist work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families by using evidence-based interventions and best practice.  Our team employ a flexible, collaborative and client-centred approach to therapy incorporating a variety of focused psychological strategies and evidence-based therapies, depending on each client’s personal goals and needs. We conduct comprehensive evidence-based educational and developmental assessments for children and adolescents.

Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:

  • Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Developmental delay
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Other diagnosed disorders










Provisional Psychologist


Provisional Psychologist





Clinic Admin


Clinic Administration


Marketing Coordinator

Please call us on 1300 914 318 if you would like further information.


798 Old Cleveland Road, Carina QLD 4152, Australia