Ms Teagan Gmeiner is one of Wesley College’s Psychologists. Joining the College in 2021, she’s keen to promote mentally healthy behaviours among the students at Wesley. She’s also something of a hockey fanatic!
What were you doing prior to joining Wesley?
Prior to joining Wesley in Term 3, 2021, I worked at Mazenod College for just over three years in the Senior School Psychologist role, after graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2017. This role involved additional learning about adolescent males and working within a school environment allowed me to develop my skills further.
What made you choose Wesley?
After beginning my psychology career working with male clients I wanted to build upon my strengths, while giving myself an opportunity to grow. Looking into working environments that could provide me with this, Wesley College was pinned as somewhere to further myself. Upon stepping onto the school grounds and meeting the Psychology and Executive teams, I knew this was where I wanted to be. The professionalism that is an undercurrent throughout all that is completed at Wesley made me confident that this would be a school that supported me both personally and in my career.
What are you looking forward to?
Although only having been at Wesley for a short period, the relationships with my colleagues, clients, and their parents are already emerging. Building relationships is a critical element to my practice as a psychologist and continuing to foster these is something I am working hard on, but also finding thoroughly enjoyable. Being able to promote mentally healthy behaviours such as coping strategies and helpseeking is something I can’t wait to instil in the culture at Wesley College. The stunning view from the Staff Room is also something that I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing.
Outside of the College, what are your favourite things to do?
I am an avid hockey player, so I spend a significant amount of time outside work either playing, watching, or talking about hockey. I also love spending time at the beach and having very loud dinners with my family and friends. I am an early riser so enjoy getting in a swim before work, and love crime shows/podcasts.
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