Samantha Deacon

Sam, a registered Psychologist, brings extensive experience in counseling and psychology across all life stages. With an empathetic nature, Sam aims to understand, support, and empower others, helping them overcome obstacles, build resilience, and find strength within. Specializing in adolescent and young adult females, Sam focuses on areas such as interpersonal relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, and vocational counseling. Offering evidence-based therapies like DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and more, Sam tailors treatments to individual needs. From distress tolerance to skills building, Sam’s approach emphasizes empowerment and growth, fostering positive change and well-being.

Current consultation hours
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm


  • Bachelor of Psychology, 2nd class, division A Honours (Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD) – 2005;
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Practical Psychology (College of Professional Psychology – Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW) – 2011
Alana Schuurs Clinical Psychologist Gold Coast Health Psychologist

Areas of interest


Treatment Modalities

Sam has training and experience in utilising a wide variety of treatment modalities for treating various mental health disorders and concerns including:

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT);
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT);
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy;
    • Mindfulness;
    • Psychodynamic;
    • Psychoeducation;


Memberships & Registrations


Book your psychology appointment with Sam today!

We welcome bookings via phone (07 5574 3888), email (, and via online booking (click link).

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At Vitality Unleashed Psychology, our patients’ experience is our priority.

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