About us

Mission & vision

We’re here to help our community by providing quality mental health services to those in need

At Functional Minds it is our mission to help those in need of high-quality psychological services.

We provide an individually tailored, evidence-based intervention strategy for each of our clients. We endeavour to learn with our clients and adapt our intervention strategy to optimise treatment outcomes. Every person is unique, therefore care, thought, and effort needs to be put into every session. We support client feedback and utilise that valuable information to tailor our approach.

Mental health is often referred to as a journey, and we feel privileged to be able to guide our clients through that journey.

Core values

Functional Minds prides itself on its inclusivity, openness, understanding, non-judgmental approach and focus on evidence based intervention strategies.

It is reflective of our values and how we operate on a day to day basis.

Our team

Isaac Lee

Principal Psychologist

Master of Professional Psychology, Monash University
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Monash University
Bachelor of Psychological Science, Latrobe University

The team at Functional Minds is led by our principal psychologist, Isaac Lee.

Isaac is a generally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and has previously been a committee member for the Melbourne Branch of the Australian Psychological Society.

Isaac’s passion for the field of psychology comes from wanting to help people, to have a positive impact on those he interacts with, and to always be learning more about people, the brain, and the world.

Isaac works in a person centred approach, within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework with elements of Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy.

Isaac is particularly interested in helping people with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and gender dysphoria, although he is always looking for new experiences, and is keen to help all of his clients in the best way possible.

Isaac is available for sessions on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

paxil the cat

Paxil Lee

Therapy Cat

Graduate of kittenhood

Paxil Lee is currently progressing through his training with us in the role of a therapy cat.

Paxil has an interest in animal assisted therapy and is working closely  with our principal psychologist, Isaac Lee as he progresses through his training in this area.

Paxil is a cream and white Cornish Rex who loves people, food and zoomies. His skills include sitting on command, giving high fives, fetching toys, doing jumps and purring.

Paxil is available for sessions by appointment.

When booking, please request for Paxil via Isaac Lee.