At Footsteps to freedom, we are passionate about providing professional social work and psychological practices to all of our clients. To accomplish this, we have a driven and experienced team, suited to handle a vast array of challenges. These team members are:

Footsteps to Freedom - Michelle

Michelle Whiting

Founder

Bio:

Michelle is a professional who has a career which is aimed at providing services and supports to individuals, children, adolescent, and families.  Michelle is a mental health professional who has been involved in work within Communities to support those who are vulnerable, at risk and/or in need.  Michelle is a practitioner who is passionate about working with people who have mental health issues, family, relationship, child protection and personal issues and offers services and supports to assist individuals meet their goals and achieve their own outcomes.

Michelle works from a stance of meeting the clients’ needs from a positive client based, evidence based, strengths-based perspective.  By ensuring the client is her core focus, Michelle is able to offer a unique and individual service.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (BBSt) – University of Queensland
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Queensland
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) 

Recognition/ Acknowledgements:

  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Received a Highly Commended for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2018 Ipswich and West Moreton Region Child Protection Week Award.
  • Finalist Nominee for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award.
  • Finalist Nominee for the 2019 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award
  • Received the Highly Commended for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award (for Youth Engagement).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Individual)
  • Nominated for Zonta Advancement of Women Award 2019

Tamara Whiting

Practitioner

Bio:

Tamara completed her Bachelor of Arts with an Extended Major in Psychology. Tamara’s passion is in helping vulnerable and at-risk members of the community within the aspects of the business.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): Extended Major in Psychology – University of Queensland
  • Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider

Recognition/ Acknowledgements:

  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Received a Highly Commended for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award.
  • Received the Highly Commended for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award (for Youth Engagement).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2019 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award.

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