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Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Justin West

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

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Thornbury, VIC 3071
Let's Connect (03) 8338 1605
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Whether you are new to considering therapy or want to go deeper, I'm curious to hear your needs. I maintain that despite the difficulties in our lives, our systems are naturally oriented toward healing and wellbeing. Challenges through both environmental or internal stressors such as trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and more complex issues of Neurodiversity or personality disorder are issues that can improve.
I collaborate with my clients to find paths of inquiry that result in relief and meaning making. Through mindful somatic exploration and a range of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, insight, growth and recovery are my aims. Clients work with me to be seen, supported, and sometimes challenged.
Although I work with a range of people with diverse backgrounds and issues, attachment trauma, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and men's issues are challenges I frequently work with. It is important that the therapeutic relationship is a good fit so please reach out and see if there is some resonance. I'd be pleased to walk alongside you.
Call or Justin West now for a free 15 minute consultation - (03) 8338 1605

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Thornbury, VIC 3071

(03) 8338 1605
I offer online/telehealth sessions and have flexibility around evenings/weekends. I offer experiential nature-based sessions on request.
I focus on Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Men's Issues 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Thornbury, VIC 3071

(03) 8338 1605
I offer online/telehealth sessions and have flexibility around evenings/weekends. I offer experiential nature-based sessions on request.
I focus on Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Men's Issues 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Association of Social Workers Justin West
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Certificate from EMDRAA/Wattle Centre EMDR Training Level One / 2022
  • Degree/Diploma from La Trobe University in Human Services Bachelor of Human Services / 2021
  • La Trobe University, Master of Social Work, Graduated 2021
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After a previous trade career I transitioned into crisis counselling 15 years ago and graduated as a Social Worker and Therapist more recently. Continuous learning in aspects of integrative psychotherapy is my goal as I continue to serve as a trauma-informed practitioner.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
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Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
"
After a previous trade career I transitioned into crisis counselling 15 years ago and graduated as a Social Worker and Therapist more recently. Continuous learning in aspects of integrative psychotherapy is my goal as I continue to serve as a trauma-informed practitioner.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
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Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Expertise and Interests

Top Expertise

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues

Practice Areas

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Veterans
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For many people, their current challenges are an accumulation of unaddressed traumas and the resultant adaptive mechanisms. Stress or significant life disruption can be the instigator of older issues rising to the surface. We collaborate in curiosity, using mindfulness to access what needs attention. Maladaptive patterns that affect healthy relating and emotional regulation can be addressed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
"
For many people, their current challenges are an accumulation of unaddressed traumas and the resultant adaptive mechanisms. Stress or significant life disruption can be the instigator of older issues rising to the surface. We collaborate in curiosity, using mindfulness to access what needs attention. Maladaptive patterns that affect healthy relating and emotional regulation can be addressed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
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Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Queer Allied

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Principles
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I utilise a person-centred, relational approach with a strong focus on mindfulness and somatic curiosity as a way to access deeper wisdom and the natural orientation to healing that is available in the body. I am informed by attachment-based modalities, somatic and sensorimotor approaches, polyvagal theory, and I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
"
I utilise a person-centred, relational approach with a strong focus on mindfulness and somatic curiosity as a way to access deeper wisdom and the natural orientation to healing that is available in the body. I am informed by attachment-based modalities, somatic and sensorimotor approaches, polyvagal theory, and I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Location

Primary Location

Thornbury, VIC 3071

(03) 8338 1605
"
I offer online/telehealth sessions and have flexibility around evenings/weekends. I offer experiential nature-based sessions on request.
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
"
I offer online/telehealth sessions and have flexibility around evenings/weekends. I offer experiential nature-based sessions on request.
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 8338 1605
Photo of Justin West, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW