Online Counselling for Ryde

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Open Sky Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
(02) 9158 6314 View (02) 9158 6314
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PsyConnect Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Grishma is a warm person who believes in working creatively and collaboratively with clients to address their challenges. At PsyConnect, Grishma adopts an integrative counselling approach and offers a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She works with the clients in a compassionate and culturally aware manner to help them connect with their inner strength and explore their infinite potential to manage challenging life situations one step at a time.
Grishma is a warm person who believes in working creatively and collaboratively with clients to address their challenges. At PsyConnect, Grishma adopts an integrative counselling approach and offers a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She works with the clients in a compassionate and culturally aware manner to help them connect with their inner strength and explore their infinite potential to manage challenging life situations one step at a time.
(02) 7804 4472 View (02) 7804 4472
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Pj Menon
Psychologist, MC, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112  (Online Only)
It can be hard to talk about what's going on for you, whether you're going through a difficult time, struggling to understand yourself, feeling unsure of your path forward, or generally feeling overwhelmed with life. Connecting with someone you don't know can feel daunting, especially if you've had tough experiences in the past. Having someone you trust to keep the most vulnerable parts of you safe can be immensely healing.
It can be hard to talk about what's going on for you, whether you're going through a difficult time, struggling to understand yourself, feeling unsure of your path forward, or generally feeling overwhelmed with life. Connecting with someone you don't know can feel daunting, especially if you've had tough experiences in the past. Having someone you trust to keep the most vulnerable parts of you safe can be immensely healing.
(02) 7804 4066 View (02) 7804 4066
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Julie Ryu
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients seek my professional support to alleviate current distress they experience which could be caused by psychological, emotional, environmental and/or physical factors. Clients often request short to medium term interventions to lessen the effects of psychological trauma or recent and/or old events on their lives. Clients attend sessions with clinical diagnoses or their current experiences of moderate to severe level of symptoms resulting their interest in receiving assessments for formal diagnoses. Specific needs and goals of therapy could be discussed in the first session. I am currently studying Master of Psychology.
Clients seek my professional support to alleviate current distress they experience which could be caused by psychological, emotional, environmental and/or physical factors. Clients often request short to medium term interventions to lessen the effects of psychological trauma or recent and/or old events on their lives. Clients attend sessions with clinical diagnoses or their current experiences of moderate to severe level of symptoms resulting their interest in receiving assessments for formal diagnoses. Specific needs and goals of therapy could be discussed in the first session. I am currently studying Master of Psychology.
(02) 7804 4481 View (02) 7804 4481
Nathan Sakiris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ryde, NSW 2112  (Online Only)
1300 049 513 View 1300 049 513

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.