Online Counselling for Wyong

Photo of Samar Castelli - Assess Psychology Central Coast, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Assess Psychology Central Coast
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
At our practice, we prioritise ensuring that our clients feel truly heard, understood, and respected, regardless of their circumstances, history, or concerns. Taking a positive psychology approach, we firmly believe in the unique strengths inherent in every individual, and our aim is to empower and amplify those strengths.
At our practice, we prioritise ensuring that our clients feel truly heard, understood, and respected, regardless of their circumstances, history, or concerns. Taking a positive psychology approach, we firmly believe in the unique strengths inherent in every individual, and our aim is to empower and amplify those strengths.
(02) 4307 5847 View (02) 4307 5847
Photo of Jaime Kim Wroe - NeuroKind, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
NeuroKind
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
At NeuroKind, we are dedicated to empowering neurodivergence through a client-led, strengths-based therapeutic approach. Our neuroaffirming framework supports you in exploring and embracing your unique neurodivergent identity, fostering independence and self-determination. Join our community and start your journey to self-acceptance — and thrive independently as your authentic self. NeuroKind has been awarded the New Partner in Employability Award by the University of Newcastle, 2023 Start-up of the Year by Business Wyong. And finalist in the Psychology Category of the prestigious 2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards
At NeuroKind, we are dedicated to empowering neurodivergence through a client-led, strengths-based therapeutic approach. Our neuroaffirming framework supports you in exploring and embracing your unique neurodivergent identity, fostering independence and self-determination. Join our community and start your journey to self-acceptance — and thrive independently as your authentic self. NeuroKind has been awarded the New Partner in Employability Award by the University of Newcastle, 2023 Start-up of the Year by Business Wyong. And finalist in the Psychology Category of the prestigious 2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards
(02) 4306 7605 View (02) 4306 7605
Photo of Janine Di-Masi, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Janine Di-Masi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
(02) 4306 7539 View (02) 4306 7539

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Online Counsellors

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.