Online Counselling for Ascot

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Dr Karla Johnston
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ascot, QLD 4007
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Karla offers both in-person sessions (Brisbane) and telehealth sessions. You will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan to see Karla. Karla treats all psychological conditions. Karla practises at: Hamilton QLD (Brisbane) See: www.drkarlajohnston.com
Dr Karla offers both in-person sessions (Brisbane) and telehealth sessions. You will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan to see Karla. Karla treats all psychological conditions. Karla practises at: Hamilton QLD (Brisbane) See: www.drkarlajohnston.com
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Photo of Jacky Ni, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Jacky Ni
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ascot, QLD 4007
Jacky is a clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents (12 years and up), and families. He adopts a warm and caring attitude to his clinical work and takes a collaborative approach to empower clients. Jacky values therapy that is exploratory and supporting people to better understand their minds and connect with their emotions.
Jacky is a clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents (12 years and up), and families. He adopts a warm and caring attitude to his clinical work and takes a collaborative approach to empower clients. Jacky values therapy that is exploratory and supporting people to better understand their minds and connect with their emotions.
(07) 3179 6121 View (07) 3179 6121
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Isabelle Nioa
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ascot, QLD 4007
Isabelle (Belle) Nioa is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals through the challenges of life to help them reach their potential. Belle has a warm and open interpersonal style and uses a collaborative approach when working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.
Isabelle (Belle) Nioa is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals through the challenges of life to help them reach their potential. Belle has a warm and open interpersonal style and uses a collaborative approach when working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.
(07) 3132 2789 View (07) 3132 2789
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Katrina Sheehan
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ascot, QLD 4007
As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I understand that each person's challenges are unique, and within my relationship counseling, I use proven and integrative approaches in empowering couples to foster more collaborative and harmonious relationships. I help partners make sense of what they are experiencing by feeling heard and understood, and to feel genuinely motivated to make positive changes for themselves and their relationships. My goal for couples is to create and maintain strong and satisfying relationships, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background or relationship status.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I understand that each person's challenges are unique, and within my relationship counseling, I use proven and integrative approaches in empowering couples to foster more collaborative and harmonious relationships. I help partners make sense of what they are experiencing by feeling heard and understood, and to feel genuinely motivated to make positive changes for themselves and their relationships. My goal for couples is to create and maintain strong and satisfying relationships, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background or relationship status.
(03) 7037 8342 View (03) 7037 8342
Photo of Dr Grant Blake, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Grant Blake
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ascot, QLD 4007
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
(07) 4243 4125 View (07) 4243 4125

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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.