Online Counselling for Taringa

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Malan van der Walt
Psychologist, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Life can be challenging, especially when you're an adult dealing with ADHD, trauma, or exploring your identity within the LGBT+ community. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges in a thoughtful, empathetic and compassionate way. If you're managing ADHD, you might grapple with racing thoughts, daily distractions, or difficulty focusing. As an LGBT+ individual, you might face identity issues or discrimination. Trauma can lead to nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety that holds you back. Together, we can determine if we're a good match and equip you with tools to manage these challenges.
Life can be challenging, especially when you're an adult dealing with ADHD, trauma, or exploring your identity within the LGBT+ community. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges in a thoughtful, empathetic and compassionate way. If you're managing ADHD, you might grapple with racing thoughts, daily distractions, or difficulty focusing. As an LGBT+ individual, you might face identity issues or discrimination. Trauma can lead to nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety that holds you back. Together, we can determine if we're a good match and equip you with tools to manage these challenges.
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Cassandra Tallon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
I am a general psychologist and NDIS practitioner. I provide both individual and couples therapy. As a psychologist, I have recognised that we can all get stuck in cycles of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others that prevent us from moving toward our ideal or valued future. Coping with identity disturbance, insecurities, trauma, loss, relationship conflicts, sensory overload, or any number of challenges life throws at us. While the challenges faced are unique to each individual, the commonality is all of our unhelpful cycles stem from efforts to cope. I assist my clients build helpful coping skills to thrive at life.
I am a general psychologist and NDIS practitioner. I provide both individual and couples therapy. As a psychologist, I have recognised that we can all get stuck in cycles of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others that prevent us from moving toward our ideal or valued future. Coping with identity disturbance, insecurities, trauma, loss, relationship conflicts, sensory overload, or any number of challenges life throws at us. While the challenges faced are unique to each individual, the commonality is all of our unhelpful cycles stem from efforts to cope. I assist my clients build helpful coping skills to thrive at life.
(07) 2100 4690 View (07) 2100 4690
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Robin Fraser
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
(07) 2100 4097 View (07) 2100 4097
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Naomi Griffin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taringa, QLD 4068
Waitlist for new clients
Are you adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and it seems like you're now different to your peers? Are you feeling anxious about changes in your life to do with aspects of your career, the progress of your studies, or perhaps ongoing tension in professional or personal relationships? Do you doubt your worth, and find you keep comparing yourself with others and come up short?
Are you adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and it seems like you're now different to your peers? Are you feeling anxious about changes in your life to do with aspects of your career, the progress of your studies, or perhaps ongoing tension in professional or personal relationships? Do you doubt your worth, and find you keep comparing yourself with others and come up short?
(07) 2100 4961 View (07) 2100 4961
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Alexandra Kelly
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taringa, QLD 4068
As a psychologist, I feel honoured to work with people on their journey towards well-being. I bring warmth, calmness and compassion to create a nurturing space where people feel heard, understood and valued; I welcome and value an authentic human connection.
As a psychologist, I feel honoured to work with people on their journey towards well-being. I bring warmth, calmness and compassion to create a nurturing space where people feel heard, understood and valued; I welcome and value an authentic human connection.
(07) 2100 4078 View (07) 2100 4078
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Felicity Storie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & EMDR Institute trained therapist with experience working with individuals from age 14 to 65. I take a holistic and warm approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients from a strengths based and trauma informed model. My practice is tailored to each individual client and underpinned by core social work values of social justice, respect, empathy and integrity.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & EMDR Institute trained therapist with experience working with individuals from age 14 to 65. I take a holistic and warm approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients from a strengths based and trauma informed model. My practice is tailored to each individual client and underpinned by core social work values of social justice, respect, empathy and integrity.
(07) 2100 4977 View (07) 2100 4977

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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.