Online Counselling for Stepney

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Eastside Counselling, Amira Shahin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
Amira is a mental health counsellor and a certified trauma professional. Amira also specialised in two advanced majors - Child Development and Parenting Skills, and Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution. Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and relaxed environment for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 6-25 to explore and overcome the challenges they face. Amira has a deep passion for assisting children who are affected by autism and she is dedicated to supporting clients who are eligible for coverage under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and their plans.
Amira is a mental health counsellor and a certified trauma professional. Amira also specialised in two advanced majors - Child Development and Parenting Skills, and Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution. Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and relaxed environment for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 6-25 to explore and overcome the challenges they face. Amira has a deep passion for assisting children who are affected by autism and she is dedicated to supporting clients who are eligible for coverage under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and their plans.
(08) 7008 7753 View (08) 7008 7753
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Adelaide Compassionate Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
Immediate Availability. Book now. I provide and deliver evidence based psychological therapy delivered with care, empathy and compassion. I am available to treat all adult clients on a range of psychological issues. As a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist (PSY0001915023) with full medicate provider status (5481004J) my services are provided a rebate of $ 131.65 per session. Sessions fees are $229 for a 50-minute session which equates to an effective out of pocket cost of $97.35 for clients. I am currently offering Bulk Billing for the FIRST session for each new client.
Immediate Availability. Book now. I provide and deliver evidence based psychological therapy delivered with care, empathy and compassion. I am available to treat all adult clients on a range of psychological issues. As a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist (PSY0001915023) with full medicate provider status (5481004J) my services are provided a rebate of $ 131.65 per session. Sessions fees are $229 for a 50-minute session which equates to an effective out of pocket cost of $97.35 for clients. I am currently offering Bulk Billing for the FIRST session for each new client.
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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.