Sharlene Benton

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

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Sharlene Benton, PsychD, Psychologist in Diamond Creek
(03) 9070 5778

Sharlene Benton

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS


Location

68 Main Hurstbridge Road
Diamond Creek, Victoria 3089
(03) 9070 5778

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Dr Sharlene has extensive experience in the public mental health sector and clinical psychology across the lifespan. Thus she has expertise in working with clients that have high prevalence disorders (such as depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and personality vulnerabilities) and/or low prevalence disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Psychotic Disorders, including first episode psychosis). She works with individuals 12 years and older.

Schema Therapy is the primary therapy modality Dr Sharlene utilises. It has shown good evidence in helping people to change negative ("maladaptive") patterns which they have lived with for a long time, even when other methods and efforts they have tried before have been largely unsuccessful.

Her warm, empathic and down-to-Earth approach, assists clients to feel supported and safe in exploring their difficulties, and facilitates clients to build upon their strengths to achieve their goals. Through this process, she aims for clients to develop a stronger sense of identity, foster meaningful relationships and feel a sense of purpose.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Psychological Society - Member

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Location

68 Main Hurstbridge Road
Diamond Creek, Victoria 3089
(03) 9070 5778

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Harming
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Guidance
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Sharlene Benton, PsychD, Psychologist in Diamond Creek

Sharlene Benton

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS