Hi! I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma and harm. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a key element of support and offer a calm and safe space for individuals to explore and make sense of their experiences and feelings. I am passionate in supporting individuals to identify and achieve their goals through relationship and evidence-based interventions including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I also have a strong interest and passion in infant and parent mental health, with qualifications in infant mental health.
I support children and families where sexual abuse or sexually concerning behaviours have become a road block for healthy functioning family life. I am passionate about supporting families who are grappling with the associated shame, stigma, loss and grief. I am especially interested in supporting families that have experienced sexual abuse between siblings or cousins. I am also strongly committed to finding creative ways to educate parents on what prevents children disclosing (or adults recognising these disclosures), along with the ripple effects that disclosures have on relationships with family members.
Ballarat Psychology is a private psychology clinic located in the heart of Ballarat. Our experienced and diverse team of clinicians offer therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with a variety of mental health concerns. We use the most modern psychology approaches to create sustained change and help you build a meaningful life.
Maria has worked supporting individuals with behaviours of concern in the government and not for profit sector for over five years and her experience working with vulnerable children, adults and families spans over fifteen years. Maria’s main aim for treatment is to work with her client in a connected and collaborative manner while providing a space for individuals to feel understood and valued. Maria draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Behaviour Support.
Hi, my name is Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist. I focus primarily on supporting males aged 16 and above to overcome barriers in their lives. I have a passion for enhancing the development of individuals and empowering people to overcome personal challenges and improving their quality of life.
Woven Holistic Counselling provides a safe and compassionate space where clients feel they are a person beyond their symptoms. Christine works holistically to address root causes of mental health difficulties by weaving together her grounding in psychological science and counselling with other modalities, thereby expanding treatment options & allowing them to be tailored to the individual.
Hi! I am a registered psychologist with over 5 years counselling experience, working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings. I am passionate about providing an open, non-judgmental space to promote insight development and assisting people to meet their individual wellbeing goals. I have a range of interest areas however, I particularly enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety, social anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.
Anastasia is a Clinical Psychologist in Ballarat who specialises in empowering adults to reach their therapeutic goals. Anastasia is experienced with working with clients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, long-standing and complex mental health issues, emotional dysregulation difficulties and life adjustment difficulties. Anastasia prioritises a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment. Anastasia believes it is essential to take the time to get to know each of her clients and collaboratively tailors treatment to suit the specific needs of each individual.
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum . I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician.
Hello, my name is Kelly. I am a registered psychologist practicing as a clinical psychology registrar. Within my practice at KIT Psychology, I offer therapeutic, evidence-based interventions to young people and adults struggling with their mental health and wellbeing. I have a special interest in using creative therapies as an adjunct to traditional talk-therapies.
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Do you feel overwhelmed or are you finding it difficult to cope? Part of being human and living life, means that there are times when we need extra support, but it isn't always easy to reach out. Other times it's hard to reach out because we've experienced things so painful and traumatic that it feels like you will never be understood. This often leaves us feeling unworthy, not good enough and unsafe and burdened with a pain that can never be shared.
I work mainly with adults whose stress, anxiety and depression is causing unmanageable levels of suffering in their lives. My focus is to build your understanding of the causes of this distress and work to equip you with ways to better manage and feel better. The guiding principle in my work is to support individuals to find ways to suffer less and flourish more. Therapeutic approaches include: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT); Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
Hi, I’m Tamera. I’m an Accredit Mental Health Social Worker and Director of Centre Self Collective, a mental health and wellbeing hub. I am passionate about providing therapy, tools and resources to help you make sense of challenging times and develop ways to better manage difficulties and thrive in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, sensitive and non-judgmental. I utilise a range of evidence-based approaches in my practice and am committed to providing quality care in a safe and supportive manner.
I have extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. I specialise in working with those who are exploring their gender identity or sexuality as well as those with anxiety, depression and other life issues that may or may not be connected to their identity. I have helped many individuals come out to family and friends, and I work with partners and parents of trans and gender diverse individuals.
My name is Lee and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Victoria. I am a friendly and approachable therapist with extensive experience supporting clients to navigate and work through various life challenges.
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ballarat Central are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ballarat Central then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Ballarat Central with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ballarat Central, or Child Psychologists in Ballarat Central.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ballarat Central psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ballarat Central specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.