My clients are diverse and come from different cultures and are different ages and genders. Talking about their issues in a safe, secure, confidential space is therapeutic in itself, as is the importance of empowering my clients, validating their concerns, and normalising their experiences. Sometimes this is all my clients need. Others require assistance in setting goals, acquiring tools to manage their anxiety, tools to help them live independant, flourishing lives, knowing that they have the strategies, techniques and of course insight into themselves.
I support my clients through periods of depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions and other difficult experiences to relieve distress and help them find a way through that is meaningful. I have experience working with people who are living with the effect of the past (such as childhood and complex trauma), grief, and loneliness.
With over 15 years of counselling experience, Jeannine helps clients to make sense of what’s happened, how it’s affecting their lives and what they can do to move forward. She sees clients as people trying to navigate their lives and relationships and not as a collection of symptoms. Taking a compassionate, practical and transparent approach to her counseling she focuses on building a good rapport and working with clients to get the outcomes they are looking for.
Denise emphasises establishing a strong connection, before exploring thoughts, feelings, and narratives to help clients develop insight into their difficulties. And most importantly, Denise is passionate about turning insights into action to improve the quality of people’s lives.
We are a team of Psychologists who identified a lack in service provision for people suffering from different forms of trauma and their families. We have varied skill sets amongst us and during assessment you will be assigned to the appropriate therapist depending on your needs.
I specialise in providing Counselling and Play Therapy for children of all ages, with a wide range of social, emotional and behavioural challenges and difficulties. Parents are also supported within this approach, as well as options for working with sibling groups. Women who are experiencing the impacts of Family Violence may benefit from individual counselling, as well as dyadic (mother-child) therapy focused on supporting a healthy attachment relationship with their child or infant.
Principally as an EMDR and IFS practitioner my work involves guiding clients in healing, and recovery, towards fulfilling one's potential in life. Regardless of the burden, or challenge, from complex trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, and addictions, healing is the focus. My work focuses on a compassionate, warm, trauma informed, and person-centered approach, applying evidence-based trauma therapies such as EMDR, IFS, as well as DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. All people and their needs are warmly welcomed.
The counselling services enable clients to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours via approaches which include talking, reflecting, and mindfulness. I build a collaborative working relationship with clients, sensitively tailoring the support to meet specific needs. Creating a ‘therapeutic alliance’ is where clients feel safe and supported to explore difficult situations, and understand emotions, reactions and responses. The therapeutic alliance provides opportunities to talk through, find resolution and work towards making the desired changes to improve wellbeing while facilitating personal growth and development.
If you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed by things or dissatisfied with where your life is, I can help you get back on track. You don’t have to go it alone! Furthermore, I am deeply passionate about helping you to effectively cope with various personal, relationship, family and /or professional challenges. The essence of my work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you to identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence. I specialise in creating personalised plans, providing tools to empower and guide you in moving forward in achieving your desired goals.
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents, young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
I have 20 years experience as a counsellor and therapist. I have supported over 7,000 clients in that time. I am passionate about being of service to others. I am kind, supportive, non-judgemental and offer a safe and supportive environment. I specialise in trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety support. I also specialise in Mindfulness - the ability to be fully present in this moment which helps us detach from unwanted thoughts, feelings and sensations. I offer Medicare rebates if you have a Mental Health Plan from your GP or specialist. I'm very happy to discuss how I can support you psychologically and emotionally.
It is my hope that when someone spends time in the therapy room with me that our relationship feels honest, authentic and safe. During a therapy session you’ll encounter a mix and variety of therapeutic approaches including couples and family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy, to name a few. I have a special interest in relationships, life transitions, grief and parenting. I genuinely love my work and I’ve always, for as long as I can remember, been interested in people’s stories and how they think, feel, behave and relate.
Have you thought about seeking help for a long time? Struggling to make sense of what is happening in your life and how to manage your feelings and relationships? Do you want to improve your relationship and improve communication and intimacy? Are you finding that anxiety is running your life and, or feeling low in mood and unmotivated? Seeking help can the first step to moving forward and improving aspects of your life that concern you.
Passionate about the mental health and emotional wellbeing of infants, children, and women living with the effects of trauma, disability or mental health diversity, I work gently and honour the intrinsic capacities of all clients. Clients can expect collaboration and child/client-centred practice emphasising relational attunement, compassion, and trauma sensitivity as the elements necessary for change and healing. Psychotherapy is a process that unfolds over time to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. Expressive and relational approaches are used to enhance this process. I see NDIS clients and accept FV FSP referrals
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he is currently enrolled in a Master of Sexual Health at Sydney University. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
Professional Development Company is a registered provider with NDIS. We do not have a provider number for 'WorkSafe or Medicare'. My clientele over the years has been children, adolescents and adults. I worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for many years and am now back in Australia. My speciality areas are ASD, ADHD and Bipolar. Counselling is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Psychotherapists and Counsellors help clients identify goals and potential solutions by discussing their problems with the therapist that are causing them behavioural issues, such as depression, sleep deprivation, and inattentiveness.
Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton, Cheltenham and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
Are you forever in dread of the doorbell? Do you feel overwhelmed by the way you’re living and wish you could let go of possessions so you can live a full life with less? Or are you ready to let go of a lost loved one's things but don't think you have the ability to handle the raw emotions it will raise? At times our possessions provide us with comfort, remind us of people who have past through our lives, or help us feel in control in a world of chaos and constant change. However, if you are spending hours of your day dealing with, thinking about, or accumulating possessions instead of doing other valuable activities you need help.
Currently accepting new clients - Australia wide. Connection, collaboration, empathy, and open-mindedness are values that lay the foundation for my work. I am passionate about cultivating a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for my clients to freely express, explore, and process their experiences. I tailor sessions specifically to my clients needs & draw upon several modalities and theories, including - EMDR, internal family systems, somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, Hakoumi, ACT, and positive psychology.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Elwood 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 Elwood 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 Elwood 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 Elwood, or Child Psychologists in Elwood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Elwood 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 Elwood 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.