Play Therapy Counselling in Essendon, VIC

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Photo of Germaine Gergis, Psychologist in Essendon, VIC
Germaine Gergis
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention, Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy & Play Therapy .
Dr Germaine Gergis, is a board-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Supervisor and Lecturer with many years' experience in delivering high quality assessments and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and adults, and their families. Germaine has worked across private and public sectors helping those who have presented with a diverse range of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has extensive experience in working with mood & anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. Speciality roles include infant mental health & autism spectrum disorders, including providing second opinions.
(03) 8338 4854 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Wendy Henriks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy , child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
(03) 8594 4003 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
Offers online therapy
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Sian Caitlin Brown
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Sian is a warm, empathetic, and approachable general psychologist, whose primary therapeutic focus is the relationship that she forms with her clients. Sian is a person-centred therapist and has a strong appreciation for the uniqueness of each client. As such, Sian utilises various modalities to best meet her client's individual needs and desired outcomes through evidence-based assessment and intervention. Sian likes to work collaboratively with her clients, to ensure that they always recognise their own expertise and that intervention is always guided by them and their comfort levels.
(03) 8338 1982 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
Offers online therapy
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Christina Stefanou
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Since completing the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, I have been passionate about helping people achieve positive mental health outcomes. I extend my time across various roles including private practice, sessional lecturing, and supervision. I have extensive experience across both clinical and forensic settings. I have an open-minded and flexible therapeutic approach. I want to empower you to understand the driving factors behind your mental health concerns, and achieve goals which are most important to you. I have a special interest in working with children and adolescents, trauma, and anxiety disorders.
(03) 8338 1054 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
Offers online therapy
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Elaine Chong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I enjoy conducting cognitive, educational and comprehensive cognitive assessments to aid in diagnosis, intervention and identify support needs. Aside from assessments, I also have experience working with clients across the lifespan who present with various difficulties including developmental delays, neurodevelopmental disorders, learning delays, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioural difficulties, and trauma.
(03) 8104 9841 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist experienced in working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and in their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
(03) 8104 9965 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Mind Therapy Psychotherapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Immediate Openings Available - Medicare Bulk Billed. Face to face + telehealth. Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness, Emotional Focused Therapy & more. I work from the belief that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, acceptance, validation and understanding. My purpose is to get you unstuck, confident, emotionally intelligent and not afraid to face life. I am passionate about working with Individuals, Adolescents & Couples facilitating meaningful and lasting change. I take pride in my ability to connect in a genuine way with a variety of clients and tailor my approach to best respect each person's potential, strengths.
(03) 7302 2111 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Sandra Nguyen
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, the elderly and couples. I strongly believe in the importance of a well-matched client-therapist relationship. I counsel people with a range of problems which includes depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal relationships, personal skills development and self-esteem. I have experience in conducting assessments and preparing reports for the courts and migration issues. I am also fluent in Vietnamese. I offer Telehealth and face to face counselling.
(03) 9034 6057 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
Offers online therapy
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Avrille Burrows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Avrille provides a space of confidentiality and safety to those who have experienced adverse events in their life such as abuse, family violence, and racism. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence, and the effect it can have on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, anger, depression, anxiety and stress. Avrille also works with many parents who are navigating parenthood and trying make positive changes for their children. As a migrant and woman of colour, Avrille understands the impact of power, privilege and oppression and provides a space to unpack the complexities that come with this.
(03) 7003 2742 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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D & M Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Stan is a registered clinical psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and membership of the Australian Psychological Society. He has 12 years of training and experience and can speak in both Greek and English languages. He also has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples
0459 620 148 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Meg Edelman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Meg is a Child and Adolescent clinician, supporting a wide range of presentations providing a warm and empathetic approach. Meg utilizes a holistic and person-centred approach to therapy providing a safe and supportive environment for clients. Meg draws upon Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness as well as art and play therapy .
(03) 9111 5330 
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Toorak, VIC 3142
Offers online therapy
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Positive Insight Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Many of our clients have been struggling for some time before they call desperate for support. The presenting issues are diverse and often involve clinical presentations where their thoughts or behaviours are impacting on the day to day functioning ( or that of their family members). We work from 'The Canterbury Suites' which have tastefully furnished therapy rooms and a well resourced play therapy room. We also have a comprehensive library of resources that clients can access to help assist them to work on the achievement of their individual goals.
(03) 6165 0877 
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Kew, VIC 3101
Offers online therapy
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Emma Austin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Emma also uses play therapy when working clinically with children.
Emma is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and young adults (aged 10-30 years). She is a genuinely warm therapist who treats each client as an individual. Emma is passionate about working with clients who experience anxiety (generalised/social/achievement/specific phobias), depression, PTSD symptoms and low self esteem. She has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma.
(03) 8338 1078 
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Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039
Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Pennacchia
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lauren is a psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults. Lauren has extensive experience and has worked in hospital settings, a juvenile detention centre and private practice. She has a widespread of knowledge in diagnosis and treatment and aims to bring a warm, empathetic and collaborative approach to therapy. Lauren uses a range of therapeutic frameworks to tailor treatment to each individual. These frameworks include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Client Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
(03) 8400 0027 
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Lalor, VIC 3075
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Jane F Maher, Psychotherapist in Essendon, VIC
Jane F Maher
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
We play games, practice social skills & talk about stuff.
In 1997 at RCH I set up groups for socially isolated teens with ASD, anxiety, shyness, bullying, sensory deficits, cognitive & receptive language deficits & so on. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging. Their confidence grows in the groups. Parents say that they are keen and organised to come to the groups, it is the highlight of their week. They relax. I delved into the needs of socially isolated teens through my Psychodrama thesis called "Friends Are The Best Medicine". I also run Tuning Into Kids/Teens groups for parents & Family Therapy. Telehealth is available for kids/teens/parent/families!
(03) 8372 0406 
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Carlton, VIC 3053
Offers online therapy
Photo of Rosemary Tainsh, Psychologist in Essendon, VIC
Rosemary Tainsh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Rosemary uses a number of therapeutic frameworks to inform her practice, including but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Play Therapy .
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(03) 4421 6346 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
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Holistic play therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Play therapy is a child led therapeutic approach that enables children to communicate and express their innermost thoughts and feelings, through play . This allows therapists to provide intervention for a variety of support areas and mental health needs. Play therapists are informed by a child’s play , and through this we are also able to provide further support to parents and scaffold a deeper understanding of their child, using play themes.
(03) 7003 2739 
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Kew, VIC 3101
Offers online therapy
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Tidda Playroom Counselling and Child Centred Play
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
I work with clients using Child Centred non-directive play because the therapist helps a child address and resolve their own problems.
My background is a human service practitioner, my work focuses on all vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians Health and Social Welfare, especially Aboriginal people. I continue to develop my practice wisdom through working within Social Welfare Organizations’ specific focus on child protection, family services, mental health, cultural support, and the overarching needs required to holistically support first Nation peoples. My work focuses on children and adolescents, families most in need of therapeutic supports.
(08) 9126 9023 
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Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Offers online therapy
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Joanne Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
I am a registered Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist with experience working in public and private mental health settings. I primarily work with children and adolescents using a systemic approach of involving parents where possible. My work with children incorporates play and considers their developmental age. I also offer therapeutic interventions to individual adults and families. I enjoy the dynamic nature of family and parent-child therapy, to mobilise individual and collective strengths that will promote deeper connectivity and improve patterns of communication.
(08) 9126 9091 
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Newport, VIC 3015
Offers online therapy
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CoRe Kids Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Our multidisciplinary team at CoRe Kids Therapy have backgrounds in psychology, counselling, speech pathology, social work and play therapy .
Play is the way that children learn, develop and understand the world around them. In Play Therapy , your child’s natural tendency toward play is used to help them process complicated emotions they may not otherwise be able to express. We support children experiencing social, emotional, developmental or behavioural difficulties, early trauma experiences, high-stress environments, anxiety, grief, separation anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, inattention and oppositional behaviours and more.
(03) 7500 5790 
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Yarraville, VIC 3013
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Play Therapy Counsellors
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counselling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behaviour and identify issues.

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