I love to see people overcome their anxiety. I have a particular passion that if I was to have one super power it would be to change their thinking in this area. I love to provide an environment where it is safe for someone to begin their journey of healing and mostly I want to be the counsellor that I wish I had found on my own journey of healing.
I have over 15 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD, ODD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
Whether you are looking to move past anxiety and depression, longing for deeper connections with yourself and others, or have a specific obstacle you wish to overcome, Petra counselling was formed with you in mind.
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
At Rise Wellbeing we are driven by the desire to find and offer the best supports to match the needs of our clients, to give back to others and to provide affordable counselling and education services to the community. I am driven to support my clients with evidence based practice and an encouraging and person centered approach. Rise wellbeing is an NDIS registered businedd. We are able to support NDIS participants who are seeking Counselling.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mernda 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 Mernda 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 Mernda 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 Mernda, or Child Psychologists in Mernda.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mernda 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 Mernda 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.