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.
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, respect, acceptance, validation and understanding. My purpose is to get you unstuck, satisfied, 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 and goals.
Hi there, I'm Amy. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I am passionate about supporting people across all developmental stages with their emotional, social and mental health, and I believe that therapy can offer a wonderful platform for self-discovery and personal growth. I am committed to providing evidence-based approaches and am warm, non-judgemental and holistic in my approach. I utilise person centred, trauma informed and strengths based frameworks.
Sarah is a Mental Health Social Worker and Sensorimotor Art Therapist, with additional training in Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Narrative Therapy.
Undertaking therapy is a very personal experience. A person may come to therapy to process complex trauma, work through relationship struggles, or simply desire to get to know and understand themselves more deeply. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, the gifts born from the process of building self-awareness benefit not only you but also those around you who you love. It is profoundly humbling to support my clients to move through adversity, unpack challenging questions, grieve, transition, and move towards wellbeing. I am dedicated to the service of helping people to build agency, inner resources, and stability.
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to close and thriving again.
Currently open for new referrals. I work from an understanding that many of life's concerns stem from our past experiences in relationships and the structural difficulties that are present in our society. This organizes the way I understand peoples experience and distress and how I seek to understand how we are in relationship, and what fixed patterns get in the way of living a more meaningful and enriching life. I work with warmth and curiosity to help develop a deeper understanding of your area of concern and better make sense of why particular patterns might be causing distress.
Immediate availability currently....... Ashlee works with people aged 13 - 30 years and their families, specialising in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties. Ashlee is a registered psychologist who has experience in hospital settings, community health and the public mental health system, predominantly providing specialist mental health services for young people experiencing severe and/or complex mental illness. She has a special interest in working with young people experiencing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Psychosis, however works across a range of concerns.
Learn to let go of the past through Innovative psychology for the mind and body. Using an integrative approach of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, (ACT) Inner child work, and Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) to resolve the past be in the present and free in the future. Erica is also a naturopath and hypnotherapist, working to resolve Irritable Bowel Syndrome and physical ailments which are triggered through stress, and nutritional requirements. Please note naturopathic appointments are separate to psychology appointments.
I’m Stuart Jeanfield of Art Space Art Therapy. I have worked in the arts for most of my life and and have moved into therapy over the past few years while acquiring my Masters of Therapeutic Art Practices form the MIECAT Institute. I’m an actor, artist, musician and theatre maker and I bring forward whatever artistic means best suits the clients I engage with. I also bring with me a a wealth of lived experience working across a number of different sectors that allows me an ease of engaging with others and an understanding of the intricacies and variations of different peoples lives.
Ingrid has a particular interest in relationship therapy and specialises in working with couples, as well as individuals facing distress. Ingrid works collaboratively with her clients to build on strengths, unlock stuck emotions and develop skills to improve overall wellbeing. Through counselling, both individuals and couples can reduce distress, enhance coping, and increase insight to strengthen their relationships. Once the trust and closeness build in the relationship, real transformation begins to occur as new patterns of relating are consolidated.
Safe and compassionate therapy for women and girls 16 and over. As women, we experience unique challenges related to gender, like - discrimination, sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence and hormonal life transitions. And these life experiences can have a significant impact on your mental health and wellbeing. I believe, given the right environment and opportunities, we can all live a rich and meaningful life. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, so I promise to meet you where you are - gently and mindfully.
As a psychotherapist I create a field, I prepare the ground and the conditions, I set processes in motion, I resonate and synchronise with the rhythm of the person. I help the person to centre inside, to anchor in the body, in the present and in reality. What I am most interested in is the relationship people have with themselves. Most problems that occur in interpersonal relationships have to do with conflict within us. My work is about lowering fears, taking small and big courageous steps, regaining the capacity to love, rebuilding trust in ourselves so that we can find and follow our path.
We conduct therapy services for children under 16 years of age, with a focus on ASD, ADHD and intellectual disabilities. We have strong focus on school readiness, social skills and emotional regulation skills. We also conduct ASD Assessments, Cognitive (IQ) Assessments, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) Assessments (Please note: ASD Assessments require a referral from a paediatrician).
You are here because you feel like you (or someone you know) may need therapy and are reading through profiles of strangers, scrolling through their videos and photos. It's a pretty common part of being on the internet nowadays, along with scrolling through memes and videos of food and cats. You may be looking for connection. Someone who speaks to you and may get you and your life story. I know what’s like, because I’ve been on that side of the screen going through that same process. Today may not be the day you choose to call or email, but you are scoping what’s there and most of it may sound pretty similar profile to profile.
Louise is a trauma informed Clinical Psychologist. Louise’s therapeutic approach is warm and empathic and is guided by principles of safety, attunement and authenticity. Louise aims to create a therapeutic space where clients feel comfortable, respected and safe to freely express themselves. Louise values the significance of the therapeutic relationship and is therefore dedicated to the collaborative process of therapy. Louise supports her clients to move toward healthy integration via careful analysis of one’s inner experience, using evidence based interventions that strike a balance between strategies of acceptance versus change.
As a person of colour, Tigist can understand the societal, systemic and institutional oppression that exists for minoritised people. While each person’s experience is unique, Tigist understands how daily acts of oppression can impact on ones physical, emotional, and mental health.She is a passionate advocate for equitable practices and employs an anti-oppressive and intersectional lens when working with clients. Her work is primarily directed at addressing power and privilege, supporting minoritised people and employing trauma informed practices.
I am compassionate about guiding my clients to explore their difficulties and strengthen their emotional wellbeing. I provide specific counselling in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, and relationships; as well as behavioural and other cognitive issues, offering a wide range of counselling support to meet the needs of clients and an organisation’s employees.
Hello I am Rachel Pergolini (she/her), and I am a Registered Counsellor. I offer a holistic and intuitive approach to counselling, exploring the root causes of mental health issues, by individually tailoring psychological theories to the person. I tailor this from a person-centred lens. I have a compassionate and warming approach when working with people. I believe that therapy needs to address all aspects of a person (mind, body, and spirit), to support individuals in developing a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves to work through any personal difficulties.
Our philosophy is pretty simple. We believe in you. We want you to be the best version of yourself and we can join you on that journey. Our team at Launch Psychology, Dr. Daniela De Fazio, Dr. Brooke Davis, Dr. Kirrily Rogers and Dr. Ann Sloan, have a practical approach to understanding the psychology of where you are and where you'd like to go. Our focus is on using psychology and neuropsychology frameworks to help you develop the skills and habits to respond flexibly to whatever life deals you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park, or Child Psychologists in Oak Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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.