Alcohol Use Counselling in Richmond, VIC

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Hourglass Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I work with young people and adults treating anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, self-harming, addictions, stress, amongst other problems. I also have an interest in working with people across diverse sexuality, sex, and gender spectrums. I assist you to find practical solutions to your problems that fit within your lifestyle, values and personal investment, drawing on your strengths to create meaningful long-term change. I also work with your evolving goals, and offer guidance and support.
(03) 7003 2053
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Taash Balakas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know that for some, visiting a psychologist can be daunting - I am a strong believer in breaking down the traditional barriers of psychology. So often we are faced with images of serious and intimidating looking people, in even more intimidating looking suits and told that they’re going to be the professional looking after our mental health. It is my mission, to offer therapy in an approachable, personable and jargon-free environment - one where you feel safe, cared for and understood.
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Ben Fishel
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Are you looking to become a better husband or boyfriend? Have you recently gone through a break-up and you’re trying to make sense of everything? I help men who want to become better partners and communicators, heal from break-ups and lead happier lives. Many of the men I work with often come with the same doubts, anxieties and beliefs: “Why do we keep arguing?” “Sometimes I just don’t get why I do what I do.” “I’m trying and trying but honestly I just feel a bit powerless.” “I just don’t understand what’s gone wrong.” “Why can’t I just appreciate what I have?”
(03) 7003 2002
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Dr Gávi Ansara
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
(03) 7003 2148
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Judith Minster
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
(03) 9070 5310
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Dennison Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
Verified
Verified
Dennison Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss your treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.DennisonPsychology.com.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
(03) 9070 5676
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Julian Andrew Thompson
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I feel passionate about helping people make meaningful, sustainable, and healthy changes in their lives. I aim to work respectfully and collaboratively with people so that clients build their own independence and develop ways to manage life stressors more effectively, in addition to their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A comfortable, empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship is also very important in my approach, and research shows that this is essential in best outcomes for clients. I generally work on a wide range of mental health and life issues and the approaches I work with are all evidence-based interventions.
(03) 7003 2333
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Veronica P Bona
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, hopeless or lacking joy; like your emotions are uncontrollable or that they do not match with reality; that your worry is getting out of hand or that there is no longer any point, then it might be a good time to seek some support. ​ We are social creatures, and despite what our modern society might have us believe, we all need human connection to function. Seeking support is a huge sign of strength – the strength to actually reach out and let someone in, in order to start the healing process. ​ If you can relate to this or if you have set yourself a personal development goal please reach out.
(03) 7003 2114
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Sheyan Gunapala
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I provide diagnostic assessments to children 6yr+ & Counselling services to individuals aged 15yrs+. I have a keen interest in working with Men, Sri Lankan/South Asians and Neurodiverse Individuals. Some of the presentations I can support you with are depression, anxiety (generalised and social), anger, addictive behaviours, excessive gaming and perinatal anxiety and depression. I also have an interest in supporting clients through life transitions, grief and relationship difficulties.
(03) 8400 0047
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Alexander J Karkar
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to treatment takes its direction from experience, both in the lived sense and specifically in terms of psychoanalysis (having undergone an analysis and formation as an analyst). My practice pays particularly close attention to the person him or herself, the dynamic cultivated in the session, and am far less interested in peripheral issues such as diagnosis.
(03) 6146 1675
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Richard Norrish
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
Richard aims to help clients achieve an improved quality of life, working towards a greater sense of personal control. With more than 10 years’ experience in counselling and clinical settings, he provides a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space. He works collaboratively with the client in tailoring therapy to their unique set of circumstances. Therapy may range from a few sessions when targeting a specific problem, to medium and longer-term therapy when addressing long-held problematic behaviours, interpersonal patterns and emotion difficulties.
(03) 9068 5866
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Richmond, VIC 3121
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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
(03) 9070 5415
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Peter Streker
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peter is a registered psychologist who works with a broad range of clients from diverse backgrounds, experiencing a wide range of issues. He has worked with people experiencing complex trauma from experiences such as family violence, homelessness, street sex work, racism and alcohol and drug use for more than 25 years. Peter specialises in tailoring interventions to help people recover from difficult circumstances and fulfil their potential.
(03) 9994 1789
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Ruth Tripkou
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
(03) 7003 2887
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Gill Dolan - Plus 1 Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping individuals heal from incidents they have experienced as traumatic. I have a particular interest in working with first responders and veterans, as well as those who have encountered distressing interpersonal difficulties, often within their family of origin.
(03) 7003 2752
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Brad Reich
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Brad is a registered psychologist who practices from a client-centred, trauma-informed perspective. He has experience engaging with adults and adolescents around a range of psychological, emotional and behavioural challenges. This includes anxiety-related issues, difficulties regulating moods and emotions, managing interpersonal difficulties, and recovery and healing from trauma.
(03) 9994 1730
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Michael Street
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Michael came to study psychology as a mature age student, completing his studies part time at Swinburne and Victoria University during the 80’s and 90’s. He believes that coaching, counselling or psychotherapy needs to be tailored to each individual. This has led him to develop skills in a number of different approaches over his twenty years in practice. Growing up in a Victorian country town in the middle of last century he experienced both the State and Catholic school systems before serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam era.
(03) 6127 5169
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Therese Raulin
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
(02) 4810 0672
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Bruce Alexander
PhD
Dr Bruce Alexander has devoted his life to the improvement of physical and psychological health. With over 20 years experience, Melbourne Hypnotherapist, Bruce offers private hypnotherapy consultations at his clinic in Kew as well as online hypnotherapy via video consultation. After working for 10 years as a medical researcher, Bruce was seeking a new career where he could support people more directly to improve their own lives. He was inspired to train as a hypnotherapist based on his own successful experience using hypnotherapy to gain control over exam anxiety while he was at university.
(03) 9034 6071
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Justin Trounson
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Justin is a director and co-founder of Connected Minds, a Clinical Psychologist and an academic at Swinburne University. He aims to help people get in touch with what is really important to them and learn how to live healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives. He hopes to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients in which he can work collaboratively with them to develop a better understanding of their unique needs.
(03) 9070 5798
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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.