Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Riddells Creek, VIC

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Rachel Elizabeth Dougherty
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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My work is about being curious; diving deeper into exploring the self, all the mysterious, hidden, buried and forgotten aspects. It's a rediscovery... helping to find your magic, raw, beautifully wild, unconditioned YOU. It's about getting in touch with your child-like curiosity and coming home to your innermost self. I am particularly passionate about working with adults to navigate; grief and loss, relationships, fear, shame, anger, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, developing self-love, self-worth and self-compassion.
(03) 4420 3875
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Riddells Creek, VIC 3431
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$100 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
(03) 9021 1490
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Riddells Creek, VIC 3431
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$220 (individual)$220 (couples)

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Succoris Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
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Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
(03) 8001 9503
Sunbury, VIC 3429
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Waitlist for new clients
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Melissa O'Shea
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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I offer psychotherapy to individuals in a warm and compassionate environment. I believe that providing a relatable and genuine space creates safety where you can turn toward yourself, explore the complexities of your life, and work toward change and growth. I work with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and life transitions. I also work with couples to support them in exploring unresolved tensions and defeating patterns, and working through painful emotions toward rekindling connection and intimacy.
(03) 8007 2796
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Sunbury, VIC 3429
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Waitlist for new clients
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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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(03) 8007 2078
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Sunbury, VIC 3429
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Dr Monique Steen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Dr Monique Steen, PhD, MAPS, is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience working in private, public and community mental health settings, as well as within government agencies and schools. Monique provides clinical psychology services to adults, adolescents and pre-teens with mood disorders (depression, bipolar ), anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, tics/tourette syndrome, posstraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, perinatal/postnatal difficulties, grief/loss, and general life stress.
(03) 7003 2461
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Camberwell, VIC 3124
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$240 per session
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Walter Carter
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
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I collaborate with clients experiencing ADHD, bipolar , anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, sexual dysfunction, relationship issues and eating disorders.
Sometimes we require a helping hand when adjusting to an ever-changing world. I want to help you develop skills and tools to create sustainable fulfilment within your life. Common challenges we all face include issues with self-esteem, processing negative or strong emotions, work-life balance, adjusting to change, developing meaningful relationships, and discovering our purpose. In addition, stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and interpersonal conflict can obstruct our ability to experience life to its fullest potential. You have the ability to unlock your own power, and I want to help you discover that inner strength.
0480 137 195
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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$100 per session
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Wildwoods Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Elle is an experienced clinical psychologist who enjoys supporting her clients with a broad range is issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, hoarding, psychotic illness and bipolar affective disorder.
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
(03) 5905 9972
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Cockatoo, VIC 3781
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$200 per session
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Tomas Cartmill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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I am a senior clinical psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions including: Mood and anxiety disorders (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bipolar ); Trauma (post-traumatic stress and complex trauma); Personality issues including treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder; Emotional dysregulation and sensitivity; Relationships challenges; Adjustment difficulties; Concern regarding sexuality and gender diversity; Challenges associated with body image and disordered eating.
(03) 7003 2406
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Psychotherapy, Counselling Clinic
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
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P C Clinic is a registered provider of therapeutic support with NDIS and WorkSafe. 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 the 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.
(03) 7003 2799
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Brighton, VIC 3186
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Neurogenesis Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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My clinical focus is with clients 16+ -adults with a wide range of mood/personality disorders ( Bipolar / depression/ BPD) & with behaviours of suicidality and self-harm & also with clients with C/PTSD and trauma.
Jaclyn MPsych(Clinical) aims to provide therapy with a difference. Our work together will be person focused and beautifully supportive however this will be a therapeutic approach to see transformation! I have a focus on intervention; my patients come to me because they want to see change and are tired of talking about their week on loop; so, whilst our work together may be hard and sometimes very challenging, with support together we will make that change that you have been waiting to achieve. Please note we are a small business please -Email- NCP admin today to begin your therapeutic journey.
(03) 7500 5925
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Cheltenham, VIC 3192
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Marie Mandicos
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Marie offers a warm, empathic and collaborative approach to psychotherapy and utilises evidence-based treatments to support individuals to reach their identified goals. She has 6-years experience working with a wide range of presentations in community and private mental health sectors, with a focus on anxiety and related disorders, depression, bipolar , addiction, sleep and insomnia issues, trauma, relationship problems, grief, life transitions and stress. She is passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults to understand their emotional problems and improve their mental wellbeing.
(03) 7500 5990
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Box Hill South, VIC 3128
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$210 per session
Barbara Wasilewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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I am an accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , psychosis and many other presentations. I have experience working with people from multicultural backgrounds and I speak Polish fluently. My style of therapy can be often informal, compassionate, and responsive to each person’s unique needs.
(03) 7003 2348
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Kensington, VIC 3031
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Carla Caroline De Goes Santos
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
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In Australia she has 3 years experience in the disability sector, and is skilled in depression and anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder - OCD; generalized anxiety disorder - GAD; panic disorder and social anxiety disorder); bipolar disorder ; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obesity; bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
Carla is a very empathetic psychologist that uses scientific knowledge for the treatment of mental health disorders, focusing on attentive listening, supporting her clients and promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing. She started working in private practice in 2012 and accumulate five years of experience working in this area. Originally from Brazil, Carla has experience working as a clinical and health psychologist in both private practice and medical settings in Brazil, In Australia she has experience with different types of presentations and is a passionate counsellor and psychologist.
(03) 8338 4994
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Shiao-Hua Kwong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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I have particular interest in bipolar , mood and anxiety disorders and complex trauma.
I am a registered psychologist trained in clinical psychology. I am a client-centred and trauma-informed therapist who works from a stance of compassion and curiosity. A migrant from Asia, fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, I have firsthand experience of uprooting from what is familiar and reestablishing in a new environment. I also bring into the therapy room an experience of major career change. I feel privileged to be able to help people make personal recovery from life-changing circumstances, in rebuilding hope, redefining self-identity, assuming / re-assuming responsibilities, and leading a meaningful life.
(03) 9111 2663
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Carlton North, VIC 3054
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Simon Vincenzi
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Dr Simon Vincenzi has been practicing psychology since 2010. He has a wide range of experience working with adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, sleep problems, antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, and anger management.
(03) 7003 2462
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Carlton, VIC 3053
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Joanne Toh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Joanne is a psychologist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She works with youth, adults, and older adults. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar affective disorder, stress management, trauma, grief, and emotional regulation difficulties. She has experience working with clients in schools, private hospitals, and public community mental health settings. It is her vision to create a safe, supportive therapy space for clients to explore their strengths, difficulties and concerns while honing their coping skills and resilience.
(03) 9111 2665
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Carlton, VIC 3053
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Isaac Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Isaac is particularly interested in helping people with depression, anxiety, bipolar , and gender dysphoria, although he is always looking for new experiences, and is keen to help all of his clients in the best way possible.
The team at Functional Minds Psychology is led by principal psychologist, Isaac Lee. Isaac is a generally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and has previously been a committee member for the Melbourne Branch. Isaac’s passion for the field of psychology comes from wanting to help people, to have a positive impact on those he interacts with, and to always be learning more about people, the brain, and the world.
(03) 6144 6136
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Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
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$170 per session
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Monica Lay
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Monica has a strong humanistic approach to inquiry and assessment which recognises that emotional injuries are embedded in the interpersonal. Combining insights from the neuroscience of attachment and psychophysiology of trauma, together with her warm, sociable personality and highly skilled empathetic attunement, Monica works collaboratively with each of her clients to build a positive therapeutic alliance as a mechanism for emotional, cognitive and behavioural change. This process can take time and depends on the client’s readiness, willingness and capacity for the therapeutic work to address underlying core issues.
0481 848 398
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$200 per session
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Sandra Ifrah
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Sandra Ifrah is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing issues related to mental health. She is an experienced Psychologist with a family-focused approach where the client is provided with a safe, supportive and nurturing environment during sessions, and the family unit is very much a part of the journey to change.
(03) 6144 6011
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Caulfield North, VIC 3161
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$160 per session

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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.