Online Counselling for Ringwood East

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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Kelsey Bennett
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
(03) 8203 5140 View (03) 8203 5140
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Rodney Walsh
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Rodney is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been providing help to Ringwood and the surrounding community since 2015. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS Clinical College, as well as a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Rodney is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been providing help to Ringwood and the surrounding community since 2015. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS Clinical College, as well as a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
(03) 6144 6129 View (03) 6144 6129
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Ellie Craig
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
(03) 8203 5370 View (03) 8203 5370
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Margaret (Malgorzata) Karafilowska
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
(03) 8203 5668 View (03) 8203 5668

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.