Trauma and PTSD Counselling in South Yarra, VIC

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Therese Raulin
Psychotherapist, MA
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I adopt a trauma informed approach to therapy and treatment and provide expert consultation to the mental health sector in the promotion of a psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$200 per session
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Nicole Varigos
Psychologist, MPsych
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Nicole is a registered psychologist who has worked with adults and children across private practice, community health, school and tertiary institution settings. Nicole has a passion for working with client’s aged 16+ experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma , personality disorders (e.g., BPD), addictions, family violence, chronic pain and relationship issues. She utilises a number of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Humanistic interventions and Mentalization Based therapy.
(02) 4504 0211
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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Chhavi Pal - Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Chhavi is a Registered Psychologist and Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has extensive experience as a Psychologist for over 20 years. She has worked with clientele covering the lifespan from adolescence to older adults. Over her career, Chhavi has managed clinical presentations including stress anxiety, depression, bullying, relationship issues, trauma , self-esteem, sexuality, weight management, alcohol, sexual assault, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and also cases involving vocational rehabilitation. She has strong skills in executive coaching and personal development.
(03) 7003 2103
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$180 per session
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Max von Sabler
Psychologist, MPsych, FAPS
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I work with a variety of people including those suffering depression and anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma , personality disorders including borderline personality disorder, as well as dissociative disorders and complex mood conditions. I also work frequently with OCD and sexual addictions/disorders. My approach is holistic and focused on identifying your needs and goals, and how we can best achieve these together. I am a clinical psychologist and focus strongly on the assessment process - I believe it's important to establish exactly what may be happening so that we are on the same page. Treatment is always tailored to the individual
(03) 8797 2095
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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Julian O'Sullivan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Julian's focus is on adult (18+) mental health. He provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and addictive behaviours. He works with clients experiencing grief and loss, identity or existential crisis, social alienation, isolation and loneliness. He is interested in helping those with difficulties in relationships, work stress, or managing distressing emotions such as anger or despair.
(03) 7003 2798
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Dave works with the LGBTQIA+ community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma , attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
(03) 8797 2169
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$240 (individual)$240 (couples)
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Christine Tillig
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
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Hi, I'm Christine. I have been practicing as a trauma counsellor and registered Psychologist for nearly ten years. My interests have primarily been in treating trauma , depression and anxiety while providing counselling to diverse clients including adults (privately or with a GP referral), Emergency Services staff (Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria), counselling survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse, Yoga and Mindfulness Coaching for Veterans, and completing family assessments for child disputes in the Federal Circuit and Family Court.
(03) 7003 2907
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$240 per session
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Helen Krstev
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I work with people with anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family and relationship difficulties, grief, anger, gender and sexual difficulties, as well as personality disorders, substance use and changes in life stage.
I am a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years' experience in public and private practice with adults. I work in full-time private practice, providing treatment and supervising colleagues and trainees. Earlier in my career, I worked at Orygen Youth Health, delivered post-graduate clinical training at The University of Melbourne, and published papers and books on psychotherapy. I specialise in psychotherapy, supervision, complex presentations, and training psychologists.
0406 970 548
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$70 per session
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Noah Noam Mankowitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Noah Mankowitz is a Clinical Psychologist who works both at Alfred Health as well as privately. Noah specialises in mental conditions from age 8 and above, with particular interests in Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, Trauma , Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Psychosis as well as Life Transition and Body Image. Noah Mankowitz earned his qualifications from Harvard University; Yale University as well as Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Noah Mankowitz has published articles with the American Psychological Association and strives to continue contributing to the Medical and Psychology field.
(03) 7003 2140
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$250 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Victoria Soar
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
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I specialise in Trauma Informed Care, obtained through working in a Sexual Assault Centre.
Hi, I'm Vicki. I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I am passionate about Art Therapy and specialise in Trauma Informed Art Psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with Art Making, in a safe Therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with PTSD and Anxiety Disorders (S.M, OCD). Clients goals are often to process, integrate and learn new ways of regulating their emotions and reduce distress from the past. We can do this with Art Therapy, so they can be empowered to live the life they desire, with freedom from the past.
(03) 7003 2425
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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May Ferrier - Sustainable Self Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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May is a Psychologist and Psychology board approved Supervisor. May works with various issues, e.g., anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma , C- PTSD , gender identity, self-esteem, stress, perfectionism. She provides trauma -informed based counselling. May can help you implement more healthy coping strategies and assist in working through past significant events (i.e., trauma ), which may be attributing to current symptoms or reoccurring adverse patterns in life. May strives to foster a safe, and nurturing therapeutic space for all her clients.
(03) 8797 2103
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$180 per session
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Insession Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
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I'm a registered mental health counsellor with experience providing therapy to adults, parents & adolescents. I've supported people from all walks of life work through complex issues including trauma , family violence, PTSD /CPTSD, relationship/interpersonal issues, & mood disorders such as anxiety & depression. Being a Sri-Lankan Person of Colour, I specialise in delivering therapy that is culturally sensitive through empathetic listening, gaining a deep understanding of your circumstances & providing a treatment plan specific to you.
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$120 per session
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Rachel Cliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I have a special interest in the treatment of trauma , in all its forms. This includes working with PTSD , Complex PTSD , sexual abuse/assault, attachment/relationship issues including family violence/neglect/abandonment; and mood, anxiety and somatic disorders. I believe in a safe, non-judgemental approach where we work together to identify what you are wanting to change and how to go about it, in the least distressing and most effective way possible. I am particularly interested in the use of EMDR, a broad psycho-therapeutic and empirically validated treatment approach for a variety of issues, that can facilitate profound healing.
(03) 7003 2238
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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Patricia Robertson
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
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I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public and private mental health settings since 2008. I understand the many problems that can arise as a result of trauma , childhood abuse, stressful life circumstances and transitions, having worked with people who have experienced childhood and adult trauma , abuse and neglect. I have worked extensively with victims of sexual abuse and assault. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression and mood disorders, panic and anxiety, OCD, anger issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, relationship problems, post-traumatic stress , personality disorders.
(03) 7003 2957
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$220 per session
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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. My areas of focus include but are not limited to stress/ trauma , depression and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions and identity challenges. I often work with individuals from the LGBTQI+ community, including individuals questioning their gender or sexuality.
(03) 7003 2100
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$150 per session
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David Voon
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Others may experience flashbacks and dissociative experiences arising from past trauma .
I draw from a range of psychological theories and techniques to fit with clients’ needs as each person's experience is unique. My focus is to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship with clients to support them in developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change.
(03) 9111 2699
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$205 per session
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Selma Music
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
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I have a long-standing interest in supporting people with PTSD and/or other co-occurring trauma -related mental health difficulties.
I am passionate about creating a safe space for people from all walks of life. I see people who may have concerns around anxiety, depression, low motivation, stress, trauma , relationship difficulties, physical and/or chronic health conditions that affect mood and functioning. My therapeutic style is typically compassionate, warm, down-to-earth, honest, transparent, respectful, encouraging, and direct. I work collaboratively with clients to tailor evidence-based treatments to their needs, values, and treatment goals. I also take careful consideration of their psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual influences.
(03) 7003 2862
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$220 per session
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Charles Maddison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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People living with trauma or autism typically show a cluster of symptoms: general anxiety, social anxiety, poor anger management, emotional dysregulation, relationship challenges, avoidance, poor sleep and substance abuse among others.
Many people sometimes struggle to understand their emotions and behaviour - maybe they get angry too easily, or become upset for no apparent reason. Other people are often well aware of why they need some mental health support, due to historical and / or current problems. I always ask clients: "What do you want to be different in your life when our work is done?" The client's answer may be specific or vague, surprising or long-known to them. Either way, I can help you answer those and many other questions - but only if you truly want to overcome the mental health challenges that stop you from behaving like the person you want to be.
(03) 7003 2045
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$155 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Chris Cunningham
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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I’m an expert in the areas of reactive stress, stress reactions, trauma and post traumatic stress.
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
(03) 4014 9024
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
$200 per session
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Sangita Mishra - Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Utilizing an integrative, connected, and compassionate approach, I work with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma , substance use, addiction, stress, relationship issues, parenting support, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and general well-being. I encourage my clients to empower themselves through developing an appreciation of their values and strengths whilst also considering the obstacles that distract them from living their values. I consider it a privilege to be but an instrument in my client’s journey to self-awareness, enhanced self-confidence, and improved well-being.
(03) 7003 2976
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South Yarra, VIC 3141
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$210 per session

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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.