Kylie Shacklock
Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a mental health social worker and gestalt psychotherapist. I provide brief and longer term therapy for adults. I work with people experiencing the impacts of loss, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety and depression - as well as people grappling with identity, purpose and meaning, general life dissatisfaction, emotional overwhelm, or feeling stuck. I also enjoy working with people seeking personal awareness, development and growth.
(03) 4236 9283
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Offers online therapy
I am a mental health social worker and gestalt psychotherapist. I provide brief and longer term therapy for adults. I work with people experiencing the impacts of loss, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety and depression - as well as people grappling with identity, purpose and meaning, general life dissatisfaction, emotional overwhelm, or feeling stuck. I also enjoy working with people seeking personal awareness, development and growth.
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Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA Verified
Offers online therapy
When you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or addictions life can feel out of control. At Create Balance we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you are able to make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or craving that next fix? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775
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Offers online therapy
When you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or addictions life can feel out of control. At Create Balance we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you are able to make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or craving that next fix? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
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Rita Fegatilli
Psychologist, MAPS Verified
Offers online therapy
My objective is to assist you to feel empowered by increasing your self-awareness and self-compassion, accordingly gaining self-belief to better manage your psychological and physical well-being in order to regain optimal quality of life. I place great importance on a therapeutic relationship that supports you in feeling safe and valued. I use a person-centred, non-judgemental approach, working collaboratively with you to help achieve your therapeutic goals. I tailor my treatment method using evidence based interventions for the promotion of sustained well-being. Your life is your masterpiece. It is yours to create.
(03) 4231 7037
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Offers online therapy
My objective is to assist you to feel empowered by increasing your self-awareness and self-compassion, accordingly gaining self-belief to better manage your psychological and physical well-being in order to regain optimal quality of life. I place great importance on a therapeutic relationship that supports you in feeling safe and valued. I use a person-centred, non-judgemental approach, working collaboratively with you to help achieve your therapeutic goals. I tailor my treatment method using evidence based interventions for the promotion of sustained well-being. Your life is your masterpiece. It is yours to create.
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Natalie Butyn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych. Verified
Offers online therapy
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (16+) in Brunswick and Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
(03) 4237 7664
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BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (16+) in Brunswick and Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
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McMillan Psychotherapy & Counselling
Social Work/Therapist, AASW Verified
Offers online therapy
Living in today's world of COVID can raise a lot of insecurities for us, firstly not knowing when life will get back to normal or even what they new normal will be. Lockdowns add further pressures. All of this can start to highlight other issues in our lives that are unresolved. Talking with someone other than friends or relatives can be beneficial to help create resilience & get help to get through this difficult time. Providing a purely telehealth service you can speak to me in confidentiality from anywhere in Australia via zoom or phone. Lets work together to resolve those issues.
(03) 4231 7114
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Offers online therapy
Living in today's world of COVID can raise a lot of insecurities for us, firstly not knowing when life will get back to normal or even what they new normal will be. Lockdowns add further pressures. All of this can start to highlight other issues in our lives that are unresolved. Talking with someone other than friends or relatives can be beneficial to help create resilience & get help to get through this difficult time. Providing a purely telehealth service you can speak to me in confidentiality from anywhere in Australia via zoom or phone. Lets work together to resolve those issues.
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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3 Verified
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757
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Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
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Lizzy Hodges
MA
Offers online therapy
Lizzy is a Family Therapist who has extensive experience working with children, young people, adults and families. This has included attachment and relationships challenges, trauma, grief and loss, separation, parenting, mental health, emotional and social difficulties. She specialises in family work with a focus on understanding and improving parent/child relationships, couples work and the general well-being and functioning of the family. Lizzy also has experience working with individuals experiencing a range of complex challenges. ​​
(08) 9126 9442
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Offers online therapy
Lizzy is a Family Therapist who has extensive experience working with children, young people, adults and families. This has included attachment and relationships challenges, trauma, grief and loss, separation, parenting, mental health, emotional and social difficulties. She specialises in family work with a focus on understanding and improving parent/child relationships, couples work and the general well-being and functioning of the family. Lizzy also has experience working with individuals experiencing a range of complex challenges. ​​
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Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2 Verified
Offers online therapy
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371
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Offers online therapy
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
Carolyn Burns
Counsellor, MA, PACFA Verified
Offers online therapy
Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, romance, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Closeness with others is at the core of our well-being. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has led many couples towards hope & revitalisation of their relational bond. She offers best practice evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
(03) 6144 6038
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, romance, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Closeness with others is at the core of our well-being. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has led many couples towards hope & revitalisation of their relational bond. She offers best practice evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
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I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
(03) 4238 2773
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Offers online therapy
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
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Veronica Knox
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member Verified
Offers online therapy
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
0438 094 883
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Offers online therapy
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
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Nick Cacuick
Social Work/Therapist, AASW Verified
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
(08) 9126 9307
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Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
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Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General Verified
Offers online therapy
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440
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Offers online therapy
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
Peter Argus
Counsellor, ACA-L1 Verified
Offers online therapy
Do you have that constant nagging feeling of “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve to be successful” or “I have to work harder than everyone else to prove I’m enough.” Do you find yourself arguing with your inner critic and telling yourself “to get over IT” but the “IT” stubbornly keeps you stuck? Do the internal conversations make you feel exhausted? Do you feel embarrassed at the thought of asking for help because that feels like a sign of weakness? Is your inner critic there first thing in the morning and last thing at night – keeping you stuck in a cycle of fear and anxiety? Are you ready to make real & lasting life changes?
(03) 4231 7112
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Offers online therapy
Do you have that constant nagging feeling of “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve to be successful” or “I have to work harder than everyone else to prove I’m enough.” Do you find yourself arguing with your inner critic and telling yourself “to get over IT” but the “IT” stubbornly keeps you stuck? Do the internal conversations make you feel exhausted? Do you feel embarrassed at the thought of asking for help because that feels like a sign of weakness? Is your inner critic there first thing in the morning and last thing at night – keeping you stuck in a cycle of fear and anxiety? Are you ready to make real & lasting life changes?
Darren Riggon
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA Verified
I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
(03) 8824 9924
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I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
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Justine Mrkusic
Psychologist, MA, MAPS Verified
Justine is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families offering evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (incl recovery from sexual abuse), adjustment disorders, personality disorders, poor emotional regulation, post-natal depression, divorce and bereavement. Justine strives to offer each client a confidential, safe space to share their thoughts and feelings without judgement; to talk about experiences that may be difficult to talk about with the people in their lives. To leave feeling heard, with a clearer sense of what they want and how to achieve it.
(03) 5222 3044
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Justine is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families offering evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (incl recovery from sexual abuse), adjustment disorders, personality disorders, poor emotional regulation, post-natal depression, divorce and bereavement. Justine strives to offer each client a confidential, safe space to share their thoughts and feelings without judgement; to talk about experiences that may be difficult to talk about with the people in their lives. To leave feeling heard, with a clearer sense of what they want and how to achieve it.
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Positive Mind Works
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General Verified
Offers online therapy
At Positive Mind Works, we specialise in online counselling. As a national telehealth service, we provide the same professional service to any Australian. You can 'log in' to your secure video appointment from the comfort of home. We work with adults, couples and adolescents to make positive change. Sometimes people will come with a clear idea about what they would like to address and other times it may be more of a general sense of wanting things to be different. In either situation, we can help.
(03) 6146 1653
Verified
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Offers online therapy
At Positive Mind Works, we specialise in online counselling. As a national telehealth service, we provide the same professional service to any Australian. You can 'log in' to your secure video appointment from the comfort of home. We work with adults, couples and adolescents to make positive change. Sometimes people will come with a clear idea about what they would like to address and other times it may be more of a general sense of wanting things to be different. In either situation, we can help.
Jessica Cooke
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a skilled Clinical Psychologist trained to work with a variety of mental health presentations. I work with adults who are experiencing any form of mental suffering due to emotional, behavioural and/or relationship issues, and who need a safe and supportive space to explore their experience in order to heal, change, and grow.
(08) 9126 9081
Verified
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Offers online therapy
I am a skilled Clinical Psychologist trained to work with a variety of mental health presentations. I work with adults who are experiencing any form of mental suffering due to emotional, behavioural and/or relationship issues, and who need a safe and supportive space to explore their experience in order to heal, change, and grow.
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Amy Adair
Social Work/Therapist, AASW Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced social worker with over 15 years experience. I have a Masters in Social Work from Monash University, am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & registered with the AASW. I am also certified in CBT & REBT. I have worked with clients across the lifespan & I work with individuals on a large range of issues including depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, relationships, addiction, self-development, stress, trauma & motivation. I strive to ensure that my therapeutic approach is safe, respectful, non-judgmental, inclusive & is embedded in mutuality. I am passionate about my work and take great reward from it.
(08) 9025 3277
Verified
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Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced social worker with over 15 years experience. I have a Masters in Social Work from Monash University, am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & registered with the AASW. I am also certified in CBT & REBT. I have worked with clients across the lifespan & I work with individuals on a large range of issues including depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, relationships, addiction, self-development, stress, trauma & motivation. I strive to ensure that my therapeutic approach is safe, respectful, non-judgmental, inclusive & is embedded in mutuality. I am passionate about my work and take great reward from it.
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Bright Vista Counselling Service
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2 Verified
Offers online therapy
If you are felling disheartened, stuck, stressed, anxious, worried or fearful; take a moment for yourself & acknowledge that you're doing your best & that you have landed at the right place for you now. Remember you are not alone; help is at hand. What ever is bothering you can change. I am here to listen, provide insights, maybe a plan, new skills, or whatever you need to assist you to connect with your life now and into the future. Together we can work through what is going on for you & your life at the moment & find a way to reconnect you to your strengths & abilities, with a lighter, brighter outlook to carry you forward.
(03) 4231 7002
Verified
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Offers online therapy
If you are felling disheartened, stuck, stressed, anxious, worried or fearful; take a moment for yourself & acknowledge that you're doing your best & that you have landed at the right place for you now. Remember you are not alone; help is at hand. What ever is bothering you can change. I am here to listen, provide insights, maybe a plan, new skills, or whatever you need to assist you to connect with your life now and into the future. Together we can work through what is going on for you & your life at the moment & find a way to reconnect you to your strengths & abilities, with a lighter, brighter outlook to carry you forward.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest, or Child Psychologists in Southwest.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Southwest 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 Southwest 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.