Online Counselling for Claremont

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Dr David Malkin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
I am highly experienced and have worked with a wide range of clients and presenting issues. I am easy to talk with and aim to present actionable advice as well as understanding and insight.
I am highly experienced and have worked with a wide range of clients and presenting issues. I am easy to talk with and aim to present actionable advice as well as understanding and insight.
(08) 6206 8600 View (08) 6206 8600
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Ariana Balalas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
My name is Ariana Balalas, and I am the owner of Peppermint Psychology in Claremont. I am a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I provide comprehensive assessment and counselling services for children and early adolescents (approximately 5-15 years of age).
My name is Ariana Balalas, and I am the owner of Peppermint Psychology in Claremont. I am a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I provide comprehensive assessment and counselling services for children and early adolescents (approximately 5-15 years of age).
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Sally Jayne Gatt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
(08) 7079 4304 View (08) 7079 4304
Jasmine Kieft
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
(08) 6490 9835 View (08) 6490 9835

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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.