Our Services

Our services encompass a diverse range of mental health needs. From addressing eating disorders to managing angry, anxiety, and OCD, to healing from trauma and complex trauma. We offer ADHD assessments and skills support, couples therapy, guidance for tweens and young adults, and assistance with grief and depression. Discover the path to emotional well-being.

Eating and Body Issues

Life with an eating disorder can be an incredibly challenging journey. It can be very isolating balancing the mask of normalcy with overwhelming experiences of urges to restrict/binge, dominating thoughts around weight and body and anxiety and guilt navigating mealtimes in social settings. Yet, amidst the turmoil, there can be real moments of resilience and strength. Our psychologists are compassionate and trained in understanding the complexities and impacts of living with a challenging relationship to food and body. We work within a comprehensive treatment approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-E) ensuring our clients are well supported as they gradually reconnect with their own body and rediscover a sense of self.

Stress, Burnout & Lethargy

One response we hear often is “I am just tired”. Stress, worry, sleep issues and chronic fatigue can escalate into a vicious cycle. Our central nervous system is designed to restabilise itself however life changes and internal (thoughts, feelings and sensations) or external triggers can keep the cycle going leading to compounding mental health experiences and physical health issues. Stress can manifest in a constant state of tension while burnout can leave us feeling emotionally drained and disengaged from work and life. Lethargy can add a layer of physical weariness, making even the simplest tasks feel monumental. Psychological treatments can offer a way out of this cycle providing individuals with strategies to regulate their nervous system and stress reduction techniques to gain control over their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Anxiety and OCD

Our clients experiencing Anxiety and Social Anxiety often tell us that for a long time they believed the anxiety symptoms were part of their personality. Hypervigilance, worry and avoidance can become such a convincing part of our experience it is difficult to know another way. Our team use evidenced based therapies such as CBT, ACT and Exposure Response Prevention to understand and manage the fear response as well as the shame that often maintains the anxiety cycle. Psychological therapies can be very effective for managing the symptoms of anxiety and we can help you get connected.

Trauma (PTSD and Complex Trauma)

Whether a “one off” life threatening incident (PTSD) or re-lived abuse or neglect over a period of one’s life (complex trauma), trauma can leave a big impact. Hypervigilance, nightmares, flashbacks, anxious and dark moods, feeling reactive in relationships and feeling overwhelmed are common lived experiences. Healing from trauma looks different for each individual as they make meaning from their experience and find the skills and containment via therapy. Our team uses trauma informed therapies such as EMDR, Schema Therapy and DBT. We understand that the rapport with your therapist can have a big influence on how ready you feel to process your trauma.

ADHD Assessments

An individual with ADHD often navigates a complex lived experience characterized by constant mental restlessness, impulsivity, difficulty sustaining attention, and heightened sensitivity to stimuli. This can lead to challenges in organizing tasks, maintaining relationships, and achieving personal goals. Assessment provides crucial insight into their unique cognitive patterns, helping them understand their experience and self-identify coping strategies. Psychological skills training equips them with tailored techniques to manage their symptoms, fostering improved focus, emotional regulation, and communication abilities. This holistic approach empowers individuals with ADHD to enhance their quality of life by harnessing their strengths and navigating their challenges more effectively.

Couples Counselling

The lived experience of conflict in couples often involves emotional distress, miscommunication, and a sense of disconnect. Tensions may arise from differing viewpoints, unmet needs, or unresolved issues, leading to arguments and strained interactions. Feelings of frustration, resentment, and loneliness can intensify over time, impacting both partners’ well-being and the overall relationship. Couples therapy can offer a safe and structured environment for open dialogue, helping partners understand each other’s perspectives, improve communication skills, and develop effective strategies to manage conflicts. Our Therapists are Gottman trained and facilitate constructive discussions and provide tools to address underlying issues, fostering a healthier and more harmonious relationship.

Youth Mental Health

Young people and youth today often grapple with a range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress, and social pressures. The proliferation of digital platforms and societal expectations can exacerbate these struggles, leading to feelings of isolation and overwhelm. Psychological therapy like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT and CBT, play a crucial role in addressing these issues by providing a safe space for individuals to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and gain valuable insights into their thoughts and behaviors. Through therapy, young people can learn to manage their mental health, build resilience, and develop healthy communication skills, ultimately empowering them to navigate the complexities of adolescence and pave the way for a more positive and fulfilling future.

Grief and Depression

An individual grappling with grief and depression often finds themselves enveloped in a heavy cloud of sadness, isolation, and despair. Simple tasks become overwhelming, and the joy they once felt seems distant. Daily routines lose their meaning, leaving them feeling disconnected from life and loved ones. In this state of emotional turmoil, psychological therapy can provide a vital lifeline. Through compassionate guidance and evidence-based techniques, therapists help individuals navigate their emotions, identify thought patterns contributing to their distress, and develop coping strategies. This therapeutic alliance fosters a safe space for self-expression, enabling the individual to process their grief, confront negative beliefs, and gradually rebuild a sense of purpose and connection.

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625 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, VIC 3054

 

16 Harding Street, Coburg, VIC 3058

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Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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