How can psychology help?

Based on years of training and experience related to biology, mental processes, and social relationships and interactions, a licensed Psychologist can identify and help you overcome the obstacles that inhibit you from leading a happy fulfilling life.

Together, in a confidential and supportive environment, you and your psychologist will work to understand and resolve the problems that have been stopping you from living well.

How can psychology help?

Based on years of training and experience related to biology, mental processes, and social relationships and interactions, a licensed Psychologist can identify and help you overcome the obstacles that inhibit you from leading a happy fulfilling life.

Together, in a confidential and supportive environment, you and your psychologist will work to understand and resolve the problems that have been stopping you from living well.

What is Anxiety?

Everyone feels stress or worry from time and time. This level of worry will come and go and tends to by limited in its impact on our overall quality of life.

Relationship Counselling

Have you ever been shown how to be in a successful relationship? Chances are, no-one has taught you the strategies that will work for you and so you have found yourself in a less than desirable situation. Your current relationship is the result of beliefs developed over a lifetime. If you want to change the quality of your relationship you need to understand what is causing you both distress and how those issues are impacting both of you.

Relationship counselling is not about assigning blame, finding fault, judgment or telling you what you should do. Relationship counselling is about helping you to understand each other better, identifying unhealthy patterns and to find solutions that work for you as individuals in your unique relationship.

Wellbeing

There are times when psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, or depression can become significant enough to interfere with daily function and wellbeing. At these times, speaking with a caring professional can help to alleviate your symptoms and get you back on track. Living Well Psychology Clinic values the role of supporting you in reaching your personal goals via evidence based interventions.

Common Treatment Areas
Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic disorder and social anxiety), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma, Depression, Self esteem concerns, Grief and Loss, Major Life Transitions, Disordered eating and other life controlling addictions, Self Esteem and Personal Growth, Adjustment to stressful life events at home or in the workplace.

Personal Growth

The clinicians at Living Well Psychology Clinic can support you in reaching your personal goals via evidence based interventions. Whether these goals include improving your parenting relationships, enhancing your career or achieving physical wellbeing, our team are equipped and available to provide you with the support you need to realise your goal and live your best life!

Relationship Counselling

Have you ever been shown how to be in a successful relationship? Chances are, no-one has taught you the strategies that will work for you and so you have found yourself in a less than desirable situation. Your current relationship is the result of beliefs developed over a lifetime. If you want to change the quality of your relationship you need to understand what is causing you both distress and how those issues are impacting both of you.

Relationship counselling is not about assigning blame, finding fault, judgment or telling you what you should do. Relationship counselling is about helping you to understand each other better, identifying unhealthy patterns and to find solutions that work for you as individuals in your unique relationship.

Wellbeing

There are times when psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, or depression can become significant enough to interfere with daily function and wellbeing. At these times, speaking with a caring professional can help to alleviate your symptoms and get you back on track. Living Well Psychology Clinic values the role of supporting you in reaching your personal goals via evidence based interventions.

Common Treatment Areas
Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic disorder and social anxiety), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma, Depression, Self esteem concerns, Grief and Loss, Major Life Transitions, Disordered eating and other life controlling addictions, Self Esteem and Personal Growth, Adjustment to stressful life events at home or in the workplace.

Personal Growth

The clinicians at Living Well Psychology Clinic can support you in reaching your personal goals via evidence based interventions. Whether these goals include improving your parenting relationships, enhancing your career or achieving physical wellbeing, our team are equipped and available to provide you with the support you need to realise your goal and live your best life!

MARGUERITE SCHULTZ

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST

MELISSA HILL

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Tilda Patton

Registered Psychologist

Lara Mardunovic

Registered Psychologist
All clinicians operate individually but with the collegial support of both the
services and other clinicians of Living Well Psychology Clinic for the benefit of both clients and referrers.

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