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Our on site psychologist is a caring and skilled individual, dedicated to your mental health.
Meet Dr Maureen Pianta
Doctorate of Psychology (Counselling Psych.), Swinburne University of Technology; Master of Counselling Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology; Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Australian Society of Hypnosis.
Registered Psychologist endorsed as both a Clinical Psychologist and a Counselling Psychologist by Psychology Board of Australia. Highlight of career – treating patients with cystic fibrosis in Dept. of Respiratory Medicine at Royal Children’s Hospital.
Sees older adolescents and adults for individual counselling. Major interests: Anxiety disorders, phobias, pain management, weight management and eating disorders, stress management, trauma, OCD, post-natal depression.
Talk to Dr Piana about:
- Pain management
- Weight management
- Eating Disorders
- Obessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Natal Depression (PND)
- Stress Disorders
Meet Maria Fedele
Maria Fedele is a registered Psychologist with over 25 years in the community and private sectors, helping people live healthy, enriched and emotional connected lives. Maria’s approach to counselling is based on warmth, collaboration and integrity. She believes in establishing a supportive therapeutic relationship which forms the basis to successful counselling, helping you to explore your emotions and experiences safely. Using the brain-based approach of Neuropsychotherapy, Maria works with people aged 16 years and over to understand behaviours and emotions, exploring the interplay between the mind, body and relationships and the environment.
Talk to Maria about:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therpay
- Solution Focused Techniques
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Acceptance Therapy
- Commitment Therapy
When should I see a psychologist?
If you are asking yourself this question, then there is no harm in talking to a psychologist today. If you are feeling symptoms of stress, confusion, unhappiness, grieving or just generally not coping well with everyday life – seeing a psychologist may be the first step to relieving these symptoms and feelings.
What is a psychologist?
Psychologists are qualified experts in human behaviour and mental health. They have an extensive knowledge of how the human mind works and how people think. They are not psychiatrists and they cannot prescribe medication.
Psychologists work with people of all ages and walks of life. Working closely with their patients and their doctors, psychologists determine the best treatment path to a healthy mind.
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