PsychologyThomastown

At our Thomastown-based Soaring Health clinic, psychologists utilise personalised techniques like CBT to support individuals in overcoming mental challenges, restoring self-esteem, and navigating life changes, helping them craft a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Psychology Thomastown

The value of mental and emotional healing techniques in promoting physical recovery is now widely acknowledged. Talk therapy, in particular, can fortify self-esteem, clarify goals, and restore hope in a fulfilling life after experiencing accidents, injuries, or traumatic events. Such therapy is also instrumental in addressing the struggles of life changes. If you're constantly haunted by troubling thoughts, seeking natural pain management solutions, or needing motivation after setbacks, psychological therapy can be transformative.

Thinking of rejoining the workforce or boosting your confidence? Living with a disability often means recognising how your mindset and beliefs can either facilitate or hinder your ambitions. Psychological therapy can identify and modify beliefs that could be barriers to your growth.

Psychology occupies a pivotal space in paediatric care. For children, understanding and addressing their mental and emotional worlds can be as vital as attending to their physical well-being. The early years are formative, with experiences during this period leaving lasting imprints on a child's personality, self-worth, and worldview. By tapping into the nuances of paediatric psychology, caregivers and professionals can provide timely interventions, helping children navigate challenges, process emotions, and cultivate resilience.

For children with disabilities, the role of psychology becomes even more profound. These children may face unique challenges, not only stemming from their physical or cognitive conditions but also from societal perceptions and interactions. Paediatric psychologists are trained to discern and address these specific needs, offering tailored therapeutic approaches that foster self-esteem, coping strategies, and social integration. Through the lens of psychology, the holistic well-being of children, irrespective of their abilities, is championed, ensuring that every child is equipped to realise their potential and thrive in their environment. Regardless of the challenges you encounter, our Thomastown-based Soaring Health psychologists use personalised, evidence-based methods like cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to support your journey towards wellness. For individuals dealing with issues like low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression, which can stem from trauma, profound grief, loss of independence, or isolation, our psychologists are committed to helping you reclaim your confidence and craft a meaningful, gratifying life."

Healthcare funding types

NDIS

If you’re living with a disability, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of accessing the help you need. Not only can the required frequency of therapy can make paying fees unaffordable, funding provisions and onerous application processes can further delay treatment. At Soaring Health, we recognize the importance of accessing the therapeutic services you need, when you need them. As a registered NDIS provider, Soaring Health’s practitioners treat eligible participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). What’s more, our community coordinator and customer service team are well-versed in NDIS requirements and can help you to fast-track access to appropriate treatment.

Medicare

When you suffer chronic pain and persistent medical conditions, it can be hard to keep up with healthcare costs. Financial worries may cause you to forgo treatment that would relieve debilitating symptoms and improve your level of functioning and quality of life. At Soaring Health, we believe in removing barriers to you receiving the treatment you need. In the case of chronic pain lasting six months or more, we can provide fully bulk-billed treatment for up to five visits per year under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management plan or CDM (formerly called an EPC), so you can access the treatment services you need, when you need them, without being out of pocket.

T.A.C

Motor vehicle injuries can vary in severity from minor to life-changing. At Soaring Health, we strive to resolve all injuries caused by transport accidents and collisions. The services available to TAC clients at Soaring Health have been purposefully selected and tailored to address the physical, mental and emotional effects of injuries caused by road trauma. Part of our dedicated community division, this program of services is also designed to relieve the financial burden of your accident and ensure that you receive the treatment you need, when you need it, without out-of-pocket fees. You can access our services through the TAC as soon as you have a claim number, meaning you can dedicate your full focus to making an efficient and satisfying recovery.

My Aged Care

Many people associate the Australian government’s My Aged Care program purely with practical assistance with daily tasks and activities. But if you’re aged over 65, you may also be able to access Soaring Health services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and home services fee-free through My Aged Care provisions, to enable you to maintain or regain capacities necessary for daily living, and relieve pain and conditions that may otherwise compromise your quality of life. Depending on your circumstances, you may ask your case manager to request these services as part of your support package.

WORKSAFE

Workplace accidents causing serious injury can be devastating. One minute you’re earning a reliable income. The next you’re plagued by uncertainty over when, or even whether, you’ll be able to return to work – not to mention navigating daily life with pain and physical limitations and facing out-of-pocket medical costs or delaying necessary treatment until your claims are processed. Part of the answer to how well you’ll recover depends on receiving the treatment you need, when you need it, and having a collaborative and integrated team of healthcare professionals who can work together to optimise your recovery and support your return to work and daily life.

D.V.A

Serving to protect one's country is a significant human act, but it can lead to lasting physical and mental challenges for veterans. Soaring Health works with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide veterans with comprehensive care at no cost to them, helping them return to civilian life. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment by presenting their Veteran Card.

Modes of service

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

Clinic

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

Community

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

Home

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

TeleHealth

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

Available Services

  • Assessment for mental health conditions that may produce exhibited symptoms
  • Appraisal of mental and emotional functioning (with comprehensive health history)
  • Therapy that works to shift and resolve issues identified as underlying difficulties (evidence-based paradigms such as CBT and ACT, tailored to the individual)
  • Referral to psychiatrist for medication assessment/collaboration with psychiatrist or GP to integrate medication with talk therapy
  • and many more…

FAQ

  • What is psychological therapy?
    Psychology is the science of the human psyche – or mind. A complex interplay of factors including cognition (how we think), emotion (how we feel) and behaviour (the way we act, often as a result of how we think and feel), a person’s psychological health determines how well they function and perform in life areas from work to relationships. As a practical therapeutic discipline, psychotherapy — also known as psychological therapy and talk therapy — can help to overcome barriers to success in life, work and relationships, equip you with healthier methods of coping with life stressors, help you to better regulate and manage your emotions and support you to realise greater personal peace of mind and mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • How can talk therapy help?
    Whether a client presents with symptoms such as lethargy and low mood, struggles to cope with stress or wishes for greater success in a certain life area, a psychologist combines their knowledge of the human condition with appropriate evidence-based therapeutic paradigms and techniques to achieve maximum benefit. Psychologists also work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and addiction and may work with a GP or psychiatrist to integrate therapy with medication. They may also assess and support children and adolescents with learning and behavioural difficulties.
  • Do I need a mental health condition or problem to see a psychologist?
    No. Much of the work psychologists do involves identifying everyday road blocks to optimal wellbeing, such as recurring emotional reactions, unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns (such as ‘I must do everything perfectly in order to feel good). Often these factors underlie presenting problems such as excess stress and burnout, overeating, fatigue and apathy, and anxiety and depression. Unlike psychiatrists, who are medical doctors trained to manage complex mental health conditions such as bipolar and major depression using medication and counselling, psychologists focus on supporting you to make changes to your thoughts and behaviour that enable better functioning and life satisfaction.
  • What qualifications does a psychologist need?
    I have completed a Cert 3 in Business Admin, Diploma of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Psychological Studies, Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) and Master of Educational Psychology.
  • Can a psychologist read my mind?
    No. But they may draw certain conclusions about your thought patterns and emotional reactions from your behaviour and your reported difficulties.
  • How can I get the most from consulting a psychologist?
    While it can feel challenging to be completely honest and emotionally vulnerable – especially in the early stages of the therapeutic relationship – being as open as you’re able to tolerate will help you to get the most from the work. In addition, build a good relationship with your psychologist and try to persevere in the partnership, even if at times you feel frustrated or angry. In fact, evidence attests to the role of the therapeutic relationship in effective therapy – regardless of therapeutic paradigm and specific therapeutic techniques. This is because many issues that may hold you back in life, including frustration with others, are likely to arise in the therapeutic hour as old patterns and vulnerabilities based in your past are triggered. Therapy is a prime opportunity to work through and resolve the emotional hurdles that hamper your peace of mind, life satisfaction and wellbeing.
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