We use evidence-based clinical interventions to support:
Various Types of Depression
While all we feel sad and low at various times, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. We understand that depression is more than just a low mood. We can help you with this serious condition that can affect your physical and mental health. Our psychologist collaborate with you to support improved mood and wellbeing.
Diverse Experiences of Anxiety
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Everyone feels anxious from time to time especially when we feel under pressure. When anxious feelings do not go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life it may be the sign of an anxiety condition. We provide focused treatement to help clients face and challenge anxiety.
Complex Forms of Trauma
Trauma is the response to one, or multiple, deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences. We use diverse and evidence-based interventions to help clients heal from traumatic experiences and histories.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an evidence-based psychological therapy recommended for the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder for people of all ages. It focuses on supporting the mind to heal itself naturally in the same way as the body does and echoes the natural coping that occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Disordered eating patterns can develop for a range of reasons from trauma to sensory concerns. Difficulties associated with food, eating, weight and appearance can manifest as a range of mental health disorders. It is important to work with skilled professionals using evidence-based and person-centred models of care in order to recover from the mental and physical effects of disordered eating patterns. We assess and address the causes of disordered eating and engage a multidisciplinary approach to help clients get and stay well.
Grief is an important process that eventually allows us to come to accept loss in our lives. It is important that we allow ourselves time to grieve following loss so that we can move forward. Identifying how we feel and acknowledging our emotional responses, while painful, is extremely important in being able to come to terms with our loss. We can help you to adopt healthy strategies to cope and seek support when struggling to manage the range of emotions experienced when grieving.
LGBTIQA+ identifying people often experience stress and uncertainty as they discover themselves and try to live an authentic life. We recognise that LGBTIQA+ people don’t experience anxiety or depression because of their identity, but because of discrimination, abuse (both verbal and physical), exclusion and prejudice. Creating a supportive, encouraging and inclusive environment is so important to maintaining LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing.
Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychological therapy where one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. Group therapy is a great adjunct to individual therapy as it uses the group context and group processes as a mechanism of change. This is done by engaging with the therapist/s and other group members to help clients develop, explore and examine interpersonal relationships, individual patterns and to recognise that they are not alone in their challenges and successes.
Psychologists often undertake cognitive testing of individuals that can provide valuable information about their perceptions, thoughts and feelings, or their cognitive functioning such as memory and learning.
Get your psychological testing and reports at Dune Health and Wellbeing.
Seniors Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental health is a critical aspect of our wellbeing that is linked to all areas of our lives and wellbeing. This is true across the lifespan. Our psychologists work with Residential Aged Care providers to deliver psychological support and therapy to seniors.
We do this by making regular visits to our partnering Residential Aged Care settings so that clients can have easy access to the highest quality mental health care available. This reduces barriers to access. If you are interested in our Seniors Mental Health services contact us here.
Typical Office Hours
We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Appointments after 5pm may be available depending on the clinicians availability.*
Saturday (10:00am-2:00pm) appointments may be available-check online for availability.*
The Wollongong office is open only on Fridays for face-to-face sessions with Sophie Panozzo
*Saturday and appointments after 5pm on weekdays attract an additional fee.
We are closed on Sundays.