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psychology & counselling treatments near you

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Psychology Treatments Near You

Psychologist Victoria


Psychologists study how we think, feel, and behave from a scientific viewpoint and apply this knowledge to help people understand, explain, and modify their behaviours. A Psychologist works to help people gain insight and explore ways to manage life’s stressors through different approaches. However, psychotherapy (regular in-person interactions) is one of the most common treatments. When visiting a psychologist, they will help you determine what type of treatment to proceed with, depending on the circumstance of your visit. The most common recommendation is counselling or therapy. The difference is that therapy is a long-term process, whereas counselling is a short-term treatment.

Benefits of Visiting A Psychologist

Psychological treatments are known to help people who have experienced loss and hardships in their lives. The benefits of getting psychological treatment include:
  • Help in overcoming past traumas
  • Improved relationship with people
  • Better communication skills
  • Improvement in making healthier and more beneficial choices
  • Learning how to cope in situations


The role of a Mental Health Counsellor is to assist individuals in achieving their goals, changing their behaviour, and coping in a crisis. At Moss Healthcare, our counsellors treat these common issues through various approaches:

our approaches to counselling

Couples Therapy

Moss Healthcare understands that your intimate partner relationship can be the source of both the highest joys and deepest pains in life. You may currently find yourself in a challenging situation in the most important relationship of your life, and finding a way to fix it can be unclear and difficult. Fortunately, couple therapy is a highly effective method to help you and your partner get on the same page, examine the root causes of conflict, and work through the issues you are facing.

Common Problems With Couples

Common couple problems often revolve around issues such as communication problems (such as anger, high conflict, avoidance, and denial), sexual issues, infidelity and trust, infertility, family planning, maternal health (including prenatal and postpartum), personality and lifestyle factors (such as narcissism, alcohol or marijuana use, and division of labour), family of origin issues (such as childhood trauma or family estrangement), and coping with loneliness after a breakup and navigating separation or divorce.
If you are seeking a skilled counsellor to help you and your partner work through any of these issues, Moss Healthcare invites you to contact us. Our team consists of registered psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychological associates who will match you with an effective therapist. Our therapists will listen to you and help you and your partner understand and clarify the issue causing the most pain. Through several therapy sessions, you will work through the necessary steps to achieve your goals in therapy. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention mainly used with depression and anxiety disorders to reduce symptoms. This treatment helps clients identify and change unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Cognitive behavioural therapy treats many different struggles, but the treatment plan is unique to each individual. Common issues we treat using CBT include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy is an approach that emphasizes the importance of being your true self to live a fulfilling life; the personal worth of the individual, the centrality of human values, and the creative, active nature of human beings. For this treatment, a counsellor will focus on the hierarchy of needs: self-actualization, esteem, love and belonging, safety needs, and psychological needs. Humanistic therapy is beneficial in treating:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem struggles

strength-Based & solution focused therapy

A Strength-Based approach focuses on the positive qualities rather than the negatives. This theory highlights a person’s self-determination and strengths to reveal resilience in the face of misfortune. There are multiple ways a strength-based approach can be applied, like leadership, counselling, community and social work, paediatrics, and much more.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a goal-directed approach used for emotional and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. It’s conducted through observation of an individual’s response to specific questions. A counsellor will create workable solutions that the patient can carry out on their own through a series of needed changes.