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Psychologists are Today’s Sherlock Holmes of Mental Health

May 28, 2024

By: Sarah van Ree, Clinical Team Lead/Psychologist Psychologists are part-detective, part inquisitive toddler, gently unpacking why we do what we do. Isn’t it interesting that we are simultaneously bored and grateful, moving and cycling between the drudgery of the minutiae of life to the bigger perspective? Recently, I have been reminded of the joy within

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Introducing NorthStar Academy: A Guiding Light for Provisional & Early Career Psychologists

May 15, 2024

By Holly Byron, CEO and Principal Psychologist at Northside Psychology The demand for qualified and excellent mental health care has never been greater. Studies show that 43% of Australians between the ages of 16-85 have experienced a mental disorder at some point in their life. One in ten children between the ages of 4-11 are

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Navigating Grief and Loss with a Memory Box

Crafting Comfort with a Memory Box

March 13, 2024

Navigating Loss with a Memory Box When experiencing grief, finding ways to honour and remember those we have lost can enable us to stay connected to our loved ones, and help us to heal. A memory box, a personal and heartfelt collection of items that remind us of our loved one, can serve as a

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How To Unlock Potential With Neurodiverse Workplaces

How To Unlock Potential With A Neurodiverse Workplace

March 13, 2024

Benefits of a Neurodiverse Workplace The business landscape is rapidly evolving, and embracing diversity in all its forms has become a cornerstone of innovation and success. This includes cultural diversity, diversity of skills and talents, education backgrounds, and neurodiversity. Neurodiversity refers to the variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other

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Building a strong online relationship with your telehealth therapist

Building a Strong Virtual Relationship with your Telehealth Therapist

March 5, 2024

How To Build a Strong Therapist-Client Relationship via Telehealth Since COVID-19 and the digital age, Telehealth has emerged as the new norm for many health professionals, including in mental health care. Online therapy offers unparalleled convenience, accessibility, and the unique opportunity to receive therapy from the comfort of your own home. It has also transformed

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Managing bad pain days with endometriosis

Managing Bad Pain Days with Endometriosis

March 5, 2024

Strategies for Pain Management with Endometriosis Imagine waking up, already dreading the day ahead, knowing it’s going to be one of those days-when endometriosis decides to take the lead, steering you into a whirlwind of pain that seems to engulf every part of your being. You’re not just battling the physical agony; the emotional turmoil

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Navigating a Late Autism Diagnosis as an Adult

New Beginnings | Navigating a Late Autism Diagnosis as an Adult

March 4, 2024

Understanding Your Adult Autism Diagnosis Receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood can feel like being handed a map in a language you’re just beginning to learn. It might bring a mix of emotions: relief in explaining the challenges you’ve faced, confusion about what this means for your future, and perhaps concern about sharing this news

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How to break the cycle of conflict in your relationship - couples therapy australia telehealth

How To Break the Cycle of Conflict in a Relationship

February 19, 2024

How do I stop arguing with my partner? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a continuous cycle of arguments with your partner? Are you nit-picking on each other’s flaws, and starting to lose the moments of fun, happiness and peace in your relationship? Are you starting to consider if they’re still the one for

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Support Structures Post Diagnosis Neurodiversity Autism ADHD Children Adults

Potential Post-Diagnosis Support Structures For Neurodivergent Children and Adults

February 1, 2024

The Power of Understanding Neurodivergence For neurodivergent individuals, an assessment may be the first step towards understanding their unique brain wiring. A diagnosis may feel like a revelation that provides context to their experiences, behaviours, and interactions with the world. “Diagnosis is the start, not the finish, of the journey” – Hayden. “On the day

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How to Break Free From Co-Dependent Relationships

How To Break Free From Co-Dependency In Relationships

January 22, 2024

Looking for how to stop being co-dependent? Are you constantly prioritising your partner’s needs above your own? Do you find your mood entirely dependent on how your partner feels? If these scenarios sound familiar, you might be in a co-dependent relationship. These are common feelings that many individuals face, and it can be difficult to

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