SOLUTIONS - for adults

Unwanted behaviour is not restricted to children! I have extensive experience working with adults who have a range of common problems including:

I also have a focus on supporting adults with problematic substance use issues and mental health issues related to substance use such as: 

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Motivational issues

  • Anger

  • Stress

  • Intellectual disabilities

 

I have a long history of working with adults with substance use and co-existing disorders. I have worked in community mental health and AOD settings as well as forensic mental health and in correctional facilities. My roles have included assessment and intervention of people with substance use and co-existing problems. This includes clients wanting to go on the opioid treatment program, clients referred through the police and court diversion scheme, probation and parole clients, and clients that are self referred or referred by another healthcare provider. 

I take a cognitive behavioural approach to working with his clients’ problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) works by identifying faulty thinking styles and the behaviours that are causing you problems that link to the emotion or diagnosis for which you are seeking support for. CBT is a short term problem solving intervention and has been found to be very effective for the treatment of most psychological problems.  

 

The Next Step:

Phone your GP and tell the administration officer that you might require a Mental Health Care Plan. When you see your GP, explain your concerns. You can ask your GP to be referred to a specific psychologist. Mental Health Care Plans cover most common mental health and developmental issues. 

 

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