Anxiety is Tough,
but Beating it Doesn't Have to be.

What Is Anxiety?

Have you ever felt stressed and worried without knowing why? Or have you ever felt like danger is present, even when you are objectively safe? Or experienced a racing heartbeat for no reason. These can be symptoms of anxiety. 

Low-level stress or anxiety is a very normal emotion that we all experience. It can motivate us to prepare for and deal with new or challenging situations that life presents. 

For some of us, anxiety can become constant and overwhelming, interfering with our daily lives or routines. If worries start to impact your life significantly, it might be time to talk to someone who can help. According to a BeyondBlue study, one in four Australians experiences anxiety at some point in their lives, so you are not alone. Anxiety can manifest in many different ways. The effects can range from mild to severe and can vary from person to person. Anxiety is very treatable, and there are many avenues to seek support and develop strategies to beat the anxiety beast.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you are not alone; we are here to help.

Some common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Excessive worry or stress about everyday events.
  • Feeling agitated, restless, or on edge.
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank.
  • Irritability that leads to arguments or conflict.
  • Social anxiety or avoidance of public speaking.
  • Muscle tension, headaches, or dizziness.
  • Sleep problems, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Chest tightness, difficulty breathing.

Have you ever felt stressed and worried without knowing why? Or have you ever felt like danger is present, even when you are objectively safe? Or experienced a racing heartbeat for no reason. These can be symptoms of anxiety. 

Low-level stress or anxiety is a very normal emotion that we all experience. It can motivate us to prepare for and deal with new or challenging situations that life presents. 

For some of us, anxiety can become constant and overwhelming, interfering with our daily lives or routines. If worries start to impact your life significantly, it might be time to talk to someone who can help. According to a BeyondBlue study, one in four Australians experiences anxiety at some point in their lives, so you are not alone. Anxiety can manifest in many different ways. The effects can range from mild to severe and can vary from person to person. Anxiety is very treatable, and there are many avenues to seek support and develop strategies to beat the anxiety beast.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you are not alone; we are here to help.

How Our Team Can Help

At Unboxed Pride, we offer support by developing a plan that may include:

We’re here to listen and talk about how you are feeling

Pressure to succeed, social media, family and social pressure, past trauma, fear of failure, or social situations can all trigger anxiety. We create a safe space to listen and explore the causes of your anxiety. Then develop a step-by-step program to work through strategies to manage triggers, identify the start of an anxiety process, and support to manage it more effectively.

Developing Coping Skills

We all have certain thought patterns and habitual responses that may contribute to anxiety. Our therapists can help identify and understand why you feel this way, help break the cycle, and provide a range of techniques to support you in feeling safe when overwhelmed.

Therapy and Relaxation Techniques

Mindfulness – A Relaxing Tool for any Time of the Day.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the here and now and shutting off distractions around you, in the past and the future. It is as simple as breathing slowly and with awareness, and it may only take two minutes to get started. It is a beautiful tool when anxiety starts to simmer up as all you have to do is breathe mindfully, and you will feel your heart rate drop and racing thoughts slow. 

Some great Apps can get you started. Remember – you don’t have to pay for mindfulness exercises; there are free ones.

CALM  

Headspace

Free Mindfulness 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talking therapy) based on the idea that how you think and act affects how you feel. It is an excellent tool for managing anxiety.

Our Therapists are familiar with the practice of CBT. By talking with you, they can explore what negative situations trigger you emotionally, talk through your thoughts and ideas, and then look at how that affects your behaviours.  

Understanding who you are and why you do things is often the tipping point to reaching wellness and moving you toward a life free from the impacts of anxiety.

Our Therapists Specialised for Treating Anxiety

Our LGBTIQ+ experienced therapist will provide you with support, care, and understanding to help you identify, manage and relieve your anxiety. We are here with you every step of the way and are committed to progress and supporting you in your journey.
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PJ Menon

She/They
Registered Psychologist
LGBTQIA+ member, Non-Binary, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Tuesday & Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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PJ Menon

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/They)

I'm warm & empathetic, and love to use humour to develop therapeutic relationships. I value collaboration, and celebrate lived experiences and client wisdom in my work. I'm passionate about walking alongside others as they develop their self-compassion, confidence and identity.    
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Joseph Tighe

He/Him
Registered Psychologist
Male, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Joseph Tighe

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

In private practise Joe sees clients from LGBTQIA+ backgrounds be they pre-teen through to adulthood. He is passionate to with clients and their families at various stages of transitioning and offers an accepting, affirming space for all.
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Glenda May

She/Her
Registered Psychologist
Female, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Mon-Fri
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Glenda May

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/Her)

Clients often describe me as warm and inspirational. I have a passion for guiding introspection, facilitating self-discovery, and empowering individuals to achieve their aspirations.    
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Leonard W Kling

He/Him
Clinical Psychologist
Male, LGBTQIA+ member, Warm and Sensitive, Non-religous
Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday
$235.50 (Private Fee)
$98.45 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Leonard W Kling

Clinical Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Clinical Psychologist (He/Him) 

I’m a very positive, compassionate and respectful person. While making every effort to genuinely understand the unique challenges that can be faced, I’ll always create a welcoming and safe space to build future goals and work with you to develop positive change and growth.
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Tasha Turner

She/They
Senior Counsellor
LGBTQIA+ member, Gender Queer, Spiritual, Non-religious, Confident, Warm and Sensitive
Senior Counsellor
Monday – Sunday
Individual Sessions: $130
Couples: $230
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Tasha Turner

Senior Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Senior Counsellor (She/They)

As a proud gender Queer, pansexual, neurodivergent Counsellor, and chronic pain battler, I am excited to be part of this tailored support service. My purpose is to guide clients in exploring their true selves, embracing their differences and living authentically  
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Mark Podesta

He/Him
Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
LGBTQIA+ member, Male, Spiritual, Warm and Sensitive
General Psychologist (GradDip and Postgrad Dip -Psych)
Saturday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
  $230 – Couples Counselling
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Mark Podesta

Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

I'm a warm, caring, approachable person. I'll be guided by your strengths, needs and circumstances; empowering you to be able to create positive changes, cope with challenges and difficulties, and improve your overall wellbeing.    
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Keith Kulda

He/Him
Counsellor
Confident, LGBTQIA+ member, Tough but Comforting, Male
Counsellor
Wed & Thurs
$130
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Keith Kulda

Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Counsellor (He/Him)

My counselling approach is person-centred and focused on developing strong therapeutic partnerships and meet clients where they are. I am a proud gay man of colour with a practice motivated on helping clients with personal growth and making self-rewarding change.  
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Nicole Vanderkroef

She/Her
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
LGBTQIA+ member, Female, Spiritual, Non-religious, Parent, Warm and Sensitive, Confident
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
$130
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Nicole Vanderkroef

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist (She/Her)

I am a qualified clinical counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years working with adults, children and families. I have a warm, open and patient approach -- and some very broad shoulders  
https://unboxedpride.com.au/