"It's Okay To Sparkle" - Avery Jackson.

Gender Identity

Gender identity can be described as how you perceive your gender and how you want others to see you. Sadly, some people lack understanding and discriminate against and bully members of the LBGTIQ+ community; this is amplified within the Gender Identity circle, which can lead to mental health outcomes like anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

It can feel confusing going through a transition process; you may try to hide your feelings from family and friends, fearing rejection or judgment. You may struggle with what you’re experiencing and understand where you fit in the world; schooling, relationships, work, and friendships can be impacted. If you notice changes in your behaviour, it can be beneficial to talk with a therapist to help process any negative emotions or feelings.

Unboxed Pride has been built for LGBTIQ+ members seeking genuine connection and support with a constant lens of compassion and non-judgment. Our range of psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists all have success stories, caring for community members on their journey.

For parents, carers or family members of anyone who identifies as LGBTIQ+, know that it can be as much of a journey for you as your loved one. You may want to understand more about what your child is going through or how to support them. You may need help clarifying or processing your thoughts and emotions. Our therapists can offer insight and support to guide you through gender transition.

Gender identity can be described as how you perceive your gender and how you want others to see you. Sadly, some people lack understanding and discriminate against and bully members of the LBGTIQ+ community; this is amplified within the Gender Identity circle, which can lead to mental health outcomes like anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

It can feel confusing going through a transition process; you may try to hide your feelings from family and friends, fearing rejection or judgment. You may struggle with what you’re experiencing and understand where you fit in the world; schooling, relationships, work, and friendships can be impacted. If you notice changes in your behaviour, it can be beneficial to talk with a therapist to help process any negative emotions or feelings.

Unboxed Pride has been built for LGBTIQ+ members seeking genuine connection and support with a constant lens of compassion and non-judgment. Our range of psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists all have success stories, caring for community members on their journey.

For parents, carers or family members of anyone who identifies as LGBTIQ+, know that it can be as much of a journey for you as your loved one. You may want to understand more about what your child is going through or how to support them. You may need help clarifying or processing your thoughts and emotions. Our therapists can offer insight and support to guide you through gender transition.

How Our Team Can Help

Here are some of the ways that our Unboxed Pride therapists can support you:

  • A safe space to talk, constantly being offered a lens of compassion without judgement.
  • Therapists with lived experience who understand what you are going through.
  • Provide support and talk about other individuals who have gone through transitions.
  • Support around planning conversations and strategies to help facilitate a positive experience.
  • Offer strategy settings to help manage complex outcomes associated with gender revealing to others.
  • Provide evidence-based approaches to help manage any negative emotions related to your transition, which may include dialectical behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques to promote achieving self-awareness and acceptance.

Our Team Is Here For You.

We are here with you every step of the way and are committed to supporting you on 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/