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What is Stress?

Stress is not a modern-day problem – it first reared its head about the same time our ancestors had to fight, flight or freeze for their survival.  In times of threat, the brain produces adrenaline which increases blood flow to the heart and limbs, increases heart rate, and generally prepares your body for survival.  Today we are not preparing to flee from animal predators but our bodies are still set up for the fight, flight, or freeze response when under a perceived threat

The fight, flight, or freeze response is a normal part of who we are and is actually still pretty useful at times.  People still use  use the adrenaline to push you on to hit a work or study-based deadline.  However, stress becomes a problem when it can no longer be managed and starts to take over what is happening for you on a day-to-day basis.

More and more Australians are experiencing acute stress with the key causes being money, family, health, and relationships. Working a therapist can assist you to identify the root causes of stress with a lens of empathy and compassion and provide you with evidence based strategies to help manage your stressor events. Hobbies that interest you and you are well involved in them can cope very well with stress. Recently, the online casino industry has been of great interest to many people. Gives a large number of instant echeck casinos

Here are some indicators that stress may be a problem for you:

  • Sleep deprivation/insomnia
  • Irritable, moodiness, agitation, restless
  • Continued focus on negative outcomes
  • Avoidance behaviours from stressful events or environments
  • Unable to concentrate or make decisions
  • Having negative comparisons of yourself with others
  • Over-predicting the future and jumping to negative conclusions
  • Feeling anxious and overwhelmed
  • Physical symptoms such as weight changes, headaches, muscle cramps, stomach cramps

Stress is not a modern-day problem – it first reared its head about the same time our ancestors had to fight, flight or freeze for their survival.  In times of threat, the brain produces adrenaline which increases blood flow to the heart and limbs, increases heart rate, and generally prepares your body for survival.  Today we are not preparing to flee from animal predators but our bodies are still set up for the fight, flight, or freeze response when under a perceived threat

The fight, flight, or freeze response is a normal part of who we are and is actually still pretty useful at times.  People still use  use the adrenaline to push you on to hit a work or study-based deadline.  However, stress becomes a problem when it can no longer be managed and starts to take over what is happening for you on a day-to-day basis.

More and more Australians are experiencing acute stress with the key causes being money, family, health, and relationships. Working a therapist can assist you to identify the root causes of stress with a lens of empathy and compassion and provide you with evidence based strategies to help manage your stressor events. Hobbies that interest you and you are well involved in them can cope very well with stress. Recently, the online casino industry has been of great interest to many people. Gives a large number of instant echeck casinos

How Our Team Can Help

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

  • Help identify areas in your life that may be triggering (stressors) stressful events or circumstances
  • Provide an assessment of identified thought patterns, emotions and outcomes to provide a therapeutic response
  • Provide evidence-based strategies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) & dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) to give you insight into why you think, feel and act in certain ways and explore ways to identify and understand the negative thoughts patterns
  • Offer integrated problem-solving skills and coping strategies for stressful events
  • Develop Mindfulness & Relaxation techniques and strategies to manage your stress levels at any time.
  • Working with you to develop a personalised health plan including a balanced routine with the right amount of rest, exercise and nutrition

Our Team is here for you.

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  
Pick a therapist that you feel comfortable with and book a session today.
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