The greatest gift you can give
yourself.. Is Compassion.

What is Depression?

We all feel sad or have changes in our mood at times. Depression is a mental health condition that can cause persistent changes to your mood. This may include sadness, anxiousness, hopelessness, fear or guilt. The catalyst of depression isn’t always easy to determine, but it can be the result of trauma, genetics, anxiety or pent up thoughts or emotions that haven’t been expressed or resolved. Depression is very common, 1 in 5 Australians experience this condition at least once in their life. With the right help, depression can be treated with many therapeutic methods with significant positive benefits for overall well being and combatting mood changes

For many of us, there is no single cause of depression, but it can be spurred on by an unexpected life event, trauma or negative experience. This may include the loss of a relationship, family related issues, grief or bereavement, or any stressful event that can cause an inability to cope. Depression can be treated, even the most severe cases, to which the earlier treatment begins the higher the chance of recurrence to be prevented.

Depression affects us in various ways. Some common symptoms of depression include:

  • Overwhelming feeling of sadness
  • Sudden and significant changes in mood
  • Restlessness or anger even at trivial things
  • Loss of self-confidence or worth
  • The feeling of hopelessness and overwhelming disappointment
  • Lack of sleep or insomnia
  • Depressive states that are long lasting
  • Lack of Sex drive
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Physical changes including weight gain or loss, loss of appetite

We all feel sad or have changes in our mood at times. Depression is a mental health condition that can cause persistent changes to your mood. This may include sadness, anxiousness, hopelessness, fear or guilt. The catalyst of depression isn’t always easy to determine, but it can be the result of trauma, genetics, anxiety or pent up thoughts or emotions that haven’t been expressed or resolved. Depression is very common, 1 in 5 Australians experience this condition at least once in their life. With the right help, depression can be treated with many therapeutic methods with significant positive benefits for overall well being and combatting mood changes

For many of us, there is no single cause of depression, but it can be spurred on by an unexpected life event, trauma or negative experience. This may include the loss of a relationship, family related issues, grief or bereavement, or any stressful event that can cause an inability to cope. Depression can be treated, even the most severe cases, to which the earlier treatment begins the higher the chance of recurrence to be prevented.

How Our Team Can Help

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

  •  We actively and compassionately listen and talk about how you are feeling
  •  Identify and determine causes associated with negative thinking patterns
  •  Develop new ways of thinking with coping mechanism for identified patterns impacting mood or emotional states
  •  Integrate practical and evidence based techniques with the goal of exacerbating mood swings and disarm negative styles of thinking
  • Provide information on depression with emotional support and guidance throughout treatment

Our Team Are 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  
https://unboxedpride.com.au/