Courage Starts
with One Small Step.

Why Unbox?

Embracing Positive Change: The Power of LGBTQIA+ Online Therapy

In a world where self-discovery and self-acceptance are concious milestones, finding the right path can sometimes be challenging for LGBTQIA+ people. The journey towards finding our authenticity is unique for each person, marked by triumphs, challenges, and the continual pursuit of well-being. One ally in this journey can be qualified LGBTQIA+ committed therapist, a professional equipped to provide the guidance and support to navigate life’s intricate journey. And now, with online therapy, accessing this support is more convenient than ever before.

 

Unboxing the Benefits

  • A Safe Space for Self-Exploration: Our team of therapists offers an unbiased, nonjudgmental space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. This environment fosters self-discovery and self-awareness, enabling individuals to embrace their identity and overcome internal conflicts.
  • Accessibility: Online therapy breaks down geographical barriers, making it possible to connect with qualified therapists who specialise in LGBTQIA+ mental health, regardless of location.
  • Navigating Challenges: Life can present unique challenges, from coming out to family and friends, to dealing with discrimination and societal pressures or any life experience that can affect us. An affirming therapist can equip individuals with coping strategies and tools to manage these challenges, empowering them to lead healthier, happier lives.
  • Promoting Mental Health: LGBTQIA+ people often face a higher risk of mental health concerns. Working with a therapist can provide essential emotional support and skills to manage stress, promoting overall mental well-being. Our team are committed not only to create a safe haven in therapy, but help you to develop tools and resources to build a supportive tribe that’s aligned to your authentic self.
  • Strengthening Relationships: Our team can offer guidance on navigating relationships, helping to build healthier connections with loved ones, partners, and friends. Effective communication and assertive boundary-setting are skills that can greatly enhance relationship satisfaction.

 

Online Therapy: Convenience and Confidentiality Redefined

With the digital age in full swing, online therapy has emerged as a adaptive solution for individuals seeking nationwide support. It eliminates geographical or social barriers to accessing therapy. Here’s how online therapy can make a difference:

  • Convenience: Online therapy erases the need for commuting and rigid schedules, offering flexibility to busy lives. Sessions can be conducted from the comfort of home, ensuring that therapy can seamlessly integrate into your routine.
  • Confidentiality: Privacy is paramount, our online therapy ensures sessions are held in a secure and confidential virtual environment.
  • Variety of Modalities: Online therapy offers a wide range of communication methods, including text, audio, and video sessions. This variety ensures that you can choose the format that resonates.

 

Your Journey Begins Today: Unbox a Brighter Future with Unboxed Pride

Unboxed Pride, we are the first nationwide online therapy provider in Australia. With a team of qualified therapists who understand the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals, you’ll find a safe haven where your journey is respected and celebrated. All our therapist either identify as LGBTQIA+ or have a committed empathic lens to mental health in our community. All our psychologists and counsellors have extensive experience and success stories working with LGBTQIA+ people.

Embracing Positive Change: The Power of LGBTQIA+ Online Therapy

In a world where self-discovery and self-acceptance are concious milestones, finding the right path can sometimes be challenging for LGBTQIA+ people. The journey towards finding our authenticity is unique for each person, marked by triumphs, challenges, and the continual pursuit of well-being. One ally in this journey can be qualified LGBTQIA+ committed therapist, a professional equipped to provide the guidance and support to navigate life’s intricate journey. And now, with online therapy, accessing this support is more convenient than ever before.

 

Unboxing the Benefits

  • A Safe Space for Self-Exploration: Our team of therapists offers an unbiased, nonjudgmental space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. This environment fosters self-discovery and self-awareness, enabling individuals to embrace their identity and overcome internal conflicts.
  • Accessibility: Online therapy breaks down geographical barriers, making it possible to connect with qualified therapists who specialise in LGBTQIA+ mental health, regardless of location.
  • Navigating Challenges: Life can present unique challenges, from coming out to family and friends, to dealing with discrimination and societal pressures or any life experience that can affect us. An affirming therapist can equip individuals with coping strategies and tools to manage these challenges, empowering them to lead healthier, happier lives.
  • Promoting Mental Health: LGBTQIA+ people often face a higher risk of mental health concerns. Working with a therapist can provide essential emotional support and skills to manage stress, promoting overall mental well-being. Our team are committed not only to create a safe haven in therapy, but help you to develop tools and resources to build a supportive tribe that’s aligned to your authentic self.
  • Strengthening Relationships: Our team can offer guidance on navigating relationships, helping to build healthier connections with loved ones, partners, and friends. Effective communication and assertive boundary-setting are skills that can greatly enhance relationship satisfaction.

 

Online Therapy: Convenience and Confidentiality Redefined

With the digital age in full swing, online therapy has emerged as a adaptive solution for individuals seeking nationwide support. It eliminates geographical or social barriers to accessing therapy. Here’s how online therapy can make a difference:

  • Convenience: Online therapy erases the need for commuting and rigid schedules, offering flexibility to busy lives. Sessions can be conducted from the comfort of home, ensuring that therapy can seamlessly integrate into your routine.
  • Confidentiality: Privacy is paramount, our online therapy ensures sessions are held in a secure and confidential virtual environment.
  • Variety of Modalities: Online therapy offers a wide range of communication methods, including text, audio, and video sessions. This variety ensures that you can choose the format that resonates.

 

Your Journey Begins Today: Unbox a Brighter Future with Unboxed Pride

Unboxed Pride, we are the first nationwide online therapy provider in Australia. With a team of qualified therapists who understand the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals, you’ll find a safe haven where your journey is respected and celebrated. All our therapist either identify as LGBTQIA+ or have a committed empathic lens to mental health in our community. All our psychologists and counsellors have extensive experience and success stories working with LGBTQIA+ people.

Founder of Unboxed Pride.

Growing up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, I felt incredibly isolated as a child to coming out as gay. With pent-up reservations about who I was, I experienced severe anxiety and depression. It took years to find the right help, but once I found an affirming and supportive therapist, I felt I could say and share anything. This is where the real work began and it transformed my life.  I created Unboxed Pride for anyone in the LGBTIQ+ community to have a safe space to feel seen and heard by professionals who get the challenges faced by our community. To support inner healing and pride with a healing alliance handpicked for our beautifully authentic community.”

– David Cairncross, Founder

How are are different from other therapy practises?

Real Human Support built for LGBTQIA+: Our LGBTQIA+ therapists are here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly express yourself. Your experiences and challenges are unique, and our entire team specialise in evidence-based approaches that are proven and effective with LGBTQIA+ clients.

Our team of APRHA/ACA  accredited Therapists are all based in Australia, General & clinical psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists are individually recruited with a wide range of experience using evidence-based care modalities. In addition all have extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community, most of them are LGBTQIA+ themselves.

Navigating Identity: Navigating your gender identity, sexual orientation, and personal experiences can feel complex. Our team of therapists can offer guidance and tools to help you understand and embrace your authentic self at any life stage.

Mental Wellness Matters: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Therapy can assist you in managing anxiety, depression, stress, and any other challenges that might be affecting your overall well-being.

Building Resilience: Life can throw curveballs, but with the right psychological tools, you can build resilience and learn how to cope with difficulties in healthy and effective ways.

Empower Your Relationships: Whether it’s building stronger connections with friends, family, or partners, therapy can enhance your communication skills and help you nurture meaningful relationships.

Thrive and Flourish: Our ultimate goal is to see you thrive and lead a fulfilling life. Through crafted psychology built for the rainbow community, you can unlock your potential and create a life that aligns with your true vision for yourself.

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.
 Therapist image

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)
 Therapist image

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.    
 Therapist image

Joseph Tighe

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

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.
 Therapist image

Glenda May

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

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.    
 Therapist image

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)
 Therapist image

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.
 Therapist image

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
 Therapist image

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  
 Therapist image

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
 Therapist image

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.    
 Therapist image

Keith Kulda

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

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.  
 Therapist image

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
 Therapist image

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/