Psychological therapy focuses on the relationships between people, their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and is about changing unhelpful patterns of thinking or feeling and identifying ways to manage stress, depression, and anxiety. It can be used to treat a range of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and more. Psychotherapy is a highly personal form of treatment, and the therapist will use different modalities of therapy to suit your individual needs and goals.
Psychologist in Ballarat are experienced in working with children, adolescents and their families. They are well trained and skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Non-Directive Counselling. They are also experienced in treating a number of mental health conditions and disorders including depression, anxiety, family problems, addictions, eating disorders and PTSD.
At Modern Medicine they use a client-centred approach and aim to provide a holistic service to their clients. They draw on a range of psychological theories and domains to inform their practice and interventions with individuals, such as Attachment Theory, Non-Directive Counselling, CBT, ACT, DBT and more. Their psychological services are provided within community health programs and departments, such as Community Rehabilitation, Persistent Pain Program and the Acquired Brain Injury Service, as well as privately through Blossomtree Psychology.
Psychological consultation and therapy can be accessed through a referral from your General Practitioner or Paediatrician to the Western Victoria Primary Health Network website. A Medicare rebate for 6 sessions, plus an additional 4 per calendar year is available through this process. Please note that out of pocket fees still apply.
Sam Balson, a Myotherapist, collaborates with Maria Marshall at Modern Medicine. Maria Marshall is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who prioritizes a person-centered and empathic approach, ensuring that individuals feel valued, safe, and validated. Alongside her expertise, she serves as an approved clinical supervisor with AHPRA. Together, Sam Balson and Maria Marshall work closely to provide comprehensive care and support.
Psychotherapy is a professional discipline focused on understanding human thought and emotion, human development and personality, as well as the impact of biological influences on these processes. It is a science which advances our understanding of human emotion, intelligence, memory, learning, perception, and attention and how these are affected by biological and environmental factors. Psychotherapy is a behavioural intervention and can be combined with other psychotherapies, such as hypnotherapy and meditation techniques. It is considered an effective and empowering approach to mental wellbeing, and can be applied to a wide range of disorders and presenting issues.