Services for Adults and Older Adults

Our team of highly trained and experienced psychologists offer a range of psychological services for adults and older adults. 

 

Our approach to therapy is informed by current research and international best-practice and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. We offer therapy, counselling and treatment for a range of difficulties and mental health issues.

Therapy/Counselling

Adults
  • Coping with the impact of Covid-19​

  • Adjusting to negative life events​

  • Managing stress and life transitions​

  • Improving relationships at work or home​

  • Mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder)​

  • Anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety)​

  • Processing past traumas​

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)​

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)​

  • Grief & loss​

  • Anger management

Older Adults

Older adults and the elderly have their own set of circumstances, challenges, and risk factors related to their mental health and wellbeing that differ from other age groups.

  • Australian studies have revealed that the major areas of stress for older people are:​

  • Poor physical health/living with chronic illness​

  • Social isolation and loneliness​

  • Changing living arrangements​

  • Financial stresses

A challenge common to many older adults is the experience of grief and loss around their independence, working life, and mobility. Older adults might need help managing day-to-day activities that they used to do themselves. This can lead to frustration, anger, and family conflicts.

Grieving a life partner is often another reality of growing older.  Many also have to cope with chronic physical ailments, pains, and changes in their cognitive function, which could lead to feelings of stress and anxiety.

The psychologists at Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Services are experienced in providing care to older adults and to support them in improve their well-being. 

Assessments

Cognitive function assessments

Our psychologists at Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Services have a special interest in working with clients who are experiencing cognitive problems secondary to various conditions such as:​

  • Acquired brain injury (e.g. Stroke, traumatic brain injury)​

  • Dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease)​

  • Seizures​

  • Substance use​

  • General psychiatric conditions​

This assessment aims to provide diagnostic clarification to both you and your treating team. In addition, this assessment provides insight into the functional impact of your difficulties, guiding treatment and intervention decisions.