Psychology can help you explore more deeply both your own self-understanding and human behaviour, with initial experiences being daunting but becoming easier as your knowledge base expands.
Our team includes counsellors skilled at offering compassionate talk therapy, and psychologists equipped to address complex mental health issues as well as provide Functional Capacity Assessments.
Counselling & Therapy
If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or self-esteem issues – or simply want to improve your daily functioning – consulting a counsellor may be beneficial. They can also be of great assistance if your relationship is experiencing any difficulty whether marital, familial or friendship related.
Counsellors are adept at treating an array of mental health conditions in people of all ages. Utilizing psychotherapeutic techniques, counselors use counseling sessions to help their patients better understand their thoughts and emotions in order to overcome problems such as addiction, trauma, grief, low self-esteem and depression. Licensed counselors may work at clinics, hospitals or even in patients’ homes; in certain states they may even opt to start their own private practices depending on the scope of practice and state regulations.
Therapists utilize several psychotherapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and family systems therapy, to assist their patients in dealing with emotional difficulties, trauma, stress and other issues that impair quality of life. Therapists may specialize in areas like marriage counseling, substance abuse counseling or eating disorder management; in addition they often operate their own private practices alongside traditional practice settings.
Psychiatrists are an elite group of professionals with an in-depth knowledge of human psychology and emotions, applying various psychotherapeutic techniques to address them. With their scientific approach, psychiatrists offer advice and support to both individuals and families alike.
Rosa Ferdosian, our Head Registered Psychologist, possesses vast experience treating children and adolescents, and she finds great satisfaction in seeing once distressed individuals find peace through therapy. Leveraging her years of expertise to provide personalized psychiatric care services tailored to each patient’s specific needs is something Rosa takes great pleasure in doing.
Child & Adolescent Therapy
Poor mental health in youth can have detrimental physical effects and lead to dangerous behavior such as substance use, risky sexual activity and impulsive decision-making. Furthermore, it may contribute to academic struggles and poor school performance. Our child and adolescent therapy services provide individual, group and family therapy sessions for youth facing psychological, behavioral or emotional challenges.
Our therapists are skilled in using effective therapeutic approaches for children and adolescents, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT can teach clients, including young ones, how their thoughts and emotions influence behavior. Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) offers another solution which assists children and adolescents overcome any distortion in thinking or low self-worth that arise after experiencing trauma.
At Family Wellness Network, we provide both individual and family therapies in-person and online, including those specifically targeted for adolescents or their parents, siblings or grandparents. Sessions aim to improve communication, build healthier relationships and increase understanding of problematic behaviors.
Children and adolescents experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors can benefit from our clinical child and adolescent therapy services, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or DBT-C (for preteens and younger). DBT focuses on building stronger sense of self-worth while managing intense emotions more effectively.
Kylee has over two decades of experience working with children, families and adults across settings like schools, hospitals and community groups. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder as well as eating disorders and family/relationship problems using CBT and Mindfulness approaches. Kylee prides herself in her empathic, supportive and change-focused framework which she prides herself in working within and her strong commitment to her clients journey and journeys towards insight and making positive changes in their lives – something which drives her passion in work!
Psychotherapy can provide invaluable relief from anxiety and depression, whether through individual, couple or family therapy sessions. Our therapeutic relationships and collaborations with clients are central to their successful transition through difficulties to growth of self-esteem and becoming their greatest selves.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Compassion Focused Talk Therapy and Mindfulness are just a few of the treatments used at our practice. Medicare, TAC and Workcover registered providers; services available both physically in clinics as well as remotely via telehealth.
Our psychologists and counsellors possess vast experience working with all age groups. Some specialize in specific areas of mental health such as mood disorders (depression and bipolar), parenting issues, relationships and family concerns; while others can assist with more complex matters like chronic illness/pain, grief/loss transitions life transitions personality disorders sexual issues addictions etc.
As part of your therapy session, it’s essential that the time you choose fits seamlessly with your regular schedule. While attending sessions outside business hours may not always be feasible, and children should not attend without being part of the therapy program. Furthermore, it is necessary to determine whether you plan on using insurance and the costs associated with copayment or deductible charges before choosing an appointment time and date.
Your first session with a therapist will give you the chance to discuss your current circumstances, so it is wise to prepare by writing down what topics you would like to address and considering why treatment has been sought – this will allow for greater clarity when discussing goals for therapy sessions.
Psychiatry is a medical specialisation dedicated to diagnosing and treating mental illnesses of various kinds. This field includes delusional thinking, depression, anxiety disorders and addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Psychiatrists utilize various approaches to assist their patients in overcoming their issues, including prescribing medication, conducting psychotherapy sessions and offering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), deep brain stimulation or similar treatments. They frequently work as part of a team comprising psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.
People experiencing serious mental health and emotional problems should visit a psychiatric specialist immediately, in order to receive professional help before these problems become more serious and cause more damage both to themselves and those around them.
A psychiatrist will begin by conducting an exam to diagnose the source of any discomfort or conflict. They then use a process of elimination to arrive at a diagnosis; this may involve blood work, brain scans and drug screenings as well as taking a patient’s history and discussing it further with them.
Psychiatrists can choose among many subspecialties of psychiatry to treat specific populations or conditions, including child and adult psychiatry, military psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Some psychiatrists also specialize in neuropsychiatry which explores the link between one’s mental health and neurological state.
As far as treatment approaches go, most psychiatrists will combine talk therapy and medication in order to deliver optimal care to their patients. They usually don’t provide ongoing talk therapy themselves though; psychologists typically work alongside psychiatrists in providing adequate care.
Krystal Antoniuk is a BlueSky Psychology psychiatrist who assists clients with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family and relationship problems, substance abuse and eating disorders. She holds both an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College and BA degrees in Psychology with Justice Studies minoring in Spanish from University of New Hampshire; both degrees enabled her to facilitate group therapy sessions on topics like self-esteem development, DBT therapy and anxiety management.