At Your Local Psychologist, we work alongside everyday people to help them to identify and break through the barriers that prevent them from living their best life.
We are committed to people feeling respected and heard, and that they have the opportunity to learn new ways to cope with the difficulties that we all face at times in life.
At ‘Your Local Psychologist’ we have both fully qualified and registered psychologists and social workers working with us. Both psychologists and social workers are registered with the national registration board AHPRA. Psychologists have membership with the psychological professional body of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), while social workers are registered with their professional body the ‘Australian Association of Social Workers’ (AASW).
Our highly qualified social workers are also trained and experienced in counselling, family therapy, and evidence based couple therapy, and bring a wealth of many years of experience and knowledge in their own areas of expertise in mental health issues. Our social workers are also ‘Accredited Mental Health Social Workers’ (AMHSWs), who have been assessed by the AASW, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, as having specialist expertise in the field of mental health. They are accountable to the AASW Code of Ethics and have committed to, and completed a minimum amount of ongoing, annual, continuing professional development. This is a gold standard in professional recognition for social workers working in the field of mental health.
Both psychologists and social workers have demonstrated specific skills, knowledge and experience in the field of mental health and continue to complete a minimum amount of ongoing, annual Continuing Professional Development. We all practise evidence based therapy and are continually undertaking training and updating our knowledge, so that we remain current and fresh to best practice psychological treatments and tools.
We are so proud to have such a great team of professional clinicians who can bring such a diverse range of experience, qualifications, skills, and expertise to help people in a way that best works for them. Talk to the lovely Alicia to find out who could best help you and your specific needs.