ADULT COUNSELING AND THERAPY
In psychotherapy, our professional staff helps people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Our counselors and psychologists use research-based techniques to help people develop more effective habits. There are several approaches to psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic, among others, that help people work through their problems. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist or counselor. Our clinicians provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
During marriage counseling, your counselor will help you and your spouse understand the negative patterns of communication that have created stress and disappointment.Once you understand what went wrong, our clinicians will help you develop a new process of communication that will help you actually solve problems rather than just recycle old differences.
Group therapy involves one or more counselors. Different groups occur at different days and times and for different lengths of time throughout the week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only. Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem.
Our yoga instructor uses therapeutic yoga as a catalyst to improve mental health and well-being. Yoga as a whole practice builds self-esteem and empowers us to become more self aware, cultivating a connection between the mind, body and soul. Stagnant energy or emotions can build stress and tension in the body and the mind, and moving through yoga postures using the breath as a guide can be detoxifying and bring one to a place of balance, peace and self-worth. We offer individual and group sessions.
At JourneyPure Melbourne, medication is not the first line of defense against emotional distress. Our professional staff always starts from the perspective that our clients can get healthy by turning the insight achieved in counseling into action in your everyday life. However, there are times when our clients go forward faster with the help of a medication that addresses the physical symptoms that are created by mental health problems like depression or anxiety. Your psychiatric nurse practitioner at the JourneyPure Melbourne will help you understand whether or not there is a need for medications and then work with you to find the best medication with the fewest side effects.