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Think Psychology Solutions

We have been inundated by new referrals over the past month and will have to close our books to new clients. The exception is relationship counselling with Psychologist Ana Diaz still having some capacity to work with couples. Think will review our capacity once again in June.

We are very pleased to advise that Psychologist Ana Diaz is commencing at Think 2 days per week treating couples and adults. Ana will be available for relationship counselling as well as treating individual adults. Ana will continue to work part time at Relationships Australia and details of Ana’s background and skills can be found on our Our Team page. Welcome Ana!

Caitlin Hammond will join Think at the end of April, moving across from a private practice in Civic. She is a Psychologist completing the final stages of her clinical registrar program who works with adults and adolescents (and their families). Information about Caitlin’s skills and background can be found on our Our Team page and new client bookings either through phoning the practice on 02 6282 8266 or the Contact page.

Welcome Caitlin!

Unfortunately we have to close the books of Psychiatrist Dr. Emma Adams for new patients. This situation will be reviewed regularly and her bookings re-opened in the future but at this stage we have had to close her books.

However, we are able to re-open to new bookings for Psychologists. We have a Psychologist joining us in late-April. The Psychologist concerned works with adolescents and adults, is completing her clinical registrar program and works primarily with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Further details will be provided shortly, however, if you are a new client looking to book an appointment please call reception and we will be able to make an appointment for late April / early May. If you have been referred by a GP or Psychiatrist please have your referral handy as we may need details from the referral / Mental Health Care Plan. 

Liz Muldoon has returned to the practice following maternity leave. She will be seeing clients 12 and under and over 18. Welcome back Liz!

Think PS would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will be closed from the 23rd December 2020 and will re-open on the 6th January 2021. Should you require emergency care in this time, please call your GP, or contact Access Mental Health on 1800 629 354 or 02 6205 1065, or contact emergency on 000.

Unfortunately, as per previous post, and after reviewing our availability, we remain unable to accept new client referrals. We apologise to those who have been referred to Think and ask that if you have been given a list of possible Psychologists to refer too that you try some others on the list, or return to your referrer (GP/Psychiatrist) for another recommendation. We will once again review our capacity in October.

We are pleased to announce that consultant psychiatrist, Dr Emma Adams will be joining us here at Think Psychology Solutions from Monday 13 July 2020.   Dr Adams will complement our existing psychiatric care provided by Dr Meredith Whiting, Dr Jarrod Holst and extended mental health care provided by Dr Louise Stone (GP).  Dr Adams will work closely with our team of psychologists and clinical psychologists, ensuring the best possible mental health care.  Dr Adams will be starting two days per week, working Monday and Tuesdays.

Dr Adams has considerable experience and expertise working with the full spectrum of mental health disorders presenting across the lifespan.   

Dr Adams is available for assessment, opinion and treatment (not long-term psychotherapy) for adults with general psychiatry needs, especially anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, eating disorders, women’s mental health, sexual psychiatry (including gender and sexuality concerns), ADHD and psychiatric input into medical conditions.  In addition, Dr Adams has a particular interest in PTSD, especially in first responders and is passionate about doctor’s mental health.  

Please note, Dr Adams is a long-term local psychiatrist returning to clinical practice after time spent pursuing other projects.  Unlike her previous practice Dr. Adams will not be undertaking long-term psychotherapy.

Dr Adams will review all referral documentation before accepting a new referral so if calling to make an appointment with Dr. Adams please be prepared to send through your referral documentation.

Due to a recent surge in new referrals, the psychologists at Think PS are unable to take new referrals at present. We believe that if you need to see someone, it needs to be in a timely fashion and we are unable to meet that requirement currently. Please talk with your GP/referrer about other psychologist options for your circumstances. Our capacity will be reviewed in June and we hope to be accepting new referrals for July/August.

Please note our student clinic is still able to take referrals on a limited basis.

Think Psychology Solutions have been operating a clinical psychology Student Clinic from our Deakin rooms this year. From the end of June we be focusing on Older Persons Mental Health. We will have available, a provisionally registered psychologist who is a local clinical psychology student completing their final years of training (6-7th year). Think is committed to supporting the next generation of clinical psychologists in our region and will do this by providing quality, real-world student training opportunities.

For our community, this means access to low cost individual appointments for clients seeking evidence based psychological treatment, with no referral required and no cap on number of sessions. The clinic will accept referrals for clients struggling with anxiety (including OCD), depression (including Bipolar Disorder), adjustment or stress issues, along with single incident trauma.

Please note that our student will be on placement for approximately four months so will not be available for long term treatment.

We are pleased to announce our first student commencing who has been on placement since February will be staying on in the clinic till the end of the year – so we welcome continuing to work with Aflaha (Affie) Khan, a Clinical Psychology PhD student from the ANU. Affie will be available for individual appointments with older adults. She is trained in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Please contact our friendly reception staff should you wish to make an appointment in the student clinic. Appointments are available from the end of June 2020 with no waiting list.