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Yarra Valley Psychology provides a wide range of services in the eastern region of Melbourne

depression

Depression and mood disorder

While many people go through sad or elated moods from time to time, people with mood disorders are affected by disturbances in mood that are unusually severe or prolonged.
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Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common psychological problems facing individuals today.Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a
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Grief and loss

Grieving is the process of coming to terms with the fact that the person we love is dead. Bereavement is individual and unique to each person: there is no right or wrong way
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anger treatment

Anger treatment programs

Anger is a completely natural human emotion that can be caused by various situations, events, or by the thoughts and feelings that a person may have about these events.
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About Yarra Valley Psychology

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Yarra Valley Psychology has been providing expert and compassionate psychological services since 2001.

The experienced team of psychologists at Yarra Valley Psychology are an integral component of mental health services in the eastern region of Melbourne. We are linked to many community organizations, including the larger local mental health community centres.Our referral base includes doctors, employment services, churches, schools and several government agencies.

Our services include the provision of short-term counselling as well as longer term psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families, psychological assessments, mediation, critical incident debriefing and group work.

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Our therapeutic models

  • Cognitive BEHAVIOURAL Therapy (CBT)

    cbt-smallCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented, psycho-educational approach that has been extensively evaluated. Research on CBT has provided solid empirical support for its use in many clinical conditions. CBT is the preferred mode of therapy in the treatment of many mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders and mood disorders such as depression. The CBT approach focuses on both cognition’s (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes) and behaviours.

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  • Acceptance and Commitment tHERAPY (ACT)

    act-smallAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is closely related to CBT. It is primarily a behavioural therapy that assists clients to break free from rigid inflexible beliefs systems and behaviour patterns. The theory asserts that if the client ‘acts’ in line with their values (despite their emotional discomfort), and ultimately ‘accepts’ their internal experiences, such as cognitions and feelings, only then can true progress be made.

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  • Mindfulness Training (MT)

    mind-smallA number of our psychologists are very experienced in Mindfulness Training (MT).While mindfulness practices can be thought of as a form of meditation, it takes an individual much further. Instead of attempting to clear the mind of all experience and thought, MT aims to fully experience one’s existence and accept (rather than fight or avoid) one’s thoughts and emotions.

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  • SCHEMA therapy

    schema-smallSchema-Focused Therapy is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. A schema is an extremely stable, enduring negative pattern that develops during childhood or adolescence and is elaborated throughout an individual’s life. We view the world through our schemas.

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  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

    dbt-smallDialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a principle-based psychotherapy which uses a modern blend of standard cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), meditation and Eastern Philosophy; it also incorporates elements of psychodynamic, client-centred, gestalt, paradoxical and strategic approaches.

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  • Interpersonal psychoTherapy (IPT)

    ict-smallInterpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) shifts the emphasis of emotional and psychological problems from the interpersonal to the interpersonal sphere. IPT is described as a useful approach for clients in the ‘midst of recent conflicts with significant others and for those having difficulty adjusting to an altered career or social role or other life transition.

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Our Psychologists

Miguel Barreiro

Miguel is a Senior Psychologist, a supervisor and the Clinical Director of Yarra Valley Psychology. Miguel has extensive experience in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, relationships and families. A fluent Spanish speaker, Miguel has lived in the Eastern Suburbs since arriving in Australia, from South America, in 1975.Now married with five children, Miguel has earned a..
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Gabriela Stilita

Gabriela is a Clinical Psychologist registered with AHPRA, NZ Psychologist Board and the Brazilian Psychologist Board. She has a post graduate degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a post graduate in Palliative Care as well as training in Gestalt Therapy.Gabriela has experience working with all age groups (from children to elderly patients) and is particularly familiar working with patients presenting..
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Greg Troup

Greg is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the eastern region for over 20 years. Greg works with clients across most age groups, from primary school children to older adults. Greg works in most areas of mental health including anxiety, OCD, depression and other mood disorders, grief, behavioural issues, stress management, relationship issues, and chronic illness..
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