Psychologists Bayside

Our Psychologists and Therapists

Our team of senior clinicians can assess and treat children, adolescents, and adults regarding a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and much more. Our highly qualified team includes:

DR ALICIA PAPAS

DR ALICIA PAPAS

B.BNSc, B.AppSci (Psych Hons), D.Psych (Clinical)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
GABRIELA HERCMAN

GABRIELA HERCMAN

BPsych, D.Psych (Clinical), MAPS

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
SUZIE NORWOOD

SUZIE NORWOOD

Graduate in Social Work & Accredited Therapist

COUPLE’S THERAPIST

What is Mental Health?

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is characterized as “a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.

Good mental health is a cornerstone for leading a happy and healthy life. While everyone aims to achieve this, it’s not always as easy for some. The pressures of everyday life can wear us down and can easily lead to mental health problems.

Managing mental health often requires management and support from a qualified professional

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
  • Headspace on 1800 650 890
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • Covid19 Mental Wellbeing Service 24/7 -1800 512 348
  • Middle South CAT Service – Monash Medical Ph: 24/7 – (03) 1300 369 012
    246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Fax: (03) 9594 1436
Due to COVID-19, the Australian Government has announced that there will be ten additional psychology sessions, on top of the existing 10 regular psychology sessions on their GP mental health care plans from 2021. Please book an appointment with your GP to renew, or to discuss your eligibility if you do not currently have a mental health care plan.

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness includes a wide range of conditions that can significantly affect the way we behave or act. These conditions typically first occur in the teenage years, but can also become known later on in life. There are many different types of mental illnesses including:

Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Trauma Related Disorders

Addiction Disorders

Eating Disorders

ADHD

Stress

Sleep Disorders

Our Approach

Our clinical psychologists have extensive experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, GAD, stress, OCD, eating disorders, and much more. We work with clients in an inviting and warm environment. All meetings are strictly confidential.

We take the time to listen and believe in promoting meaningful conversation in order to get a deeper understanding of your personal struggles. There is never a single immediate solution, so our focus is on helping clients to make continuous progress with their issues.

The most important thing is ensuring our treatments have a positive impact on your daily life.

 

Why Bayside Family Psychology?

We are committed to evidence-based therapeutic interventions (ie therapies that have been proven effective by scientific research). Attending our clinical environment means you will receive care and support from our psychologists utilizing an evidence-based therapeutic approach. Depending on our clients’ needs, our therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and more.

Qualified Psychologists

Experienced and certified professional psychologists and therapists.

360 Holistic Care

Visit our general practice to support all of your medical care requirements at one location.

Long Term Health

We focus on long term health with personal mental health care plans and ongoing support.