Are you at a loss and not sure where to turn for help? Are you feeling stressed and anxious about your direction in life? Do you spend more time worrying about your past and your future than living in the present moment?
At Hargan Psychology, our therapists create a safe space to provide evidence-based therapy depending on the client’s individual needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Also some of the other therapies are Trauma Informed Therapy, individual therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Hargan Psychology offers individual therapy for children, teenagers, and adults who are experiencing a range of challenges. some of the therapies we offer are- depression, anxiety, anger/emotional regulation issues, grief, post-traumatic-stress disorder and more.
Therapy For Children & Teens
When working with young people, your psychologist will assess your individual circumstances, needs, behaviours, and challenges. Each young person is different and here at Hargan, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. We aim to support our young people to become aware of and recognise their feelings, emotions, and triggers.
while encouraging them to find appropriate ways of expressing their emotions and having their needs met effectively.
Are you experiencing insomnia or finding yourself unable to concentrate? Do you dread social situations and conversations with people you don’t know? Are there obsessive or compulsive things you have to do habitually? Do you avoid leaving the house, driving on a freeway or flying on a plane? Do you feel like you’re unable to live your life in a way that evokes freedom?
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While feeling anxious or stressed can be a common response when in a high pressure situation, these feelings usually pass once the stressful situation has passed. However, for some people, these anxious feelings can persist, even when we are not in a high pressure situation or when there is no identifiable trigger.
Anxiety can make it difficult to cope with daily life, and can cause serious distress when experienced consistently without reprieve. According to Beyond Blue, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
At Hargan Psychology, we aim to support our clients to identify, process, and cope with the triggers of their anxiety. Our aim is to support our clients to do less of the behaviours that aren’t working for them and do more of the things that are beneficial for them. Helping them to live more of the BEST life that they want to live.
If anxiety is affecting your ability to live your life to the fullest extent, we’re here to help.
Contact the friendly team at Hargan Psychology today.
Are you lacking in motivation, sleeping a lot, withdrawing from your friends, or avoiding social situations? Are you finding that you’re not enjoying doing things you previously found pleasure in? Are you self-medicating or self-harming in some way? Do you have suicidal thoughts?
Depression is characterised by the experience of some, or, all of the above symptoms, which can be persistent and debilitating. Although sometimes there are clear triggers to our sadness, sometimes depressive symptoms can arise without cause, continuing for weeks, months, or even years.
Depression can influence how we feel, think, and act. Depression can also negatively impact our ability to socialise, work, and study, causing significant impairment across a range of areas.
At Hargan Psychology, we aim to support our clients experiencing depression to identify and address any negative thought and behaviour patterns that are worsening your experience of depressive symptoms. We want to provide you with the individual therapy and support and techniques you may need to overcome your personal experience of depression.
Contact our friendly team today to discuss how we can help.
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Is emotional and psychological trauma affecting how you live your life?
Emotional and psychological trauma can result from stressful events which impact on your sense of security. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma.It may not involve physical harm. It’s often not the circumstances of the situation that determine the impact but your subjective experience of the event.
Examples of trauma:
A single event: an accident, injury, divorce or separation, a violent attack, witnessing violence; these events are particularly traumatic if unexpected or occurred during childhood.
Ongoing events: sexual, physical or emotional abuse, experiencing a life-threatening illness or experiencing traumatic events that occur repeatedly, such as bullying, domestic violence, parental substance misuse or childhood neglect.
Commonly overlooked causes: surgery, the sudden death of someone close, the breakup of a significant relationship, or a humiliating or deeply disappointing experience, especially if someone was deliberately cruel.
Traumatic events present unique challenges—even if you weren’t directly involved in the event. In fact, although we may not have been the direct victims, we are regularly exposed to horrific images on social media and news segments covering traumatic events.
Viewing these images repeatedly can overwhelm your nervous system and create traumatic stress. Here at Hargan Psychology we are providing the individual therapy as we believe there is no trauma too big or too little; every individual deserves support when they are feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable.
Contact the friendly team at Hargan today to be matched with a trauma-experienced psychologist.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Is your life and wellbeing being impacted by symptoms of PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through or witnessed a traumatic event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them. This could be a car accident, serious accident or injury, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or disasters such as bushfires or floods.
As a result, the person experiences feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event that lead to feelings of fear or hopelessness may be burdened by the memory or experience of it; it may be extremely difficult for them to move on from what happened.
Individuals suffering from PTSD experience regular distress when reminded of the event that can impact them socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
If the experience of PTSD is negatively impacting you in any way, please contact our team at Hawthorn for support.
For Grief & Loss
Are symptoms of grief and loss getting in the way of how you live?
Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something that we care about. Like the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a beloved pet or a job; a change to your way of life, or loss of important possessions.
The grief you experience in these instances is usually a typical response to an adverse life event. The intensity of our grief, experience of symptoms of grief, and how long the grief persists is different for each person. Our Individual therapy will get you the most benefits out for you.
If your experience of grief or loss is persistent, unbearable, and affecting your life socially, emotionally, or mentally, you may need support to process your grief and develop strategies to manage the more severe symptoms.
Loss is a natural part of life and there is no shame in needing additional support to help foster acceptance for that which we have lost.
Please contact our team at Hargan Psychology for grief/loss-related support