Social Anxiety – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Social Anxiety: Skill development is an integral part of overcoming social anxiety, a common and debilitating disorder that can negatively affect the capacity to build or maintain successful relationships.

Counselling Approach: I am an eclectic-base therapist, which means we will develop a tailored treatment plan according to your assessed issues and treatment goals. Research has shown both cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies to be effective treatments for social anxiety. Strategies from these treatments form a solid and reliable base for tailored programs.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com

 

 

Cult Recovery – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Cult Recovery: People rarely enter a cult environment knowingly. They can find themselves out of depth over time, isolated and struggling with abusive segregating relationships, dealing with the conflict of hearing these relationships labelled in the cult community as caring, supportive, or even loving. Given the misinformation of cult groups, it can be very useful to develop a deep understanding of what a cult is, to assess the often deceptive nature of cult-related harm, and develop strategies to rebuild social and personal confidence outside of the group.  Engaging in the process to heal from and move beyond a cult experience can seem daunting. This may seem particularly true at the start, but can also be evident in recovery as insight and awareness grows along the journey away from abusive relationships with specific groups or people.

Counselling Approach: Amanda’s approach to cult recovery is founded on developing a trusting and supportive relationship first. This relationship is strengths focused, based on an education framework, and aims to reconnect confidence in critical thinking skills. Beliefs and values before, during, and after cult involvement are often worth taking a closer look at. Emotional regulation strategies may be a central tenet of therapy depending on the cult experience. Strategies may address a wide range of emotional states, such as trauma, anxiety, dissociation, as well as grief and loss, anger and guilt or shame. Ultimately we are working towards resilience, discovering purpose and self-identity after the cult.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com

 

 

Seniors Counselling – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Seniors: Typical issues which can arise in the senior years include memory deficits, chronic and/or deteriorating health problems, grief and loss, as well as loneliness or social isolation.

Counselling Approach: Having already developed a lifetime of experience, the difficulties seniors face are often around adapting to life changes, such as maintaining health and wellbeing, financial security, and managing family ties. I have found a flexible and supportive solutions focused approach alleviates depression and anxiety for most seniors. Emphasis is placed on preventative care and healthy aging.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com

 

Depression – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Depression: Low mood reflects feelings of sadness, irritability, guilt, hopelessness, and helplessness. This depression can result in substantial changes to the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves – often causing an avoidance of activities previously found enjoyable, causing mood to worsen over time. Depression can follow the stressors associated with life changes, from a genetic predisposition to mood disorders, or as a symptom associated with physical health problems, such as hyperthyroidism.

Counselling Approach: Treatment for depression can be quite diverse, which reflects the diversity of people who suffer from this common mood disorder.  I work with adults (late teens to seniors) as an eclectic-base therapist to develop tailored treatment plans that best suits the clients’ way of working and treatment goals. Successful outcomes can be reached through interpersonal and cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as motivational holistic programs that may include such areas as fitness, nutrition, music, and art.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com