Depression – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Depression: Depression is a recognised condition that can affect anyone at any time of life. You may not feel bad all day, however in general your mood and thinking can be very negative. You may also have trouble with sleep, appetite, and feel very lethargic and unmotivated. Trying to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘just get yourself together’ may help temporarily, however therapy and/or medication may be required for longer term results. If you are unsure why life looks and feels different, visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later.

Counselling Approach: Mia believes that every client who attends the clinic has their own story, their own challenges to overcome, and a specific set of values that drive their life choices. Mia endeavours to accommodate individual differences and assist clients to reach achievable goals. She focuses on Cognitive and Behaviour therapies with an emphasis on self-empowerment to help you build a sense of control and mastery whilst regaining a strong sense of self.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr (inital appts $220). Evening  and Saturday appts available.  For information on hardship rates please contact reception.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!

Home Visits – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Home Visits: Whether you are living in the larger community or a retirement community, you may have challenges including chronic or acute illness, life-threatening  illness, retirement (forced or by choice), redundancy, separation and divorce, death of a loved one, challenges with family relationships, or return to work later in life.

Counselling Approach: Counselling and therapy strategies that can be tailored to your needs include psycho-education, narrative and trauma-based therapies can help to ‘soften’ memories, bring us back into the present, Emotional Freedom Technique, and other relaxation techniques, and mindfulness based therapies. These therapies will always be approached gently and at your pace.

I would be honored to assist you to explore your goals for today and your life ahead, and work through them together.

Current Availability:  Usually within a week. For mobile services, Mia is available Wednesday mornings.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr (inital appts $220). Evening  and Saturday appts available.  For information on hardship rates please contact reception.

Locations:
Mia Olsson provides mobile services South of Brisbane including:

  • Redland Shire
  • Wellington Point
  • Cleveland
  • Victoria Point

Loganholme M1 clinic consultations are also available: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!

Postnatal Depression – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Postnatal Depression: Postnatal Depression is a clinical illness and not a character weakness. Feeling irritable, run down or anxious after the birth of your baby is not uncommon. If these feelings develop within weeks or even months of your baby being born, you may have PND. There is no need to suffer in silence. Visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later. If you are having any thought of harming yourself or your baby, it is important consult your doctor, local hospital or your local telephone directory for emergency support as soon as possible.

Counselling Approach: Mia focuses on interventions that are based on best available evidence integrated with individual client characteristics, culture and preferences. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy have been found to be effective with PND, as well as problem solving and expressive therapies. Mia focuses initially on techniques to allow you to regain some feelings of calm quickly, even after feeling quite overwhelmed. The aim is to find the style that suits you and allows you to make progress quickly and effectively.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr (inital appts $220). Evening  and Saturday appts available.  For information on hardship rates please contact reception.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!