Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant authentic meaningful lives, based on what they value as important.
Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep, and spirituality.
We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
Our highly qualified and experienced team is committed to providing a service which is mindful of and empathic towards the unique needs of rural people, their families, lifestyles and communities.
Clients’ privacy and confidentiality are imperative (Link to confidentiality policy)
Our practice operates from a convenient, rural location. Boort is situated halfway between the larger centres of Swan Hill and Bendigo, with an approximate 30-45 minute proximity to several small communities including Pyramid Hill, Kerang, Quambatook, Wedderburn, Korong Vale, Charlton, Wycheproof, Barham, Cohuna and Inglewood.
Naomi is an experienced psychologist with a strong interest in eating psychology, as well as the interface of mental health and nutrition.
Through a variety of urban and rural settings, Naomi has developed a holistic, client-centred approach to psychology with a focus on connections between mind, body and lifestyle. Naomi uses evidence based cognitive behavioural techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness, as well as interpersonal psychotherapy to enable her clients of all ages to better approach issues including anxiety and stress, depression, chronic illness, adjustment issues, grief and loss, trauma, obesity, binge eating, weight management, negative body image and eating disorders.
Qualifications : DPsych (counselling), BSc hons (psychology).
Professional memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Larelle is a registered psychologist, working with children, adolescents, and their parents. Larelle originally trained and worked as a classroom teacher, through which she developed a strong interest in learning difficulties and differences, youth anxiety and depression, and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities. Larelle has experience working as an internal school psychologist, as well as in student support outreach roles.
In her assessment work, Larelle uses valid and reliable tools to measure cognitive abilities, academic achievement, and child behaviour. She provides practical recommendations with a focus on using strengths to maximize potential. In her therapeutic work, Larelle uses evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other cognitive and behavioural techniques, to assist children and adolescents with a range of social and emotional difficulties. She also works with parents or carers to assist them in understanding and responding to their child’s emotions and behaviour.
Qualifications: MPsych (Educational and Developmenta), BPsych (Hons), GradDipEd, BA