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We are committed to helping people who are struggling due to anxiety, depression, trauma and other life problems live fuller and more meaningful lives.

We are currently seeing clients face-to-face and Telehealth sessions are still available.We are committed to providing a safe environment for all clients, staff and visitors.

Logan Clinical Psychology

Logan Clinical Psychology is a psychology clinic based in Logan Central. We endeavour to make evidence-based psychology treatment accessible to all members of our community and therefore offer our clients bulk billing. 

 

Our practice is staffed by Clinical Psychologists who have obtained the highest level of post-graduate qualifications in Clinical Psychology and have expertise in the treatment of a wide range of emotional, mental and relationship issues. We also have a post graduate-trained Counselling Psychologist who specialises in working with children and adolescents.

 
 

Presenting Concerns

We provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties.

Depressive disorders


A mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests that these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain. The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of behavioural and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behaviour or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. The mainstay of treatment is usually medication, talk therapy or a combination of the two. Increasingly, research suggests that these treatments may normalise brain changes associated with depression.




Anxiety Disorders


A mental health disorder characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include stress that's out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry and restlessness. Treatment includes counselling or medication, including antidepressants.




Grief & Loss


Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances is not an illness - it is a normal response to a life event that everyone must face at some point. It takes time to adjust and to learn to live our life without that person, thing or way of life.




Work Place Stress


Workplace stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands. In general, the combination of high demands in a job and a low amount of control over the situation can lead to stress. Stress in the workplace can have many origins or come from one single event. It can impact on both employees and employers alike. It is generally believed that some stress is okay (sometimes referred to as “challenge” or “positive stress”) but when stress occurs in amounts that you cannot handle, both mental and physical changes may occur.




PTSD and Trauma


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.




Eating Disorders


Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far’. They can harm a person's health, emotions, and relationships. There are several types of eating disorders. Common types of eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).




Chronic Pain and Health Concerns


Chronic pain and ongoing health concerns can often affect every aspect of the individual’s life, including their relationships with others, employment, and ability to participate in normal activities. These life disturbances can cause psychological and emotional suffering. They often experience negative emotions such as a fear of being judged negatively, experience mental defeat, and have higher levels of shame and guilt than people who are healthy.




Gambling Disorder


Compulsive gambling, also called gambling disorder, is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life. Gambling means that you're willing to risk something you value in the hope of getting something of even greater value. Gambling can stimulate the brain's reward system much like drugs or alcohol can, leading to addiction. If you have a problem with compulsive gambling, you may continually chase bets that lead to losses, hide your behavior, deplete savings, accumulate debt, or even resort to theft or fraud to support your addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can destroy lives. Although treating compulsive gambling can be challenging, many people who struggle with compulsive gambling have found help through professional treatment.




Behavioural issues


These may include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) anxiety disorder. depression. bipolar disorder. learning disorders. conduct disorders.





We all work within a cognitive-behavioural therapy framework. We have a particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a contemporary contextual cognitive behavioural therapy. We also use EMDR for treating PTSD and other difficulties. See below for a list of our psychotherapies that we practice.

Mindfulness

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Child & Family Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

Our psychologists are committed to helping children, adolescents and adults presenting with anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties and other life problems live fuller, more meaningful lives.  We value making evidence-based and effective psychological treatment accessible to all, so Medicare bulk-billing is available with the appropriate GP referral. 

 

We aim to provide personalised treatments using scientifically validated therapies and regularly assess progress to check the effectiveness of our approaches. 

 

Our psychologists have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion-based therapies, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)  and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Jenna Irwin

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Dr Natasha Reid

Clinical Psychologist

 

More Information

Why does Logan Clinical Psychology have a waiting list?

We have a waiting list because of the high demand for Bulk Billing Clinical Psychology services. Given that we are 100% Bulk Billing, this means that the demand can be quite high throughout the year. However our waiting list times will vary. 

How many sessions will I get?

Medicare will rebate up to 10 sessions per calendar year. This means if you have a valid referral from your GP, you are entitled to see a psychologist for up to 10 sessions which are all 100% bulk billed.

Contact Us

Logan Clinical Psychology

77 Wembley Road, Logan Central,QLD 4114

Phone: 3808 2505

Fax: 3808 2505

 

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Logan Clinical

Pyschology

77 Wembley Road,

Logan Central, QLD 4114

Phone: 3808 2505

Fax: 3808 2505

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