Our Psychology Practice
Our experience enables us to offer effective community, individualised, psychological care. We work with people experiencing a number of mental health issues, and provide a compassionate ground to individuals, families, and couples.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a compassionate safe space, listening to your concerns, and working together towards your goals. Our psychologist are trained in using up-to-date treatment approaches to help you overcome the challenges in life.
We are committed to helping you be in control of your life and move forward.
Dr Hugo Gonzales
My approach to clinical psychology brings chapters of your lived experiences and respectfully integrating them into solutions. I believe that you have the answers to your troubles but together we can engage in this discovery work to develop coping and inner resilience that can allow you to navigate life more peacefully.
I am skilled in providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents, adults, migrants, and individuals from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds. I have learned to be humble, patient, compassionate and able to listen to your dilemmas. At the same time, with your permission, I am actively able to provide suggestions and advice to help you find relief from your difficulties.
Through the years, I have matured in my skills in using cognitive behavioural therapy, relational approaches such as object relations therapy, psychodynamic therapy, transtheoretical models and creatively integrated them into a sound repertoire of strategies to best support you. I also believe that the symptoms you may be experiencing reflect patterns of dysfunctional coping, consequently I can provide short- and long-term therapy to assist you. My aim is to provide you with deeper healing techniques which aim to identify and manage difficult behaviours and patterns to improve long-term positive outcomes.
In order to proceed with therapy, please work with your GP to obtain a mental health care plan although a payment gap is required. Private funds are also accepted.
Dr Gonzales offers a wealth of knowledge and an extensive background with over 25 years experience working with a wide range of issues including (but not limited to); anxiety disorders, depression, trauma & PTSD, grief, personality disorders (borderline & narcissistic personality disorder), stress and anger management, cross-cultural counselling, addictive behaviours and child behavioural and emotional problems.
Michiel is a warm and empathic provisional psychologist dedicated to helping people to improve their mental health and enabling them to live more fulfilling lives.
“I understand how difficult and anxiety provoking seeking therapy can be, which is why I provide a sensitive and safe therapeutic environment for you to feel understood and supported. You don’t have to keep struggling alone! I use a person-centred approach when working with clients, which means I provide collaborative care and ensure treatment plans are aligned with client’s goals. I use best-practice treatment strategies to support you to develop meaning and understanding of your difficulties and work with you to identify a way forward towards achieving your goals.”
Michiel is committed and dedicated to providing a high-quality therapeutic service and has a high level of experience working with youth, adults and international students. He treats clients for anxiety (including panic, OCD, agoraphobia, social anxiety and other anxiety disorders), depression, AOD issues, anger management, managing stress and low self-esteem.
“I primarily use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but also draw from other approaches such as, motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy to guide individuals with meeting therapy goals for change and providing short-term relief for presenting symptoms.”
My background and experience is as an alcohol and drug counsellor and working as a support coordinator supporting participants from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) who were experiencing severe and enduring psychosocial disabilities.You are welcome to book an appointment to explore ways that we can work together to enhance your well-being.