Groundwork Psychology Hawthorn


Groundwork Psychology Hawthorn

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Brittany Hill

Psychologist

As a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Brittany enjoys empowering adolescents and adults to reach their full potential in life. She strives to provide a non-judgmental and empathetic understanding of the individual, enabling the safe exploration of presenting concerns to facilitate change. Brittany brings experience from working in community based mental health and employment services exposing her to diverse populations and groups across the lifespan. Brittany is passionate about preventative mental health care, recognising the importance of early intervention. Brittany will work with you collaboratively to gain an understanding of maladaptive patterns arising in the context of your study, work or personal life which may contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety, adjustment, stress, anger, sleep disruption or difficulty communicating. She utilises structured and evidence-based interventions building on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), strength based, solution focused and motivational interviewing principles. A little bit more about Brittany; In her down time, she enjoys cheering on the red and blue at the MCG or seeking unique finds at markets and vintage stores. Brittany likes busting a move at Zumba and trying any new and unique cuisine Melbourne has to offer.
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Gary Maloney

Psychologist

Gary is empathetic and takes a calm, relaxed, and person-centred approach to meet individual needs. He is passionate about helping people who are struggling and supports individuals to navigate, change and resolve their challenges, so people can live the life they want and as their true and best selves. Gary is invested in the care of the people he works with and has experience working with individuals from various backgrounds and circumstances. In all of the work he does, he aims to deepen self-awareness, help foster flexibility in thinking, assist in the development of coping and healthy living strategies, empower, encourage positive action and ultimately improve wellbeing and life satisfaction. Gary adapts to the individual person’s needs from a combination of various evidence-based treatment interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-compassion, Schema Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychotherapy. Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life and career direction and supporting progress towards goals. Gary consults at both the Hawthorn and Collingwood clinics. Call (03) 9416 4994 to book an appointment. The other things to know about Gary: Gary enjoys conscious and compassionate living, practicing mindfulness, keeping fit and healthy eating. He enjoys spending time in his garden, meditation, nature walks, running, reading, listening to music and watching AFL. Professional Memberships: • Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)
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Samantha De Vere

Psychologist

Based in our new Hawthorn clinic, Sam is an empathetic psychologist who strives to create a comfortable and judgement free environment for her clients. She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and adults, and strongly believes in a collaborative approach. Sam offers a calm, supportive and sometimes humorous environment as she understands the importance of feeling comfortable and safe when sharing what sometimes can be very vulnerable moments. Sam has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and understands that therapy is a deeply personal experience. She aims to help people better understand their relationships with others and themselves so to allow for the facilitation of empowerment, healthy coping strategies and positive self-regard. Sam takes a client-centered approach and adapts the therapeutic space to that of the client’s needs. She practices evidence-based interventions such as Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Included in these practices, Sam values a strength-based underpinning within therapy. Sam has experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress (personal, work, school), adjustment problems and mood disorders. Sam has also previously worked with those experiencing emotional abuse and domestic violence. The other things you need to know about Sam! Sam is a plant fanatic and is always perusing the bargain bin for plants that she can rehabilitate and then send to a new home which often, funnily enough, ends up being her own. Sam also enjoys listening to true crime podcasts whilst cooking. When she is not on the hunt for new plants Sam can be found planning her next trip and has a passion for all things Roman history related.
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