Emotional challenges including anxiety, depression and anger related concerns
We draw from a range of psychological therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Narrative Therapies.
Behavioural Challenges including severe conduct problems and oppositional and defiant behaviours
Sessions are used for psychoeducation and for intervention in the areas of self awareness, self-understanding and self-compassion as well as behavioural change. For younger children, play therapy may be used to introduce specific topics and skills.
Academic and learning challenges with support provided to students in the learning environment and adults in the work place
Therapy aids in the development of safe and secure environments in which to learn and work. Additionally sessions provide strategies to aid communication, planning, organisation, focus and attention.
Social and relationship challenges at all levels from 1:1 interaction to group participation, from peer support to family systems.
Social and relationship therapy involves the development and support of social and communication skills as well as problem solving and conflict resolution strategies.
For children this may involve time spent with parents to develop behavioural plans and review progress. For adults these are typically 1:1 although parent/partner support is often requested / required.
In the areas of communication, social and relationship skills, clients often benefit from participating in group programs. As a part of intervention, group sessions would be recommended to enhance, practice and build confidence in skills learned through individual sessions.
Diverse Minds offers a space for couples to explore difficulties in communicating, reciprocating emotions and navigating the complexity of intimate relationships. Sessions can support couples where one individual has been diagnosed on the spectrum, or where the couple has not had any specific assessment, but require generalised relationship support. Couple sessions provide guidance and support, along with strategies to aid in more effective connection with your partner.
Working with families and approaching individuals with a holistic perspective is a core component of therapy at Diverse Minds. We offer sessions for parents to assist in areas such as developing strategies for effective management of challenging relationships or behaviours at home, as well as support around processing a diagnosis, including the best ways to disclose information and managing feelings of grief and anger. Diverse Minds also provides the opportunity for whole families to attend sessions together, which can be useful to explore which specific relationships need support, as well as developing family goals.