Doctors, are your clients waiting for intensive assessment and treatment with a Clinical Psychologist?
As a Registered Counsellor and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, I can help provide emotional stabilisation, grounding strategies, and support from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective while they wait.
Hello, I’m Deborah Hediger (Deb), (B.Nsg, Grad Cert C.B.T., M. of Counselling) Transitions Therapy’s principal counsellor and psychotherapist. I have over 30 years’ experience as a credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Counsellor, supporting people facing complex emotional situations.
I have a down to earth and practical approach to helping people navigate the difficulties of living with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss.
My practice offers trauma informed care. I am qualified and experienced in Trauma Focused-CBT, Trauma Focused- ACT, and EMDR.
I am experienced in working across many mental health settings from acute inpatient adult mental health units, forensic units, and in community care roles. My approach to mental health care is holistic, from a biological foundation, I work with clients to help them understand and connect their physical health with the psychological and environmental aspects of their health.
I have built my career on developing quality working relationships with other medical professionals. Evidence Based strategies are utilised within an integrative framework to best suit the clients specific needs.
We work collaboratively with you in providing chronic disease management (MBS 109560. Medicare Rebates are available with your referral.)
The evidence shows that early intervention leads to better outcomes for people experiencing mental health issues (McGorry et al., 2018). I can provide early intervention and support for your clients, including those waiting for intensive assessment and treatment with a Clinical Psychologist. While waiting for that appointment, I will work with the client to provide emotional stabilisation, grounding strategies and provide support from a strength based, solution focused perspective.
We care deeply about our patients’ wellbeing. We also understand and appreciate the choices before you in referring your patients to counsellors and psychotherapists. Transitions Therapy is geared to be your partner in delivering the right support for your patients.