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Welcome to Reliance Psychology Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RPS was established in 2015 to meet a growing need for mental health services on the Central Coast.

 

Together with a range of Allied Health disciplines, we form an integral component of the rapidly expanding integrated care network within the Reliance GP Super Clinic.


Our very experienced psychologists use evidence-based therapies to treat a broad range of mental health conditions to meet the Central Coast community needs. We have psychologists who work with children, adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and families. Please refer to individual profiles for areas of special interest within our team.

 

We are located on the Ground Floor of the Riverside Office Tower in the Riverside Business Park, West Gosford

 

Our clinic is a custom built modern facility where you will not only receive high quality mental health care but feel comfortable in your environment and accommodated by our friendly support staff.

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R U OK?

 

Today is R U OK day!

 

With an ongoing global pandemic, and long lockdowns, the threats to our health, economy and impact on our relationships caused by COVID-19 are unprecedented. 

 

For most of us, we have been riding an emotional rollercoaster. We have been feeling anxious, stressed, sad, angry, confused, and frustrated. And it’s hard not knowing either we will be up one minute, or down the next.

 

Here’s our little reminder to be kind to yourself, and today, on R U OK day, reach out to your friends and family, and check in on them during these crazy times. 

 

And if someone checks in with you, really think, am I going okay? before you respond with the socially acceptable “yea I’m fine”. If you’re frustrated with ongoing lockdowns, let them know. If you’re stressed managing working from home and being a teacher for your kids, let them know. If you’re feeling down because you can’t go to the gym, or socialise with friends, or do the things that normally make you feel better, let them know. We are all in this together, and talking about how we are feeling, and venting about these stresses will help, even if the situation is out of our control. 

 

So, what do we do if someone says no?

  1. Listen, without judgement, or trying to “fix” the problems. Be curious, and validate their feelings.

  2. Ask if they need immediate help (call helplines listed below if needed)

  3. See if they need support seeking professional help (make an appointment with a GP to get a referral to a psychologist - with a GP Mental Health Care Plan you can access Medicare rebates for 10-20 sessions a year!)

  4. If they don’t want to access professional help just yet, check in with them regularly - and while COVID lockdowns make this tricky - you can still organise to meet up and go for a walk, or have a video call night!

 

If you, or someone you know needs support, the following helplines are available 24/7:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14

  • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

  • Kids Helpline (for young people aged 5 - 25) 1800 55 1800

  • MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

 

If you, or someone you know is at immediate risk to themselves, please call Triple 0. 

Whats new at RPS?

Cognitive Assessments: This is a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of intellectual functioning. It assesses an individual’s abilities in the areas of verbal and non-verbal problem solving, working memory and processing speed. Cognitive assessments are used to identify intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties/disorders, areas of cognitive strengths/weaknesses, and to assess for giftedness.

  • 1 hr Initial Assessment - $190

  • 2hr (approx) Assessment - $400 

  • Report - $700 + GST 

  • 30min feedback session  – Complimentary

Please call us on(02) 4304 1307 and make a booking with Michela today.

Coronavirus & Seasonal Flu Update

We have Telehealth capacity within our clinic for any patients

that are in self isolation through these difficult times.

 

Important Information  -   Click Here

Our clinic supports: Black Dog Institute; beyondblue; ASCA and Lifeline.

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression and anxiety. For more information about depression, anxiety, available treatments and where to get help, visit www.beyondblue.org.au or contact the support service on 1300 22 4636.

 

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For 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp