Mental health therapies at Matilda Nepean
Matilda Nepean uses the most up-to-date evidence-based therapies for the support and management of a range of mental health conditions.
Everyone who participates in our mental health programs receives a thorough assessment by a senior psychiatrist who develops a treatment plan that’s tailored to their specific needs.
These are some of the mental health therapies available at Matilda Nepean. Everyone’s needs are different. Your mental health team will determine which ones are most appropriate for your needs.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps people improve their mental health by understanding and changing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
In cognitive behavioural therapy, you work with a mental health therapist to identify negative patterns and learn new ways of thinking that can improve your mood and wellbeing.
The therapy is focused on setting goals and learning practical skills to manage symptoms and cope with difficult situations.
Cognitive behavioural therapy can be helpful for anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a mental health therapy that integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques with mindfulness practices.
This comprehensive approach equips individuals with essential skills to navigate intense emotions, cultivate healthier relationships, and cope with challenging situations.
Dialectical behaviour therapy emphasises the importance of self-acceptance and offers practical strategies to regulate emotions, enhance distress tolerance, and foster effective communication.
It has shown significant benefits for individuals living with borderline personality disorder and other conditions characterised by unstable or fluctuating emotions.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive procedure used to treat depression. It uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain associated with mood regulation.
During transcranial magnetic stimulation, you sit in a chair while a device sends magnetic pulses to your brain. These pulses help increase brain activity in targeted areas.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions are usually done multiple times a week over several weeks, with the aim of treating underlying depressive illness.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a therapy that cultivates mindfulness to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. It teaches individuals how to observe thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment.
Through meditation, breathing exercises, and body awareness, mindfulness-based stress reduction fosters calm, focus, and resilience.
It helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of their inner experiences, enabling them to respond to stress with greater clarity.
The therapy gives individuals practical tools to manage anxiety, chronic pain, and depression, promoting mental and emotional wellbeing.
Art therapy and creative expression are proven forms of therapy that use art and creative activities to help improve mental health and wellbeing.
Through drawing, painting, or other art forms, people can express their feelings and thoughts in a non-verbal way.
This can be helpful for self-discovery, emotional healing, and personal growth.
Art therapy and creative expression provide a way to communicate and understand emotions that might be hard to put into words, and they can support overall wellbeing.
What’s right for you?
Everyone’s therapy needs are different, and it’s important to work with an experienced mental health professional to find the right approach for you.
They can help you understand therapies better and determine which one may be most beneficial for your specific situation and your needs and goals.
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The Matilda Nepean mental health care team is here to support you on your journey to optimal mental health and wellbeing.