Dear Visitor,

My therapeutic practice and this site are dedicated to all those who deal with the stresses, strains but also the joy that occur when living in our complex world.

I understand that within the complexity of the social environment, as we grow from childhood, we develop patterns of reactions.  These reactions include patterns of emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Sometimes these patterns can be unhelpful and hinder us in effectively facing the challenges that come our way.

Because sometimes things can go wrong.  This may be because of a particular event, chance or some unhelpful personal choices.

And while I believe that within the complexity of (post)modern life we make the best decisions that we can at the time; we can sometimes become overwhelmed

When this happens it can be helpful to talk to a Clinical Social Worker or an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.  I am trained to help you understand the complexity of your life and to help you gain an understanding of the psychological impacts of your life events.  I can help you learn skills to repair your overwhelmed mind and to plan and build for a positive future.

This website is also designed to help.  In my blog I will provide information about mental health for everybody and also provide gentle reminders for past and present clients with whom I have worked therapeutically.

Kind Regards,

About Dr Mackay

Geraldene_2Dr Mackay is a Clinical Social Worker and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who practices in Central Victoria, Australia.  Dr Mackay provides individual therapy as well as therapeutic group work for those who are having difficulties within their lives.  Dr Mackay is a Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a Foundation Member of the Australian College of Social Work (Division of Clinical Social Work -Mental Health)  She holds a BSW(Hons) and a PhD(Health Sciences) from La Trobe University, Australia.