"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"
PSYCHOLOGISTS AIM TO REDUCE THE DISTRESS AND IMPROVE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING OF CLIENTS
They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients' lives and offer offer various forms of treatment. They work with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental or physical health problems including:
Depression & anxiety
Adjustment to physical illness
Personal & family relationship problems
Dr Tom Traae is a clinical psychologist with 18 years experience across a wide span of private, Government, and non-Government services. Past work experience include extensive work with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities, and many years within the mental health sector. Tom has a BA Psychology degree, MA Clinical Psychology degree, and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree.
His career includes working with severe and challenging behaviour, as well as restricted practices in QLD where he was the director of clinical services for Central and North QLD. Since coming to NSW, Tom has led clinical teams in several non-Government organisations, providing therapy to children, adults, and families.
Tom was most recently the Senior Clinical Manager of 4 headspace centres in NSW, providing clinical services to young people aged 12-25 before going back into private practice and joining In Touch in January 2021. He also provides supervision to senior psychologists and other mental health clinicians as well as delivering training and workshops to various organisations.
Tom is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptable and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. He works with children and young people as well as adults, and has several years of experience working with couples and families.