Mr Nick Grapsias

Mr Nick Grapsias is a registered (General) Psychologist.

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Child and Adolescent), Master of Arts (Writing), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major) from the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (2001).

Experience:

Acting Centre Psychologist and Alcohol and other Drugs Counsellor at the Department of Juvenile Justice, dealing with adolescents presenting with a wide variety of challenging behaviours and substance abuse; individual, couple, family and group therapy; IQ assessments; report writing; private practice; community mental health; and teaching at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.

Provide Services to:

Children and Adolescents, Couples, Groups, Individuals and Families.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Depression incl. Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized, Panic Disorder, OCD, Social, PTSD)
  • Anger Management
  • Relationships and Family Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Gambling Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Crisis Counselling
  • Work Place Issues
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation Training
  • Writing Therapy
  • Migrant Issues

Types of Treatment Modalities Used:

Nick utilizes a range of evidence-based and person-centred approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Eastern Philosophies, and Writing Therapy.

With a collaborative and active participation approach, Nick is committed in helping identify and modify non-constructive thinking and behaviours in order to enable the client to overcome difficulties and achieve positive outcomes. His style is empathetic, client-centred, goal-orientated, and skills building, carefully assessing and identifying problems and utilizing the most effective psychological methods to deal with the issues of concern. With compassion and patience, Nick empowers his client with the necessary skills to become their own therapist, alleviating discomfort in order to achieve well-being, stability, mastery, and ultimately contentment within their own lives.

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