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 MINDFUL RECOVERY SERVICES

Central Coast DBT Centre

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ABOUT MINDFUL RECOVERY

Your DBT Team

Mindful Recovery Services provides cutting-edge, evidence based counselling services for adolescents & adults. 
We specialise in treatment for emotion regulation difficulties & risky behaviours, & work within a dialectical behavioural therapy model. We are proud to be the only mental health service on the NSW Central Coast offering a full DBT program through our Central Coast DBT Centre.
Common issues for our people include anxiety & depression, self harm, suicidality, self identity difficulties, complex trauma & personality disorders. 
We strongly believe that all our people have the capacity within them, given the right support & skills, to heal & create the life they want- & deserve!
Don't struggle in it alone- get in touch today:)

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Alex Wilson

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Alex obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Sydney in 2003. Since then, she has had experience in both the public & private mental health sectors. Alex opened Mindful Recovery Services in 2010 & has built a reputation for high quality care within the NSW Central Coast community. 
Alex is passionate & highly skilled in CBT, DBT & trauma therapy. She operates from an anti-oppressive approach & advocates strongly for the challenging of stigma associated with mental illness.

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Estelle Perry

Psychologist 

Estelle is a registered psychologist who was initially trained at Lifeline on the Central Coast. She is experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety and stress, as well as psychological trauma. Estelle enjoys using her friendly nature, sense of humour, and her visual style to make therapy sessions enjoyable and to aid understanding of concepts. She loves getting to know people and helping them get to where they want to be in life.

Estelle's approach is grounded in Person Centred Therapy. Tailoring a session to each individual client's needs, involving a mixture of solutions focused, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, psychodynamic, and supportive counselling styles.

Estelle Perry

Psychologist 

Estelle is a registered psychologist who was initially trained at Lifeline on the Central Coast. She is experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety and stress, as well as psychological trauma. Estelle enjoys using her friendly nature, sense of humour, and her visual style to make therapy sessions enjoyable and to aid understanding of concepts. She loves getting to know people and helping them get to where they want to be in life.

Estelle's approach is grounded in Person Centred Therapy. Tailoring a session to each individual client's needs, involving a mixture of solutions focused, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, psychodynamic, and supportive counselling styles.

Our Team

Meet the friendly clinicians at Mindful Recovery Services!

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NEWS

New Service Offerings!!!

We are so excited to launch our new service offerings as of March 2024. Our new programs are based on client feedback & validated research into positive long-term outcomes. 

Our new programs include:

  • DBT Group Only* Program: 12-weeks of in-person DBT groups, covering all 4 skills modules of DBT therapy. 

  • Full DBT Program: We have expanded our full program to include more groups & more individual sessions over a full 12-months. Still included are phone coaching support between sessions, as well as access to our online skill training portal.

This program is the gold-standard in psychological support!

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FULL DBT PROGRAM

Alex Wilson

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Owner of Mindful Recovery

Alex obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Sydney in 2003. Since then, she has had experience in both the public & private mental health sectors. Alex opened Mindful Recovery Services in 2010 & has built a reputation for high quality care within the NSW Central Coast community. 


Alex is passionate & highly skilled in CBT, DBT & trauma therapy. She operates from an anti-oppressive approach & advocates strongly for the challenging of stigma associated with mental illness.

Mindful Recovery Services offer a highly reputable group dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) program. We are proud to be the only service on the NSW Central Coast who offers a full DBT program.


Each full program runs for 12-months, offering you the highest possible level of care

Included:
* Weekly 2 hour DBT skills training group (education style)
* Weekly individual therapy sessions with DBT therapist (gradually reducing in frequency over the course of the program)
* Access to DBT phone coaching 24/7
* Access to our online skills training portal, with hours of DBT skills training videos to access


Medicare rebates available for group sessions, with GP referral.
If you are interested for yourself or someone you care about, please drop us a line & we'll be in touch with more information!

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IN THE NEWS

Alex, our Practice Director & Lead Clinician, is featured in this episode, 'Out of the Too Hard Basket'.

Alex speaks with the Australian Association of Social workers about working with risky teens, the power of dialectical behavioural therapy & challenging stigma.

Have a listen! 

Check out Coffee with a Coastie, featuring our Practice Director Alex Wilson. Alex talks about her own experience as a teen & her inspiration for building Mindful Recovery Services. A really entertaining listen:)

Bernadette Moore from Charles Sturt University interviews Practice Director Alex Wilson about mental health services & the problems faced by people who fall into the 'missing middle'. Alex talks stigma & how mental health services need to change to better meet community needs. 

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TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Do you work with young people & want to help them better manage their emotions? Or do you know some young people who struggle with risky behaviours, & want to learn more about what can help them?
Mindful Recovery Services can help you learn concepts & skills to increase your impact & see real results for the young people you care about.
Training includes how to understand the REAL problem & not get distracted by often confronting behaviours. You will learn practical strategies to help young people regulate their emotions & behaviours with ease, & build the lives they want & deserve.
Based on the exact same content I use with my clients that I know really changes lives- even if it seems hopeless!
Get in touch today to book training at your school or workplace:)

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ONLINE TRAINING

We are always striving to provide our clients, families & other professionals with added value. To be notified of upcoming free resources, webinars & news, make sure you join our site to get updates on what's coming up!
 

MINDFUL RECOVERY & ME

Alexandra Wilson (AMHSW; BSW; CSW)

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Owner of Mindful Recovery Services. Check out this video about me, accessing counselling in general, & the services MRS provides.

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Suite 12, Karalta Connect

18 Karalta Rd, Erina NSW 2250

P. (02) 4660 0100

F. (02) 8078 0276

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We are always on the lookout for passionate, like-minded professionals to join our growing team. If you share in our practice values, & want to work with awesome people, we'd love to hear from you!

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