Counseling

Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil. They seek to improve communication and coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.

Our counselor, Ms Novella, has extensive experience in couples therapy, family therapy and group therapy. She has extensive clinical practice with a hollistic approach, combining Congnitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Experiential Therapy.

Ms Novella is offering a online videoconference appointments. If you cannot or prefer not to travel for a face to face appointment, this can be a suitable option. A face to face appointment may be required at a later time. Contact us to book your online appointment.

COVID-19 Update: During the current situation with the Coronavirus, My Medica aims to continue to provide care for its patients. We will be encouraging video call appointments to reduce face to face contact and unnecessary travel until the situation improves.

Our counselors

Melanie Novella

Counselor

Our clinical rooms

CBT focuses on helping individuals understand how their thinking about a situation affects the way they feel and act. In turn it considers how behaviour can affect thoughts and feelings. CBT is an effective intervention for individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. It is also often helpful for sleep difficulties.
DBT teaches skills to manage emotions and relationships more effectively. The four sets of behavioural skills that are taught in DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation.
Treatment of ADHD includes medication and psychological therapy such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, stress reduction, and behavioural training.