Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Intermind.

For months, I woke up many mornings with a heavy feeling in my chest, unsure why this sadness and heaviness lingered despite my attempts at positive thinking. Seeking help, I found Tom Skotidas at Intermind, whose therapy sessions (9 over two months) proved invaluable. He helped me become aware of unconscious patterns in my emotions and thinking, and his use of behavioral experiments and role-plays was transformative. Defining and sharpening my core values with Tom’s guidance has been most impactful, providing a daily compass for my journey towards becoming my best self. Since working with Tom, I haven’t felt that sadness or heaviness, and I remain grateful for his skillful support.
Thomas N., Sydney
We were one week away from separating. We had seen Tom Skotidas speak at a conference, and decided to work with him to save our marriage. From the first session, Tom had us communicating in ways that felt authentic and fulfilling. He created a safe space where we could be vulnerable with each other. Tom never took sides; he gave each of us the same attention and care. We discovered the blind spots in our communication process and learned so much about each other. It’s hard to believe but after 5 sessions, we are communicating effectively. We are happy. ūüôā Not only did Tom’s couples therapy approach save our marriage, but as a couple we are stronger than we have ever been.
S. & M. Jansen, Sydney

In the last 12 months my family situation changed dramatically, upending my personal life. I needed to work with a therapist who would go beyond an endless series of ‘And how do you feel about that?’ I needed a therapist who would understand my new reality, know how to collaborate with me, and use effective psychotherapy models to help me cope with my new situation. I have had four sessions so far with Tom Skotidas at Intermind. In that time, we have built a strong relationship. I have never felt judged. I am steadily growing my awareness of my behavioural patterns, improving my interpersonal skills, and building my emotional resilience to cope with (and eventually thrive) in my new life.

Cazz B., Sydney
I was feeling out of sorts and had been experiencing bouts of depression for a short while. I knew of Tom Skotidas and his practice, Intermind, through his content on social media. I made contact, and immediately felt comfortable with Tom’s¬†therapy philosophy and a sense that he would be pragmatic and non-judgmental in his approach. We had four therapy sessions in total. Tom helped me discover ways to better understand why I was feeling the way I did, and generate a positive mindset.
Amy F., Melbourne
I had two sessions with Tom Skotidas at Intermind. In both sessions, I shared mental health challenges that I had been experiencing for several months. Tom understood my challenges and was able to help me express my thoughts and emotions in a way that I had never expressed before. Even though the sessions were difficult, I experienced relief, and then peace. I even got my appetite back. Most importantly, I felt a sense of control over my emotions that I did not have before therapy. Tom helped me get my life back together.
Nikkie S., Sydney

I had one psychotherapy session with Tom Skotidas at Intermind. Following the session, I decided to do things that in the past would have caused me painful self-judgement. This time there was no inner critic, no second thoughts. It was so pleasantly surprising to live without the constant self-criticism. I have an intense feeling of peace and truce with myself.

Elli L., Melbourne

I saw Tom Skotidas at Intermind for three sessions, to help me deal with mental distress stemming from professional issues.¬†Tom’s approach to psychotherapy is best described as¬†experiential.¬†Instead of talking¬†about¬†my issues, he got me to talk¬†to them. We also used role plays and behaviour experiments to simulate different scenarios. Each time these interventions produced loads of new awareness for me. Initially I found his approach more emotionally confronting compared to other therapists I had seen, but Tom did a great job of creating safe therapy space for me. The work we did has helped me manage my emotional and behavioural patterns, and become more capable of moving toward my best self – both personally and at work.

Amy K., Sydney

As my psychotherapist, Tom has helped me develop the awareness and skills I need to better understand my emotions, thoughts, and behaviours as I aim for personal and professional growth. The work we did to define my core values was especially transformative. We have had some really hard sessions, but I have never felt alone. His ability to help me be honest with myself, look deeper, and identify how I am feeling – and my responses to those emotions – is outstanding. Tom is incredibly positive (with a good sense of humour) but real at the same time. Our collaboration has enabled me to improve my decision making in life and in business.

M. Friedberg, Auckland, New Zealand

In 2023 I experienced three major mental health issues: one originating from childhood trauma, the second from marital conflict, and the third from workplace bullying. I saw Tom Skotidas at Intermind for six sessions. I had seen therapists in the past and had previously studied psychotherapy myself. Tom’s style of psychotherapy is unique. It is awareness-raising and experiential. His therapy enabled me to become aware of thoughts, emotions, and behaviour patterns that I had either ignored or had never reflected on. He helped me express these in a way that healed a large part of my trauma. He also helped me identify my values and who I want to be as a mother, wife, and professional. After each session I felt a sense of self-mastery, resilience, and a plan for the future.

P. Packiam, Sydney
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