Family Therapy

Meet our Principal Therapist

My name is Tom Skotidas. I am a Psychotherapist and the Director of Intermind. I help families overcome their relationship challenges, using evidence-based psychotherapy.

Tom Skotidas - Psychotherapist, Couples Therapist, and Family Therapist

We engage all of our clients with compassion, collaboration, and unconditional acceptance.

We Use Evidence-Based Therapy Models to Help Families Thrive.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT guides you to embrace your thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them. Through mindful action and clarifying your values, it supports you in building a rich and meaningful life while handling painful experiences.

Chairwork Psychotherapy

Chairwork allows you to engage with different aspects of yourself or with others in a structured manner. Using chairs to represent different perspectives or voices, it facilitates deeper self-exploration, and helps you to resolve internal conflicts and develop a healthy self-view..

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT empowers you to address negative thought patterns, helping you to develop more balanced and positive ways of thinking. CBT helps you learn practical skills to manage anxiety, depression, and other challenges, fostering a healthier mindset.

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT encourages you to embrace and understand your emotional experiences. Through exploring emotional states in therapy, EFT empowers you to create a healthy relationship with your emotions, leading to greater well-being and resolved inner conflicts.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy invites you to foster self-awareness by focusing on your present experiences and perceptions. It encourages holistic healing by integrating fragmented parts of self, facilitating personal growth and helping you to respond to life situations more authentically and spontaneously.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT addresses relationship issues. Through dialogue and role play, it helps you improve your interpersonal communication and relationship building skills. In doing so, it increases your sense of belonging while reducing depressive symptoms.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing helps you identify your goals and reasons for change. The method then helps you overcome ambivalence, sharpen your intrinsic motivators, and develop a plan of action.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT encourages you to envisage the future you desire and identify the steps to achieve it. Focusing on solutions rather than problems, it helps you leverage your existing strengths and resources, fostering swift and sustainable change.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy helps you identify and change deep-seated patterns or “schemas” that govern your life. By understanding these, you can break free from self-defeating habits, fostering healthier relationships with yourself and others, and navigating life with renewed insight and balance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is our fee structure for Family Therapy:

  • Standard Session (75 mins): $230
  • Extended Session (90 mins): $270
  • Intensive Session (105 mins): $300
  • Single-Session Therapy (120 mins): $330

Please note:

  • All of our prices include GST and transaction fees.
  • Medicare does not offer rebates for Family Therapy.

In Family Therapy, all of the members of the family who are experiencing relationship issues attend each session. Family Therapy is similar to Team Coaching – every member has their own individual goals but ultimately each member wants the family to function more effectively (and lovingly) as a team.

In about 30% of the families we work with, we ask to see each family member for individual therapy on a brief basis, usually for 3-5 hours. The reason is to to help all family members improve their cognitive, emotional, and behavioural process, which will yield significant improvements toward family therapy.

We are happy to work with families featuring 3 – 5 members. If your family has more members who want to take part in Family Therapy, please contact us for an initial consultation.

Yes, we are happy to work with families whose youngest members participating in therapy are 16 years of age or older.

Yes, we can have sessions via Online Meeting.  You can read more here.

Yes, we warmly welcome all families, regardless of the gender orientations of any of their members.

Yes, Single-Session Therapy is available to families. However we will need to have an initial consultation to understand the extent of your challenge. If we agree to proceed with SST, we will invest in a two-hour session.

We recommend booking a free initial consultation. We will meet online for 15-25 minutes and discuss your challenges, without any obligation. You can book an initial consult here.

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(Online Meeting: 15-20 Mins.)

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