Mental Health Social Worker
Ms (Sarah ) Sermin Baycan is a therapist/ mental health practitioner with a broad repertoire of knowledge and skills in the area of mental health. Ms Baycan has been working as a therapist / mental health practitioner from mental health social worker background for over 29 years and has demonstrated thorough knowledge of her field. She has experience with children, adolescence and adults.
Ms Baycan is a Medicare Registered Provider and rebates her fees for consultations. Her comprehensive experience as a therapist has meant that her patients receive high quality care and service with positive outcomes of an increased sense of wellbeing and improved quality of life.
Ms Baycan utilises the following interventions in helping people with mental health disorders or problems. These include the following focused psychological strategies:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Behavioural interventions
- Cognitive interventions
- Relaxation strategies
- Skills training
- Problem solving
- Anger management
- Social skills
- Stress management
- Parenting skills
- Interpersonal therapy
- Weight loss and healthy lifestyle
- Psycho-education (including Motivational Interviewing)
- Narrative therapy
Ms Baycan’s vast experience as a therapist over many years has meant that she has experience in collaboratively working with G.P.s and other professionals in Medical Clinics, Mental Health Settings and Private Practice Consulting rooms. Ms Baycan previously also worked in the public mental health system and has a good understanding of these services too.
Ms Baycan has excellent communication skills and can assist doctors and other professionals with presenting patient mental health concerns. Ms Baycan’s breadth of experience in assessing and treating individuals include the following mental health disorders:
· Depression and other mood disorders
· Anxiety disorders
· Personality disorders
· Suicidal thoughts
· Workplace Counselling
· Weight loss and management
· Relationship problems
· Life crises
· Adjustment issues
· Family conflicts
· Loss and grief issues
· Disability/ Injury
· Child, Adolescent, Family issues
Although Ms Baycan works competently and effectively with Adult patients, her training in Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy also offers therapeutic services to children, adolescents, parents and extended family members. Ms Baycan provides cognitive and behavioural therapy, psychodynamic and family therapy approaches to working with children, adolescents, families and parents.
Ms Baycan understands the broader implications that mental illness has and the impact on friends, family, work and education can have. Ms Baycan is a specialist and can assist you.
Mental Health Social Worker
Available in Seaford, Glen Waverley and Cranbourne