Welcome to Maple Street Psychology
Maple Street Psychology is a private practice located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Cooroy.
Sharon-Lee (Sharon) Duff and Di Procter are warm and engaging mental health professionals. They aim to assist their clients to feel safe and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
Special interest areas include trauma, anxiety, and working with adolescents (14 years and older). All treatment services delivered are evidence-based and we use a range of therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based therapies.
We work with adolescents from age 14 years and adults across the lifespan.
Initial assessment followed by treatment sessions, including education about your condition. We will focus on your chosen goal for therapy and commence a journey of recovery and wellness.
ADOLESCENTS (14 YEARS AND OLDER)
Increase resilience to assist young adults to understand and overcome life’s challenges and assist with development and growth.
From time to time, Maple Street Psychology may hold small group workshops designed to improve skills and knowledge base.
Our treatment styles
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR is an evidence-based therapy for processing traumatic memories. The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilising this natural process in order to successfully treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The goal of ACT is to increase psychological flexibility and have the ability to enter the present moment more fully. This allows the client to move towards more valued behaviour.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
This is a talking therapy used to treat people with a large range of mental health problems and explores how thoughts impact on emotions and behaviour.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
The focus of this therapy is on being in the present moment while calmly and without judgement acknowledging thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. This can include meditation and breathing exercises.