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, Claire Day, Di Procter, and Venetta Bennett 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, LGBTIQ, eating disorders, anxiety, and working with children and adolescents. 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 children aged six years and older, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan. 

Our focus

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

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 AND CHILDREN

Increase resilience to assist children and young adults to understand and overcome life’s challenges and assist with development and growth.

GROUP THERAPY

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.

Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)

This is a psychological treatment designed for people with eating disorder psychopathology. Treatment focuses on the minimisation of negative thoughts about body image and the act of eating, and attempts to alter negative and harmful behaviour that perpetuates eating disorders.

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.

Play Therapy

This is a method of meeting and responding to the mental health needs of children using suitable interventions in dealing with children’s brain development. Children’s experiences are often communicated through play and can become an important vehicle for children to know and accept themselves.

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