Adam Palmer

MAPS – Clinical Psychologist

Adam is a Clinical Psychologist based in Geelong. He brings a person-centred and compassionate approach to therapy. Adam works with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of mental health concerns. 

Adam has a compassionate, gentle and sincere nature, taking interest in each individual’s unique experience and resilience in the face of adversity. He aims to assist people in moving towards a self-determined meaningful and fulfilling life through developing increased peace and connection with their internal and external worlds. 

Adam has primarily worked in the youth homelessness sector across non-government and public mental health teams. 

Areas of Practice
  • Depression
  • Anxiety-related difficulties:
    • Social anxiety
    • Generalised anxiety
    • Panic attacks
  • Trauma-related mental health presentations including:
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Complex trauma
    • Developmental or Interpersonal trauma
    • Substance misuse
    • Emotion regulation challenges (i.e. anger, anxiety, numbed mood) 
Therapeutic Approaches

Adam focuses on working with people within a trauma-informed framework. He aims to develop a tailored therapy approach with each person, incorporating various trauma-focused intervention strategies where appropriate.

Adam integrates a range of approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Underlying Adam’s approach to therapy is a solid foundation in Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology (how early life experiences influence our brain development and functioning in the world).

Based on these models and past experience, Adam places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, between therapist and patient, as a vital method of meaningful change and healing. By also incorporating somatic-based interventions into his approach Adam ensures that individualised therapy is holistic for the people he works with. 

Professional Memberships
  • The Australian Psychological Society – APS
  • The National Psychology Board – AHPRA (Membership no. – PSY0001965344)
Academic Qualifications
  • Master of Clinical Psychology – RMIT
  • University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) – RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science – La Trobe University
Referrals and Funding
  • In order to see Adam, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
  • Adam is a registered Medicare Provider. 
  • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
  • Registered Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) provider. 
  • No other funding options available. 
Availabilities

Monday (9am – 5pm)
Tuesday (9am – 5pm)
Thursday (9am – 5pm)

Send us a message

Please enter your details and a brief summary of your enquiry. We endeavour to reply to all enquiries within 48 hours. Once we have received your enquiry we will be in contact to arrange a time to have brief telephone conversation in order to clarify any questions and assess if we are the right service for your needs.  
Please note, at the moment due to demand, some of our Clinician’s diaries are closed and they are not currently taking on any new clients. In this instance, we advise you to enquire at other Clinics in Geelong or consult your GP if you need immediate support.  

Please note, we are not an emergency or crisis service. Wait times can apply to see our Clinician’s. If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or a relevant mental health support service, such as:

Lifeline
13 11 14

Barwon Mental Health Services 
1300 094 187 (24-hr service)

Kids Help Line 
www.kidshelpline.com.au
1800 551 800

Mens Line
www.mensline.org.au
1300 78 99 78

Women's Domestic Violence
www.wdvcs.org.au 

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