Noam is a psychologist with a warm, gentle, empathetic and non-judgemental interpersonal style. He strives to create a safe and secure therapeutic relationship where clients can feel accepted, understood and also supportively challenged.
Noam’s therapeutic approach is flexible and guided by each client’s individual needs and preferences. Time in therapy can be spent exploring the past in order to make sense of one’s self and current experiences, or alternatively, therapy can remain focused on the individual’s present situation with a view to improving life into the future.
Noam strongly believes that every individual has the capacity to live a rich and meaningful life. He works collaboratively with clients and draws on a range of evidence-based practises to help clients better manage difficult thoughts and emotions, and/or problem behaviours that might get in the way of valued and purposeful living.
Experience and Interests
Noam has experience working with adolescent, young adults, and adults across public, private, and community settings.
Across these settings Noam has developed experience working with individuals impacted by a range of mental health challenges including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, difficulty adjusting to life transitions, interpersonal & relationship issues, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, self/identity issues, and problem behaviours.
In addition to private practice, Noam currently works in the adult psychiatric inpatient unit at a large public hospital. Prior to this Noam has facilitated inpatient and outpatient groups at The Melbourne Clinic (Anxiety & Depression Management, Eating Disorders, DBT, ACT, & Mindfulness), spent time working with medical inpatients and outpatients at the Austin Hospital, and provided long-term therapy for students and the wider community at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic.
Noam holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has had several academic papers published internationally on the impact that self-reflection and meaning-making can have on one’s sense of self and identity.
Noam draws on a range of evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
How is Noam Described By His Clients?
Noam’s clients describe him as warm, friendly, calm and patient. Noam is recognised for the thoughtfulness and care he places in his relationships with his clients.
Noam enjoys spending time with family and in his spare times likes to listen to all kinds of music.
Noam is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.