Frank Van de Mortel
B Arts(Hons) Assoc MAPS | PSY 0001410015
Brighter Horizon Psychology was established to meet the needs of people living with psychological injury/illness. We are passionate about ensuring you receive the most appropriate psychological treatment for your circumstances. This includes many different options such as Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Neuropsychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Frank is a Psychologist, registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA PSY0001410015, NSW WorkCover (11836), Vic Workcover and Medicare to provide “Focused Psychological Services”.
Frank finished his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 2009 and completed his qualification at Warners Bay Private Hospital. Frank established his private practice in 2012. Since that time Frank has focused heavily on the treatment mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and workplace psychological injury.
Frank has a history of service in frontline emergency services and has a keen understanding of psychological toll that can result from a career of service to the community. Frank is also aware of the difficulty in transitioning from surviving to recovery and resuming a valuable and meaningful life. We hold the tenet that emotions are essential to our humanity and so provide a safe, supportive and predictable environment to learn skills to manage emotions. In addition, identifying triggers, understanding the difference between reactions and responses and learning to effectively deal with strong emotions and gain confidence to apply psychological skills in daily life.
Anxiety, trauma and fear are often manifested in physical symptoms and we are keen to help you learn the biological reasons you experience symptoms such as nausea, shaking, sweating , muscle tension and shortness of breath when you suffer anxiety. In this way we seek a holistic approach to your health and well-being. Having a strong focus on biology and specific training in Neuropsychotherapy, Frank can offer insight into the body systems that contribute to avoidance, safety behaviours and panic like symptoms.
ACN 636 811 571 ABN 13256439420 Medicare Provider Number 4589527L SIRA/WorkCover 11836 WorkSafe VIC 4589522H APHRA PSY0001410015