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Welcome To Open Sky

Why do we do what we do?  Because we love helping people change and grow to find a stronger, better version of themselves.

Most of the problems we all experience are variations of what we might call “the human condition” – life can be difficult

We will listen to you and let you tell your story. And then we will join with you and walk alongside you in your journey of recovery, as a companion who can offer expert assistance along the way. Most importantly, we help you access and identify your most authentic inner values, and move towards living by them more directly. When you are able to access and live by your authentic self and values, life just naturally becomes healthier and happier.

Let us help you discover the strength within yourself to get more enjoyment, passion and excitement out of life.

Meet Our Team

Mariana Ricci

Psychologist, MAPS

Emili Boschi

Psychologist, MAPS

Anasua Chakrabarti

Psychologist, Assoc MAPS

Mathew Marchant

Psychologist, AMACPA

Petra Phipps

Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Mercedes Moreno

Psychologist, MAPS

Dr. Margo Orum

Principal Psychologist, MAPS

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Issues We Can Help With

Child Counselling

Children, just like adults, can sometimes experience mental health issues and distressing feelings, including sadness, anxiety, confusion, and anger. It is normal to experience these feelings from time to time.

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Anxiety

Anxiety takes many different forms, but always at the heart of anxiety is a feeling that “I can’t cope, or I can’t handle it!”. The antidote is to learn that you can indeed be flexible and resourceful in the face of uncertainty.

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Depression

Depression, like Anxiety, is a sign that “you are not happy with yourself or the way things are” (loss of interest, no meaning, what’s the point?). Throughout human history, a great many people have felt like this and recovered.

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Marriage Counselling

Being happily married or in a long-term couple relationship is not something that happens by good fortune, but rather, like most things of value, by effort and commitment. Our skilled counsellors can help you access strategies to navigate and negotiate this most important emotional territory of your life...

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Relationship Counselling

Relationships are your emotional home. When things are not feeling comfortable in your relationships, the quality of your life, work and play can be compromised. Come along by yourself, or with others.

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Trauma

Traumatic experiences are those that have disrupted our sense of safety in the world or relationships, eg. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, bullying, war.

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Bipolar Disorder

If you have Bipolar Disorder, you have come to the right place, because at Ryde/Gladesville we understand this illness very well. We specialise in helping people with bipolar, and over the last 15 years have helped many hundreds of people to learn how to manage it,

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Stress

Stress is almost unavoidable these days. It is built into everything we do – the speed of work and home life, the pressures on relationships, and the seeming impossibility of taking sufficient time out to relax and unwind.

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What Motivates Us To Do This Work?

All of our team share in common a deep interest in what makes us all tick.  We know there is more to the human condition than the downsides. We just love being there to see the transformations!

We are privileged to witness the journeys that people make when they move out of the bad times and make a better life for themselves. It is rewarding to see people embracing change, and creating new paths in life with more satisfaction, vigor and inner peace.

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How We Work And What To Expect

We are well practiced at keeping an open mind as we listen to your story.  Our training (6+ years to become a psychologist) helps us recognise some of the things that may be contributing to, say, anxiety or depression or relationship problems, and we will join with you to help you find the best possible way out of those problems.

We help you test-run new ways of seeing, interpreting or “being” that honour your underlying sense of self.  Together we generate options for change that you may previously not have considered, and when you are ready, we encourage you to take the first steps to a more satisfying life. Our goal is to help you follow your dreams and act in accordance with your most cherished values.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Practice Opening Hours2018-07-05T06:34:44+00:00

Monday – Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturdays: 8am to 4pm

Phone Team Available Hours2018-07-05T06:32:49+00:00

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturdays: 8.30am – 12.30pm

What types or modalities of Counselling and Therapy do you use?2018-07-05T06:29:49+00:00

Like many psychologists, we select from a range of therapeutic approaches, according to what mix seems best to serve the needs of each client.

This may include Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness techniques, and Motivational Interviewing.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2018-07-05T06:36:40+00:00

Yes. Our friendly Practice Manager will be happy to explain to you in plain English how rebates work. Ph 1300 739 531.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-07-05T06:28:40+00:00

Yes, absolutely, within the limits of the law. Exceptions are when a person may be an immediate risk to themselves or others. Talk with your psychologist about the limits of confidentiality if you have any concerns.

How to Find Us?2018-07-05T06:29:49+00:00

Suite 9, Level 1, Medical Centre, 227 Morrison Road, Ryde NSW 2112

We are part of the greater Ryde City Council region. See the Contact Us map.

Questions? Call us on 1300 739 5312018-07-05T06:29:49+00:00

Most questions are better answered by our friendly phone team, who can give you more of the particular details you are after. Our phones are answered by a person (not an answering machine) during the following hours;

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm.

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