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Welcome to the home page of Alegna Solutions.
Alegna Solutions takes an innovative 21st century approach in delivering psychology, mentoring, and coaching services to our Gold Coast clientele. You can also access our services wherever you live via video consultation (telepsychology) connecting regional Australians in addition to those who require more convenience and privacy. Our highly educated and experienced team bring together more than four decades of combined experience as psychologists and allied health care professionals, to deliver counselling and therapy in a way that suits the client and gets real results.
As caring, dedicated psychologists on the Gold Coast we understand that our clients’ busy schedules and priorities may mean that they cannot attend therapy in the traditional way. This is why we offer extended operating hours combined with multiple delivery mediums that suits the client best – a combination of phone/Skype, email and in-person visits may be appropriate.
Our Gold Coast team of professional psychologists have the knowledge and resources to assist patients in managing many different psychological issues, symptoms, and conditions. Whether you are looking for a psychologist on the Gold Coast to help manage anxiety, or are seeking counselling services for relationship issues such as lack of communication or infidelity, we are here to help with sensitive and compassionate care and advice. We are also able to offer ‘positive psychology’ services – counselling and therapy which builds on and enhances healthy behaviour and relationships for both couples and families.
We invite you to explore our range of services and learn more about what we have to offer via the links at the top of the page. For more information, or to book your initial appointment with a professional psychologist at our Gold Coast clinic, please contact us on 1300 304 385.
Coping with COVID-19 FAQs
Is it normal to feel anxious about COVID-19?
Anxiety is a normal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all emotions, we have anxiety for a reason. Anxiety helps us prepare for a threat, such as the threat to our health posed by COVID-19. Anxiety motivates us to take steps to be safe such as practicing social distancing and washing our hands.
How can I cope with the uncertainty of this situation?
Practice tolerating uncertainty. Anxiety is triggered by uncertain and uncontrollable situations. Uncertainty can be uncomfortable which leads many people to become attached to specific outcomes. This is a way of trying to control the uncontrollable. Practice letting go of attachment to specific outcomes and be willing to tolerate the uncertainty. One way to tolerate uncertainty and accept anxiety is by observing what anxiety feels like in the body. Work on allowing anxiety to be present and remind yourself it is ok feel anxiety. Remember that the more unwilling we are to accept anxiety, the more anxiety increases.
I am going down a rabbit hole of worst case scenarios, what should I do?
Pay attention to all information: both positive and negative. Anxious minds tend to focus on negative and threatening information. Remember to also pay attention to positive information such as the resources in place to help people recover, and the fact the current recovery rate far outweighs the mortality rate. Notice if you are dwelling on worst case scenarios and remind yourself that humans are resilient.
Should I watch the news?
Pay attention to the news you need to keep you safe and in limited amounts. Watching a constant stream of COVID-19 related news can increase the likelihood of extreme anxiety and panic. In particular, social media frequently includes misinformation. Focus on news sources that are reliable and function to keep you safe such as the CDC website and the recommendations from your doctor. Limit your news intake to 1-2 times per day.
This situation is out of my control, what can I do about it?
Recognize what is in your control. Remember to follow CDC guidelines and the recommendations of doctors. These include stay at home and practice social distancing, avoid non-essential travel, and wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
I am staying at home, and I feel lonely and isolated. What can I do?
Develop a plan for staying at home. Maintain familiar routines whenever possible. Continue regular sleep schedules, eat healthy food, and continue to exercise. Get dressed in the morning and remember to take breaks throughout the day including for lunch. If you have spare time, pick up a hobby or home project. Get outside for a walk or a run if you can do that while also maintaining social distancing. Stay in touch with loved ones via the telephone and virtual means.
What should I do if I cannot stop worrying?
Come visit with Alegna Solutions Psychology if you feel you are not coping with COVID-19 and need more help. Sustained anxiety and stress can weaken the immune system. If you are losing a significant amount of sleep, if you are unable to stop worrying, if you are not eating well, then you are putting yourself in a state of heightened stress and it may be time to seek professional help. Cognitive behavior therapy teaches how to replace anxious thoughts and behaviors with more helpful ways of coping and it can be offered via telehealth. Ask your doctor and/or insurance company for a referral to visit us and call our friendly staff on 0755969090 for an appointment.