Shareen Birges (She/Her)

Registered Social Worker, BASS, GDYMH, MSW
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR START DATE OF 06/02/2024! My name is Shareen Birges & I am a social worker who specialises in online counselling. I have been practicing for over 15 years & as a result, have a broad range of experience. I have worked with adolescents & their families, adults & couples. I specialise in the care of people with cancer and chronic illness, mental health, dual diagnosis/comorbidity, trauma background (including sexual abuse/assault & childhood abuse and trauma) & people with offending behaviour & people living with BPD. Due to my extensive experience working with adolescents and young people, I have developed an ability to work closely with families & other professionals, whilst keeping the boundary of privacy & confidentiality. I believe I am approachable & create a good balance between challenging clients & allowing their therapy to flow at a pace that feel comfortable to them.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder
Demographic Expertise: Hindu, LGBTQ+, Men, Middle Eastern, Military / Veterans, Muslim, Pacific Islander, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Biopsychosocial
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Developmental
  • Eclectic
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Psychosocial
  • Rational-Emotive
  • Reality
  • Social Learning
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: I am a person-centred counsellor. I tailor my approach to each client, which is why I spend a good deal of time getting to know my clients. I use a strengths based & trauma informed framework to support change in my clients & couple this with a biopsychosocial model of care.

Education & Credentials

Shareen Birges BASS, GDYMH, MSW
  • Female
  • Practicing Since 2008
Education: I have a Bachelor in Applied Social Science majoring in counselling, a Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health & a Masters in Social Work. I am eligible to register with PACFA, & ACA & registered with the AASW & am an Approved Victims Services Counsellor.

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee $150
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • The Waves of Change motto is accessible, affordable and sustainable counselling so I work to provide people with payment plans (where appropriate) & work on a sliding scale for payments. Payments are negotiated prior to counselling commencing & I encourage clients to raise any financial issues that arise once counselling has started, so we can talk about what can be done to ensure we can continue to work together.
Insurance
  • Out of Network

Shareen Birges Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Parramatta, NSW 2150 and Parramatta, NSW 2150
  • Available Online for residents of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • Online Therapy Details: In Person, chat, phone & video, both nationally and internationally (international clients referral acceptance based on a suitable time, for both client and therapist, can be negotiated).
Shareen Birges Practice Description
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR START DATE OF 06/02/2024! Waves of Change Counselling works on the philosophy of accessible, affordable & sustainable counselling. I know how difficult accessing counselling is & that costs are often outside of affordability for many people. Waves of Change hopes to bridge those gaps & grow as a business that provides support for more people to support their biopsychosocial needs. It is important that mental health services become more accessible, affordable and sustainable for those that need it & Waves of Change hopes to be a leader for change, both individually, professionally, politically, socially & on an industry level. Waves of Change hopes to be able to work with communities, professional organizations, industry lobbyists & politicians to create a community where mental health is less stigmatized & support is more readily accessible, affordable and sustainable.

Practice Overview

22 Wentworth Street
Available both in-person and online
16 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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