Brad Stolz-Grobusch (Clinical & Counselling Psychologist)
Bradley Stolz-Grobusch (Clinical & Counselling Psychologist)
EN, DipNurs, BA, GradDipDiv, PGDipPsych, MCouns, MPsych(Clin), MACPA.
Brad, as he prefers to be called, is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, a Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor, and an Enrolled Nurse. Brad is an intensively trained specialist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is a skills-based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for people with Complex Trauma Disorder / Borderline Personality Disorder. He currently consults as a senior psychologist within a DBT team at a private hospital and has had over ten years of experience in outpatient settings and private practice. Additionally, Brad has over twenty years of experience in nursing, including working in acute mental health nursing, drug and alcohol nursing, medical & surgical nursing, and aged and palliative care nursing.
Study-wise, Brad has completed a Diploma of Nursing, a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Divinity, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, and Masters degrees in both Counselling and Clinical Psychology. During his postgraduate studies, Brad was awarded both national and state prizes for research into the field of trauma.
Currently, Brad is completing doctoral research in translational psychiatry, looking at trialling an intervention to reduce cognitive biases related to depression and anxiety so that treatments for Complex Trauma Disorder / Borderline Personality Disorder can be more effective.
Brad has studied Christian counselling at Tabor College in the past and he makes use of theological principles in counselling alongside contemplative prayer as a mindfulness technique. Brad works on developing a collaborative approach with clients and utilizes evidence-based therapies with thoughtful reflection, prayer, compassion, and sensitivity when helping people recover from mental illness and build lives worth living. At Sovereignty Psychology, Brad is available to provide psychological assessments and therapy to Adults, Adolescents, Older Adults, Couples and Families. He is also available to provide supervision to mental health professionals.
Brad has extensive experience in working with clients who present with:
- Anxiety (e.g., Phobias, Panic, Worry, Social Anxiety)
- Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
- Obsessions & Compulsions (e.g., OCD)
- Traumatic Stress and Complex Trauma (e.g., PTSD, Abuse, Neglect)
- Dissociative Disorders (e.g., DID, Depersonalization)
- Psychosis (e.g., Voices, Delusions, Paranoia)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Self-Harming & Suicidal Behaviours
- Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
- Addictions (e.g., Substance Abuse, Gambling)
- Eating Disorders (e.g., Anorexia, Bulimia, Binging, Obesity)
- Relationship & Parenting Problems
- Behavioural Problems (incl. Anger Problems)
- Workplace Injury & Career Issues
- Shyness & Social Skills Difficulties
- Stress Management & Relaxation
- Self-Esteem & Identity Issues
- Insomnia & Sleep Difficulties
- Attention & Concentration Difficulties
- Ritual/Spiritual/Church Abuse
- Grief & Bereavement
- GLBTIQ Concerns
- Life Adjustment Issues
- Caregiver Stress and Burnout
- Geriatric concerns (e.g., ageing and older adults)