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Miriam Larsen-Barr, DClinPsych, MNZCCP, TLE, Engage Aotearoa

Street
Changing Minds, 762 Mount Eden Road
City
Auckland
Country
New Zealand
Phone
+64 27 429 2102
Accepts Insurance
Yes
In Practice Since
I qualified in 2016, (5 years active)
Degree
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Master of Arts (first class hons; psychology)
Type of support offered
I offer individual and family therapy to support people to prepare for psychiatric drug withdrawal and find alternatives to medication. I am a clinical psychologist with lived experience and a long background within the service-user workforce who primarily operates from peer-led spaces in the community.

I offer service-user informed psychological assessment and therapy to support the development of the knowledge, skills and resources thought to promote safe, successful withdrawal from psychiatric medication, in collaboration with your prescriber and other chosen support networks. I draw on extensive knowledge of the research and current resources around psychiatric medication withdrawal, and several different therapeutic approaches known to be helpful for the different troubles these medications are often used to manage, including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based interventions. I am strongly informed by the expertise of the service-user movement. In addition to studying service-user experiences of managing antipsychotic withdrawal for my doctoral research, my own journey includes lived experience with tapering off SSRI antidepressant medication and family-member experience with antipsychotic withdrawal. I work with people who face challenges that are often described as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more.   http://www.facebook.com/EngageAotearoa

Antidepressants
Yes
Antipsychotics
Yes
Benzodiazepines
Yes
Mood Stabilizers
Yes
Opiates
Yes
Offers Skype/Video Sessions
Video