Dr Maarit Harden
Anxiety is a common
presentation in General Practice. It rears its head in
many different guises and circumstances. Anxiety is
present in many consultations with a GP to some degree
though not everyone has an anxiety disorder.
therapy is a skill used by general practitioners,
psychologists, counsellors, social workers, occupational
therapists and psychiatrists to enable the patient to
make sense of their symptoms and to have a way of
dealing with negative emotions fears and behaviours.
Anxiety can present in others in the patientís network
of family and friends and may impact on the stability of
the family. Cognitive behaviour therapy can provide
life skills for increasing resilience and dealing with
stressful circumstances and is a skill that is
transferable to others in the patientís vicinity. When
cognitive behaviour therapy is paired with Mindfulness
training it becomes a powerful tool to tackle lifeís
Dr Maarit Harden has 15
years of counselling of patients and families utilising
cognitive behaviour and mindfulness based approaches.
She is accredited by GPMHS to provide higher level
mental health care for patients and has trained general
practitioners in the use of these skills.
Initial appointments with
Dr Maarit Harden are for 45 minutes or longer.
High Quality Mental Health, medical,
medico legal and psychiatry services
Amicus Medical Chambers - Spring
Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
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