Dr Chris Horan is a warm and friendly clinical psychologist who sees adults who are experiencing a range of mental health, lifestyle and relationship difficulties, or difficulties adjusting to change.
He specialises in addressing emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, shame, stress or burnout related to:
1) work, study & career issues;
2) bullying and abuse;
3) prejudice and minority stress in the LGBTI community;
4) grief & loss (e.g. relationship breakups);
5) low self esteem;
6) relationship and attachment insecurity and conflict;
7) high sensitivity; and
8) maladaptive coping (e.g. social withdrawal, substance use, comfort eating).
Depending on the needs of each client, Chris draws on different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness and Self Compassion, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Registered as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare, Chris holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Australian National University, in addition to Bachelors of Chemical Engineering and Commerce from Monash.
For his doctoral research, Chris designed, developed and evaluated resilience-training programs for the NSW Police Force. Through this research he developed a deep understanding of resilience. He especially enjoys using this expertise to support his clients to establish the foundations for a more fulfilling, productive, resilient and healthy life.
Chris has extensive experience working in corporate and healthcare settings, and is a passionate advocate for equality and emotional health. He is in practice at the Northside Clinic on Mondays and Fridays.