Hi, I'm Jonathan
I am an experienced, generalist psychologist specialising in counselling for people living in rural and remote areas. Whether you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, are having difficulty negotiating a life or career transition, illness or disability, are struggling with relationship issues, or simply want someone independent to talk to, I am ready to listen.
While I have a good understanding of all so-called “evidence-based” treatments, I am not a fan of the view that certain treatments must be used in certain situations or with certain clients. My philosophy is that if the time is taken to develop a good relationship with the client, then various possible treatment approaches – or some combination of these – are likely to be helpful; in the absence of a good working relationship, on the other hand, no treatment approach is likely to be helpful. Put simply, I will take the time to get to know you, get to the bottom of what is troubling you and why, and figure out the best way to make things better now and in the future.
Jonathan's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Dr Mond has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1998 and a Registered Psychologist since 1995. Prior to completing his PhD, Dr Mond worked as a tennis coach, tennis court manager and sports psychologist in Sydney. In 2021, Dr Mond retired from academia in order to be closer to family and friends, focus on private practice work and otherwise prioritise quality of life. He currently resides, and practices, in Mittagong in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Dr Mond has Honours and Master’s Degrees in Psychology and a PhD in Psychological Medicine, all from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Public Health (in Family and Community Health) from Harvard University. Dr Mond is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Rural Health at the University of Tasmania and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. He has previously held Associate Professorships in Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, and Health Sciences, at various Australian Universities, and from 2013-2016 was Director of the Master of Professional Psychology Program at Macquarie University.
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