About us

Always There To Care

Vida was established in 2007 by Carmen Beaumont. Carmen had previously worked  as a solo practitioner since 2003. Carmen was born in a Central American war-torn country where she experienced firsthand how wars can impact a person’s physical and mental wellbeing.  In 1987 she migrated to Australia with her family as a political refugee. Those early experiences resulted in Carmen wanting to do something where she could make a difference in people’s lives. In 2003 when Carmen embarked on this journey, she realised that to help as many people as possible she would need to form strong relationships with various health professionals. This proved to be very challenging as Carmen found a general lack of collaboration and responsiveness  among the myriad of available services. In 2007 Carmen decided to create a team that shared her passions, beliefs and values and so Vida Psychology was established. In Spanish ‘Vida’ means ‘Life’. It is our mission to empower people so they can have meaningful lives.

 

Since then Vida has expanded by offering services to infants, children, adolescent and adults from all walks of life.  The vibrant, diverse and dynamic team embodies the early roots of Vida Psychology and is carrying it into the future.

 

We are grateful and humbled to be in a position to help individuals.  Thank you for trusting Vida in making a difference in your life!

 

Vida Psychology will give you the opportunity to not only explore and gain understanding of your circumstances, but most importantly, to learn tools and strategies to overcome and manage them, now and in the future. You will be actively involved in your therapy and will be invited to give feedback in a supportive, non-judgemental and friendly environment, empowering you with your treatment.

Vida’s Vision, Mission and Values

VISION:

To change people’s lives by discovering within themselves what they didn’t think was possible.

MISSION:

We empower individuals by giving them tools and strategies to deal with life challenges so they can live meaningful lives.

VALUES:

Friendly, fun and welcoming: 

Make everyone feel welcome.  Promote a fun environment to be part of.

Collaboration & Support:

Nurture and encourage a culture where we support and work collaboratively to help one another.

Learning and excellence:

Commit to ongoing learning and growth both personally and professionally.  Attend in-house professional development days. Be committed to providing high quality evidence based Psychological services.

Gratitude:

Be grateful for being part of such an amazing team and remember we all play an essential role in making Vida a great place to work in.  Be grateful for and acknowledge the work others do. Be grateful and humbled for being entrusted to changing people lives.

Outcomes focussed & Accountability:

Be held accountable for what we do and what we don’t do. Be responsible for getting things done and take initiative and ownership to strive to do better.

Work-Life Balance:

Love what you do by ensuring you look after yourself before looking after others. Nurture things you do outside of work that give you meaning. Then we can teach others the real meaning of self-care.

Our Practitioners

Vida Psychology employs qualified practitioners who are registered with their respective professional organisations. Our Psychologists are recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Appointments

Appointments are available weekdays 8am to 8pm & Saturdays 8am to 4pm. Medicare, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), WorkCover, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and private health fund rebates are available to eligible individuals.

 

At Vida Psychology we understand it is difficult to take the first step, so we have made it as easy as possible for you to make an initial appointment. You can email, call us on 9328 3636 or try our online booking service.

 

You can start making a change to your life right now by making an appointment.

Always There To Care