Who We Are

Who We Are

"As Human Beings, Our Primary Emotional Need Is for Connection"

Kerry Howard

Our Vision

At Therapy Online we assist individuals to increase resilience and achieve wellbeing by providing psychological support and effective intervention to members of our community, wherever they are, by the most efficient and effective means possible.

For most people, that means online…

We recognise that it might feel ‘strange’ to tell people personal stuff about yourself when you’re on a screen, however research tells us that it is just as effective as seeing someone in person.

It may surprise you to know that most people find that speaking with someone online is actually easier than face to face…

This appears to be because of a combination of things including being comfortable in your own environment and because ultimately if you don’t like the person, or you feel judged by them, you don’t have to see them again.

However, we know that our therapists make our clients feel very comfortable, understood and supported – so you can find the connection that you need to help you through the challenges that life throw your way.

As human beings, our primary emotional need is for connection. Yet often our experiences can be quite isolating. We may live in a very populated area where our communities are vast and therefore feel embarrassed about people knowing about our difficulties.

Connecting with one of our therapists can really make a difference. Finding understanding and support from someone outside of our community can allow us to gain insights and see our experiences from a different perspective, without feeling judged.

At Therapy Online we provide a variety of psychological solutions for entrenched issues. Even when you don’t believe there is anyone that can understand or help you feel differently about your situation, our therapists can assist you to come to a different perspective. We do our utmost to ensure that you can achieve not only the remission of mental health concerns, but truly reach a greater sense of wellbeing.

"As Human Beings, Our Primary Emotional Need Is for Connection"

Kerry Howard

Our Vision

At Therapy Online we assist individuals to increase resilience and achieve wellbeing by providing psychological support and effective intervention to members of our community, wherever they are, by the most efficient and effective means possible.

For most people, that means online…

We recognise that it might feel ‘strange’ to tell people personal stuff about yourself when you’re on a screen, however research tells us that it is just as effective as seeing someone in person.

It may surprise you to know that most people find that speaking with someone online is actually easier than face to face…

This appears to be because of a combination of things including being comfortable in your own environment and because ultimately if you don’t like the person, or you feel judged by them, you don’t have to see them again.

However, we know that our therapists make our clients feel very comfortable, understood and supported – so you can find the connection that you need to help you through the challenges that life throw your way.

As human beings, our primary emotional need is for connection. Yet often our experiences can be quite isolating. We may live in a very populated area where our communities are vast and therefore feel embarrassed about people knowing about our difficulties.

Connecting with one of our therapists can really make a difference. Finding understanding and support from someone outside of our community can allow us to gain insights and see our experiences from a different perspective, without feeling judged.

At Therapy Online we provide a variety of psychological solutions for entrenched issues. Even when you don’t believe there is anyone that can understand or help you feel differently about your situation, our therapists can assist you to come to a different perspective. We do our utmost to ensure that you can achieve not only the remission of mental health concerns, but truly reach a greater sense of wellbeing.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to assist you in your desire to improve your health and wellbeing by being at the centre of it. We provide you the care that you need to determine the change you would like to see in your life and support you to make those changes.

We have a number of therapists available to assist you with your issues and support you to resolve them. There is always someone in our team who can assist you along your journey towards wellbeing.

Assist You in Your Desire to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing by Being at the Centre of It

Our Mission

Our Mission is to assist you in your desire to improve your health and wellbeing by being at the centre of it. We provide you the care that you need to determine the change you would like to see in your life and support you to make those changes.

We have a number of therapists available to assist you with your issues and support you to resolve them. There is always someone in our team who can assist you along your journey towards wellbeing.

Assist You in Your Desire to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing by Being at the Centre of It

Why Us?

It is normal to experience difficult periods in life. However, if not managed well, these concerns may begin to affect other areas in your life including family, friends, health, finances and relationships.

When the things that we value most are threatened we can start to feel worthless, hopeless, irritable, worried, frustrated, angry, out of control or isolated.

While family and friends may do their best to provide comfort, the therapists at Therapy Online will provide you with the opportunity to sit down (one-on-one) with an experienced psychotherapist and begin to professionally identify and work through your concerns.

Therapy Online provides a space for you to voice your concerns and begin taking steps to manage or resolve your difficulties.

At Therapy Online all of our therapists are committed to assisting you to resolve the issues that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest.

Why Us?

It is normal to experience difficult periods in life. However, if not managed well, these concerns may begin to affect other areas in your life including family, friends, health, finances and relationships.

When the things that we value most are threatened we can start to feel worthless, hopeless, irritable, worried, frustrated, angry, out of control or isolated.

While family and friends may do their best to provide comfort, the therapists at Therapy Online will provide you with the opportunity to sit down (one-on-one) with an experienced psychotherapist and begin to professionally identify and work through your concerns.

Therapy Online provides a space for you to voice your concerns and begin taking steps to manage or resolve your difficulties.

At Therapy Online all of our therapists are committed to assisting you to resolve the issues that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest.

About Us

Therapy Online was founded by Kerry Howard, a skilled psychologist and trauma specialist, Kerry has lived in varying parts of Australia over the course of her life – including in rural and remote communities in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Kerry has brought together a team of therapists in a ‘virtual’ organisation to deliver services to people wherever they are. By embracing technology in delivering services, Therapy Online can ensure services are provided, wherever and whenever they are required.

Our therapists are skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties. We have someone in the team who will be able to assist you - help is closer than you think.

Our therapists are skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties.

About Us

Therapy Online was founded by Kerry Howard, a skilled psychologist and trauma specialist, Kerry has lived in varying parts of Australia over the course of her life – including in rural and remote communities in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Kerry has brought together a team of therapists in a ‘virtual’ organisation to deliver services to people wherever they are. By embracing technology in delivering services, Therapy Online can ensure services are provided, wherever and whenever they are required.

Our therapists are skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties. We have someone in the team who will be able to assist you - help is closer than you think.

Our therapists are skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties.

About Our Founder

Kerry Howard has experience working in both the public and private mental health sectors and received her training at the Australian National University.

A former public servant, Kerry managed many programs delivering services across Australia, including to Indigenous communities.  She brings her own unique style to providing support services and is very good at looking ‘outside the box’ when it comes to trying to find a solution to a problem that others believe can’t be fixed.

In 2017, Kerry developed software that allows therapists to deliver effective trauma treatment ‘online’.  In 2018, Kerry presented to an International Conference in France about the effectiveness of online trauma treatment, especially for working with clients that received treatment entirely online.  Her preliminary research shows that this modality appears to be just as effective and perhaps even more effective than face to face treatment, however more research is needed.

Kerry has been recognised for her commitment to improved mental health outcomes in Australia.  Kerry has been working in a range of psychological settings for the past eight years, including with Headspace and as a School Psychologist.  She has extensive experience during that time working with adolescents and adults.  Kerry has an extensive background in EMDR Therapy – she is a former Director/Secretary of the Board of the EMDR Association of Australia.

Kerry’s primary modality is EMDR Therapy and has used it extensively with adolescent and adult clients who present with depression, anxiety and trauma as well as treating more complex trauma presenting as PTSD.  Kerry has experience in treating addictions and has worked extensively with frontline emergency services personnel and members of our Defence Force in treating PTSD.

In addition to her psychological work, Kerry is a best-selling author.  She has written a best-selling book and published two others, one a collaborative international best-seller.  Kerry is currently writing her fourth book ‘The Trouble With Trauma’.

Kerry was interviewed in 2015 for her insight and approach to treatment of PTSD, specifically as it relates to Defence Members, for an important Parliamentary Library Monograph on 'Changing Attitudes to Mental Illness in the Australian Defence Force: a long way to go...' written by Dr Edward Scarr.

When asked about why she started Rural Help, Kerry said:

"I am very focussed on helping people recover from the challenges we experience as human beings. I like to ‘normalise’ life’s challenges and inspire people to make the effort required to make change and provide the services that facilitate that change."

"I just really want to ease suffering in any way that I can.  By embracing technology, I hope that we can provide more services to the people who need them. In turn, supporting our communities to continue to do what they do best – live a full life.”

"I Just Really Want to Ease Suffering in Any Way That I Can. By Embracing Technology, I Hope That We Can Provide More Services to the People Who Need Them. In Turn, Supporting Our Communities to Continue to Do What They Do Best –
Live a Full Life.

Kerry Howard

kerry howard sitting in armchair

About our Founder

Kerry Howard has experience working in both the public and private mental health sectors and received her training at the Australian National University.

A former public servant, Kerry managed many programs delivering services across Australia, including to Indigenous communities.  She brings her own unique style to providing support services and is very good at looking ‘outside the box’ when it comes to trying to find a solution to a problem that others believe can’t be fixed.

In 2017, Kerry developed software that allows therapists to deliver effective trauma treatment ‘online’.  In 2018, Kerry presented to an International Conference in France about the effectiveness of online trauma treatment, especially for working with clients that received treatment entirely online.  Her preliminary research shows that this modality appears to be just as effective and perhaps even more effective than face to face treatment, however more research is needed.

Kerry has been recognised for her commitment to improved mental health outcomes in Australia.  Kerry has been working in a range of psychological settings for the past eight years, including with Headspace and as a School Psychologist.  She has extensive experience during that time working with adolescents and adults.  Kerry has an extensive background in EMDR Therapy – she is a former Director/Secretary of the Board of the EMDR Association of Australia.

Kerry’s primary modality is EMDR Therapy and has used it extensively with adolescent and adult clients who present with depression, anxiety and trauma as well as treating more complex trauma presenting as PTSD.  Kerry has experience in treating addictions and has worked extensively with frontline emergency services personnel and members of our Defence Force in treating PTSD.

In addition to her psychological work, Kerry is a best-selling author.  She has written a best-selling book and published two others, one a collaborative international best-seller.  Kerry is currently writing her fourth book ‘The Trouble With Trauma’.

Kerry was interviewed in 2015 for her insight and approach to treatment of PTSD, specifically as it relates to Defence Members, for an important Parliamentary Library Monograph on 'Changing Attitudes to Mental Illness in the Australian Defence Force: a long way to go...' written by Dr Edward Scarr.

When asked about why she started Rural Help, Kerry said

"I am very focussed on helping people recover from the challenges we experience as human beings.  I like to ‘normalise’ life’s challenges and inspire people to make the effort required to make change and provide the services that facilitate that change."

"I just really want to ease suffering in any way that I can.  By embracing technology, I hope that we can provide more services to the people who need them.  In turn, supporting our communities to continue to do what they do best – live a full life.”

"I Just Really Want to Ease Suffering in Any Way That I Can. By Embracing Technology, I Hope That We Can Provide More Services to the People Who Need Them. In Turn, Supporting Our Communities to Continue to Do What They Do Best –
Live a Full Life.

Kerry Howard

kerry howard sitting in armchair

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