Last year I published '7 Online Psychologists to Follow in 2017' and it has been the most visited page on Potential Psychology in the past 12 months.
Since then the community of psychologists offering online resources for well being, personal growth and insight into human behaviour has blossomed. I am excited to be part of this community and I'm inspired every day by the commitment of my peers to sharing the the latest research and practice in positive mental health.
This year I've expanded the list. We have more psychologists on a greater range of digital platforms. Psychologists are now podcasters, vloggers, bloggers, digital course creators, social media mavens, authors and publishers. Their goal in every endeavour? To help you to overcome everyday challenges, thrive and flourish.
So without further ado, let me introduce you to 8 Online Psychologists To Follow in 2018.
Cassandra Dunn is a clinical and coaching psychologist, mindfulness guru, podcaster, blogger and workshop facilitator. She truly believes that she has the best job in the world. She gets to meet wonderful people and help them find freedom from psychological struggles and live happier, more meaningful and vital lives.
Cass is the resident psychologist at www.tiffxo.com , an online health and fitness program founded by Tiffiny Hall. She also writes articles and meditation scripts for health and fitness websites/programs and she's a contributor to The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
Meghan Gray helps you work through inner tangles! Meghan is the Principal Psychologist at GrayMind, based in Brisbane. She provides individual and couples face-to-face counselling as well as a range of therapeutic and parenting workshops.
Meghan is relatively new to the digital space but she's using Instagram like a boss, sharing pretty and practical well being and mental health tips and a fabulous Sleep Series.
Kirstin is a clinical and forensic psychologist, author, podcaster, director of her own psychology practice (with a team of six) and she's a mother of four!
Kirstin co-hosts the incredibly popular and helpful Life Bites podcast with Emmy Kubainski. She has a particular interest in parenting (as you would with four kids) and recently authored The Conscious Mother: A Simple Guide to Mothering with Self-Awareness, Authenticity, Confidence and Connectedness.
Want to know more about what a psychologist does? Rachael blogs and vlogs at The Therapy Spot website and YouTube, sharing content to make your life better. Recent posts include 'Mindhacks: Using Your Breath to Calm Your Anxious Mind,' 'Epigenetics: How Phobias Can Be Passed Down' and 'What Does a Psychologist Do?'
Rachael is based on the Gold Coast. She and the team at The Therapy Spot help individuals and couples to become healthier and happier. They also offer Mind Movements Classes, combining mindfulness techniques and gentle yoga to engage body and mind.
Rachael shares an ancient Chinese proverb on her web site - 'You can't prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them from building nests in your hair.' Love it!
Laura is another psych with a passion for strengths-based and positive approaches. She's from Scotland but is now based in Auckland, New Zealand where she runs her private practice - The Sweet Life.
Laura is a huge believer in mindfulness-based therapy and the practice of mindfulness in general to help us enhance our mental health and sense of wellness. She's also an advocate for the role of nutrition in our mental health and well being.
Laura has a beautiful Instagram account filled with photos of life by the seaside, inspiration from nature and her gorgeous girls. Every image is accompanied by a reminder to savour the good in our world.
Dr Tess Crawley is a woman of many talents. She is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a particular interest in perinatal psychology (pregnancy, birth and parenting). Tess is based in Tasmania, running a large practice with a team of staff in both Hobart and Launceston. She and her team provide face-to-face and Skype-based services.
Tess hosts a fantastic video blog on both tesscrawley.com.au and YouTube, covering topics from anxiety to parenting to mindset and book reviews. She has a background in the performing arts so she's very comfortable in front of the camera. She also writes a blog series - The Stigma Rebellion - for PsychCentral.
Tess is passionate about helping the community to thrive and flourish and and provides as many free resources as she can. She also loves to mentor new psychologists.
Natalie works with Dreamers, Doers and Creators, helping them to navigate period of self-doubt and 'stuckness.' She's passionate about supporting those who want to learn, grow and muster the courage to step outside their comfort zone and pursue their dreams.
Natalie is a clinical psychologist by background, with a particular interest in mindfulness. She's currently completing her PhD and speaks about her work both nationally and internationally.
You can find Natalie on Instagram where she shares her inspiration, tips and snippets of behind the scenes in the life of a psychologist. She also consults and develops courses for THIS WAY UP (a great online resource for understanding and coping with anxiety and depression). Natalie also writes a fabulous blog.
If you prefer video for your wellbeing tips, Renata from RW Psychology in Sydney has just what you need. Renata hosts a YouTube channel, sharing video tips on topics including burnout, emotional overwhelm, communicating effectively and better relationships.
As well as providing face-to-face therapy for individuals, couples, kids and families, Renata and her team offer some great parenting workshops and programs to help support parents and families, particularly those struggling with eating disorders.
Last but not least, have you joined the Potential Psychology community? You've found the web site but you can also find me, Ellen, sharing articles and resources on Facebook, quotes, pictures and inspiration on Instagram and soon my expert guests and I can be in your ears on the Potential Psychology podcast.