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Erica Begelhole

Erica Begelhole

Erica is a nationally registered, general psychologist in private practice.
She started her career in the social work/welfare field after developing a passion to help people following her own early life struggles. She began working with young males in juvenile detention on a pilot project to help them develop the skills to reintegrate into the community with less likelihood of reoffending. She went on to the Gold Coast Youth Service and worked there for 13 years. Now on the management committee for the past three years. Whilst at the Youth Service she completed her studies in psychology majoring in both forensic and clinical psychology.
Erica then went on to work with Queensland Health in the initial stages of developing the Access Team to provide better access to Child and Youth Mental Health services. Whilst at CYMHS she refined her skills in working with adults as well as the young people (aged 5 – 18). It was then on to Headspace doing initial assessments and private practice. She has been in private practice since 2010.
Erica has a passion for helping people as she believes that life throws many curve balls and sometimes we need help to navigate through the tough times. Erica is very easy going and nothing phases her. She has a great ability to sit with people from all walks of life.

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Emergency Relief Program

GCYS may be able to help.

The Emergency Relief program provides financial and/or material support to meet the immediate need of people in financial crises. The program is open to all age groups.

With the current outbreak of the COVID- 19 the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices and to help stop the possible transmission of COVID -19.

Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.

Current health advice includes social distancing (1.5 metres) and good hygiene practices including regular hand washing with soap. If you need soap we have popped some into our Street Library for easy access – a good book is there too, if you are thinking of staying home.