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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
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Alena Piccolruaz
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Lugarno, NSW 2210
I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and families in addition to supporting mums and dads through pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Issues treated (but not limited to) include; anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, school issues, suicidal thinking, personality disorder, anger management, gender transitioning, self-harm, grief and loss, work related issues (Workcover accredited psych), life coaching, relationship matters, family mediation, court and legal reports and the teaching of parenting skills. I also offer couples, family and marital therapy. I am also an accredited Supervisor to other psychologists.
I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and families in addition to supporting mums and dads through pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Issues treated (but not limited to) include; anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, school issues, suicidal thinking, personality disorder, anger management, gender transitioning, self-harm, grief and loss, work related issues (Workcover accredited psych), life coaching, relationship matters, family mediation, court and legal reports and the teaching of parenting skills. I also offer couples, family and marital therapy. I am also an accredited Supervisor to other psychologists.
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Ji Fang Zhou
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Hi, my name is Ji Fang but everyone calls me Fang. I've known for a long time I wanted to work with people. After a successful decade-long career in Human Resources, I decided to pursue a new direction in Psychology where I can work on a deeper personal level with people. I love using my psychological skills and training to help people improve mental health, heal from trauma, overcome addictions, connect with their purpose in life, work towards their goals and build better relationships. There is nothing more rewarding than to see my clients become stronger, better versions of themselves.
Hi, my name is Ji Fang but everyone calls me Fang. I've known for a long time I wanted to work with people. After a successful decade-long career in Human Resources, I decided to pursue a new direction in Psychology where I can work on a deeper personal level with people. I love using my psychological skills and training to help people improve mental health, heal from trauma, overcome addictions, connect with their purpose in life, work towards their goals and build better relationships. There is nothing more rewarding than to see my clients become stronger, better versions of themselves.
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Anastasia Hronis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons, M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Anastasia provides individual and group therapy. Anastasia also holds the position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she provides lectures and research supervision to students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.
Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons, M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Anastasia provides individual and group therapy. Anastasia also holds the position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she provides lectures and research supervision to students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.
(02) 8105 5006 View (02) 8105 5006
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Caitlyn Teasel
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210  (Online Only)
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
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Michelle Boyle Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210  (Online Only)
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
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Life Strategist
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Shiraz works with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couple & Families and Veteran community. Applies specialist skills in working with parents and children on the attachment dyad employing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Shiraz was part of the first Australian cohort trained in PCIT in 2011. He travelled internationally on a scholarship to train in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, PCIT and Mindfulness to address anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. Shiraz also utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Shiraz works with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couple & Families and Veteran community. Applies specialist skills in working with parents and children on the attachment dyad employing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Shiraz was part of the first Australian cohort trained in PCIT in 2011. He travelled internationally on a scholarship to train in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, PCIT and Mindfulness to address anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. Shiraz also utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
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Vera Nedelkovska
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Vera is a dedicated therapist specialising in counseling, therapy, and hypnosis. With a person-centered approach, Vera creates a safe space for her clients to overcome challenges and strive for personal growth. Her focus is on empowering clients to develop healthy relationships and build resilience, fostering self-awareness and lasting change.
Vera is a dedicated therapist specialising in counseling, therapy, and hypnosis. With a person-centered approach, Vera creates a safe space for her clients to overcome challenges and strive for personal growth. Her focus is on empowering clients to develop healthy relationships and build resilience, fostering self-awareness and lasting change.
(02) 8105 6855 View (02) 8105 6855
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Timothy Joss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
(02) 7501 0537 View (02) 7501 0537
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Rebecca Nakhoul
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Not accepting new clients
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
(02) 8105 6677 View (02) 8105 6677
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Lighthouse Therapeutic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
(02) 8806 0119 View (02) 8806 0119

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2210

10+

Average cost per session

$162

Counsellors in 2210 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Stress
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
40% Bupa
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2210 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2210?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.