Photo of Deana Mitry, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deana Mitry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
(02) 9100 0817 View (02) 9100 0817
Photo of Irene Valis, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Irene Valis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Welcome. My heartfelt intention is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to feel heard, healed and whole. Using mindbody principles of Gestalt Therapy, I offer a personalised, relational and embodied approach to supporting women who may be experiencing a disconnect from themselves, others or their environment - whether it be through symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, overwhelm, sexual assault or chronic health conditions. By healing past traumas, emotions and narratives that are impeding and impacting our lives in the present, the result is lasting change, internal safety and a coming home to oneself.
Welcome. My heartfelt intention is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to feel heard, healed and whole. Using mindbody principles of Gestalt Therapy, I offer a personalised, relational and embodied approach to supporting women who may be experiencing a disconnect from themselves, others or their environment - whether it be through symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, overwhelm, sexual assault or chronic health conditions. By healing past traumas, emotions and narratives that are impeding and impacting our lives in the present, the result is lasting change, internal safety and a coming home to oneself.
(02) 8105 5981 View (02) 8105 5981
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Alena Piccolruaz
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
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.
(02) 9159 6930 View (02) 9159 6930
Photo of Rosette Rouhana, PACFA, Counsellor
Rosette Rouhana
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
(02) 8105 5774 View (02) 8105 5774
Photo of Karina Lazarou, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Karina Lazarou
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
(02) 8105 5669 View (02) 8105 5669
Photo of Caitlyn Teasel, PACFA, Counsellor
Caitlyn Teasel
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222  (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.
(02) 7501 0833 View (02) 7501 0833
Photo of Julie Lorente, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Julie Lorente
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, fatigue, low self esteem, insomnia or burn out, I am here to support you on your journey to improved mental health. I will gently guide you and listen carefully to your concerns. Collaboratively, we will decide on what therapy resonates with you and an appropriate plan will be developed to suit your individual needs. I will provide a safe, empathetic and understanding environment where you will thrive. Let me walk beside you in your journey. In clinic or be comfortable in your own space, book an online counselling session that will facilitate positive change, self awareness and resilience.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, fatigue, low self esteem, insomnia or burn out, I am here to support you on your journey to improved mental health. I will gently guide you and listen carefully to your concerns. Collaboratively, we will decide on what therapy resonates with you and an appropriate plan will be developed to suit your individual needs. I will provide a safe, empathetic and understanding environment where you will thrive. Let me walk beside you in your journey. In clinic or be comfortable in your own space, book an online counselling session that will facilitate positive change, self awareness and resilience.
(02) 9538 7172 View (02) 9538 7172
Photo of Anita Calic, ACA-L3, Counsellor
Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
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
(02) 8000 1748 View (02) 8000 1748
Photo of Rebecca Dooley, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Rebecca Dooley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Rebecca is a registered psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Rebecca adopts a warm, collaborative and trauma-informed approach to empower individuals to enact meaningful change in their life. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, who may be experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship/attachment difficulties, difficulties with emotion regulation or those navigating significant life stressors.
Rebecca is a registered psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Rebecca adopts a warm, collaborative and trauma-informed approach to empower individuals to enact meaningful change in their life. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, who may be experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship/attachment difficulties, difficulties with emotion regulation or those navigating significant life stressors.
(02) 8105 5672 View (02) 8105 5672
Photo of Tim Wardeiner, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Tim Wardeiner
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Tim has over five years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist. His passion for his work has taken him to Victoria, the Northern Territory, and now a Sydney based clinic, Mind Project.
Tim has over five years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist. His passion for his work has taken him to Victoria, the Northern Territory, and now a Sydney based clinic, Mind Project.
(02) 8105 5538 View (02) 8105 5538
Photo of Anita S, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
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.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2222

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in 2222 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Coping Skills
82% Stress
73% Women's Issues
64% Addiction

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Medicare Rebates
57% NDIS
14% Other

How Counsellors in 2222 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2222?

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.

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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.