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Photo of Roshanak (Roshi) Raoofi, Psychotherapist in 3128, VIC
Roshanak (Roshi) Raoofi
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist in Australia, holding a Master's degree in Counselling, and I am honoured to be an affiliated member of the Australian Institute of Counselling (25403). My professional accreditations include the following: Registered and Certified Individual/Group Clinical Supervisor with College of Supervisor, Level 1 Certified Emotionally Focused Individual Therapist, Level 1 & 2 Certified Complex Trauma Therapist, Level 1 Solution-Focused Couple Therapist, Certified Anger Management Therapist, Certified Guilt & Shame Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist and Level 1 Gottman Couple Certification.
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist in Australia, holding a Master's degree in Counselling, and I am honoured to be an affiliated member of the Australian Institute of Counselling (25403). My professional accreditations include the following: Registered and Certified Individual/Group Clinical Supervisor with College of Supervisor, Level 1 Certified Emotionally Focused Individual Therapist, Level 1 & 2 Certified Complex Trauma Therapist, Level 1 Solution-Focused Couple Therapist, Certified Anger Management Therapist, Certified Guilt & Shame Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist and Level 1 Gottman Couple Certification.
(03) 7500 5937 View (03) 7500 5937
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Miguel Barreiro
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
A central value of mine is being client centred. Therefore your needs and preference are primary. I am committed to assisting clients from the therapy approach that best fits their needs.
A central value of mine is being client centred. Therefore your needs and preference are primary. I am committed to assisting clients from the therapy approach that best fits their needs.
(03) 7500 5795 View (03) 7500 5795
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Danielle Dabley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
(03) 7500 5807 View (03) 7500 5807
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Marie Mandicos
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Marie offers a warm, empathic and collaborative approach to psychotherapy and utilises evidence-based treatments to support individuals to reach their identified goals. She has 6-years experience working with a wide range of presentations in community and private mental health sectors, with a focus on anxiety and related disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, sleep and insomnia issues, relationship problems, life transitions, addiction and stress. She is passionate about supporting teenagers (17-years and above) and adults to understand their emotional problems and improve their mental wellbeing.
Marie offers a warm, empathic and collaborative approach to psychotherapy and utilises evidence-based treatments to support individuals to reach their identified goals. She has 6-years experience working with a wide range of presentations in community and private mental health sectors, with a focus on anxiety and related disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, sleep and insomnia issues, relationship problems, life transitions, addiction and stress. She is passionate about supporting teenagers (17-years and above) and adults to understand their emotional problems and improve their mental wellbeing.
(03) 7500 5990 View (03) 7500 5990
Photo of Lauren Chapman Clinical Psychology, Psychologist in 3128, VIC
Lauren Chapman Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing across public mental health and private practice roles for over 10 years. I completed my Master of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University and I am a Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. I work with young people and adults aged 17 and over across a range of mental health issues including: Depression, Stress management, Adjustment difficulties, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Trauma, and Personality Disorders.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing across public mental health and private practice roles for over 10 years. I completed my Master of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University and I am a Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. I work with young people and adults aged 17 and over across a range of mental health issues including: Depression, Stress management, Adjustment difficulties, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Trauma, and Personality Disorders.
(03) 7500 5836 View (03) 7500 5836
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United Front Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
I have a social work background, and continued my study into family therapy and couple therapy, which I have continued to practice over the last decade. I recognise that if the family system is struggling then the whole entire family suffer also. This includes the children within the family. I work with the internal belief about self, ‘why do I feel stuck’, ‘why are my thoughts controlling me’. I work with couples who are in that destructive cycle they cannot get out of and families that struggle with showing their true feelings and emotions, whether good or bad. Ask yourself, ‘what is stopping me from speaking my truth’.
I have a social work background, and continued my study into family therapy and couple therapy, which I have continued to practice over the last decade. I recognise that if the family system is struggling then the whole entire family suffer also. This includes the children within the family. I work with the internal belief about self, ‘why do I feel stuck’, ‘why are my thoughts controlling me’. I work with couples who are in that destructive cycle they cannot get out of and families that struggle with showing their true feelings and emotions, whether good or bad. Ask yourself, ‘what is stopping me from speaking my truth’.
(03) 7500 5100 View (03) 7500 5100
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Hopeful Mind Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Hello, my name is Fina, and I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and have been in the psychology field for almost a decade. I have a solid experience working with people aged 16 and above who are struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, attachment issues, self-esteem issues, grief and loss.
Hello, my name is Fina, and I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and have been in the psychology field for almost a decade. I have a solid experience working with people aged 16 and above who are struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, attachment issues, self-esteem issues, grief and loss.
(03) 7500 5129 View (03) 7500 5129
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Sprout Psychology Melbourne Pty Ltd
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
This is an unprecedented time, where many individuals suffer from overwhelming stress and immense feelings of loneliness. Our psychologists provide professional, non-judgemental, client-centred, and holistic treatment to assist clients undergoing difficulties - (Director, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Sharen Lui)
This is an unprecedented time, where many individuals suffer from overwhelming stress and immense feelings of loneliness. Our psychologists provide professional, non-judgemental, client-centred, and holistic treatment to assist clients undergoing difficulties - (Director, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Sharen Lui)
(03) 8686 8317 View (03) 8686 8317
Photo of Maxi Xie, Counsellor in 3128, VIC
Maxi Xie
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
2 Endorsed
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Hola, I am Maxi. I am a counsellor who specialises in relationship counselling and sex therapy. I support people in understanding themselves better, develop curiosity and self-compassion, I help my clients with evidence-based psychological therapies. I understand we are different and unique, so I would be tailoring my session to best suit you. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sex Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy.
Hola, I am Maxi. I am a counsellor who specialises in relationship counselling and sex therapy. I support people in understanding themselves better, develop curiosity and self-compassion, I help my clients with evidence-based psychological therapies. I understand we are different and unique, so I would be tailoring my session to best suit you. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sex Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy.
(03) 7500 5202 View (03) 7500 5202
Photo of Jenny Zhang, Psychotherapist in 3128, VIC
Jenny Zhang
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Hi, my name is Jenny, I am from Shanghai China and have been living in Melbourne for the past 35 years. I have extensive experience in supporting both women and men (particularly in the context of family violence where court cases are involved) with issues of family-related problems, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and problems or stressors that affect migrants. Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. While the need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned.
Hi, my name is Jenny, I am from Shanghai China and have been living in Melbourne for the past 35 years. I have extensive experience in supporting both women and men (particularly in the context of family violence where court cases are involved) with issues of family-related problems, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and problems or stressors that affect migrants. Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. While the need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned.
(03) 7003 2491 View (03) 7003 2491
Photo of Victor Quek, Psychologist in 3128, VIC
Victor Quek
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
I am a clinical psychologist who supports clients using EMDR for PTSD, complex trauma, sexual abuse, victims of crime, addiction, phobia, grief and loss, dissociation, workplace/school bullying. I also provide assessments for children and adults to evaluate the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I also provide support and therapy for clients who are diagnosed with ADHD.
I am a clinical psychologist who supports clients using EMDR for PTSD, complex trauma, sexual abuse, victims of crime, addiction, phobia, grief and loss, dissociation, workplace/school bullying. I also provide assessments for children and adults to evaluate the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I also provide support and therapy for clients who are diagnosed with ADHD.
(03) 7003 2615 View (03) 7003 2615
Photo of Keystone Psychology, Psychologist in 3128, VIC
Keystone Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
At Keystone Psychology we believe that every child deserves to live a healthy and happy life. We are forensic psychologists and our expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children and young people who engage in a range of sensitive and complex behaviours including high risk behaviours that may, if left unaddressed, have negative impacts on their future. This includes behaviours that are disrespectful, inappropriate, problematic and or harmful; as well as physical/sexual violence. Our clients may have also experienced abuse and are seeking a personalised approach for therapy. We help our clients get back on track.
At Keystone Psychology we believe that every child deserves to live a healthy and happy life. We are forensic psychologists and our expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children and young people who engage in a range of sensitive and complex behaviours including high risk behaviours that may, if left unaddressed, have negative impacts on their future. This includes behaviours that are disrespectful, inappropriate, problematic and or harmful; as well as physical/sexual violence. Our clients may have also experienced abuse and are seeking a personalised approach for therapy. We help our clients get back on track.
(03) 8658 3864 View (03) 8658 3864
Photo of Lotus Mental Health and Wellness, Counsellor in 3128, VIC
Lotus Mental Health and Wellness
Counsellor, MA, Assoc MAPS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Box Hill, VIC 3128
I'm a Mental Health Professional dedicated to helping individuals navigate the challenges of life with grace and resilience. You might be facing depression, anxiety, or seeking clarity on your racial identity. Perhaps you're grappling with issues related to coping skills, internet addiction, life transitions, or peer relationships. Whether it's relationship challenges, school stress, low self-esteem, spiritual concerns, sports performance, or the impact of stress on your life, we're here to provide tailored support and guidance.
I'm a Mental Health Professional dedicated to helping individuals navigate the challenges of life with grace and resilience. You might be facing depression, anxiety, or seeking clarity on your racial identity. Perhaps you're grappling with issues related to coping skills, internet addiction, life transitions, or peer relationships. Whether it's relationship challenges, school stress, low self-esteem, spiritual concerns, sports performance, or the impact of stress on your life, we're here to provide tailored support and guidance.
(03) 7500 5019 View (03) 7500 5019
Photo of Arti Mayan, Counsellor in 3128, VIC
Arti Mayan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128  (Online Only)
Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself. How am I really feeling today? I wonder what emotion comes forward. Now what would you do with this or these emotions? In my experience clients who experience emotional disturbance, often do not know what to do with difficult emotional experience, so it is either avoided or suppressed, later causing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress etc. By focusing on our feelings, I believe we learn how emotions influence our choices/actions, and if we change the way we feel, we can change the way we think and behave.
Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself. How am I really feeling today? I wonder what emotion comes forward. Now what would you do with this or these emotions? In my experience clients who experience emotional disturbance, often do not know what to do with difficult emotional experience, so it is either avoided or suppressed, later causing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress etc. By focusing on our feelings, I believe we learn how emotions influence our choices/actions, and if we change the way we feel, we can change the way we think and behave.
(03) 7500 5536 View (03) 7500 5536
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Vine Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
I thrive on helping people improve the quality of their lives by better managing their mental health. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, change or low mood. Or maybe for the first time you have encountered a challenge that is difficult to manage on your own. We all face difficult and challenging times at some point, and may need to look beyond ourselves for practical support to resolve a psychological issue. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more empowered and better able to pursue those things in life that fulfill us and enable us to thrive.
I thrive on helping people improve the quality of their lives by better managing their mental health. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, change or low mood. Or maybe for the first time you have encountered a challenge that is difficult to manage on your own. We all face difficult and challenging times at some point, and may need to look beyond ourselves for practical support to resolve a psychological issue. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more empowered and better able to pursue those things in life that fulfill us and enable us to thrive.
(03) 7500 5927 View (03) 7500 5927
Photo of Jason Chung - Mindview Psychology, Psychologist in 3128, VIC
Jason Chung - Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
I am a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have experience providing psychological support to people struggling with various difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, and anger. I adopt a person-centred approach and strive to create a compassionate, safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment.
I am a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have experience providing psychological support to people struggling with various difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, and anger. I adopt a person-centred approach and strive to create a compassionate, safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment.
(03) 7003 2726 View (03) 7003 2726
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Gyeonghyang (Emma) Song
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
(03) 9069 9451 View (03) 9069 9451
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Melissa Yuhui Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
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You may be struggling with anxiety and/or depression. You may be experiencing a number of difficulties which require a psychological evaluation to find clarity; perhaps a diagnosis and recommendations for strategies to deal with your problems.
You may be struggling with anxiety and/or depression. You may be experiencing a number of difficulties which require a psychological evaluation to find clarity; perhaps a diagnosis and recommendations for strategies to deal with your problems.
(03) 9034 8472 View (03) 9034 8472
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Dr Monique Steen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128  (Online Only)
Dr Monique Steen, PhD, MAPS, is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience working in private, public and community mental health settings, as well as within government agencies and schools. Monique provides clinical psychology services to adults and adolescents with mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, tics/tourette syndrome, posstraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, perinatal/postnatal difficulties, grief/loss, and general life stress.
Dr Monique Steen, PhD, MAPS, is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience working in private, public and community mental health settings, as well as within government agencies and schools. Monique provides clinical psychology services to adults and adolescents with mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, tics/tourette syndrome, posstraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, perinatal/postnatal difficulties, grief/loss, and general life stress.
(03) 7003 2461 View (03) 7003 2461
Photo of Elisha Ebdon, Psychotherapist in 3128, VIC
Elisha Ebdon
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified
Box Hill, VIC 3128
My name is Elisha Ebdon and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I offer counseling and psychotherapy to people who are experiencing emotional, relational and mental health related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of past or recent experiences of trauma, as well as anxiety and depression symptoms.
My name is Elisha Ebdon and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I offer counseling and psychotherapy to people who are experiencing emotional, relational and mental health related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of past or recent experiences of trauma, as well as anxiety and depression symptoms.
(03) 9068 5077 View (03) 9068 5077

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3128

60+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in 3128 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Medicare Rebates
71% Bupa
51% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3128 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3128?

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.