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Cirrus Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155  (Online Only)
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
(07) 5655 7541 View (07) 5655 7541
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Caroline Winzenried
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
(03) 8203 5069 View (03) 8203 5069
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Rosemary Tainsh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(03) 4421 6346 View (03) 4421 6346
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Sex And Relationship Therapist- Devika Dey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Moving towards a relationship, being in a relationship and leaving a relationship is challenging. This beautiful dance towards connection, belonging and intimacy often leaves individuals and couples feeling; anxious, fearful, frustrated, angry, disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, disorientated, stressed, depleted, and lost. If any of this is landing, let me just say firstly, you’re not alone. Secondly, there is a way to find the understanding, empathy, collaborative and creative space you desire to master your relationships. Therapy is a space for brave souls, who are concerned and conflicted.
Moving towards a relationship, being in a relationship and leaving a relationship is challenging. This beautiful dance towards connection, belonging and intimacy often leaves individuals and couples feeling; anxious, fearful, frustrated, angry, disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, disorientated, stressed, depleted, and lost. If any of this is landing, let me just say firstly, you’re not alone. Secondly, there is a way to find the understanding, empathy, collaborative and creative space you desire to master your relationships. Therapy is a space for brave souls, who are concerned and conflicted.
(03) 8203 5362 View (03) 8203 5362
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Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
(03) 8203 5805 View (03) 8203 5805
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Susan Christoffelsz Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155  (Online Only)
I help women living in a state of chronic stress, anxiety, depression or despair to feel better. If you are a new mum who has experienced birth or post-partum trauma or a midlife woman living with high stress and juggling many roles - I can help you. Maybe you get easily triggered and upset or retreat and feel very sad. You may feel awful, but you don't know why. There may be a lot of confusion about what actions you could take as the rational part of your brain goes offline when in a chronic state of fight, flight or freeze. I can help you make sense of it all. What will be the cost to you if you make no changes to your life?
I help women living in a state of chronic stress, anxiety, depression or despair to feel better. If you are a new mum who has experienced birth or post-partum trauma or a midlife woman living with high stress and juggling many roles - I can help you. Maybe you get easily triggered and upset or retreat and feel very sad. You may feel awful, but you don't know why. There may be a lot of confusion about what actions you could take as the rational part of your brain goes offline when in a chronic state of fight, flight or freeze. I can help you make sense of it all. What will be the cost to you if you make no changes to your life?
(03) 8203 5371 View (03) 8203 5371
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Martina Blanarik
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
(03) 8203 5295 View (03) 8203 5295
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PS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
(03) 8203 5825 View (03) 8203 5825
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Jerty Richardson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
(03) 9864 1892 View (03) 9864 1892
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
(03) 8203 5988 View (03) 8203 5988
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Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
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Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boronia, VIC 3155
Waitlist for new clients
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
(03) 9068 5907 View (03) 9068 5907
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Rodney Walsh
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Rodney is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been providing help to Ringwood and the surrounding community since 2015. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS Clinical College, as well as a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Rodney is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been providing help to Ringwood and the surrounding community since 2015. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS Clinical College, as well as a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
(03) 6144 6129 View (03) 6144 6129
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
Photo of Kathleen Cunningham, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Kathleen Cunningham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
We are a psychologist and therapy dog team working to provide a welcoming, warm, safe and accepting environment to meet therapeutic goals. I am a registered psychologist with a Master's in Educational and Developmental Psychology and a Board Approved Supervisor. Luna (fondly known as Luna the Doona) & I enjoy working closely with our clients. Luna is known for her beautiful smile, hypoallergenic white fluffy coat, and high fives. We are a neuroaffirming, warm and accepting team, and have lived exierence of neurodiversity.
We are a psychologist and therapy dog team working to provide a welcoming, warm, safe and accepting environment to meet therapeutic goals. I am a registered psychologist with a Master's in Educational and Developmental Psychology and a Board Approved Supervisor. Luna (fondly known as Luna the Doona) & I enjoy working closely with our clients. Luna is known for her beautiful smile, hypoallergenic white fluffy coat, and high fives. We are a neuroaffirming, warm and accepting team, and have lived exierence of neurodiversity.
(03) 8203 5273 View (03) 8203 5273
Photo of Jasmine Simpson, ACA-L2, Psychotherapist
Jasmine Simpson
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Not accepting new clients
Jasmine provides help to people that long for grounding and clarity in their life. She works from the perspective that all personal difficulties are logical responses to past experiences and current circumstances. Jasmine assists her clients in deepening their understanding of who they are and learning to interpret their experiences with kindness and generosity.
Jasmine provides help to people that long for grounding and clarity in their life. She works from the perspective that all personal difficulties are logical responses to past experiences and current circumstances. Jasmine assists her clients in deepening their understanding of who they are and learning to interpret their experiences with kindness and generosity.
(03) 8771 4902 View (03) 8771 4902
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Dr Rashika Perera Gomez
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
(03) 8413 7375 View (03) 8413 7375
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Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(03) 5905 7147 View (03) 5905 7147

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3155

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 3155 who prioritize treating:

86% Self Esteem
83% Anxiety
74% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Medicare Rebates
47% NDIS
37% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3155 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3155?

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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.