Counselling in 3178

Photo of Lien (Lily) Phan, Psychologist in 3178, VIC
Lien (Lily) Phan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
(03) 7500 5827 View (03) 7500 5827
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Knox Mindfulness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Limited waiting times! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
Limited waiting times! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
(03) 5909 9802 View (03) 5909 9802
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Forward Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Esther is a well respected counsellor and is currently supporting clients in different stages of their lives. Esther is well-known in providing counselling in areas such as Mental health issues, Relationship (Couple, individual or family), Pregnancy, Grief and loss, Substance abuse and addiction counselling. She is passionate about people creating a healthy relationship, people’s well-being & supporting them to feel empowered within themselves. Esther has over 15 years of experience in Schools, Government, and Community settings including private practice. Esther has strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
Esther is a well respected counsellor and is currently supporting clients in different stages of their lives. Esther is well-known in providing counselling in areas such as Mental health issues, Relationship (Couple, individual or family), Pregnancy, Grief and loss, Substance abuse and addiction counselling. She is passionate about people creating a healthy relationship, people’s well-being & supporting them to feel empowered within themselves. Esther has over 15 years of experience in Schools, Government, and Community settings including private practice. Esther has strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
(03) 7500 5602 View (03) 7500 5602
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
I am a registered psychologist with provisional registration currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour and help them navigate challenges.
I am a registered psychologist with provisional registration currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour and help them navigate challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406
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Fiona Dundas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178  (Online Only)
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
(03) 8595 5287 View (03) 8595 5287
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Elizabeth Gregory
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Liz is a Registered Psychologist who is currently completing her endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She devotes her focus to supporting and empowering clients during difficult times, helping them reach their full potential. She believes that the unique hardships and difficulties experienced by each individual contributes to their own personal growth and self-discovery.
Liz is a Registered Psychologist who is currently completing her endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She devotes her focus to supporting and empowering clients during difficult times, helping them reach their full potential. She believes that the unique hardships and difficulties experienced by each individual contributes to their own personal growth and self-discovery.
(03) 7500 5537 View (03) 7500 5537
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Dan Solomon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rowville, VIC 3178
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
(03) 7500 5527 View (03) 7500 5527
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
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
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Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rowville, VIC 3178
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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Humaira Hamimi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178  (Online Only)
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira speaks Dari, has had extensive experience working in the private, government, NDIS and NGO sectors providing her with the ability to engage clients from all walks of life. Humaira has trained and worked in a number of contexts and with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting difficulties, relationship challenges and growth. She also works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identify, life cycle and grief and loss.
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira speaks Dari, has had extensive experience working in the private, government, NDIS and NGO sectors providing her with the ability to engage clients from all walks of life. Humaira has trained and worked in a number of contexts and with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting difficulties, relationship challenges and growth. She also works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identify, life cycle and grief and loss.
(03) 9069 8783 View (03) 9069 8783
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Laura Prior
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
I work with people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed; are being held back by anxiety or depression; are concerned about their drug and/or alcohol use; or are trying to support someone with substance use issues. I understand that these issues can be complex and multifaceted. I work with people to manage their issues while learning new coping skills, building their self-esteem and capacity using their strengths in order to achieve their goals.
I work with people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed; are being held back by anxiety or depression; are concerned about their drug and/or alcohol use; or are trying to support someone with substance use issues. I understand that these issues can be complex and multifaceted. I work with people to manage their issues while learning new coping skills, building their self-esteem and capacity using their strengths in order to achieve their goals.
(03) 8613 3470 View (03) 8613 3470
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Akriti (Aki) Shrestha
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Akriti Shrestha (Aki) is a trilingual registered General Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology (Counselling Psychology). She has had experience working in both private and public communities with families and individuals, regarding complex situations pertaining to trauma, abuse, neglect, and family violence. She has worked with individuals of all age groups- from teenagers to older adults. She has also had experience completing Intelligence tests for children and has successfully conducted parenting programs aimed at helping parents of teenagers. ​
Akriti Shrestha (Aki) is a trilingual registered General Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology (Counselling Psychology). She has had experience working in both private and public communities with families and individuals, regarding complex situations pertaining to trauma, abuse, neglect, and family violence. She has worked with individuals of all age groups- from teenagers to older adults. She has also had experience completing Intelligence tests for children and has successfully conducted parenting programs aimed at helping parents of teenagers. ​
(03) 9560 8880 View (03) 9560 8880
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Luke McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
(03) 9864 1809 View (03) 9864 1809
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Janis Lee
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rowville, VIC 3178
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
(03) 5924 0082 View (03) 5924 0082
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Mariane Fernando
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rowville, VIC 3178
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
(08) 9126 9492 View (08) 9126 9492
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Judy Tomlinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
(03) 8203 5133 View (03) 8203 5133
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Brenda Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
It is my goal to help people through difficult periods of their life, help them feel empowered in a non-judgmental space. I use evidence-based treatment and a warm and caring approach to your mental wellbeing. I also offer coaching for ADHD and more information on my website btaylorpsychology.com. If you'd like to make an appointment feel free to email or leave a message as I don't have a receptionist. I work on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday. Please note: I do not Bulk Bill
It is my goal to help people through difficult periods of their life, help them feel empowered in a non-judgmental space. I use evidence-based treatment and a warm and caring approach to your mental wellbeing. I also offer coaching for ADHD and more information on my website btaylorpsychology.com. If you'd like to make an appointment feel free to email or leave a message as I don't have a receptionist. I work on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday. Please note: I do not Bulk Bill
(03) 5924 0088 View (03) 5924 0088
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Audra Glavas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
(03) 9118 9039 View (03) 9118 9039
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rowville, VIC 3178
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years supporting people from a person centered, strengths-based approach through crisis and/or longer-term therapeutic support for healing a broad range of issues. I love working with people who are ready to reconnect with a life that feels authentic and meaningful. Life can really throw us when we have difficult experiences, relationships or setbacks. What matters is what you do next. I have found that providing a safe trusted space with the right tools has made a big difference for clients who are ready for change.
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years supporting people from a person centered, strengths-based approach through crisis and/or longer-term therapeutic support for healing a broad range of issues. I love working with people who are ready to reconnect with a life that feels authentic and meaningful. Life can really throw us when we have difficult experiences, relationships or setbacks. What matters is what you do next. I have found that providing a safe trusted space with the right tools has made a big difference for clients who are ready for change.
(03) 5907 5884 View (03) 5907 5884
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Mindspace Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Rowville, VIC 3178
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
(03) 9788 6802 View (03) 9788 6802

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3178

30+

Average cost per session

$172

Counsellors in 3178 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
57% NDIS
48% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3178 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3178?

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.