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Dr Laura Ash
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I have had over ten years experience supporting adults as well as vulnerable young people and their families presenting with mental health concerns. A warm, caring and empathic approach is used to support clients. I am focused on developing a strong therapeutic relationship and collaborative understanding of my clients concerns. Sessions are informed by evidence-based treatment approaches that aim to achieve effective outcomes.
As a clinical psychologist, I have had over ten years experience supporting adults as well as vulnerable young people and their families presenting with mental health concerns. A warm, caring and empathic approach is used to support clients. I am focused on developing a strong therapeutic relationship and collaborative understanding of my clients concerns. Sessions are informed by evidence-based treatment approaches that aim to achieve effective outcomes.
(03) 7003 2653 View (03) 7003 2653
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Ilana Grosman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183  (Online Only)
Are you feeling a little lost in this wild + complex world? Did you think you'd be somewhere else by now or more sure of things? Do you sometimes experience overwhelm, apathy, anxiety in your daily life? Do you struggle to feel safe + seen in your relationships (intimate / non-intimate)? Do you sometimes feel disconnected from yourself, your purpose + those around you? Do you long for more fulfilment in work, relationships, day to day? Do you need an injection of inspiration + motivation to discover your best self + to live your best life unashamedly + wholeheartedly? I'm here to help.
Are you feeling a little lost in this wild + complex world? Did you think you'd be somewhere else by now or more sure of things? Do you sometimes experience overwhelm, apathy, anxiety in your daily life? Do you struggle to feel safe + seen in your relationships (intimate / non-intimate)? Do you sometimes feel disconnected from yourself, your purpose + those around you? Do you long for more fulfilment in work, relationships, day to day? Do you need an injection of inspiration + motivation to discover your best self + to live your best life unashamedly + wholeheartedly? I'm here to help.
(03) 7003 2859 View (03) 7003 2859
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Adileen Reddy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
I have 6.8 years of experience working with Indigenous clients in the community in the AOD sector. I also have experience in crisis support, family violence and trauma. I offer services to individuals of any background, who need the proper support to help in their healing journey. Everyone deserves a healthy and happy life, sometimes you need someone to give you that space, I provide that. I believe I do have the skills to work along with you to help you reach your potential goals and have the life you want to have and live.
I have 6.8 years of experience working with Indigenous clients in the community in the AOD sector. I also have experience in crisis support, family violence and trauma. I offer services to individuals of any background, who need the proper support to help in their healing journey. Everyone deserves a healthy and happy life, sometimes you need someone to give you that space, I provide that. I believe I do have the skills to work along with you to help you reach your potential goals and have the life you want to have and live.
(03) 7003 2663 View (03) 7003 2663
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Zipporah Oliver O.a.m.
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist based in St Kilda East, Melbourne. With over 24 years of experience in the field, I am committed to applying my skills to help clients achieve the optimum outcome. I bring to my practice a dedication to integrity and a lifetime commitment to helping people cope with life challenges. In 2006 I was awarded the Order of Australia for honorary work in disability and broad-spectrum community service. I have an ongoing commitment to professional development and standard of practice. I counsel adults, couples and adolescents.
I am a registered psychologist based in St Kilda East, Melbourne. With over 24 years of experience in the field, I am committed to applying my skills to help clients achieve the optimum outcome. I bring to my practice a dedication to integrity and a lifetime commitment to helping people cope with life challenges. In 2006 I was awarded the Order of Australia for honorary work in disability and broad-spectrum community service. I have an ongoing commitment to professional development and standard of practice. I counsel adults, couples and adolescents.
(03) 9068 5216 View (03) 9068 5216
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Rally Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
I became a counsellor to make a difference. I have worked with clients from all cultures, backgrounds and identities to help improve their lives. In my experience every person and their challenges are unique.
I became a counsellor to make a difference. I have worked with clients from all cultures, backgrounds and identities to help improve their lives. In my experience every person and their challenges are unique.
(03) 7003 2694 View (03) 7003 2694
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Meir Kluwgant
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The challenges associated with mental health are so real and prevalent in society. In fact more than one in five Australians will be impacted by some form of mental illness or condition in their lifetime. Grief, loss and trauma informed counselling, in addition to support for relationship conflict, and generalised anxiety and depression, form the mainstay of his practice. Meir is also a member of the ACA College of Supervisors and an accredited Counselling Supervisor providing support and supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work in all fields of mental health.
The challenges associated with mental health are so real and prevalent in society. In fact more than one in five Australians will be impacted by some form of mental illness or condition in their lifetime. Grief, loss and trauma informed counselling, in addition to support for relationship conflict, and generalised anxiety and depression, form the mainstay of his practice. Meir is also a member of the ACA College of Supervisors and an accredited Counselling Supervisor providing support and supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work in all fields of mental health.
(03) 7003 2276 View (03) 7003 2276
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Victoria Soar
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183
Hi, I'm Vicki. I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I am passionate about art therapy and specialise in trauma informed art psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with art making, in a safe therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with ptsd and anxiety disorders (select mutism, ocd). Client's goals are often to learn new ways of regulating their emotions and reduce anxiety and build coping skills. We can do this with art therapy, so they can be empowered to live the life they desire, with freedom from the past.
Hi, I'm Vicki. I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I am passionate about art therapy and specialise in trauma informed art psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with art making, in a safe therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with ptsd and anxiety disorders (select mutism, ocd). Client's goals are often to learn new ways of regulating their emotions and reduce anxiety and build coping skills. We can do this with art therapy, so they can be empowered to live the life they desire, with freedom from the past.
(03) 7003 2425 View (03) 7003 2425
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Dr Christine Deftereos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist who hold specialized accreditations in working with Complex Trauma, Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and a range of mental health presentations. I am committed to providing best practice trauma informed care in a confidential, sensitive and validating therapeutic space, with an emphasis on ‘learning to live with our stories.’ My primary ethical commitment is to provide a safe non-judgmental space for ‘bearing witness,’ for truth telling,’ and in sharing your ‘lived experiences’ via free association. I am also an EMDR Practitioner.
I am a Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist who hold specialized accreditations in working with Complex Trauma, Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and a range of mental health presentations. I am committed to providing best practice trauma informed care in a confidential, sensitive and validating therapeutic space, with an emphasis on ‘learning to live with our stories.’ My primary ethical commitment is to provide a safe non-judgmental space for ‘bearing witness,’ for truth telling,’ and in sharing your ‘lived experiences’ via free association. I am also an EMDR Practitioner.
(03) 7003 2924 View (03) 7003 2924
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Shoshanah Frenkel
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
(02) 9100 0141 View (02) 9100 0141
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Nonie Carr
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183
You might seek help from me because you want to perform more effectively and be the best you can be. You might want to learn to manage your anxiety more effectively. You may want to learn to regulate your mood so your low moods have less impact on your day-to-day life. You might want to learn to relate better to others. You might want to learn more about yourself and your values and how this could impact on behaviour and on others. You might be struggling with changes and want to learn how to struggle less or to integrate these changes into your life in an easier way. You want to live your most enhanced life.
You might seek help from me because you want to perform more effectively and be the best you can be. You might want to learn to manage your anxiety more effectively. You may want to learn to regulate your mood so your low moods have less impact on your day-to-day life. You might want to learn to relate better to others. You might want to learn more about yourself and your values and how this could impact on behaviour and on others. You might be struggling with changes and want to learn how to struggle less or to integrate these changes into your life in an easier way. You want to live your most enhanced life.
(03) 9070 5732 View (03) 9070 5732
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Lauren Ross
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Lauren, an engaging and caring Clinical Psychologist with a range of experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and low self-esteem. I aim to work collaboratively and provide a safe space for the expression of ones authentic self. I strive for a strong and honest therapeutic relationship, and believe this creates an opportunity for people to explore what is causing their difficulties whilst also facilitating the space for growth and change.
Hi I'm Lauren, an engaging and caring Clinical Psychologist with a range of experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and low self-esteem. I aim to work collaboratively and provide a safe space for the expression of ones authentic self. I strive for a strong and honest therapeutic relationship, and believe this creates an opportunity for people to explore what is causing their difficulties whilst also facilitating the space for growth and change.
(03) 7003 2027 View (03) 7003 2027
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Ronnie Adamowicz
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stuck, like something important is missing from your life, but you can't quite put your finger on it? Do you find it challenging to have your emotional needs met in relationships? Are you trapped in repetitive patterns, struggling to define healthy boundaries? There is a reason behind these struggles, and together, we will uncover what is holding you back, providing you with the clarity and confidence needed to turn things around. I specialize in somatic therapy, an approach that dives deep into the core of unresolved trauma within the body, facilitating rapid healing.
Are you feeling stuck, like something important is missing from your life, but you can't quite put your finger on it? Do you find it challenging to have your emotional needs met in relationships? Are you trapped in repetitive patterns, struggling to define healthy boundaries? There is a reason behind these struggles, and together, we will uncover what is holding you back, providing you with the clarity and confidence needed to turn things around. I specialize in somatic therapy, an approach that dives deep into the core of unresolved trauma within the body, facilitating rapid healing.
(03) 7037 6993 View (03) 7037 6993
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Embody Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Balaclava, VIC 3183
Embody counselling is an embodied, somatic and humanistic approach that integrates the mind and the body. I embrace the profound connection between mental and physical well-being. I foster a supportive and gentle environment where you can explore and be supported to gain insight into your life and relate to yourself through the lens of curiosity and compassion. I am trauma-informed and address a range of personal difficulties including chronic illness, autoimmune, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and addiction. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered and supported.
Embody counselling is an embodied, somatic and humanistic approach that integrates the mind and the body. I embrace the profound connection between mental and physical well-being. I foster a supportive and gentle environment where you can explore and be supported to gain insight into your life and relate to yourself through the lens of curiosity and compassion. I am trauma-informed and address a range of personal difficulties including chronic illness, autoimmune, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and addiction. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered and supported.
(03) 7500 5200 View (03) 7500 5200
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Dr Shalya Hirschson
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
As a psychologist, I feel privileged, to observe & work with the difficult life experiences, which lead individuals to engage in therapy. I believe that therapy is a form of self-exploration & learning. In sessions, I use safe, containing ways to help clients process their thoughts and feelings, gaining insight and understanding, so that they can navigate the world around them, with a sense of confidence, purpose and hope. I help clients develop skills to manage their discomfort, pain, uncertainty and fear, to facilitate change in their lives and improve their overall sense of well-being.
As a psychologist, I feel privileged, to observe & work with the difficult life experiences, which lead individuals to engage in therapy. I believe that therapy is a form of self-exploration & learning. In sessions, I use safe, containing ways to help clients process their thoughts and feelings, gaining insight and understanding, so that they can navigate the world around them, with a sense of confidence, purpose and hope. I help clients develop skills to manage their discomfort, pain, uncertainty and fear, to facilitate change in their lives and improve their overall sense of well-being.
(03) 9988 1271 View (03) 9988 1271
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Jeremy Neumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183
Jeremy is an experienced youth/family and adult counsellor and an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BBus; GDipPsych; MSW, AMHSW), with a breadth of clinical experience across both the public and the private sectors. Jeremy has a clinical interest working with people through anxiety, life transitions, identity and depression. He has a strong grounding in mindfulness based approaches, completing further training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for working with trauma. Jeremy incorporates the ideals of everyday mindfulness into his practice.
Jeremy is an experienced youth/family and adult counsellor and an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BBus; GDipPsych; MSW, AMHSW), with a breadth of clinical experience across both the public and the private sectors. Jeremy has a clinical interest working with people through anxiety, life transitions, identity and depression. He has a strong grounding in mindfulness based approaches, completing further training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for working with trauma. Jeremy incorporates the ideals of everyday mindfulness into his practice.
(03) 7003 2136 View (03) 7003 2136
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Amy Lourie
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183
With over six years of experience working in mental health, I've had the privilege of honing my skills as a counsellor in private practice, as well as primary and secondary schools. My approach is rooted in creating a warm, nurturing environment where you can feel empowered on your journey towards personal growth and positive change. Whether it's enhancing relationships, improving daily functioning, or navigating life's challenges, I'm here to support you.
With over six years of experience working in mental health, I've had the privilege of honing my skills as a counsellor in private practice, as well as primary and secondary schools. My approach is rooted in creating a warm, nurturing environment where you can feel empowered on your journey towards personal growth and positive change. Whether it's enhancing relationships, improving daily functioning, or navigating life's challenges, I'm here to support you.
(03) 7003 2369 View (03) 7003 2369
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Jeff Roberts
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in mental health working with male clients to assist them to make positive changes in their life and to achieve their goals. Part of this process is also linking clients back toward their core values. I also lecture at Monash University and ACAP college. I am able to support my male with interpersonal issues, work stress, anxiety and depression and sexual dysfunction.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in mental health working with male clients to assist them to make positive changes in their life and to achieve their goals. Part of this process is also linking clients back toward their core values. I also lecture at Monash University and ACAP college. I am able to support my male with interpersonal issues, work stress, anxiety and depression and sexual dysfunction.
(03) 7003 2535 View (03) 7003 2535
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Kind Connections - Counselling & Play Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Balaclava, VIC 3183
As a Registered Play Therapist (APTA), I provide play therapy support for children aged 3 - 10 with a wide range of social, emotional & behavioural challenges. I am also a Family Violence Counsellor (Level 4 ACA), & Level 2 trained EMDR practitioner with a passion for supporting adoptive, foster & kinship care families. I provide counselling to adults impacted by complex trauma, as well as parent/caregiver victim-survivors of FV (especially where consent cannot be obtained for a child victim-survivor to access therapy). I can provide my services to both Self-Managed & Plan-managed individuals through the NDIS.
As a Registered Play Therapist (APTA), I provide play therapy support for children aged 3 - 10 with a wide range of social, emotional & behavioural challenges. I am also a Family Violence Counsellor (Level 4 ACA), & Level 2 trained EMDR practitioner with a passion for supporting adoptive, foster & kinship care families. I provide counselling to adults impacted by complex trauma, as well as parent/caregiver victim-survivors of FV (especially where consent cannot be obtained for a child victim-survivor to access therapy). I can provide my services to both Self-Managed & Plan-managed individuals through the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2207 View (03) 7003 2207
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Dr Rob Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Clincial Psychologist who is APHRA registered and an Australian Psychological Society Member (MAPS). I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology with Commendation and Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology. I have substantial experience of working with a range of client groups across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
I am a Clincial Psychologist who is APHRA registered and an Australian Psychological Society Member (MAPS). I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology with Commendation and Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology. I have substantial experience of working with a range of client groups across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
(03) 7003 2940 View (03) 7003 2940
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Marc Moskowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in private practice with adults. I have over 15 years of experience and training in mental health and qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherapy. I offer a supportive, empathetic and non-judgemental space. I work collaboratively with you to find ways through what is troubling you and to help you better understand yourself. ​
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in private practice with adults. I have over 15 years of experience and training in mental health and qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherapy. I offer a supportive, empathetic and non-judgemental space. I work collaboratively with you to find ways through what is troubling you and to help you better understand yourself. ​
(03) 7003 2079 View (03) 7003 2079

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3183

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 3183 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
37% Bupa
33% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3183 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3183?

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.