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Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
My name is Maria Machado, and I am a Principal Counsellor & Registered with ACA. I specialise in anxiety and trauma work. Over the years, I treated several clients experiencing generalized & chronic anxiety, particularly associated with panic attacks and social anxiety. Supported them to overcome their anxiety and fear that can usually paralyse you to enjoy your daily life.
My name is Maria Machado, and I am a Principal Counsellor & Registered with ACA. I specialise in anxiety and trauma work. Over the years, I treated several clients experiencing generalized & chronic anxiety, particularly associated with panic attacks and social anxiety. Supported them to overcome their anxiety and fear that can usually paralyse you to enjoy your daily life.
(03) 8771 5714 View (03) 8771 5714
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The Path to Balance Pty Ltd
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
(03) 8771 4963 View (03) 8771 4963
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Donna Niemi-Barrett
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Donna is a registered psychologist (clinical registrar) who is passionate about enhancing and supporting the well-being and resiliency of her clients, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. She provides a warm, non-judgemental approach tailored to suit young people and adults who are experiencing a range of challenges and mental health issues. Donna utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. The appropriate modality is chosen in a collaborative manner based on the client's specific needs and case formulation.
Donna is a registered psychologist (clinical registrar) who is passionate about enhancing and supporting the well-being and resiliency of her clients, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. She provides a warm, non-judgemental approach tailored to suit young people and adults who are experiencing a range of challenges and mental health issues. Donna utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. The appropriate modality is chosen in a collaborative manner based on the client's specific needs and case formulation.
(03) 8771 5139 View (03) 8771 5139
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Janis Ritchie
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that therapy begins by learning about and understanding each individual client. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is paramount to effective therapy, and I approach therapy in an empathetic way with this in mind. I work hard to ensure my clients feel free to talk openly about their problems without judgement. I use evidence-based approaches, personalised to best suit each individual client. I am open and upfront with my clients and aim to walk beside them on their journey.
I believe that therapy begins by learning about and understanding each individual client. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is paramount to effective therapy, and I approach therapy in an empathetic way with this in mind. I work hard to ensure my clients feel free to talk openly about their problems without judgement. I use evidence-based approaches, personalised to best suit each individual client. I am open and upfront with my clients and aim to walk beside them on their journey.
(03) 8771 5207 View (03) 8771 5207
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Fern Therapy and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
(03) 8737 9300 View (03) 8737 9300
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Shamim Ahmadi
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Shamim is a bilingual Counsellor providing counselling services for teenagers and adults. Through her caring and compassionate approach, Shamim strives to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their vulnerability and daily internal and external experiences, without judgement. She adopts a collaborative and holistic approach in working with individuals and tailors her treatments to meet their individual needs.
Shamim is a bilingual Counsellor providing counselling services for teenagers and adults. Through her caring and compassionate approach, Shamim strives to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their vulnerability and daily internal and external experiences, without judgement. She adopts a collaborative and holistic approach in working with individuals and tailors her treatments to meet their individual needs.
(03) 8771 4850 View (03) 8771 4850
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Christina David
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
(03) 8771 5535 View (03) 8771 5535
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Dr. Sunaina Seth - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Life can be challenging and we all experience difficult emotions and stress at times. Sometimes these internal experiences can have a significant impact on our life and goals. I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people manage their concerns and optimise their quality of life. I have experience working with a variety of issues, ranging from daily life stressors to complex psychological issues. When delivering therapy, I draw upon several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Life can be challenging and we all experience difficult emotions and stress at times. Sometimes these internal experiences can have a significant impact on our life and goals. I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people manage their concerns and optimise their quality of life. I have experience working with a variety of issues, ranging from daily life stressors to complex psychological issues. When delivering therapy, I draw upon several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(03) 5905 7136 View (03) 5905 7136
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
(03) 5905 9791 View (03) 5905 9791
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Karthika Neduveli
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
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Janis Lee
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
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
Mindset First Psychology & Coaching
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Narre Warren South, VIC 3805  (Online Only)
At Mindset First Psychology & Coaching I can assist you as an adult (18yrs+) struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work related stress, past or current trauma, grief, ADHD symptoms of inattention or impulsivity, addictions, or needing an ADHD assessment (for ages 14 to adults).
At Mindset First Psychology & Coaching I can assist you as an adult (18yrs+) struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work related stress, past or current trauma, grief, ADHD symptoms of inattention or impulsivity, addictions, or needing an ADHD assessment (for ages 14 to adults).
(03) 8771 5472 View (03) 8771 5472
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Sura Bezhan
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I am an accredited psychotherapist & counsellor that works in an integrative, collaborative, and person-entered manner to accomodate each individual's unique needs and goals. By tailoring therapy, my goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for all individuals to explore their inner self at a comfortable pace. I strive to be warm in my approach and maintain compassion, respect, and empathy for every individual.
I am an accredited psychotherapist & counsellor that works in an integrative, collaborative, and person-entered manner to accomodate each individual's unique needs and goals. By tailoring therapy, my goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for all individuals to explore their inner self at a comfortable pace. I strive to be warm in my approach and maintain compassion, respect, and empathy for every individual.
(03) 7003 2237 View (03) 7003 2237
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Catherine Teal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805  (Online Only)
I respect that coming to therapy takes courage. With this in mind, I am patient and compassionate in my approach and believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. Typically, my clients come to therapy looking to understand themselves better and for support with addressing unhelpful patterns. We’ll work together to understand what you need and what you want to achieve through therapy.
I respect that coming to therapy takes courage. With this in mind, I am patient and compassionate in my approach and believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. Typically, my clients come to therapy looking to understand themselves better and for support with addressing unhelpful patterns. We’ll work together to understand what you need and what you want to achieve through therapy.
(03) 8104 9369 View (03) 8104 9369
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Person Centred Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
(03) 9069 8752 View (03) 9069 8752
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Dr Nicholas Lawless - DRT Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
(03) 8771 5724 View (03) 8771 5724
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Mariane Fernando
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
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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Paige Louise Nener
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
(03) 9771 7780 View (03) 9771 7780
Photo of Daniel Valladares, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Daniel Valladares
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
(03) 8771 4138 View (03) 8771 4138
Photo of Lucky Karunaratne, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Lucky Karunaratne
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are a young adult who has anxiety, lacks motivation and clarity then I can offer you the special support you need . Many in the age group of 18 -45 years feel this way. They feel they are wandering along without direction and focus. Change is possible. From my years of experience, I have seen remarkable change in the mindset of clients, many of whom have undergone severe trauma in childhood, All this within a safe, confidential environment where there is absolutely no judgement The goal is to work towards becoming the best version of yourself. I speak Sinhalese and understand Asian culture
If you are a young adult who has anxiety, lacks motivation and clarity then I can offer you the special support you need . Many in the age group of 18 -45 years feel this way. They feel they are wandering along without direction and focus. Change is possible. From my years of experience, I have seen remarkable change in the mindset of clients, many of whom have undergone severe trauma in childhood, All this within a safe, confidential environment where there is absolutely no judgement The goal is to work towards becoming the best version of yourself. I speak Sinhalese and understand Asian culture
0401 521 600 View 0401 521 600

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3805

50+

Average cost per session

$158

Counsellors in 3805 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Medicare Rebates
46% NDIS
36% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3805 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 3805?

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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.