Jane F Maher

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(03) 8372 0406

Jane F Maher

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today


62 Wellington Pde
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 8372 0406
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon Telehealth for teen/parent groups. Social distancing, hand gel/hygiene, masks during in person sessions. Surface cleans between sessions.


In 1997 at RCH I set up groups for socially isolated teens with ASD, anxiety, shyness, bullying, sensory deficits, cognitive & receptive language deficits & so on. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging and growth of confidence in the groups. Parents say that they are keen and organised to come to the groups, it is the highlight of their week. They relax. I delved into the needs of socially isolated teens through my Psychodrama thesis called "Friends Are The Best Medicine". I also run Tuning Into Kids/Teens groups for parents & Family Therapy. Telehealth is available for kids/teens/parent/families!
Groups are yrs 7-8, 9-10, VCE & post school groups. They are small groups of 2-5, girls, boys & mixed groups. We play games, practice social skills & talk about stuff. You have a lot of creative freedom to express yourselves together. They run for an hour at after school times. We meet first 1:1 to plan what your goals are & how I can help you.
The Teen groups are easy & confidential. They are like friendship groups, hanging out together. You don't have to talk about things you're uncomfortable about & it's usual to be shy at first. We work out together how to have a safe, no judgement, friendly and respectful group. You don't have to be the same as the others to be accepted. No-one is left out.
Jane F Maher
“Set Yourself Up For Better Times Together”


  • Session Fee: $194 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $194 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
Rebateable with extras on BUPA, Medibank, AHM, ARHG. NOT rebateable Mental Health Care Plans
Email me or call (03) 8372 0406 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Psychodrama Group Therapist, Family Therapist, Tuning into Kids/Teens, Mental Health Nurse / 2010
Tuning into Kids, Tuning into Teens, Tuning in for Dads - Emotion Coaching parenting

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mindful / Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychiatry / 2005
  • Degree: LaTrobe Uni / Ba Humanities / 1989

Jane F Maher's Groups

Teens Social Connectedness and Social Skills

Groups for grade 5 -12 & Post VCE. Group Therapy for social isolation, social skills & friendship skills. They are like a friendship group hanging out together. ASD, Shyness & Anxiety, Depression & Confusion, Cognitive, Language & Sensory deficits. 1hr groups weekly or fortnightly for different age groups. 2-5 young people per group. 20+ years experience, High retention, semi-structured & experiential groups. Pre group meeting required. NDIS self managed & Plan managed.

More about this group


62 Wellington Pde
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 8372 0406
Offers online therapy
  • Child
  • Family Conflict
  • Behavioural Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Groups - Teens & Parents
  • Internet Addiction
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Telehealth for Social Isolated teens
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Group Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022
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Jane F Maher

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA