Karen Barnes

Psychologist, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today
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(03) 7302 2945 Website

Karen Barnes

Psychologist, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today


Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
Karen takes a wholistic approach to the person and draws from a wide range of therapies and techniques to assist them on their journey. This includes Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Behavioural Management, and aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
Karen’s strengths lay in her ability to engage with a wide range of people and collaborate to tailor her support to their needs. Her focus is to empower people to achieve overall wellbeing and fulfilling lives.


  • Session Fee: $175 per session
Pay By: American Express, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACA Health
  • AHM Health
  • Australian Unity
  • Bupa
  • CBHS Health
  • CUA Health
  • Defence Health
  • Health Partners
  • Medibank Private
  • Medicare Rebates
  • Mildura
  • NDIS
  • Peoplecare
  • Police Health
  • Teachers Health
All clients can be provided with a receipt post consultation where they are able to claim back from their private health insurer if covered.
Email me or call (03) 7302 2945 with questions.


  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / General Registration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Supporting Non-verbal Individuals
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Workplace Stress/Issues
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Individuals


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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Karen Barnes

Psychologist, PsyBA General