Counselling in Greystanes, NSW

Photo of Colleen Mary Nicholas, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Colleen Mary Nicholas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Greystanes, NSW 2145
Hi. I’m Colleen Nicholas. I’m an Art Therapist, Sandtray Therapist, Interactive Drawing Therapist and Counsellor. I offer expressive therapies in addition to talk therapy, because sometimes words are not enough. It can be difficult to find words to express what we are thinking, feeling or experiencing. Sometimes we are not aware of the “real issue” that’s causing our distress.
Hi. I’m Colleen Nicholas. I’m an Art Therapist, Sandtray Therapist, Interactive Drawing Therapist and Counsellor. I offer expressive therapies in addition to talk therapy, because sometimes words are not enough. It can be difficult to find words to express what we are thinking, feeling or experiencing. Sometimes we are not aware of the “real issue” that’s causing our distress.
(02) 8609 3981 View (02) 8609 3981
Photo of Ryan Wentzel, Psychotherapist in Greystanes, NSW
Ryan Wentzel
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Greystanes, NSW 2145
Have you found yourself struggling to cope, or just feeling like you are wondering through life to only just get through the day? Often times we are living in survival mode, and the past is living through us. This can leave us feeling like present moment has robbed by our past trauma. The goal of my Psychotherapy work, is to walk along side you. As a guide for yourself to help the parts of yourself that you might have blocked out. This will help you be more present with live, feel more home within yourself, and feel the freedom of new possibilities that are within yourself.
Have you found yourself struggling to cope, or just feeling like you are wondering through life to only just get through the day? Often times we are living in survival mode, and the past is living through us. This can leave us feeling like present moment has robbed by our past trauma. The goal of my Psychotherapy work, is to walk along side you. As a guide for yourself to help the parts of yourself that you might have blocked out. This will help you be more present with live, feel more home within yourself, and feel the freedom of new possibilities that are within yourself.
(02) 8609 3039 View (02) 8609 3039
Photo of Debbie Viengkham, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Debbie Viengkham
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greystanes, NSW 2145
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
(02) 7804 4203 View (02) 7804 4203
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Sarah Saddik
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Greystanes, NSW 2145
“Thank you for reaching out and taking the first, and hardest step towards a better life. I’m glad you’re here. No matter where you are in life, how bad you think things are or that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, i look forward to guiding you to a healthier and happier life. I look forward to getting to know you as an individual and to know the details that make you unique; the little parts of you that others just don’t seem to understand. Help and hope work great together, and i look forward to being able to do the same with you!”
“Thank you for reaching out and taking the first, and hardest step towards a better life. I’m glad you’re here. No matter where you are in life, how bad you think things are or that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, i look forward to guiding you to a healthier and happier life. I look forward to getting to know you as an individual and to know the details that make you unique; the little parts of you that others just don’t seem to understand. Help and hope work great together, and i look forward to being able to do the same with you!”
(02) 7804 4266 View (02) 7804 4266
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Alexander Rodriguez
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Greystanes, NSW 2145
I am committed to helping clients work through the challenges they face. I believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for growth, and I actively work with clients to turn their challenges into life changing opportunities. I understand that each person has the capacity to find the answers they seek within themselves, and I actively work with clients by deeply exploring the areas of concern and creating the conditions where the answers can be revealed. In this way, my counselling sessions are geared towards self-exploration which ultimately enable client growth and self-awareness.
I am committed to helping clients work through the challenges they face. I believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for growth, and I actively work with clients to turn their challenges into life changing opportunities. I understand that each person has the capacity to find the answers they seek within themselves, and I actively work with clients by deeply exploring the areas of concern and creating the conditions where the answers can be revealed. In this way, my counselling sessions are geared towards self-exploration which ultimately enable client growth and self-awareness.
(02) 8261 0770 View (02) 8261 0770

More Therapists Nearby

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Song Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Song is a Sydney based Clinical Psychologist that sees clients from all over Australia through telehealth. She has experience working with a range of clients from different backgrounds as well as varying mental health severities and presentations. Song sees clients presenting with difficulties including but not limited to Trauma (PTSD and Complex Trauma), Somatic Disorders, Chronic Health Issues, Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
Song is a Sydney based Clinical Psychologist that sees clients from all over Australia through telehealth. She has experience working with a range of clients from different backgrounds as well as varying mental health severities and presentations. Song sees clients presenting with difficulties including but not limited to Trauma (PTSD and Complex Trauma), Somatic Disorders, Chronic Health Issues, Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
(02) 4210 5968 View (02) 4210 5968
Photo of Heath Gerrard, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Heath Gerrard
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
The following quote continues to resonate and inspire me: ‘I think the most beautiful thing in the world is watching the light come back on in someone’s eyes when they have been lost in the dark for so long.’ The light slowly returned to my eyes when I embarked on my own recovery journey 11 years ago. The unexpected gift that emerged from the struggle was a passion for the transformative recovery process and helping guide others out of the darkness. I am a Registered Counsellor and have worked at treatment centers throughout Australia over the last 10 years, most recently at South Pacific Private in Sydney for 6.5 years.
The following quote continues to resonate and inspire me: ‘I think the most beautiful thing in the world is watching the light come back on in someone’s eyes when they have been lost in the dark for so long.’ The light slowly returned to my eyes when I embarked on my own recovery journey 11 years ago. The unexpected gift that emerged from the struggle was a passion for the transformative recovery process and helping guide others out of the darkness. I am a Registered Counsellor and have worked at treatment centers throughout Australia over the last 10 years, most recently at South Pacific Private in Sydney for 6.5 years.
(02) 9159 3729 View (02) 9159 3729
Photo of Zoë Counselling and Clinical Supervision , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greystanes, NSW
Zoë Counselling and Clinical Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the ups and downs of life? Feeling worried or unfilled in your relationships, career, school, or being a parent? Overwhelmed and unsure how you got here and where you are going? Do you feel that life can be better than this? There is hope and change is possible. I work with women and adolescents/young people to help them find resilience and peace in their lives. I have a special interest in working with families when there has been a diagnosis of ADHD to help them process and work with them to support their family member - whether this person is a child, adolescent, young adult or adult.
Are you struggling with the ups and downs of life? Feeling worried or unfilled in your relationships, career, school, or being a parent? Overwhelmed and unsure how you got here and where you are going? Do you feel that life can be better than this? There is hope and change is possible. I work with women and adolescents/young people to help them find resilience and peace in their lives. I have a special interest in working with families when there has been a diagnosis of ADHD to help them process and work with them to support their family member - whether this person is a child, adolescent, young adult or adult.
(02) 4501 7932 View (02) 4501 7932
Photo of Sakina Deen, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Sakina Deen
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Parramatta, NSW 2151
With a passion for interpersonal relationships and a curiosity about the human experience, Sakina was naturally drawn to the discipline of psychology. Being in this profession gives her great joy to provide a non judgemental platform for the client and for being able to make a positive difference in their journey. With a keen interest in child psychology as well, she believes that the impact of childhood memories and experiences stays lifelong and wants to make it better in any way possible to equip client with that, one day at a time.
With a passion for interpersonal relationships and a curiosity about the human experience, Sakina was naturally drawn to the discipline of psychology. Being in this profession gives her great joy to provide a non judgemental platform for the client and for being able to make a positive difference in their journey. With a keen interest in child psychology as well, she believes that the impact of childhood memories and experiences stays lifelong and wants to make it better in any way possible to equip client with that, one day at a time.
(02) 7804 4284 View (02) 7804 4284
Photo of Silvia Din, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Silvia Din
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
The impact of life experiences and situations can sometimes be unbearable. We can often feel overwhelmed and stuck, wondering “Will this ever end?”. If you resonate with this, you are not alone. Please reach out! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
The impact of life experiences and situations can sometimes be unbearable. We can often feel overwhelmed and stuck, wondering “Will this ever end?”. If you resonate with this, you are not alone. Please reach out! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
(02) 8609 3753 View (02) 8609 3753
Photo of Freedom Psychology and Life Coaching, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Freedom Psychology and Life Coaching
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
(02) 9100 0395 View (02) 9100 0395
Photo of Tanya Riebel, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Tanya Riebel
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
(02) 7804 4531 View (02) 7804 4531
Photo of Dana Mitrovic, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Dana Mitrovic
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is one who is experiencing difficulties in their life and seeking support in working through this. I work with clients from a large range of mental health presentations. I have a strong focus on the development of our adult selves through our early developmental experiences and working toward changing unhelpful patterns in your life to create a better present and future.
My ideal client is one who is experiencing difficulties in their life and seeking support in working through this. I work with clients from a large range of mental health presentations. I have a strong focus on the development of our adult selves through our early developmental experiences and working toward changing unhelpful patterns in your life to create a better present and future.
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
Photo of Kylie Lepri - Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Kylie Lepri - Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
(02) 6189 2887 View (02) 6189 2887
Photo of Josephine Gravina, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Josephine Gravina
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Having worked with some of the most vulnerable communities in Sydney, Clinical Psychologist Jo Gravina has the ability to make anyone feel at ease. She understands that trust, empathy, and understanding are central to a therapeutic relationship, and views the opportunity to be witness to a patient’s story as a privilege. She prides herself on her warm and friendly demeanour, as well as her ability to remain non-judgmental to her patients, no matter what issues they face. Jo views her role as much more than a job. She sees it as an opportunity to enrich the lives of others, through compassion and evidence based therapy.
Having worked with some of the most vulnerable communities in Sydney, Clinical Psychologist Jo Gravina has the ability to make anyone feel at ease. She understands that trust, empathy, and understanding are central to a therapeutic relationship, and views the opportunity to be witness to a patient’s story as a privilege. She prides herself on her warm and friendly demeanour, as well as her ability to remain non-judgmental to her patients, no matter what issues they face. Jo views her role as much more than a job. She sees it as an opportunity to enrich the lives of others, through compassion and evidence based therapy.
(02) 8294 6238 View (02) 8294 6238
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The Recalibrate Hub
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Westmead, NSW 2145
Not accepting new clients
Whether you’re excitedly planning for your wedding, feeling disappointed in your relationship or the spark has waned after decades of marriage, know I too have travelled the relationship roller coaster of euphoria & broken dreams. The reality is, these relationship struggles can overflow into parenting too. You may be excitedly expecting your first child or perhaps, you're feeling overwhelmed by your children's attitude. Regardless of what stage you're in, hope exists for you to recalibrate your relationships and parenting. I'm looking forward to supporting you to do this, so you can know empowerment & joy in your current season.
Whether you’re excitedly planning for your wedding, feeling disappointed in your relationship or the spark has waned after decades of marriage, know I too have travelled the relationship roller coaster of euphoria & broken dreams. The reality is, these relationship struggles can overflow into parenting too. You may be excitedly expecting your first child or perhaps, you're feeling overwhelmed by your children's attitude. Regardless of what stage you're in, hope exists for you to recalibrate your relationships and parenting. I'm looking forward to supporting you to do this, so you can know empowerment & joy in your current season.
(02) 8355 9790 View (02) 8355 9790
Photo of Mathew Marchant, Psychologist in Greystanes, NSW
Mathew Marchant
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Mathew is an empathic and understanding Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping clients explore their difficulties and pursue meaningful changes in their lives. He has extensive experience working with a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, burnout, self-confidence, trauma, grief, and adjustment to major life changes. Mathew has a special interest in working with addiction. He has previously served at addiction centres and gambling clinics, including the Centre for Addiction Medicine at Cumberland Hospital. He has also facilitated training workshops in Sydney and interstate. 
Mathew is an empathic and understanding Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping clients explore their difficulties and pursue meaningful changes in their lives. He has extensive experience working with a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, burnout, self-confidence, trauma, grief, and adjustment to major life changes. Mathew has a special interest in working with addiction. He has previously served at addiction centres and gambling clinics, including the Centre for Addiction Medicine at Cumberland Hospital. He has also facilitated training workshops in Sydney and interstate. 
(02) 8074 5731 View (02) 8074 5731
Photo of Hayley Sophia Coghlan, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Hayley Sophia Coghlan
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Granville, NSW 2142
Hayley Coghlan is a trained Art Therapist and Counsellor based in Parramatta on Darug land. She utilises art making processes with her clients to support mental health and wellbeing through creative reflection. She is currently seeing adults and children to assist in the following areas: trauma, neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, identity, social skills, sensory processing and fine motor skills. Availability: Mondays and Fridays for individuals and groups.
Hayley Coghlan is a trained Art Therapist and Counsellor based in Parramatta on Darug land. She utilises art making processes with her clients to support mental health and wellbeing through creative reflection. She is currently seeing adults and children to assist in the following areas: trauma, neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, identity, social skills, sensory processing and fine motor skills. Availability: Mondays and Fridays for individuals and groups.
(02) 7804 4029 View (02) 7804 4029
Photo of Equanimity Counselling, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Equanimity Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Sometimes we can get lost in our thoughts, we can get caught up in the busy everyday and forget about our own mental health, our own wellbeing. If you are finding it difficult to rest, difficult to sleep or perhaps your mind wanders at work and you can't stay focussed. Those simple decisions have become too hard and the motivation is slipping away. If you feel you are experiencing more 'down' days than 'up' days it could be time to reach out for support. I can help you to establish goals to get you back on track, to be a happier you and back to enjoying life to its fullest.
Sometimes we can get lost in our thoughts, we can get caught up in the busy everyday and forget about our own mental health, our own wellbeing. If you are finding it difficult to rest, difficult to sleep or perhaps your mind wanders at work and you can't stay focussed. Those simple decisions have become too hard and the motivation is slipping away. If you feel you are experiencing more 'down' days than 'up' days it could be time to reach out for support. I can help you to establish goals to get you back on track, to be a happier you and back to enjoying life to its fullest.
(02) 8403 2786 View (02) 8403 2786
Photo of Relaxation For Women - Stress Trauma PTSD, Counsellor in Greystanes, NSW
Relaxation For Women - Stress Trauma PTSD
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
For Women suffering stress, trauma, abuse, PTSD, relationships, intimacy, lifecycle. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what's your story, you are believed, valued, and cared for. Non-judgmental. Flexible client-centered choice of one or more therapies: Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage. It's time to give yourself some self-love again. Trauma can be treated in many gentle ways without 'forcing' a flashback. Martin 0414 737 045
For Women suffering stress, trauma, abuse, PTSD, relationships, intimacy, lifecycle. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what's your story, you are believed, valued, and cared for. Non-judgmental. Flexible client-centered choice of one or more therapies: Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage. It's time to give yourself some self-love again. Trauma can be treated in many gentle ways without 'forcing' a flashback. Martin 0414 737 045
(02) 9100 0776 View (02) 9100 0776

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Greystanes, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Greystanes, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Coping Skills
80% Addiction
80% ADHD
80% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% CUA Health
67% Defence Health

How Counsellors in Greystanes, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Greystanes?

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.