Counselling in Saint Lucia, QLD

Photo of Hezreen Morgan, Counsellor in Saint Lucia, QLD
Hezreen Morgan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067  (Online Only)
I provide counselling for young people, adults and families with presenting mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss as well as relationship and parenting difficulties. I have specialty in supporting children and adolescents who experienced harm and abuse ensuring fundamental safety to their well-being. I also work with individuals and families who are faced with the impact of life-threatening illness. I have a strong dedication in supporting every client through my integrative and relational counselling approach in their journey of self-love and hope.
I provide counselling for young people, adults and families with presenting mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss as well as relationship and parenting difficulties. I have specialty in supporting children and adolescents who experienced harm and abuse ensuring fundamental safety to their well-being. I also work with individuals and families who are faced with the impact of life-threatening illness. I have a strong dedication in supporting every client through my integrative and relational counselling approach in their journey of self-love and hope.
(07) 3477 9826 View (07) 3477 9826
Photo of Natajsa Wagner Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Natajsa Wagner Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am currently not taking on any new clients, and have a waitlist until mid-late 2024. You can add your details to my waitlist at: www.natajsawagner.com Hi, I’m Natajsa. I am a Trauma-informed Clinical Psychotherapist, educator & supervisor. I support people in healing from the impacts of unresolved developmental trauma through safe, supportive and non judgemental therapy. The values that underpin my practice are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and anti-oppression.
Please note: I am currently not taking on any new clients, and have a waitlist until mid-late 2024. You can add your details to my waitlist at: www.natajsawagner.com Hi, I’m Natajsa. I am a Trauma-informed Clinical Psychotherapist, educator & supervisor. I support people in healing from the impacts of unresolved developmental trauma through safe, supportive and non judgemental therapy. The values that underpin my practice are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and anti-oppression.
(07) 3186 5638 View (07) 3186 5638
Photo of Kate Altizer, Counsellor in Saint Lucia, QLD
Kate Altizer
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067  (Online Only)
Do you want to try one session to get a ‘life consult’ for yourself or someone you care about? I offer Single Session Therapy as well as ongoing counselling. Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, distressed, burdened or alone with your problems? I can help you connect the dots to see a bigger picture. Do you need help getting through a difficult time? Will it help to feel heard, supported and explore creative solutions to feeling better? I have extensive experience with relationships, work stress, student stress, trauma, abuse and families. Maya Angelou said, “be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”. That is what I aim to be.
Do you want to try one session to get a ‘life consult’ for yourself or someone you care about? I offer Single Session Therapy as well as ongoing counselling. Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, distressed, burdened or alone with your problems? I can help you connect the dots to see a bigger picture. Do you need help getting through a difficult time? Will it help to feel heard, supported and explore creative solutions to feeling better? I have extensive experience with relationships, work stress, student stress, trauma, abuse and families. Maya Angelou said, “be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”. That is what I aim to be.
(07) 3063 4761 View (07) 3063 4761
Photo of Danel Schoeman, Counsellor in Saint Lucia, QLD
Danel Schoeman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
(07) 3226 1832 View (07) 3226 1832
Photo of Naomi Griffin, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Naomi Griffin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Are you adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and it seems like you're now different to your peers? Are you feeling anxious about changes in your life to do with aspects of your career, the progress of your studies, or perhaps ongoing tension in professional or personal relationships? Do you doubt your worth, and find you keep comparing yourself with others and come up short?
Are you adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and it seems like you're now different to your peers? Are you feeling anxious about changes in your life to do with aspects of your career, the progress of your studies, or perhaps ongoing tension in professional or personal relationships? Do you doubt your worth, and find you keep comparing yourself with others and come up short?
(07) 2100 4961 View (07) 2100 4961
Photo of Nicole Lawrence, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Nicole Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Special interests: ADHD, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Disordered eating & body image concerns, Perinatal mental health, Sleep difficulties, Supporting parents with positive parenting and attachment strategies, Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, Trauma & Work/study related stress & career development.
Special interests: ADHD, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Disordered eating & body image concerns, Perinatal mental health, Sleep difficulties, Supporting parents with positive parenting and attachment strategies, Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, Trauma & Work/study related stress & career development.
(07) 2100 4926 View (07) 2100 4926
Photo of Rui Wen Koh, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Rui Wen Koh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I am a clinical psychologist who values the importance of creating a safe, warm and engaging environment for clients and to work collaboratively and respectfully with them to achieve their goals. I take a client focused approach and integrates Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution Focused therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical behavioural therapy and Schema therapy where appropriate to suit the needs of the clients. Outside of private practice, I work as a senior psychologist in an acute mental health team.
I am a clinical psychologist who values the importance of creating a safe, warm and engaging environment for clients and to work collaboratively and respectfully with them to achieve their goals. I take a client focused approach and integrates Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution Focused therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical behavioural therapy and Schema therapy where appropriate to suit the needs of the clients. Outside of private practice, I work as a senior psychologist in an acute mental health team.
(07) 3179 6891 View (07) 3179 6891
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Reflections Psychology Services Pty ltd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Substance Abuse, and Relationship problems. We find it gratifying to introduce clients and therapists, alike, to evidence based therapies. We have had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using Psychological therapies in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, general and sexual offending and substance misuse.
Anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Substance Abuse, and Relationship problems. We find it gratifying to introduce clients and therapists, alike, to evidence based therapies. We have had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using Psychological therapies in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, general and sexual offending and substance misuse.
(07) 3088 9252 View (07) 3088 9252
Photo of Sathya Maniam, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Sathya Maniam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
(07) 2100 4999 View (07) 2100 4999
Photo of Kirsten Mackenzie, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Kirsten Mackenzie
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and don't understand why or know how to feel better? I am passionate in making a meaningful difference in client's lives by providing an inviting, empathic, safe space to explore experiences, assist learning and understanding themselves, patterns of thinking and behaviour. Together I work with clients in understanding where their patterns of thinking came from and develop strategies to assist healing and growth.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and don't understand why or know how to feel better? I am passionate in making a meaningful difference in client's lives by providing an inviting, empathic, safe space to explore experiences, assist learning and understanding themselves, patterns of thinking and behaviour. Together I work with clients in understanding where their patterns of thinking came from and develop strategies to assist healing and growth.
(07) 3132 3918 View (07) 3132 3918
Photo of Reframe Psychology, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Reframe Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
If you are looking for help to work through life challenges - I can help. Whether it is concerns about your mood, your relationships, study/work or your identity, we can talk about this in a safe and supported way.
If you are looking for help to work through life challenges - I can help. Whether it is concerns about your mood, your relationships, study/work or your identity, we can talk about this in a safe and supported way.
(07) 2100 4965 View (07) 2100 4965
Photo of Dr Sonia Kalsi, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Dr Sonia Kalsi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I am a UK-trained and registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 26 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am AHPRA-registered and have dual registration and licences to practice in Australia and the UK. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings such as the National Health Service, Education, and the Voluntary sector and in various roles, as a psychologist, consultant, trainer and manager of a university counselling service. I have been providing psychological support to adults for the past 10 years and managed my own private practice for 6 years.
I am a UK-trained and registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 26 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am AHPRA-registered and have dual registration and licences to practice in Australia and the UK. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings such as the National Health Service, Education, and the Voluntary sector and in various roles, as a psychologist, consultant, trainer and manager of a university counselling service. I have been providing psychological support to adults for the past 10 years and managed my own private practice for 6 years.
(07) 3186 0263 View (07) 3186 0263
Photo of Jerome Perera - Wandering Minds Psychology, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Jerome Perera - Wandering Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067  (Online Only)
Feeling distressed about your mental health is entirely normal. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed about COVID, work or relationships, I believe that addressing psychological challenges should begin with developing an awareness of the influence of past experiences on current mental health. My role as a clinical psychologist involves working with you to understand the potentially traumatic origins of your current mental health difficulties. The process of developing awareness through exploring your past and addressing your current challenges requires a comfortable therapeutic relationship with your psychologist.
Feeling distressed about your mental health is entirely normal. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed about COVID, work or relationships, I believe that addressing psychological challenges should begin with developing an awareness of the influence of past experiences on current mental health. My role as a clinical psychologist involves working with you to understand the potentially traumatic origins of your current mental health difficulties. The process of developing awareness through exploring your past and addressing your current challenges requires a comfortable therapeutic relationship with your psychologist.
(07) 3113 9264 View (07) 3113 9264
Photo of Mariyah Shahrin | Sama Counselling, Counsellor in Saint Lucia, QLD
Mariyah Shahrin | Sama Sama Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Looking for a queer, neurodivergent and culturally affirming counsellor? Hi! I'm Mariyah (she/her), a registered counsellor. I have a strong curiosity for people, the human experience and assisting people in achieving their best potential and life goals. I'm passionate in working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, neurodivergent folk and everyone else who experiences mental health concerns. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach where you lead where our sessions go — whether that is to “fix” a particular problem you’re experiencing, or to better understand yourself.
Looking for a queer, neurodivergent and culturally affirming counsellor? Hi! I'm Mariyah (she/her), a registered counsellor. I have a strong curiosity for people, the human experience and assisting people in achieving their best potential and life goals. I'm passionate in working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, neurodivergent folk and everyone else who experiences mental health concerns. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach where you lead where our sessions go — whether that is to “fix” a particular problem you’re experiencing, or to better understand yourself.
(07) 2104 1913 View (07) 2104 1913
Photo of Bloom for Life Psychology, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Bloom for Life Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
As a new practice, Bloom for Life Psychology has appointments available without a waitlist, with an option of in person and telehealth counselling. Bloom for Life Psychology offers a range of therapy services aimed at helping you to enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing and address any psychological, emotional, health and behavioural areas of concern. At Bloom for Life Psychology, you will receive exceptional care, support and a holistic approach to therapy.
As a new practice, Bloom for Life Psychology has appointments available without a waitlist, with an option of in person and telehealth counselling. Bloom for Life Psychology offers a range of therapy services aimed at helping you to enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing and address any psychological, emotional, health and behavioural areas of concern. At Bloom for Life Psychology, you will receive exceptional care, support and a holistic approach to therapy.
(07) 2100 4012 View (07) 2100 4012
Photo of Claire Pang, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Claire Pang
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Not accept NDIS, MVA, Workcover referral.)
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Not accept NDIS, MVA, Workcover referral.)
(07) 3130 0213 View (07) 3130 0213
Photo of Melissa Ke, Counsellor in Saint Lucia, QLD
Melissa Ke
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I have helped many children and adults and families work through their difficulties and challenges using a non-judgmental, empathetic approach. Some issues I have assisted them with include: anxiety, depression, separation/divorce, and trauma. I am also a certified Circle of Security facilitator. I believe challenges in life can be overcome if we all have at least one person who believes in us. I will work with you at your pace, to help you achieve the breakthrough and success that you need to thrive again in life. Based in Brisbane, I am currently offering home visits, walk therapy and online services to all my clients.
I have helped many children and adults and families work through their difficulties and challenges using a non-judgmental, empathetic approach. Some issues I have assisted them with include: anxiety, depression, separation/divorce, and trauma. I am also a certified Circle of Security facilitator. I believe challenges in life can be overcome if we all have at least one person who believes in us. I will work with you at your pace, to help you achieve the breakthrough and success that you need to thrive again in life. Based in Brisbane, I am currently offering home visits, walk therapy and online services to all my clients.
(07) 3179 6911 View (07) 3179 6911
Photo of Deanne Hawkins, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Deanne Hawkins
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I have an interest in all general adult psychological presentations, especially mood disorders, trauma related difficulties, interpersonal and relationship stressors, existential concerns, life transitions and adjustment including the psychological development and adjustment within and across specialist work roles and settings, health behaviour change and adjustment to injury.
I have an interest in all general adult psychological presentations, especially mood disorders, trauma related difficulties, interpersonal and relationship stressors, existential concerns, life transitions and adjustment including the psychological development and adjustment within and across specialist work roles and settings, health behaviour change and adjustment to injury.
(07) 3113 9110 View (07) 3113 9110
Photo of Gladys Koh, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Gladys Koh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
I am a registered psychologist who offers brief and long-term psychological therapy for adults and adolescents (16+), who not only wish to address specific mental health concerns, but also to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their inner world. My areas of interest and experience include working with individuals experiencing a diverse range of difficulties (who may or may not have a clinical diagnosis), including low mood/depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjustment/life transitions, trauma-related difficulties, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, and chronic dissatisfaction with their lives.
I am a registered psychologist who offers brief and long-term psychological therapy for adults and adolescents (16+), who not only wish to address specific mental health concerns, but also to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their inner world. My areas of interest and experience include working with individuals experiencing a diverse range of difficulties (who may or may not have a clinical diagnosis), including low mood/depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjustment/life transitions, trauma-related difficulties, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, and chronic dissatisfaction with their lives.
(07) 3132 2942 View (07) 3132 2942
Photo of Renee Ryan - North Light Psychology, Psychologist in Saint Lucia, QLD
Renee Ryan - North Light Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Lucia, QLD 4067
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
(07) 3113 9935 View (07) 3113 9935

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Saint Lucia, QLD

20+

Average cost per session

$205

Counsellors in Saint Lucia, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
96% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
89% Stress
81% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Medicare Rebates
74% Bupa
68% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Saint Lucia, QLD see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Lucia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.