Counselling in Surfers Paradise, QLD

Photo of Nicole Varigos, Psychologist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Nicole Varigos
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Nicole is a psychologist from Melbourne now based on the Gold Coast. Nicole is an empathic practitioner who has a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, family violence, personality disorders, persistent pain, chronic health and relationship issues. She also enjoys working with high functioning clients who are seeking assistance to optimise their mental health and improve stress management. Based in Queensland and offering psychological intervention via telehealth video-conferencing across Australia with current availability.
Nicole is a psychologist from Melbourne now based on the Gold Coast. Nicole is an empathic practitioner who has a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, family violence, personality disorders, persistent pain, chronic health and relationship issues. She also enjoys working with high functioning clients who are seeking assistance to optimise their mental health and improve stress management. Based in Queensland and offering psychological intervention via telehealth video-conferencing across Australia with current availability.
(08) 9930 2085 View (08) 9930 2085
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Roza Hammon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
I am a registered psychologist, who provides trauma-informed, inclusive, supportive, safe, and non-judgemental support for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. In therapy I try to achieve strengths and values-based empowerment for my clients. Bulk billing option is available if you have a Mental Health Care Plan. I also work with clients via WorkCover referrals and NDIS participants who are self- or plan managed.
I am a registered psychologist, who provides trauma-informed, inclusive, supportive, safe, and non-judgemental support for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. In therapy I try to achieve strengths and values-based empowerment for my clients. Bulk billing option is available if you have a Mental Health Care Plan. I also work with clients via WorkCover referrals and NDIS participants who are self- or plan managed.
(08) 7666 2681 View (08) 7666 2681
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Michelle Champion
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Greetings, and thank you for searching for some assistance, to help you to reach the goal(s) or solve the problem(s) you may be struggling with. As a mature experienced psychologist who grew up in differing cultures and loves her job, my method is to listen and explore with kindness and compassion so you can address the cause and maintenance of your problem, for without a good assessment the treatment can be wrong. Original and current unhelpful coping is identified and better ways to evaluate and problem solve are found. Although therapy can be difficult, I try to make it as fun as possible!
Greetings, and thank you for searching for some assistance, to help you to reach the goal(s) or solve the problem(s) you may be struggling with. As a mature experienced psychologist who grew up in differing cultures and loves her job, my method is to listen and explore with kindness and compassion so you can address the cause and maintenance of your problem, for without a good assessment the treatment can be wrong. Original and current unhelpful coping is identified and better ways to evaluate and problem solve are found. Although therapy can be difficult, I try to make it as fun as possible!
(03) 4828 7523 View (03) 4828 7523
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Nicole Van Miltenburg: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Alchemy Road Clinical Psychology and Well Living
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
We offer authentic, effective and down to earth therapy for adults and young people experiencing anxiety, panic, stress, low mood and other difficulties. We recognise that emotional information is stored in the body. To further support the process of moving forward, we also offer techniques that communicate directly with the nervous system to re-map the body's response to stress.
We offer authentic, effective and down to earth therapy for adults and young people experiencing anxiety, panic, stress, low mood and other difficulties. We recognise that emotional information is stored in the body. To further support the process of moving forward, we also offer techniques that communicate directly with the nervous system to re-map the body's response to stress.
(02) 4503 4208 View (02) 4503 4208
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Ashleigh Eljed
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
(07) 5679 5593 View (07) 5679 5593
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Mapping Minds Child Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
(07) 3214 3688 View (07) 3214 3688
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Mindful Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
As your Psychologist, I aim to provide you with an environment that fosters safety, empathy and collaboration. My therapeutic style is compassionate, warm, and down to earth. I place great importance on the therapeutic relationship, to ensure that we work together  throughout the process towards your therapeutic goals. My therapeutic approach is an integrative form of psychotherapy, using the most current evidenced-based techniques. My practice is based off of the core belief that each individual has the inherent capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to also live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
As your Psychologist, I aim to provide you with an environment that fosters safety, empathy and collaboration. My therapeutic style is compassionate, warm, and down to earth. I place great importance on the therapeutic relationship, to ensure that we work together  throughout the process towards your therapeutic goals. My therapeutic approach is an integrative form of psychotherapy, using the most current evidenced-based techniques. My practice is based off of the core belief that each individual has the inherent capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to also live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
0423 942 396 View 0423 942 396
Photo of Lillian Flanagan supervision & , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Lillian Flanagan supervision &
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
(07) 2801 5472 View (07) 2801 5472
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Susan Loane Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
(08) 9939 0307 View (08) 9939 0307
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Brett Ruehland
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Brett is registered as a general psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychology Society holding a Master of Professional Psychology. He draws on an extensive career working with migrants, youth and people with different abilities and neurodiversity.
Brett is registered as a general psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychology Society holding a Master of Professional Psychology. He draws on an extensive career working with migrants, youth and people with different abilities and neurodiversity.
(02) 8556 7558 View (02) 8556 7558
Photo of Caitlin Gleeson, Psychologist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Caitlin Gleeson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Caitlin Gleeson is a Clinical Psychologist who works at InMind 4 Health and Robina Private Hospital. Caitlin has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in Hospital and private practice settings. She is passionate about working with clients to assist with increasing psychological and emotional functioning. Caitlin practices primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective.
Caitlin Gleeson is a Clinical Psychologist who works at InMind 4 Health and Robina Private Hospital. Caitlin has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in Hospital and private practice settings. She is passionate about working with clients to assist with increasing psychological and emotional functioning. Caitlin practices primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective.
(07) 2801 7966 View (07) 2801 7966
Photo of Teagan Russell, Counsellor in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Teagan Russell
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
I'm an experienced couples counsellor who provides a friendly and supportive environment for couples and adults to heal and grow. I'm a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I'm trained in Gottman Couples Therapy & Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy – both evidence and research-based relationship frameworks. A thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship is conducted, with evidence-based interventions applied based. Couples engaging with therapy can have a huge, positive ripple effect on all parts of their lives. I am warm and down-to-earth, and not afraid to have a good chuckle with my clients.
I'm an experienced couples counsellor who provides a friendly and supportive environment for couples and adults to heal and grow. I'm a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I'm trained in Gottman Couples Therapy & Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy – both evidence and research-based relationship frameworks. A thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship is conducted, with evidence-based interventions applied based. Couples engaging with therapy can have a huge, positive ripple effect on all parts of their lives. I am warm and down-to-earth, and not afraid to have a good chuckle with my clients.
(07) 2801 6903 View (07) 2801 6903
Photo of Christian Nipedal, Psychologist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Christian Nipedal
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
(07) 5222 9880 View (07) 5222 9880
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Mudit Vashist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
As a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Wisemind & Body, I envisioned a welcoming and supportive practice where individuals can receive expert care. I take a holistic, mind-body, and trauma-informed approach, specialising in treating mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. My commitment is to advocate and empower individuals to overcome obstacles and improve their mental health.
As a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Wisemind & Body, I envisioned a welcoming and supportive practice where individuals can receive expert care. I take a holistic, mind-body, and trauma-informed approach, specialising in treating mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. My commitment is to advocate and empower individuals to overcome obstacles and improve their mental health.
(07) 2801 7785 View (07) 2801 7785
Photo of Noa Rotenberg, Psychologist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Noa Rotenberg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Noa is a Clinical Psychologist dedicated and passionate about creating an inclusive, diverse, supportive, and communicative environment where all clinicians, clients, and support networks can thrive and collaborate to reach their full potential and goals. Noa actively supports her team at Wisemind & Body, as well as allied health professionals and organisations, by providing education and advocating for all-round Health and Wellbeing.
Noa is a Clinical Psychologist dedicated and passionate about creating an inclusive, diverse, supportive, and communicative environment where all clinicians, clients, and support networks can thrive and collaborate to reach their full potential and goals. Noa actively supports her team at Wisemind & Body, as well as allied health professionals and organisations, by providing education and advocating for all-round Health and Wellbeing.
(07) 2801 5987 View (07) 2801 5987
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Carolina Bustos
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
(03) 6164 5011 View (03) 6164 5011
Photo of Kylie Latu, Psychologist in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Kylie Latu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Kylie Latu is passionate about the interconnection between mental and physical health, combining this with her own personal love of all things sport, leading her evolution into a career as a psychologist with special interests in sport and performance psychology. Kylie loves working with a range of people, whether that is as a recreational or elite athlete; returning to exercise and activity after injury, illness, or parenthood; or anyone seeking to improve their mental health and well-being. She is passionate about helping people overcome personal barriers, reclaim self-worth, connect with their purpose, and fulfil their potential.
Kylie Latu is passionate about the interconnection between mental and physical health, combining this with her own personal love of all things sport, leading her evolution into a career as a psychologist with special interests in sport and performance psychology. Kylie loves working with a range of people, whether that is as a recreational or elite athlete; returning to exercise and activity after injury, illness, or parenthood; or anyone seeking to improve their mental health and well-being. She is passionate about helping people overcome personal barriers, reclaim self-worth, connect with their purpose, and fulfil their potential.
(03) 7003 2445 View (03) 7003 2445
Photo of Greater Hope Counselling, Counsellor in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Greater Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Every story is unique. No two journeys are alike. Our partnership will be client-led and at your pace. Whether you find yourself stuck in life, or confused, or have had a significant change that life has thrown you - or maybe you've just lost hope. I am passionate about helping my clients find keys to move through whatever stage of life they find themselves in - and to find hope.
Every story is unique. No two journeys are alike. Our partnership will be client-led and at your pace. Whether you find yourself stuck in life, or confused, or have had a significant change that life has thrown you - or maybe you've just lost hope. I am passionate about helping my clients find keys to move through whatever stage of life they find themselves in - and to find hope.
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Trusting Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
(08) 8004 6002 View (08) 8004 6002

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Surfers Paradise, QLD

40+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Surfers Paradise, QLD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
71% Stress
54% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Bupa
71% Medicare Rebates
57% NDIS

How Counsellors in Surfers Paradise, QLD see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Surfers Paradise?

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.