Counselling in Taringa, QLD

Photo of Alexandra Kelly, Psychologist in Taringa, QLD
Alexandra Kelly
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taringa, QLD 4068
As a psychologist, I feel honoured to work with people on their journey towards well-being. I bring warmth, calmness and compassion to create a nurturing space where people feel heard, understood and valued; I welcome and value an authentic human connection.
As a psychologist, I feel honoured to work with people on their journey towards well-being. I bring warmth, calmness and compassion to create a nurturing space where people feel heard, understood and valued; I welcome and value an authentic human connection.
(07) 2100 4078 View (07) 2100 4078
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Felicity Storie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & EMDR Institute trained therapist with experience working with individuals from age 14 to 65. I take a holistic and warm approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients from a strengths based and trauma informed model. My practice is tailored to each individual client and underpinned by core social work values of social justice, respect, empathy and integrity.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & EMDR Institute trained therapist with experience working with individuals from age 14 to 65. I take a holistic and warm approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients from a strengths based and trauma informed model. My practice is tailored to each individual client and underpinned by core social work values of social justice, respect, empathy and integrity.
(07) 2100 4977 View (07) 2100 4977
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Naomi Griffin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taringa, QLD 4068
Waitlist for new clients
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
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Robin Fraser
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
(07) 2100 4097 View (07) 2100 4097
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Malan van der Walt
Psychologist, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Life can be challenging, especially when you're an adult dealing with ADHD, trauma, or exploring your identity within the LGBT+ community. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges in a thoughtful, empathetic and compassionate way. If you're managing ADHD, you might grapple with racing thoughts, daily distractions, or difficulty focusing. As an LGBT+ individual, you might face identity issues or discrimination. Trauma can lead to nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety that holds you back. Together, we can determine if we're a good match and equip you with tools to manage these challenges.
Life can be challenging, especially when you're an adult dealing with ADHD, trauma, or exploring your identity within the LGBT+ community. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges in a thoughtful, empathetic and compassionate way. If you're managing ADHD, you might grapple with racing thoughts, daily distractions, or difficulty focusing. As an LGBT+ individual, you might face identity issues or discrimination. Trauma can lead to nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety that holds you back. Together, we can determine if we're a good match and equip you with tools to manage these challenges.
(07) 3132 3921 View (07) 3132 3921
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Bloom for Life Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Bloom for Life Psychology offers therapy services for adults aimed at helping you to enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing. At Bloom for Life Psychology, you will receive exceptional care, support and a holistic approach to therapy in a relaxed environment.
Bloom for Life Psychology offers therapy services for adults aimed at helping you to enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing. At Bloom for Life Psychology, you will receive exceptional care, support and a holistic approach to therapy in a relaxed environment.
(07) 2100 4012 View (07) 2100 4012
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Marissa Piat
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Marissa has been registered as a psychologist since 2010 and has experience working with adults with mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, as well as supporting people with complex mental health needs through challenging life circumstances. Marissa tailors her approach to the needs of individual clients and draws from multiple evidence-based frameworks, including as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Marissa has been registered as a psychologist since 2010 and has experience working with adults with mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, as well as supporting people with complex mental health needs through challenging life circumstances. Marissa tailors her approach to the needs of individual clients and draws from multiple evidence-based frameworks, including as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(07) 2100 4067 View (07) 2100 4067
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Marion Valster
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
I mainly work with clients who suffer from anxiety and/or depression. These two illnesses rob a person of so much of life - it is wonderful to start shifting some of the symptoms and bring back a sense of joy. Together, my clients and I work on what a happier life would look like, and what is needed to get there. We usually do this by looking at strengths and values, and by exploring underlying beliefs that may hold you back. It is an in-depth look at what makes you who you are.
I mainly work with clients who suffer from anxiety and/or depression. These two illnesses rob a person of so much of life - it is wonderful to start shifting some of the symptoms and bring back a sense of joy. Together, my clients and I work on what a happier life would look like, and what is needed to get there. We usually do this by looking at strengths and values, and by exploring underlying beliefs that may hold you back. It is an in-depth look at what makes you who you are.
(07) 2100 4842 View (07) 2100 4842
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Veronica Hellier
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Not accepting new clients
On Maternity Leave! - I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand how unconscious processes and patterns are manifested in their present-day behaviour. I work with individuals who have past trauma that they would like to heal from; individuals who wish to be able to form nourishing and reciprocal relationships; individuals wanting to understand and accept all parts of themselves; and individuals who want to understand and process their childhood experiences to be able to approach parenting their own children differently.
On Maternity Leave! - I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand how unconscious processes and patterns are manifested in their present-day behaviour. I work with individuals who have past trauma that they would like to heal from; individuals who wish to be able to form nourishing and reciprocal relationships; individuals wanting to understand and accept all parts of themselves; and individuals who want to understand and process their childhood experiences to be able to approach parenting their own children differently.
(07) 2100 4753 View (07) 2100 4753
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Reflections Psychology Services Pty ltd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
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
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Evergreen Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
I welcome clients from all backgrounds. I have spent many years working across the lifespan with children, adolescents, and adults in government, not-for-profits, with complex NDIS populations, and in private practice. I place a high value on working with individuals who may face barriers to traditional services including working with anxiety, depression, communication building, identity questions. I acknowledge the additional factors faced for clients with gender & sexuality concerns, with men & boys, and with rural populations who face considerable barriers to accessing traditional services.
I welcome clients from all backgrounds. I have spent many years working across the lifespan with children, adolescents, and adults in government, not-for-profits, with complex NDIS populations, and in private practice. I place a high value on working with individuals who may face barriers to traditional services including working with anxiety, depression, communication building, identity questions. I acknowledge the additional factors faced for clients with gender & sexuality concerns, with men & boys, and with rural populations who face considerable barriers to accessing traditional services.
(07) 2100 4917 View (07) 2100 4917
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Your Choice Counselling
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Together we’ll work to address the problematic symptoms (emotions, thoughts & sensations) resulting from trauma & other adverse life events. You’ll learn to replace harmful coping behaviours with more effective ways of responding to challenges. We will use evidence based strategies to help you build a life you think is worth living. I have worked for 15+ years across youth, adult & family/carer (inpatient and community) settings. I have extensive experience working with emotion dysregulation & impulse control difficulties, trauma and addiction. I’m also passionate about accessible therapy for people with ASD, ADHD & SPD.
Together we’ll work to address the problematic symptoms (emotions, thoughts & sensations) resulting from trauma & other adverse life events. You’ll learn to replace harmful coping behaviours with more effective ways of responding to challenges. We will use evidence based strategies to help you build a life you think is worth living. I have worked for 15+ years across youth, adult & family/carer (inpatient and community) settings. I have extensive experience working with emotion dysregulation & impulse control difficulties, trauma and addiction. I’m also passionate about accessible therapy for people with ASD, ADHD & SPD.
(07) 3185 2368 View (07) 3185 2368
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Webb Lin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Psychology is a very broad field of practice and is forever growing in its quest to deepen understanding of the human emotional, psychological and relational processes. Webb works with adult individuals and couples who have relational, mental health, trauma-impacted, and behavioural difficulties. He uses a warm and engaging approach in collaborating with clients towards the planned or desired outcomes. Webb is bilingual in English and Mandarin and is highly committed to ongoing professional development in evidence-based practices to help clients achieve the psychological wellness they visualise.
Psychology is a very broad field of practice and is forever growing in its quest to deepen understanding of the human emotional, psychological and relational processes. Webb works with adult individuals and couples who have relational, mental health, trauma-impacted, and behavioural difficulties. He uses a warm and engaging approach in collaborating with clients towards the planned or desired outcomes. Webb is bilingual in English and Mandarin and is highly committed to ongoing professional development in evidence-based practices to help clients achieve the psychological wellness they visualise.
(07) 3132 3263 View (07) 3132 3263
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Kate Altizer
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taringa, QLD 4068  (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
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Rachel Goodwin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Rachel has recently returned from maternity leave and is familiar with the challenges new Mums face and is comfortable working with PND. She has over 10 years experience working as a psychologist in both private practice and medical centres. She has worked with both adults and adolescents who have diverse presentations including mood and anxiety conditions, grief and PTSD and is experienced in helping people adjust to stressful situations.
Rachel has recently returned from maternity leave and is familiar with the challenges new Mums face and is comfortable working with PND. She has over 10 years experience working as a psychologist in both private practice and medical centres. She has worked with both adults and adolescents who have diverse presentations including mood and anxiety conditions, grief and PTSD and is experienced in helping people adjust to stressful situations.
(07) 3060 8547 View (07) 3060 8547
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Elan Zavelsky
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Waitlist for new clients
My work as a counsellor and psychotherapist is founded on the cornerstones of kindness and compassion. As a Gestalt-informed mental health professional, I take joy in working with both individuals, couples/ relationships. For the past two decades I have worked locally and around the globe as a professional and volunteer in the social welfare, not-for-profit and creative arts sectors. In my therapeutic practice, I combine this life experience with my academic training to offer a specialised approach to this deep and important work.
My work as a counsellor and psychotherapist is founded on the cornerstones of kindness and compassion. As a Gestalt-informed mental health professional, I take joy in working with both individuals, couples/ relationships. For the past two decades I have worked locally and around the globe as a professional and volunteer in the social welfare, not-for-profit and creative arts sectors. In my therapeutic practice, I combine this life experience with my academic training to offer a specialised approach to this deep and important work.
(07) 3185 2306 View (07) 3185 2306
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Suzanne Staal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068  (Online Only)
Sometimes challenging life experiences undermine our usual coping abilities. Although we can’t avoid pain, we can learn new ways to handle it so that even in the presence of the difficult stuff, we're able to shape a life that is rich, meaningful and well worth living.
Sometimes challenging life experiences undermine our usual coping abilities. Although we can’t avoid pain, we can learn new ways to handle it so that even in the presence of the difficult stuff, we're able to shape a life that is rich, meaningful and well worth living.
(07) 3186 8453 View (07) 3186 8453
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Ivannia Mena
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taringa, QLD 4068
Psychologist and Practice Director Ivannia Mena is an experienced therapist with a broad range of skills in the treatment of mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction and trauma. Ivannia aims to provide the highest standard of psychological support to individuals looking to work at the core of their symptoms, to develop insight, increase self awareness and learn adaptive coping skills. Mindful Perspectives Psychology welcomes adolescents, adults and older adults with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns, offering practical, effective and confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space.
Psychologist and Practice Director Ivannia Mena is an experienced therapist with a broad range of skills in the treatment of mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction and trauma. Ivannia aims to provide the highest standard of psychological support to individuals looking to work at the core of their symptoms, to develop insight, increase self awareness and learn adaptive coping skills. Mindful Perspectives Psychology welcomes adolescents, adults and older adults with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns, offering practical, effective and confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space.
(07) 3062 7671 View (07) 3062 7671

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Linda van Leeuwen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Taringa, QLD
Linda van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
South Brisbane, QLD 4101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
(07) 3186 8503 View (07) 3186 8503
Photo of Julie Lambert, Psychologist in Taringa, QLD
Julie Lambert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
My name is Julie Lambert I am the Founder and Principal of Growth Mindset Psychology and I am a committed and compassionate Educational and Developmental Psychologist registered with AHPRA. I truly care about my clients' well-being, and guarantee top of the line psychological assessments catered specifically to you or your child's needs. I take a holistic, systemic and strengths-based psychological approach and am a passionate advocate for children and adults alike, believing that education is the key to personal freedom. I utilise several therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT, Schema and EMDR therapy.
My name is Julie Lambert I am the Founder and Principal of Growth Mindset Psychology and I am a committed and compassionate Educational and Developmental Psychologist registered with AHPRA. I truly care about my clients' well-being, and guarantee top of the line psychological assessments catered specifically to you or your child's needs. I take a holistic, systemic and strengths-based psychological approach and am a passionate advocate for children and adults alike, believing that education is the key to personal freedom. I utilise several therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT, Schema and EMDR therapy.
(07) 3130 0420 View (07) 3130 0420

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Taringa, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Taringa, QLD who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
72% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
72% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
40% Other

How Counsellors in Taringa, QLD see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Taringa?

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.