Renee Kharsas

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 4504 0162

Renee Kharsas

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

High Street
Armadale, VIC 3143
(02) 4504 0162
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon At the present time I am consulting via telehealth. Medicare and private health care rebates available.

About

It is my hope that when someone spends time in the therapy room with me that our relationship feels honest, authentic and safe. During a therapy session you’ll encounter a mix and variety of therapeutic approaches including couples and family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy, to name a few. I have a special interest in relationships, life transitions, grief and parenting. I genuinely love my work and I’ve always, for as long as I can remember, been interested in people’s stories and how they think, feel, behave and relate.
I have spent over five years working in training and supervision at the Williams Road Family Centre/Williams Road Psychotherapy Centre. It was during this time that I developed my interest and capacity in working with families and couples.
To me psychological symptoms are always a part of a broader dynamic, including relationships with partners, family, friends and schools. I’ve been known to have up to ten family members in a room at one time! I also have experience working in educational settings. I have an active interest in research and I am completing my PhD in Psychiatry at Monash Uni.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Australian Unity
  • Bupa
  • GMHBA
  • Medibank Private
  • Medicare Rebates
Please consult with your provider about whether private health insurance rebates apply for a psychology session.
Email me or call (02) 4504 0162 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / General Registration
  • Training: / 2008

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Monash University / Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience / 2003
  • Degree: Monash University / Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology / 2004

Location

High Street
Armadale, VIC 3143
(02) 4504 0162
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 3 Aug 2020
Photo of Renee Kharsas, MPsych, Psychologist in Armadale
Renee Kharsas

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General