Ruth Tripkou

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

She/Her/Hers

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(03) 7003 2887

Ruth Tripkou

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Optimal Minds Australia
50 Dudley Street
West Melbourne, VIC 3003
(03) 7003 2887
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

62 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 7003 2887
Announcement icon I see clients online as well as in person as my office allows for social distancing, this also includes people living abroad.

About

I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
My approach is, collaborative, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that ensures each of your goals and needs is met and we move at a pace that works for you. I believe in creating a warm, respectful and nurturing therapeutic relationship that facilitates psychological growth and recovery.
I have worked in various capacities across Government, public and private settings within the health sector in the UK, US and Australia, including rural and indigenous communities. This experience enables me to understand the unique challenges rural Australian families face, whilst equally relating to international expats and local Australian clients.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACA Health
  • AHM Health
  • Australian Unity
  • Bupa
  • CBHS Health
  • CUA Health
  • Defence Health
  • GMHBA
  • Health Partners
  • Medibank Private
  • Medicare Rebates
  • Mildura
  • NDIS
  • Peoplecare
  • Police Health
  • Teachers Health
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates. Current rebate for general psychologist is $88.25. NDIS, WorkCover or VOCAT is fully covered
Email me or call (03) 7003 2887 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / General Registration
  • Training: Masters in Professional Psychology

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Psychology Board of Australia / General Registration
  • Membership: Australian Psychological Society / Member

Location

Optimal Minds Australia
50 Dudley Street
West Melbourne, VIC 3003
(03) 7003 2887
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

62 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 7003 2887
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Greek
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022
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Ruth Tripkou

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General