Counselling in Oakleigh, VIC

Photo of Ruth Adams Psychology, Psychologist in Oakleigh, VIC
Ruth Adams Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
I am a holistic Psychologist with ten years experience working with people who have experienced trauma, complex relationships, financial and work related stress, as well as parenting and generational tension.
I am a holistic Psychologist with ten years experience working with people who have experienced trauma, complex relationships, financial and work related stress, as well as parenting and generational tension.
(03) 7500 5881 View (03) 7500 5881
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Nasia Outsikas
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Are you feeling like you're not living your best life? You're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and a wide range of mental health concerns. Whether you're an adolescent or adult, or someone accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), my aim is to provide a space where you can share and work on the current challenges you face. Together, we can create effective methods and tools that you can use to manage your mental health struggles, alleviate symptoms of mental illness, enhance your daily functioning, and cultivate improved self-awareness and self-esteem.
Are you feeling like you're not living your best life? You're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and a wide range of mental health concerns. Whether you're an adolescent or adult, or someone accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), my aim is to provide a space where you can share and work on the current challenges you face. Together, we can create effective methods and tools that you can use to manage your mental health struggles, alleviate symptoms of mental illness, enhance your daily functioning, and cultivate improved self-awareness and self-esteem.
(03) 8203 5929 View (03) 8203 5929
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Prodigal Family Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialized Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over nine years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and seven years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialized Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over nine years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and seven years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
(03) 8658 8900 View (03) 8658 8900
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Felicity Broadbent
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered Educational and Developmental psychologist who works with children and adolescents (2-18 years), and their families. My special interests include Autism, ADHD, anxiety, behavioural issues, and neurodiversity affirming parenting. I use a range of therapeutic techniques to engage with clients and build upon their strengths. I am passionate about working collaboratively with parents and other professionals to work towards the same shared goals. I love helping clients and their families recognise and embrace their differences. I also conduct autism, ADHD, cognitive, intellectual disability, and giftedness assessments.
I am a registered Educational and Developmental psychologist who works with children and adolescents (2-18 years), and their families. My special interests include Autism, ADHD, anxiety, behavioural issues, and neurodiversity affirming parenting. I use a range of therapeutic techniques to engage with clients and build upon their strengths. I am passionate about working collaboratively with parents and other professionals to work towards the same shared goals. I love helping clients and their families recognise and embrace their differences. I also conduct autism, ADHD, cognitive, intellectual disability, and giftedness assessments.
(03) 7003 2139 View (03) 7003 2139
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Rosanna Giorno
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
I am a compassionate, empathic and intuitive counsellor who is experienced in supporting adolescents, adults and couples. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association and support clients to overcome a wide range of issues and significant life challenges. My particular interest is in promoting self-awareness and strong interpersonal relationships to help clients achieve their full potential so that they can thrive in all facets of their lives. True self-awareness can lead to positive self-development that aligns with your values and life purpose. Let me help you to achieve your potential.
I am a compassionate, empathic and intuitive counsellor who is experienced in supporting adolescents, adults and couples. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association and support clients to overcome a wide range of issues and significant life challenges. My particular interest is in promoting self-awareness and strong interpersonal relationships to help clients achieve their full potential so that they can thrive in all facets of their lives. True self-awareness can lead to positive self-development that aligns with your values and life purpose. Let me help you to achieve your potential.
(03) 7500 5767 View (03) 7500 5767
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Mona Gendy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
As a counsellor, my desire is to help people by providing a safe environment where they can express their emotions, thoughts, fears, and where they can be open about how they feel. Seeing my clients improving their issues, reaching their goals, overcoming their challenges and obstacles are the most fulfilling things for me as a counsellor. I have lived in different countries and witnessed different backgrounds. My experience counselling people with different issues and conditions taught me how to understand what my clients actually need so I can help as best as I can. Everyone has a unique story and I hope I can create a safe spa
As a counsellor, my desire is to help people by providing a safe environment where they can express their emotions, thoughts, fears, and where they can be open about how they feel. Seeing my clients improving their issues, reaching their goals, overcoming their challenges and obstacles are the most fulfilling things for me as a counsellor. I have lived in different countries and witnessed different backgrounds. My experience counselling people with different issues and conditions taught me how to understand what my clients actually need so I can help as best as I can. Everyone has a unique story and I hope I can create a safe spa
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Chen Luo
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Chen is experienced in working with students, young adults and parents. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, frustration, loss, anger control problems, seperation or relationship problems, Chen will be a warm accompany and skillful coach for you.
Chen is experienced in working with students, young adults and parents. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, frustration, loss, anger control problems, seperation or relationship problems, Chen will be a warm accompany and skillful coach for you.
(03) 6120 6363 View (03) 6120 6363
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Lucy McCarthy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
(03) 7500 5855 View (03) 7500 5855
Photo of Sarah Van Oostveen, Psychologist in Oakleigh, VIC
Sarah Van Oostveen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping her clients learn and develop in order to live a fulfilling and value driven life. Her goal is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to facilitate sustained change for her clients. She uses an integrative approach and adapts the therapy to align with the client, their presentation and their circumstances.
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping her clients learn and develop in order to live a fulfilling and value driven life. Her goal is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to facilitate sustained change for her clients. She uses an integrative approach and adapts the therapy to align with the client, their presentation and their circumstances.
(03) 7500 5268 View (03) 7500 5268
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Ruby Bouhadana
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Hi, I'm Ruby, I work with adolsecents and adults, providing individual therapy to improve mental health difficulties, wellbeing and to foster personal growth. I support clients with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood and emotional difficulties, interpersonal relationship issues, and study and work-related stress. I am warm and compassionate and I will work with you to develop a trust and safe relationship.
Hi, I'm Ruby, I work with adolsecents and adults, providing individual therapy to improve mental health difficulties, wellbeing and to foster personal growth. I support clients with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood and emotional difficulties, interpersonal relationship issues, and study and work-related stress. I am warm and compassionate and I will work with you to develop a trust and safe relationship.
(03) 7500 5142 View (03) 7500 5142
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Kara Lee John
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
(03) 7500 5629 View (03) 7500 5629
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Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
(03) 7500 5117 View (03) 7500 5117
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Soulful Energetics Therapies
MA
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed and stuck with obstacles you're facing right now that seem insurmountable? I am here to guide you through this transformative time. Within a nurturing and client-centered approach, I aim to support you in rediscovering your self-confidence, trust, and self-worth, fostering a genuine relationship with your inner wisdom. Together, we'll embark on a journey to find that deep connection to freedom you seek, and I will be right by your side, providing unwavering support.
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed and stuck with obstacles you're facing right now that seem insurmountable? I am here to guide you through this transformative time. Within a nurturing and client-centered approach, I aim to support you in rediscovering your self-confidence, trust, and self-worth, fostering a genuine relationship with your inner wisdom. Together, we'll embark on a journey to find that deep connection to freedom you seek, and I will be right by your side, providing unwavering support.
(03) 7500 5401 View (03) 7500 5401
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David Young
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
David is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practising since 2007. He has a wide range of experience working in different psychological settings including hospital, corporate, and community organisations. David’s passion is improving health and wellbeing of individuals and has achieved this goal in various ways including as a practitioner, manager and also at a strategic board level. David, consequently, is experienced working with individuals with a wide range of psychological presentations.
David is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practising since 2007. He has a wide range of experience working in different psychological settings including hospital, corporate, and community organisations. David’s passion is improving health and wellbeing of individuals and has achieved this goal in various ways including as a practitioner, manager and also at a strategic board level. David, consequently, is experienced working with individuals with a wide range of psychological presentations.
(03) 7500 5591 View (03) 7500 5591
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Blossom Psychology Clinic - Nasseema Baidwan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
My therapeutic style is compassionate, empathetic, 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 aim is to provide a safe, holistic and non-judgmental experience for each individual.
My therapeutic style is compassionate, empathetic, 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 aim is to provide a safe, holistic and non-judgmental experience for each individual.
(03) 7500 5204 View (03) 7500 5204
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The Play Therapy Studio
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Play based parent child sessions can be really impactful way of helping you connect with your child to work through inner feelings, and process what might be challenging in your relationship. It is often really tough for children to express what's going on for them using words, and this is often why they find ways to communicate with us through their behaviour. This can be a little scary and overwhelming for us as caregivers, who may just be needing things to become a little easier at home. I work collaboratively and authentically with you and your child through the safety of play, where I draw on your wisdom, love, and knowledge.
Play based parent child sessions can be really impactful way of helping you connect with your child to work through inner feelings, and process what might be challenging in your relationship. It is often really tough for children to express what's going on for them using words, and this is often why they find ways to communicate with us through their behaviour. This can be a little scary and overwhelming for us as caregivers, who may just be needing things to become a little easier at home. I work collaboratively and authentically with you and your child through the safety of play, where I draw on your wisdom, love, and knowledge.
(03) 7500 5114 View (03) 7500 5114
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
(03) 5905 9791 View (03) 5905 9791
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Cristian John Acciarito
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a variety of presentations, and has worked with adults and adolescents on issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, resilience, assertiveness, coping, sleep issues, drug and alcohol issues, and addictive behaviours. Please feel free to reach out for a brief conversation to see if I'm the right fit for you.
I have experience working with a variety of presentations, and has worked with adults and adolescents on issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, resilience, assertiveness, coping, sleep issues, drug and alcohol issues, and addictive behaviours. Please feel free to reach out for a brief conversation to see if I'm the right fit for you.
(02) 4504 0240 View (02) 4504 0240
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Dina Shurti @ SALAM Holistic Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166  (Online Only)
At Salam Holistic Psychology we take into account the whole person - mind, body, soul, social context and the interconnectedness of these aspects. In addition to addressing cognitive and emotional aspects, we also acknowledge and respect the spiritual dimension of an individuals life, which can encompass values, beliefs, purpose, and meaning. Our approach to therapy is anti-racist and decolonial, ethical, respectful and trauma informed. As the principal psychologist at Salam, I have extensive therapeutic experience accross a variety of settings and concerns including family violence, suicide prevention, trauma and identity concens.
At Salam Holistic Psychology we take into account the whole person - mind, body, soul, social context and the interconnectedness of these aspects. In addition to addressing cognitive and emotional aspects, we also acknowledge and respect the spiritual dimension of an individuals life, which can encompass values, beliefs, purpose, and meaning. Our approach to therapy is anti-racist and decolonial, ethical, respectful and trauma informed. As the principal psychologist at Salam, I have extensive therapeutic experience accross a variety of settings and concerns including family violence, suicide prevention, trauma and identity concens.
(03) 7500 5267 View (03) 7500 5267
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Dr Christine James
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years' experience in the forensic, private, and public mental health systems. Until recently, Christine was a Principal Psychologist at a major teaching hospital. She now works solely as a private practitioner. Christine has a Doctorate in Clinical psychology. She is trained in Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She is also experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Christine is an AHPRA-recognised supervisor, and she has supervised many psychologists around complex clinical issues.
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years' experience in the forensic, private, and public mental health systems. Until recently, Christine was a Principal Psychologist at a major teaching hospital. She now works solely as a private practitioner. Christine has a Doctorate in Clinical psychology. She is trained in Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She is also experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Christine is an AHPRA-recognised supervisor, and she has supervised many psychologists around complex clinical issues.
(03) 7500 5262 View (03) 7500 5262

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Oakleigh, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Oakleigh, VIC who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
69% Stress
64% Self Esteem
59% Trauma and PTSD
51% Parenting

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Bupa
59% Medicare Rebates
47% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Oakleigh, VIC see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Oakleigh?

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.