Counselling in Wantirna, VIC

Photo of undefined - Danielle Graber, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed, Psychologist
Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Waitlist for new clients
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
(03) 9068 5907 View (03) 9068 5907
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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181 View (03) 9071 0181
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Rowena Harris Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Rowena is a dedicated, caring Generalist Counsellor and Hypnotherapist with personal experience with ADHD and years of experience with adults and children.ie such as past and present issues of anxiety and depression and behavioural issues. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and provides a safe environment and space for her clients for open discussions and offers face-to-face and Online (Zoom) sessions. Rowena is bound by the Ethical & Moral Guidelines set through the ACA when it comes to client confidentiality always with the best interest of clients in her care.
Rowena is a dedicated, caring Generalist Counsellor and Hypnotherapist with personal experience with ADHD and years of experience with adults and children.ie such as past and present issues of anxiety and depression and behavioural issues. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and provides a safe environment and space for her clients for open discussions and offers face-to-face and Online (Zoom) sessions. Rowena is bound by the Ethical & Moral Guidelines set through the ACA when it comes to client confidentiality always with the best interest of clients in her care.
(03) 8203 5039 View (03) 8203 5039
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Nicole Skermer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
(03) 8203 5997 View (03) 8203 5997
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Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
Photo of Caroline Winzenried, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Caroline Winzenried
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
(03) 8203 5069 View (03) 8203 5069
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Jerty Richardson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
(03) 9864 1892 View (03) 9864 1892
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Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
(03) 8203 5805 View (03) 8203 5805
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Rosemary Tainsh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(03) 4421 6346 View (03) 4421 6346
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Nidhi Khanna
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Hi! I am a certified practising English and Hindi-speaking Counsellor with experience in working with various presentations, including but not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, perinatal depression, trauma and grief. I speak English and Hindi and also understand Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi and Gujarati. I have extensive experience in supporting family violence victims/ survivors and Carers. I also facilitate Groups for people with a shared lived experience. My services are available in Mount Waverley and Online.
Hi! I am a certified practising English and Hindi-speaking Counsellor with experience in working with various presentations, including but not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, perinatal depression, trauma and grief. I speak English and Hindi and also understand Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi and Gujarati. I have extensive experience in supporting family violence victims/ survivors and Carers. I also facilitate Groups for people with a shared lived experience. My services are available in Mount Waverley and Online.
(03) 8771 5140 View (03) 8771 5140
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Kelsey Bennett
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
(03) 8203 5140 View (03) 8203 5140
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Michele McCallum
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
(03) 8797 2431 View (03) 8797 2431
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Akriti (Aki) Shrestha
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Akriti Shrestha (Aki) is a trilingual registered General Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology (Counselling Psychology). She has had experience working in both private and public communities with families and individuals, regarding complex situations pertaining to trauma, abuse, neglect, and family violence. She has worked with individuals of all age groups- from teenagers to older adults. She has also had experience completing Intelligence tests for children and has successfully conducted parenting programs aimed at helping parents of teenagers. ​
Akriti Shrestha (Aki) is a trilingual registered General Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology (Counselling Psychology). She has had experience working in both private and public communities with families and individuals, regarding complex situations pertaining to trauma, abuse, neglect, and family violence. She has worked with individuals of all age groups- from teenagers to older adults. She has also had experience completing Intelligence tests for children and has successfully conducted parenting programs aimed at helping parents of teenagers. ​
(03) 9560 8880 View (03) 9560 8880
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406
Photo of Jacqueline Noble, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jacqueline Noble
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
(03) 8203 5205 View (03) 8203 5205
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Martina Blanarik
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
(03) 8203 5295 View (03) 8203 5295
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Imelda Westworth
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
(03) 8203 5741 View (03) 8203 5741
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Luke McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
(03) 9864 1809 View (03) 9864 1809
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Rebecca Black
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wantirna, VIC 3152
After having her own child, Rebecca discovered her passion for pregnancy, birth and babies… and has a special interest in supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. Rebecca appreciates the range of difficulties that women can experience in relation to conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and believes that having the support of a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate person can make a significant difference.
After having her own child, Rebecca discovered her passion for pregnancy, birth and babies… and has a special interest in supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. Rebecca appreciates the range of difficulties that women can experience in relation to conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and believes that having the support of a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate person can make a significant difference.
(03) 8203 5702 View (03) 8203 5702

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wantirna, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Wantirna, VIC who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
55% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
54% NDIS
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Wantirna, VIC see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wantirna?

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.