A clinical psychologist is a professional who diagnoses and treats mental illnesses using well-researched therapeutic techniques that result in change.
Your record is not accessible online, and I’m the only person within the clinic who has access to your files. Your consultations are not recorded to your online ‘My Health Record‘.
I also don’t send or accept social media requests from patients and their families – ensuring that our interactions remain private and professional at all times. However, you are welcome to follow me on Instagram & Facebook, where I post items of interest for general and emotional health.
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There are some. Under jurisdiction, I have to tell the relevant authorities if:
I might also have to contact another mental health support service if a client is deemed psychotic and requires an immediate assessment for possible hospital admission.
Yes. If you’re able to get a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or psychiatrist, you’ll receive a rebate of $126.50 rebate on your consultation fee (unless you have reached your ‘safety net’ in which case the rebate is higher).
Medicare only provides a rebate to a maximum of ten sessions per calendar year, even though you may require more appointments.
My current fee is $190, payable on the day. Your rebate will processed immediately following payment in the clinic.
If your private health insurance covers clinical psychology, then yes, you may be able to claim a rebate. Most private health insurers will only provide a rebate once the ten sessions have been claimed through Medicare. It is best to check with your private insurer about your maximum claim amount.
If it’s your first appointment with me, please make sure you bring all your referral information.
All appointments are 50 minutes long and you’ll receive a reminder text message two days before. A summary of all initial assessments and progress throughout your treatment will be sent to your GP.
If you are facing an emergency, call ‘000’ straight away. Other important phone numbers include:
Here are some links that might help. But remember, these are not substitutes for advice and treatments provided by skilled professionals.
Sources of information
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA)
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
Parenting Research Centre
Books on personal development and psychology
Researchers and other valuable resources
|Dr Daniel Siegel|