How much does it cost to see a psychologist?
The cost varies with the type of consultation and it is best to discuss fees with us prior to your first session. You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate, which will reduce your personal cost substantially. For instance, with a current GP Mental Health Care Plan, you could be entitled to a $87.45 Medicare rebate per session (more for sessions with a Clinical Psychologist).
What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours notice minimum of any cancellation of appointment. Appropriate notice of a cancellation will not incur a fee. Less than 24 hours notice of a cancellation will incur a fee of 50% of the hourly fee. The invoice must be paid before further bookings can be made.
How long is a counselling session?
Our sessions usually run for just under one hour.
Am I eligible for the Medicare rebate?
Our services are supported by Medicare when you have a referral, in the form of a Mental Health Care Plan, from your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. Under this Plan, you can access ten sessions per calendar year.
What therapies do you offer?
We offer a broad range of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based therapies.
Are psychological services covered by my private health fund?
We are registered as providers with Private Health funds. Some funds will provide rebates for psychological services. It is advisable to check with your specific fund as to whether your 'extras cover' includes psychological services and the amount of repayment, prior to your first session. Note that you can only use one form of rebate (i.e., either Medicare or Private Health) for each session.
Call Us: (03) 8618 6985
What do I do if I need to see someone in an emergency?
Mansfield Psychology is unable to provide crisis services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact one of the below numbers:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14.
- Wangaratta Psychiatric Triage 1300 783 347
- Emergency Services 000
- www.kidshelp.com.au OR 1800 551 800
- www.headspace.org.au (adolescent mental health information)
- www.panda.org.au OR 1300 726 306 (10am-5pm) (The Post and Ante Natal Depression Association).
- www.adavic.org.au (the Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria)
- www.casa.org.au (the Victoria Centres Against Sexual Assault Forum)
- DirectLine 1800 888 236 (confidential alcohol and drug counselling)