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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a psychologist do?

Psychologists are professionally trained to help people more effectively deal with day to day life problems as well as more complex mental health issues/disorders. They use interviews and assessments to gather information about their clients’ concerns and life circumstances, and offer support and treatment in collaboration with their client.

How long will my sessions be?

Typically sessions run for 50 minutes.

How much do I have to pay for sessions?

The fees that psychologists charge vary. They depend on the type of service being offered and the setting in which they work.At Think Good Psychology, fees are in line with the APS recommended fees for psychologists.

The fee is $180, however upon certain circumstances can be discussed with your psychologist.

Seeking a referral under a Mental Health Care Plan through your general practitioner means you can be eligible for Medicare rebates. This means that under a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare covers $87.45 of 10 sessions per year. For individuals working full-time, the total out of pocket expense would be $92.55 per session.

NB medicare rebates are processed via MyGov website when your psychologist issues you a receipt.

Clients can also utilise private health for sessions.

Am I eligible for Medicare rebates?

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your sessions if you are an Australian citizen/resident, and you are experiencing mental health difficulties. This can be provided by a referral from a General Practitioner or psychiatrist, under a Mental Health Care Plan, which allows 10 sessions per calendar year.

Can I get prescribed medication?

Psychologists do not prescribe medication, but can make referrals for you to seek further support on upon your discretion.

Is my information confidential?

Psychologists have ethical responsibilities to keep their clients information confidential. However, there are some circumstances that psychologists disclose confidential information in the course of their provision of psychological services. Such circumstances include:

  • With the consent of the client.
  • Where there is legal obligation to do so.
  • If there is an immediate and specified risk of harm to the client or someone else, that can be averted only by disclosing information.
What are you offering during stage 4 lockdown? Can I come into the office?

We are only providing Telehealth appointments (phone or video calls) at the moment, and will update you when we return to face to face appointments.