Fees & Rebates
Coming from a background of servicing some of the most disadvantaged members of society before starting this practice, we have always hoped to make high quality psychotherapy affordable. In line with this, we set our fees based on what is required for us to operate in our current form, instead of what the market will tolerate.
The current gap fee to see one of us is around $82 per session (note that this is around half of what it costs to see many other psychologists in our vicinity).
The actual session fees are $210 with a Clinical Psychologist (possible rebate of $128.4), and $170 with a Registered Psychologist (possible rebate of 87.45). This rebate amount will increase once you passed the Medicare Safety Net.
To access the rebate you will need a doctor’s referral that includes a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). Periodic reviews by the referrer will also be needed. Medicare normally offers a maximum of 10 rebates per calendar year (i.e., refreshed after 1st of January), but this has been temporarily extended to a maximum of 20 sessions due to COVID.
Clients can also fund the sessions privately. Many private health insurances also cover psychological services. The coverage and rates vary considerably. Please check with your insurer.
We can only accept credit or debit card payments – processed electronically (like making an online purchase, which means we require your card details, so cards “stored” in smart phones for tap-and-go may not suffice).
Please email or SMS us to cancel or reschedule >48 hours before your appointment so we have a reasonable chance of offering your time slot to someone else on the waiting list. Late notice will incur a $50 fee payable before the next appointment.
We do understand that unforeseeable circumstances happen to all of us all the time, but precisely because of this, a cancellation policy needs to be in place. We have learnt it is not viable to shoulder the full cost of every clients’ every unforeseeable change in availability, so we hope clients find it reasonable to share a fraction of this cost.
Some clients may strongly disagree with the above. The alternative arrangement we can offer is to avoid making bookings that may not be keep, and just call on the day to check if any slots are available.
No show will incur the full session fee – with no Medicare rebate available. If you have extenuating circumstances that might explain your absence and justify waiving or lessening this fee, please discuss with us.
Supervision are offered at $210 per session (plus GST). One-to-one is the preferred format but pairs or even small groups are possible. Discounts are offered for those completing their Registrar program to gain clinical endorsement.
We only offer Medico-Legal psychological reports and Expert Witness services (i.e., attending court to to provide expert opinions) under exceptional circumstances. For a crude guide of the fees involved, please see the current APS fee schedule. Please be reminded that the produced reports and clinical opinions must be unbiased (i.e., may not be advantageous to your case).
Requests for supporting letters or certificates, or for the practice to send clinical records to lawyers and insurers etc., will attract reasonable fees to cover the time and other costs involved.
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Address: Suite 7/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018 (Level 1, The Cannery)
Phone: 0415 811 277