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Individual Therapy
In-person or via Telehealth

Individual Therapy Session Costs

Each 50-minute session is charged at $250. This is below the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee rate of $280, and you may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate, as described below. Payment is required on the day of your appointment.

The fee for an out-of-hours session (past 17:00 or weekends) is $265 for a 50-minute session. The payment requirements and Medicare processing rate remain the same.

Medicare Rebates

The Medicare rebate for these sessions is $131.65 (this means there is only a gap payment of $118.35 for weekday sessions). In order to access this rebate, you need a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP (or psychiatrist). A Mental Health Treatment Plan will entitle you to claim up to 10 Medicare rebates per calendar year (January 1st until December 31st, not a year from the referral). Your referral may entitle you to up to 6 Medicare rebated sessions; following review from your referrer, you may be provided additional rebates. Please contact me if you have any questions about this process.

If you are interested in obtaining a Mental Health Treatment Plan, please talk to your GP (or psychiatrist). If you wish to utilise a Medicare rebate for your session with me, you will need a written referral to Psychologist Dr Kaitlin Harkess. You can obtain this rebate for both in-person sessions or Telehealth sessions.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on your insurer and your level of cover, it may be possible for you to claim a partial rebate from your extras cover. Please speak directly to your insurer about seeing a Clinical Psychologist. 

Cancellations

At least 48 hours’ notice is required if you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment. This gives me a chance to contact other clients who would like that time.

If you do not attend your appointment, or give less than 48 hours’ notice of cancellation, you will be charged an $80 cancellation fee. You are responsible for the payment of cancellation fees, as it is not claimable through Medicare or private health funds.

If you have any further questions about fees or appointments, please contact me.

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy Courses Costs

Yoga for Emotional Regulation Group is charged at $420 for six sessions. You can receive a maximum Medicare rebate of $200.70*, bringing the gap payment down to $219.30. *Medicare only provides a rebate for classes attended in person or online - $33.45 per class.

 

Please email me if you would like to register your interest.

Medicare Rebates

The Medicare rebate for attendance at each session is $33.45. In order to access this rebate you need a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP (or psychiatrist). A Mental Health Treatment Plan will entitle you to claim up to 10 Medicare GROUP PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY rebates per calendar year (January 1st until December 31st, not a year from the referral), in addition to 10 individual sessions. 

Please click here to find information about group therapy referrals from GPs.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on your insurer and your level of cover, it may be possible for you to claim a partial rebate from your extras cover. Please speak directly to your insurer about participating in group therapy conducted by a Clinical Psychologist and registered senior yoga instructor. 

Cancellations

All sessions of the group are important. If you are going to miss more than one session, this may not be the best time for you to complete the course. If you are unexpectedly unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible so that handouts and an overview of the session may be provided to you prior to the next weeks.

Please click here to find information about group therapy referrals from GPs.

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