Information for GPs
Who we are:
We are a team of psychologists who work holistically in a trauma-informed way. We are evidenced-based and focus on growing strengths in the children and families we support.
- We see children (3-12), teens (13-17) and their families.
- We offer individual therapy sessions provided under a Mental Health Treatment Plan and we bulk-bill on presentation of a government concession card (or for families in financial hardship).
- We are a full fee paying service, but offer Bulk Bill sessions with presentation of a Government concession card. The maximum gap payment is $40.00 and your Medicare rebate will be processed on the spot via HICAPS.
- We offer phone-based support while clients wait for a first session, and to supplement ongoing treatment
What we see people for (from DSM V, available online):
- Anxiety Disorders (309.21, 312.23, 300.29, 300.23, 300.01, 300.22, 300.02, 300.3, 300.7, 312.39, 698.4, 294.8)
- Trauma and Stressor related disorders (Including Adjustment Disorder) (313.89, 309.81, 308.3, 309.0, 309.24, 309.28, 309.3, 309.4, 309.9, 309.89)
- Depressive disorders (296.99, 300.4, 625.4, 311)
- Relational Problems (V61.20, V61.8, V61.29, V61.03, V61.8, V62.82)
- Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders (313.81, 312.34, 312.81, 312.82, 312.89, 312.9, V71.01)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (314.01, 314.00, 314.01, 315.39)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (299.0)
We don't work with:
- Adult individual or couples counselling
- Post-separation intervention where both parents would not want to engage with the child’s intervention and/or there is high conflict occurring in the parenting relationship
- Complex post-trauma intervention where there has not already been adequate intervention by trauma-specific services (e.g VAN; Victims Services counselling), as a ten-session model of care under Medicare is not an adequate support for this
- Drug and alcohol counselling
- Eating disorder intervention
- Acute mental health or crisis intervention
- Where there is current indication of suicidality or where there is current significant self-harm (referral to CAYMHS is more appropriate in these instances)