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Charissa understands that it can be daunting to seek therapy for the first time or to re-commence therapy with a new Psychologist. She will take time to explore clients’ concerns and wishes, and assist them in moving forward with greater confidence and contentment in life.


Individuals looking to receive psychological support may seek a referral from their GP or a Psychiatrist, which will provide them with up to 10 Medicare-rebate psychology sessions per year under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). Clients being seen by a Clinical Psychologist under the MHCP are entitled to a Medicare rebate of $137.05 per session. Kindly note that Charissa does not offer bulk-billing services. Please contact Charissa to find out more about the practice fee schedule and out-of-pocket expense for sessions after the Medicare rebate is applied.

Clients may choose to self-refer without being on the MHCP and pay full sessional fees. 

Concessions may be available for clients experiencing financial difficulties or are engaging in long-term psychotherapy.


Telehealth psychology sessions are available via video-conference or telephone consultation. 

Private Health Cover

Clients with Private Health Insurance may be entitled to receive rebates when seeking psychological treatment. Please check with your Private Health provider regarding options available to you.

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF)

Charissa is registered to provide clinical psychological services for patients referred through DVA and ADF. Clients referred through these pathways may be eligible for their sessions to be covered with no out-of-pocket expense. A valid referral from a GP or a Psychiatrist would be required to access psychological services. 


Charissa provides psychological services for individuals referred through WorkCover.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Charissa sees clients who have been approved for NDIS funding for psychological therapy. Clients would be required to pay full sessional fees and organise payments from NDIS directly following their session.

Assessments and Reports

Please contact Charissa regarding the availability and cost for various assessment and report writing services. 

Referrals and Fees: About Therapy
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