How much does a psychologist cost per hour?

I am committed to providing high quality psychological treatment. My fees reflect my years of training, clinical experience and ongoing dedication to improving my clinical skills.

You don’t need a referral to see me however many people accessing psychological treatment are eligible for a mental health care plan (enabling a Medicare rebate for up to ten sessions of psychological treatment per calendar year) from their GP or psychiatrist. The current Medicare rebate for a clinical psychologist is $124.50 (this will increase to $126.49 on 1 July 2019).

With a Mental Health Care Plan you can expect your out of pocket expense to be between $35- $100 per session. My first session is 1hour 50 minutes and so the out of pocket expense is higher ($100-$200) due to the length of session. The difference in fee depends on concession entitlement (I offer a reduced fee to those with a valid Centrelink concession card) and time of day seen (sessions after 5pm and on weekends attract a higher fee). 

If you have private health insurance you may also be eligible for a rebate from your health fund provider (NB you can not claim a rebate from your private health fund provider if you are also claiming a rebate from Medicare).

I also accept referrals from TAC, EAP services, Workcover, DVA and Victims’ of Crime.

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