Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to providing the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
A standard session will usually go for around an hour (50+ minutes), depending upon your individual needs and availability.
This can vary widely and depends on a number of factors, including the specific issue you are seeking assistance for, your needs, availability, and how much time you invest in between sessions practicing skills. Some clients need 1 or 2 sessions, others require a longer period.
You can make an appointment by clicking on the "make an appointment" button, or by calling the number on the contact details screen.
For in-person and telehealth sessions, if you have a GP referral and Mental Health Care Plan your out-of-pocket expense will be $101.60, after the Medicare Rebate. You will need to initially pay the fee of $230, and claim the rebate ($128.40) at the time of payment, which is usually placed in your bank account overnight. The in-person fee for private clients without a doctor's referral is $230 per standard session.
Sessions conducted for the purposes of psychological and cognitive assessment incur a different fee structure. Please contact Alpine Psychology directly to discuss.
Information about Australian Psychological Society Recommended Schedule of Fees can be found here.
You can pay via visa and mastercard credit and debit cards, or cash. Medicare claims can be processed at the time of payment so your rebate should be deposited back into your account overnight.
From time to time things come up that were unexpected. In cases where you need to cancel a session we ask you to provide 24 hours notice. This enables another client to book in to that time slot.
A non-claimable cancellation fee of the cost of a private session may apply if notice is not provided.
Unfortunately, if you miss more than 2 sessions without notice, then you may need to pay upfront, and we may be unable to book you into prime time slots. This is to ensure we are being fair to all clients.
Note: APS is the abbreviation for the Australian Psychological Society.