Dr. Kate McDonald

I am happy to introduce Abbotsford Psychology, I am a registered psychologist and completed my training in clinical psychology in addition to a PhD. My doctoral thesis included research into children and families and I developed an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program to work with youth who have experienced trauma and are exhibiting problem behaviours. I have worked in a range of settings including hospitals, not-for-profits, community centres and government.

I have chosen to work from the Four Seasons Wellness Centre because there are a range of practitioners here. I believe wellbeing is influenced by physical, psychological, emotional, mental, spiritual and social factors.

Psychological Therapy

50 minutes

$160

If you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you will receive part payment back. If you have a health care card or are a student with a concession card, and if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, costs for psychological therapy will be bulk-billed.

Private Health Funds mostly provide rebates for psychological services.These rebates can vary according to your Health Fund and your level of cover. It is advised that you contact your insurer for more information.

Fees for psychological therapy are payable at the end of each counselling session. Credit card facilities are available. Please note that a minimum notice period of 24 hours is required if you need to cancel or change an appointment.

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your therapy. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must be referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. It is possible to receive a Medicare rebate for 10 sessions of Psychological therapy with a Psychologist. For more information, a Medicare Factsheet has been made available by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). If you meet the criteria your GP will prepare a Mental Health Care Plan which you will bring to your first session of Psychological therapy. After six sessions of therapy, you will be required to return to your GP, who will review the Mental Health Care Plan and you may be eligible for a further four sessions of counselling. The Medicare rebate can be processed in our office at the time of payment.

Please call 0434 399 548 or email katemcdonaldpsychology@gmail.com for further information or to make an appointment.

Abbotsford Psychology

Dr. Kate McDonald (MAPS)

Please call 0434 399 548 or email katemcdonaldpsychology@gmail.com for further information or to make an appointment.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (MAPS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Services

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Kate is available at the Four Seasons Wellness Centre on Saturdays between 8.30 am — 5.30 pm.

Four Seasons Wellness Centre
305 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, Melbourne Victoria

 

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