We use our knowledge and understanding of psychology and mental health to assess and treat a wide range of psychological issues, problems and mental health disorders. These can include:
- Victims of crime
- Grief counselling
- Relationship counselling
- Workplace matters
- 123 Magic(R) Parenting Program
We see clients under the following programs
Your GP may refer you to us under a Mental Health Care Plan. This may entitle you to a rebate under Medicare for up to 10 psychology sessions per calendar year (1 January to 31 December). Further information on how Mental Health Care Plans work is attached here
psychAbility can process Medicare claims at their office. Medicare deposits the rebate directly into the bank account that is linked to the Medicare card.
EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)
Most government departments and many large employers offer EAP to their employees and sometimes to their immediate family members. Eligible users can generally access 3-6 sessions with a psychologist. These sessions are confidential. The reason for utilising EAP does not have to be work-related.
EAP uses short-term solution focussed counselling.
You will need to check with your employer to see if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). They will often advertise EAP details in lunch break rooms and in newsletters.
Victims Services Counselling Scheme
This scheme is offered by the NSW Department of Justice. If you have been a victim of a crime, you may be eligible for Victims Services Counselling. LINK to VS – http://www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/vss/vs_counselling/VS_counselling.aspx
Private Health Insurance
Depending on your particular fund and level of cover, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost of your session through your private health insurance. You will need to check with your fund if you are able to claim. psychAbility has facilities in the Orange office for claiming on private health at the time of your appointment.
All of our psychologists are registered practitioners with WorkCover. For further information on the WorkCover scheme please visit http://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/workers-compensation
We also offer services under Lifetime Care & Support and the Department of Veterans Affairs.