ThinkWise has Provisional Psychologists who have been carefully handpicked by the Director for their knowledge, clinical ability, and most importantly, their personality.
Provisional Psychologists at ThinkWise have completed 5 years of University training including a Psychology degree, an Honours degree and a one year Master of Professional Practice in Psychology degree.
Provisional Psychologists are registered clinicians with AHPRA and are bound by stringent rules and guidelines for their clinical work.
Provisional Psychologists at ThinkWise are part of the larger team and receive significant levels of onsite supervision and professional training to ensure they offer a high level of service to our clients. Seeing a provisional psychologist does not mean that you are seeing a student or an unqualified clinician.
If you see a psychologist on recommendation and referral from your GP, you will be entitled to receive a rebate for sessions with registered psychologists, clinical psychology registrars and clinical psychologists.
The rebate for psychologists and clinical psychology registrars is currently $89.65 per session and $131.65 per session for Clinical Psychologists.
At the current time, the Government allows clients to receive up to 20 sessions of psychology services per calendar year that are rebated through medicare dependent on appropriate GP referrals throughout that period. Any further sessions required can be claimed on private health insurance.
Please note we are not a bulk billing practice – fees are payable at the time of your appointment.
A majority of people would benefit from seeing a psychologist at some time in their lives. If you are experiencing difficulties including low mood, feelings of overwhelm, loss, grief, trauma, stress, workplace difficulties, lacking in purpose, worry, obsessions, phobias, anger, or a general sense of life angst, then yes.
Psychologists are experienced in assisting you to manage a wide variety of issues that may be making your life difficult at the current time.
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A psychologist has trained in psychology at university for four years (three years undergraduate psychology and a fourth year of honours) as well as either two years supervised practice or two or more years of postgraduate training and then supervised practice for a further two years.
Psychologists take a biopsychosocial approach to understanding mental health issues and distress, looking holistically at you in the context of your life, experiences, upbringing and goals in order to tailor appropriate treatment for you.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have studied medicine and then gone on to specialise in the study of the mind from a biological perspective.
Psychiatrists are able to prescribe medication and assess and diagnose mental health issues. They tend to view things as being brain based or chemical imbalances. Some psychiatrists do engage in psychotherapy.
ThinkWise recognises the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of the land on which our clinic sits. ThinkWise pays respect to Elders and Descendents of the land and we respect that Aboriginal sovereignty over this land was never ceded.