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"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"

Carl Rogers

PSYCHOLOGISTS AIM TO REDUCE THE DISTRESS AND IMPROVE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING OF CLIENTS

They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients' lives and offer various forms of treatment. They work with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental or physical health problems including:

  • Depression & anxiety

  • Mental illness

  • Adjustment to physical illness

  • Neurological disorders

  • Addictive behaviours

  • Challenging behaviours

  • Eating disorders

  • Personal & family relationship problems

  • Learning disabilities

  • Loss & Grief

  • Neurodiverse support

Child Counseling

Psychology
for children (4-12years)

Problems with attention and concentration

Depression or mood difficulties

Low self-esteem / low self-confidence

Bullying

Behavioural problems

Anxiety (including separation anxiety and OCD)

Coping with divorce or other family problems

Loss & grief

Sleeping difficulties

ADHD management

School refusal

Neurodiverse Psychology

Emotion Regulation

Assessments (2.5yrs-Adult)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) requires a comprehensive psychological assessment using a range of observation and interview methods and assessment tools. The autism assessment takes place over two sessions. One session is a structured interview with the parent or carer and the other is a play-based observation of the child or adolescent. ​

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Psychology
for youth (12-25years)

Anxiety (including separation anxiety and OCD)

Depression

Conduct issues

Coping with divorce or other family problems

Loss & grief

Sleeping difficulties

Autism support

ADHD management

Peer pressure

Relationship conflicts

Alcohol misuse

School refusal

Trauma

Self harm

Anger management

Body image concerns

Eating disorders

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Psychology
for adults

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Trauma

Conduct & anger

Perinatal Psychology

Loss & grief

Sleeping difficulties

ADHD management

Neurodiverse psychology

Peer pressure

Relationship conflicts

Life transitions

Refugee & migrant communities

Gender & sexuality

Smoking cessation

Borderline personality disorder

Therapy

OUR PSYCHOLOGISTS

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Elizabeth is a registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology and Masters in Educational Psychology. 

Elizabeth’s experience has been in both employment services and Not-For-Profit organisations working with youth and adults with a wide range of presentations and specialising in drug and alcohol in her role with The Salvation Army – Youthlink program prior to joining InTouch Health Co. 

Elizabeth uses a person-centered, biopsychosocial approach for each individual and acknowledges that when people go through trauma or severe life stressors and/or other mental health, it is not uncommon to experience instability in their lives. “I strive to help those to find healthier perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others, which will further assist them with feeling whole, peaceful and safe as an individual. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have used a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Behaviour Support, and Internal Family Systems (IFS)”

 

To book an Appointment with Elizabeth please call 4648 3500.  



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Elizabeth Simoes

 

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Bozena Zawisz

Bozena brings over 20 years of experience as a therapist, during which her journey took a pivotal turn following her children's diagnoses. Motivated by personal experiences, she delved deeper into the realm of neurodiversity, embarking on a transformative educational path. Bozena augmented her expertise by completing several building block programs at Aspect, alongside earning a Graduate Certificate in Autism. Currently, she is actively pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy studies, further enriching her understanding and practice.

 

As a passionate advocate for neurodiversity, Bozena is committed to celebrating its intrinsic value within our community. She is dedicated to supporting individuals in identifying barriers to their wellbeing, learning, and communication, while embracing and amplifying their neurodiverse identities and strengths.

 

Bozena's contributions extend beyond clinical practice; she is a featured contributor for Psychology Today, where she shares insights on nourishing the self-esteem of Autistic children from a parent's perspective. Her diverse qualifications include an MA in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, which uniquely inform her holistic approach to therapy.

 

With empathy, dedication, and an unwavering belief in the power of neurodiversity, Bozena strives to foster inclusive environments where individuals feel empowered to thrive.

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Nina is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor in Psychology, and a Board Approved Supervisor. She has provided clinical interventions to individuals while working at a variety of settings including non-government organisations, headspace, and the NSW Department of Education.  

Nina has worked with a range of presentations including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, low self-esteem, social skills, school refusal, trauma, suicide ideation, self-harm, anger management, relationship concerns, and perfectionism. 

Nina also has prior experience working with children over the age of 12 years and adolescents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, towards the provision of psychological assessments for educational purposes.

Nina is enthusiastic and passionate, values connection, and brings a positive outlook to challenges by using a client-centered, culturally, and trauma informed approach. She incorporates evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), while flexibly drawing upon elements of other evidence-based therapies to meet the individual needs of the client.  

To book an Appointment with Nina please call 4648 3500.  



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Nina Housbey




 

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Dedar Abdula

Dedar is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes everyone has the right to feel heard and to work towards healing. She believes in providing evidence-based and effective treatment irrespective of one’s age, gender, sexuality, upbringing, socio-economic background, culture or religion. Dedar aims to create a warm, safe and trusting environment for her clients to allow engaging in meaningful therapeutic work.

Dedar has experience working with both brief and longer-term therapy frameworks across non-for-profit organisation settings supporting youth and adults before joining In Touch Health. Dedar enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to reach their unique therapeutic goals. She prioritises care that is person centred, trauma informed, culturally sensitive and has a passion for working with refugee and migrant communities. Dedar can understand and speak Kurdish (Sorani).

She provides therapy for adolescents and adults experiencing a range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, trauma (current, childhood and single event experiences), grief and loss, unwanted substance use, anger, self-esteem difficulties, body image concerns, emotion dysregulation as well as interpersonal and family conflict.

Dedar tailors her treatment uniquely to her clients’ needs and preferences and draws on a range of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

 

Dedar’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychological Studies from Western Sydney University, a Bachelor of Psychological Science (First Class Honours) from Southern Cross University and a Master of Professional Psychology from Wollongong University.

To book an Appointment with Dedar please call 4648 3500.

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Ashley is a warm and passionate psychologist who works under the philosophy that every person has an intrinsic strength to grow, adapt and overcome, if only challenged and encouraged. Ashley believes that through connection and deep reflection, self-awareness, resilience and confidence is built. Ashley has experience working in youth care, the justice system and in psychiatric hospital settings prior to joining InTouch Health Co. She has worked with families, adolescents and adults, with a wide range of gender identities, cultural backgrounds and mental health concerns including; anxiety, depression, trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, grief and loss, substance abuse, perinatal mental health, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship issues.The fundamental belief that people inherently know their strengths and capabilities and the direction they want their life to take, is what Ashley uses to guide her client-centred approach. Each client is unique and therefore no singular approach will work. As such, Ashley draws from various evidence-based approaches including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in order to create the most holistic therapeutic plan.Ashley has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science from Bond University and a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.



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Ashley Ramirez




 

MEDICARE REBATES

AVAILABLE WITH GP REFERRAL

REBATES & MEDICARE

Our Psychologists are approved for a variety of rebates and services to help you access treatment at InTouch Health Co.

HEALTH FUND REBATES

 

Our Psychologists, Elizabeth Simoes, Dedar Abdula, Nina Housbey, Bozena Zawisz and Ashley Ramirez are all registered providers for a variety of private health funds. On the spot health fund rebates are available through HICAPS. We will simply swipe your membership card and you will only need to pay the gap. The rebate amount will vary depending on your cover. Check with your health fund provider to find out how much you will receive for each psychology treatment.

Please note: A private health fund rebate can not be claimed for a consultation that is receiving a Medicare rebate.

MEDICARE REBATES

 

Medicare rebates are available for Psychology with a valid GP referral under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) program. 

If you have a valid MHCP from your doctor you can claim a Medicare rebate for each 60 minute session. Up to 10 rebates can be claimed per calendar year. 

 

You will need to pay the full consultation fee up front and the rebate will be processed directly to your bank account.

 

General Psychology

Fee$190 | Medicare Rebate $93.35 ($96.65 gap)

Bozena Zawisz

Fee $214 | Medicare Rebate $93.35 ($120.65 gap)

NDIS

Fee $214 | NDIS Rebate $214

Don't have a MHCP? First, book an appointment with your doctor. Tell them you would like to talk about a Mental Health Care Plan so they can set aside enough time for your appointment. 

Please note: Your MHCP needs to be addressed to InTouch Health Co. or to one of our Psychologists.

NDIS

We accept NDIS self-managed or NDIS plan-managed.

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