COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way psychological therapy is delivered. Prior, the majority of therapy sessions were conducted in person. However, since Covid-19, Teletherapy (i.e., therapy conducted via telephone or video conferencing) is becoming increasingly common. Below are some common questions about accessing Teletherapy. Please get in touch to discuss further.
WHAT IS TELETHERAPY?
Teletherapy is psychological therapy that is conducted either via the phone or via a video conferencing platform, such as FaceTime or Zoom. Research has demonstrated that teletherapy is an effective form of psychological treatment. When you make your first appointment, the most appropriate type of teletherapy will be discussed and selected based on your needs.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment (either face-to-face and teletherapy) by registered psychologists under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. Under this scheme, individuals can access up to 20 individual treatment sessions per calendar year. For those that have already used their 20 sessions, a cost will be charged. A referral from your GP will be needed if you wish to claim the Medicare rebate.