How psychologists can help

A psychologist could help you, your friends, family or colleagues lead a happier, more meaningful life.

Psychologists provide their expertise by assessing and diagnosing a range of problems, developing strategies and treatments, and offering guidance and support.

Psychologists provide these services in a wide range of public and private settings, including health, mental health, disability,
family services, community, schools, corporate and business, education, sport and the performing arts.

Many people at some point in their lives will have need for psychological advice or care. Here are just a few examples:

  • A child with behaviour problems
  • School students with learning difficulties
  • An adolescent with crippling shyness
  • Parents needing advice and support
  • A young person dealing with sexuality issues 
  • Military personnel coping with trauma
  • People suffering from the stresses of modern life
  • A new mother not coping
  • Couples and families with relationship challenges
  • Organisational leaders wanting the best out of their staff
  • A retrenched worker with depression
  • Individuals struggling with long-term mental illness
  • Court judges deciding what’s best for children of
    separated parents
  • A truck driver with alcohol problems
  • Elite athletes seeking peak performance
  • A young person contemplating suicide 
  • People dealing with major health problems
  • A retiree coping with loss
  • Individuals battling addictions
  • Victims of natural disasters
  • Elderly people living with dementia
  • Rural communities struggling with severe drought
  • Policy makers seeking advice on criminal behaviour.

 

Find a Psychologist

You can find your nearest psychologist using the FindAPsychologist.org.au website.

The online search tool gives you access to more than 2,400 registered psychologists Australia wide.

 

The site lets you find psychologists with expert knowledge, make an appointment, indicates the languages psychologists speak, the practitioner's Medicare status and more. 

Psychologists can help with issues such as:

Psychologists can help improve human relationships and behaviour

Psychologists can help improve human relationships and behaviour

  • Children or adolescents with schooling or developmental problems
  • Parents needing advice and support
  • Individuals struggling with mental illness
  • Couples and families with relationship challenges
  • Elite athletes seeking peak performance
  • Young people contemplating suicide 
  • People dealing with major health problems
  • Individuals battling addictions
  • Organisational leaders wanting the best out of their staff
  • Military personnel coping with trauma
  • Victims of natural disasters
  • Elderly people living with dementia
  • Rural communities struggling with severe drought
  • Policy makers seeking advice on criminal behaviour

Mental health under Medicare

Millions of Australians are benefiting from seeing a psychologist.

You can contact a psychologist directly or be referred to one by your GPMedicare rebates are available. Since 2006, when GPs were first able to refer people to see a psychologist, there have been 26.5 million individual psychology treatment sessions for members of the public, for a whole range of mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. 

Learn more about our campaign to secure better access to mental health and psychology under Medicare

Mental healthcare under Medicare has been a world-leading success in Australia - which other countries look to enviously as a model they want to replicate

Mental healthcare under Medicare has been a world-leading success in Australia
- which other countries look to enviously as a model they want to replicate

 

Contact us

We would love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions.

Phone: (03) 8662 3300
Toll free: 1800 333 497
Fax: (03) 9663 6177
Email: contactus@psychology.org.au