Our resident Psychologist works with patients to achieve optimal mental health which of course translates into physical health.
Psychology has been used for decades to overcome barriers, increase motivation, resolve underlying trauma and help people to better themselves. Due to the mind being so complex and each person so unique, treatment options are just as unique to the individual.
How can Psychology Boronia help?
Our Psychologist has extensive experience in working with persistent pain clients. She works with you over multiple sessions to enhance understanding, acceptance and assists you to build strategies to live your best life.
Clients without persistent pain attend for help to manage conditions such as
- Mood disorders: depression, bipolar disorder etc
- Anxiety disorders: phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder etc
- Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder etc
- Addictions: substance abuse, gambling, smoking
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Treatment is also available to loved ones of people with debilitating health conditions or with recent diagnosis. Our Psychology Boronia service is available to anyone requiring assistance.
What to expect from the Psychology Boronia team?
Our Boronia Psychologist is associated with The Australian Psychological Society and works within the strict confidentiality laws and guidelines of AHPRA in Australia. Each session is conducted in the utmost professional setting and is tailored to your needs. Our Psychologist uses treatment techniques that work for you and can alter the treatment depending on what needs to be addressed each session.
Treatment techniques include;
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Solution-Focused Treatment
Our Boronia Psychologist is also an Accredited CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) Provider. This is a service provided to treat Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.
Is Psychology treatment effective?
Research shows psychological treatments are effective in managing many common mental health disorders.
Psychological treatments are:
- Effective at treating the most common mental health conditions
- Effective in treating most anxiety and depression disorders;
- The treatment of choice for most childhood problems;
- Tend to be more effective than medication over the long term, because people receiving medication only are more likely to relapse after they stop taking it; and
- viable treatments, in terms of both their effectiveness and costs.
Psychologists work with you to overcome the barriers cognitively. They do not prescribe medications. Your GP may seek treatment from a Psychiatrist if they believe medication is required. A combination of treatment from both Psychiatrists and Psychologists is common.
Meet our Boronia Psychology team.
Dr. Lisa Hardman – Clinical Psychologist
BA. BSc(Hons), DPsych (Clin), MAPS (Clinical College)
Is a referral required to attend a Psychology session?
The Psychology Boronia service is available to the wider public however is charged at the private rate.
A Mental Health Care Plan provides rebates for 10 psychology sessions from Medicare. To obtain this, you will need to visit your GP and discuss this with them.
Other funding is available from organizations such as TAC, Workcover, DVA and some Private Health Funds. These require different processes and will need to be discussed with your health practitioner.
How much does a session cost?
Sessions with the Psychologist vary in cost depending on funding and rebates.
Initial and subsequent consultations are 50 minutes in length and are $170.00.
You may be required to pay a gap payment if your funding does not cover the full cost.
Where is our Psychologist located?
Our Boronia clinic is located inside Knox Leisureworks on Tormore Road. Our amazing clients travel from surrounding areas in Knox such as Wantirna, Ringwood, Bayswater, Rowville, Kilsyth and Ferntree Gully, just to name a few!
Boronia Wellness Centre
Knox Leisureworks Medical Suits
Tormore Road, Boronia 3155 VIC
Phone: 9762 9478
Our Boronia Wellness Centre is conveniently located inside Knox Leisureworks. With amazing car park availability, disabled access and a range of facilities including the gym, Clinical Pilates studio and hydrotherapy pool, Stay Tuned is set up to provide a full healthcare service.
We are easily accessible via public transport if required with the Boronia train station just around the corner or make use of bus 737, 745 or 753.
On your arrival, let the YMCA reception staff know you are on your way to see your Stay Tuned practitioner and they’ll buzz you through. Try to resist the café as you head left towards our friendly reception.
We offer flexible times from 7am to 9pm or call our Boronia Wellness Centre to find a time that is suitable to your needs 9762 9478
|Monday||7am – 9pm|
|Tuesday||7am – 9pm|
|Wednesday||7am – 9pm|
|Thursday||7am – 9pm|
|Friday||7am – 7pm|
|Saturday||8am – 2pm|