Fees for Youth Psychologist Northern Beaches - Sydney | NALA
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Our Fees

HOW TO BOOK

To find out more or to book an appointment, please send an email with your contact details to admin@nala.com.au or call +61 02 9042 0222 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

FEES AND REBATES

If you have a relevant referral from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist a Medicare rebate of $124.50 will apply for therapeutic sessions. You may receive a greater rebate if you have reached the Medicare safety net.

We are also a registered provider under the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start initiative allowing eligible families to utilise allocated funding to access early intervention services.

Our standard rate for a 50 minute consultation is $210.00. Reduced fees may apply for concession and health care cardholders. Please note our fees are below the Australian Psychological Society recommended rate of $251.00.

Supervision sessions start from $180 per 50 minutes.

Assessment fees are based on our standard sessional hourly rate plus a report fee of up to $300.00.

Fees are payable on the day via EFT, Visa or MasterCard, or Cash.

WHAT TO BRING

At the time your initial appointment is made, an email will be sent with an intake from for you to complete. To maximise your appointment time, please complete this form and return via email or bring it with you to the appointment. You will also need to bring a copy of any referral from your medical practitioner if you wish to claim relevant Medicare rebates.

Please bring any prior assessment or medical reports, letters or documents that may assist in gaining an understanding of your child and their history.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The first session for your child (3 – 12 years old) is a parent-only session. We strongly encourage both parents or primary caregivers to attend where possible. This allows for a thorough child and family history to be taken and an open discussion about your concerns. For children over 12 years old, they will be required to attend and there will be an opportunity for a joint assessment and then either individual time with your child or with yourself. If your child is 15 years and older, the young person will be present at this initial session and asked whether they would like to come in by themselves or whether they would rather the parent or caregiver to join them.

Initial sessions will focus on gaining a shared understanding of presenting concerns, establishing a safe and comfortable place for therapy to occur, and developing a treatment plan. The assessment phase may also involve observations in your child’s education or childcare setting and liaison with teachers and relevant professionals.

Therapy with children usually involves parents and family members, and may consist of parent only sessions, sessions with your child, or sessions all together depending on therapy goals. Recommended length and frequency of sessions varies depending on the severity of the presenting concern and other factors.

CANCELLATION

If you are unable to attend, please cancel at your earliest opportunity via phone, text or email so that the appointment can be made available to others. If you provide less than 24 hours notice a 100% cancellation fee will be incurred.

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