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Family and friends can listen, which can be both supportive and helpful. However, when you need to take that next step managing your life circumstances, we at Collaborative Psychology have the professional training and skills to help get you there.

We believe in providing an affordable service for clients with competitive fees, plus rebates available.

For further information, do not hesitate to use the contact form below.

Affordable Out-of-Pocket Options

The standard fee recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in 2018-2019 is $251 for a standard 45 to 60 minute consultation. However, Collaborative Psychology offers in-clinic consultations with affordable options.



Before Rebates




with Better Access MHCP and Pension / Health Care Card




with a Better Access MHCP




*Check with your Private Health Fund for rebates

Can I get a Rebate?

  • Better Access MHCP: You may be eligible for a rebate when seeing a Psychologist either in their office or on home visits. Talk to your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician about a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). A referral may enable you to claim a rebate of $84.80 per session up to 10 sessions each calendar year.
  • MBS Telehealth Services MHCP: Medicare rebates for telehealth services (video appointments) are available to residents located in telehealth eligible areas (regional, rural and remote areas) and in eligible aged care facilities and Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Australia. When talking to your GP or Paediatrician about a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) request telehealth services be included in the referral. A referral may enable you to claim a rebate of $84.80 per session up to 10 sessions each calendar year.
  • PRIVATE HEALTH FUND: The majority of private health insurance funds offer a rebate for psychology services. Check with your private health insurer.
  • NDIS: You may be able to access funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you are either Self-Managed or Plan-Managed.

Booking policy and payment

If for some reason you need to cancel or change your appointment, please give at least 48 hours notice.  Last minute cancellations or no-shows mean that others may miss out and so you may be charged up to the full-fee of the session.

Payment is required at the time of service.  For your convenience HICAPS is available to facilitate rebates, where applicable, to you at the time of your visit.

Home, School and Community visits may be arranged in the North Brisbane and Pine Rivers Region. Please contact Collaborative Psychology via email. There is an additional out-of-clinic charge from $50.

Carmel Privitera is a highly skilled Senior Psychologist with over 14 years of experience. Contact Collaborative Psychology today, and we can figure life out, together.