About Us

We are Clinical Psychologists registered with the Psychology Board of Australia who provide psychological interventions to adults. Our goal is to help individuals meet their life and work challenges in a personalized, non-judgmental manner.

We have extensive counselling and clinical psychology experience in public and private practice since the 1990's, working with a wide variety of emotional difficulties using empirically-based approaches. We match treatment to suit clients individual needs. We are highly skilled in working with clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We are members of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Two Dried Leaves

Our Expertise

We have more than 20 years of experience each working with adults in therapeutic settings specialised in the treatment of:

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Perinatal Depression & Anxiety

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Chronic Pain

  • Grief & Loss

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • Relationship & Family Issues

  • Low Self Esteem & Confidence

  • Life Crisis

  • Addictions

  • Adjustments to Life & Work Changes

  • Adjustment to Illness & Disability

  • Attachment Issues

Our Team

Dorota Wachala

Agata Kowalczyk

( Agi )

Our Services

We use eclectic approach tailored to individual needs using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed Counselling, Motivational Counselling, and Supportive Counselling.

We specialise in Parent-Infant therapy using Watch, Wait and Wonder, Marte Meo, Tunning into Kids, and Circle of Security treatment approaches.

We are accredited to provide services through Medicare, PMHC, NSW WorkCover, Victims Services and Private Health Funds.

What to Expect

The first session is usually about getting to know you and talk about the issues that concern you. Often a goal is then set that may become a focus of subsequent sessions.  

The number of sessions may vary depending on your needs. Some clients benefit from a couple of sessions while others may need 10-15 sessions. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly or less frequent at a later stage of therapy.

Sessions are usually 50 min in duration. 

We make sure that our clients have absolute privacy and confidentiality and any information will only be released with consent.  

FAQ's

Do I need a referral to see a Clinical Psychologist?

You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist and can ring up to book an appointment.

How do I access the Medicare rebate for a Clinical Psychologist?

You need a GP Mental Health Care Plan to access the Medicare rebate. Individuals are entitled to a Medicare rebate for up to ten sessions per calendar year.

How much does it cost?

Our fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). We are Medicare service providers and individuals with a GP Mental Health Care Plan are entitled to $126.50 rebate from Medicare. Rebates are also available from some health funds.

Individuals on Centrelink benefits or experiencing financial hardship may be bulk-billed.  

Contact Us

Free parking is available in surrounding streets. Parramatta train station is 1.8km away. Bus services are close by. 

Unit 8 (Cottage), 32 Albert Street North Parramatta, NSW 2151

 

T: 0403 770 042 (Agi)

T: 0403 768 749 (Dorota)

 

F: (02) 9634 8227

Caring Minds Clinical Psychology

T: 0403 770 042 (Agi)

T: 0403 768 749 (Dorota)

F: (02) 9634 8227

Unit 8 (Cottage), 32 Albert Street North Parramatta, NSW 2151

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