At Bayside Family Medical, we care about your mental health and well being. We have a team of clinical psychologists and general psychologists available to assess and provide therapy for many different psychological conditions and mood disorders and even relationship issues. Getting the right support and treatment could make a world of difference, so please get in touch to make an appointment – 95831630.

UPDATE

BFM PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES during the COVID-19 pandemic: Telehealth

Effective 31st March until further notice, we will be providing psychological services for all mental health issues via telehealth only. Usually, psychology in-clinic consultations are 50+ minutes in length, however with telehealth, there will be an option of 30-minute sessions with some clinicians.

Telehealth includes consultations via both telephone and/or online videoconferencing (i.e. Zoom or COVIU).  Video consultations allow a face-to-face interaction for those who prefer it and are ideal for optimal assessment and treatment provision.

You will still need a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) or Pregnancy Support Counselling Plan from your GP to receive a Medicare rebate.  If you do not have a MHCP or EDP, telehealth consults with be charged at a reduced rate from the standard in-clinic fee. These services will be reviewed on a regular basis and we will keep you updated accordingly.

Please note:

Due to COVID-19, the Australian Government has announced that ten additional psychology sessions will be available until 31 March 2021, for patients who have used the 10 initial sessions of their GP mental health care plan. Please book a telehealth appointment with your GP to renew, or to discuss your eligibility if you do not currently have a mental health care plan.

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DR ALICIA PAPAS 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

B.BNSc, B.AppSci (Psych Hons), D.Psych (Clinical)

Consulting
Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

Specialty Interests
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Sleep issues, Anger issues, Substance Abuse and addictions, Eating disorders, Interpersonal issues (personal and or workplace), Stress-related disorders (eg PTSD).

Alicia is a registered Clinical Psychologist with Doctoral level training (Deakin University, Melbourne) and has been practicing in the Bayside area for many years. In addition to private practice, Alicia currently holds a strategic position in workplace psychological health & safety in the higher education sector. Alicia has a research background in both early psychosis and also workplace mental health. She has contributed to many publications and presented at various conferences. Alicia sees adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health issues.

Alicia also sees WorkCover clients. For Medicare rebates, please see your GP for a referral.Alternatively, private health fund rebates are available for individuals with appropriate cover.

NERINGA LUSCOMBE-SMITH

PSYCHOLOGIST

B.Sc., Grad.Dip.Ed.Psych, M.ED.Psych

Consulting  Saturdays

Specialty Interests Anxiety, Depression, Pre-& post-natal issues, parenting, stress management, grief & loss, relationships and school/learning issues. Cognitive assessments available for children and young people aged 6-16 years.

Neringa is a registered psychologist with post-graduate training in psychology from the University of Melbourne. She has over 20 years experience working in New Zealand and Australia supporting the mental health of individuals across the lifespan. She works with children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties in everyday life.

Neringa uses evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT). She is a member of member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Fellow of the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists (FCEDP), and an AHPRA approved Psychology supervisor.