Psychology at Yarra Medical

Psychology and Counselling

Yarra Medical currently offers access to psychology and counselling services. Our counselling services cater to adolescents and adults. Clients can self-refer to see the Clinical Psychologist or ask for a referral through one of our friendly doctors. Our team of GPs are non-judgmental and always ready to listen and help in any way that we can.

Our Counsellors and Psychologists have extensive experience in mental health. We’ve created a warm, respectful and open minded environment where clients can come, be themselves and explore their difficulties within a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.

Dr Jodie Thomas – Clinical Psychologist (Information sheet here)

Yarra Medical Abbotsford
The Hive Shopping Centre
Shop 25, 313 Victoria St, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067
Tel: (03) 9027 6262

Dr Jodie Thomas is a registered clinical psychologist who completed her psychology graduate and post-graduate studies at Monash University, and her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) qualification at Deakin University.  Jodie has significant experience in the assessment and treatment of clinical and non-clinical psychological issues including interpersonal problems (family, parenting and relationship issues) emotional problems, anxiety, stress, depression, work place difficulties, and drug and alcohol problems. She adopts a collaborative approach with clients to determine therapeutic goals and uses a range of psychological interventions to assist in alleviating psychological discomfort.

Jodie is available on Mondays and Thursdays at our Abbotsford Clinic

  • Standard consult (1 hour) – $185 ($60 GAP)
  • Discount Consult (1 hour) – $165 ($40 GAP) (Health care card holders only)
  • Medicare rebate $124.50 (with a valid mental health treatment plan)
  • Cancellation fee (within 24 hours) & missed appointments 50% of fee

Dr Yolanda Romeo – Clinical Psychologist

Yarra Medical Abbotsford
The Hive Shopping Centre
Shop 25, 313 Victoria St, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067
Tel: (03) 9027 6262

Dr Yolanda Romeo is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with mothers, babies and families and with adults, children and parents.  Yolanda completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 1994 and a Masters in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology in 1996, both from the University of Melbourne.  From 2001, Yolanda began working specifically in perinatal mental health. After undertaking further studies within the Graduate Diploma of Parent-Infant Mental Health, she worked at the Mother-Baby Unit at Northpark Private Hospital, and then worked for five years as senior clinical psychologist at the Infant Clinic, Austin Hospital.

Yolanda provides therapy to women, men and couples who are experiencing difficulties in the antenatal and postnatal periods and offers treatment and support for mental health problems and issues relating to family of origin experiences, including past trauma.  Yolanda also provides therapy to parents of older children, and to older children themselves.

Yolanda is available on Tuesdays and Fridays from February 2018 at our Abbotsford Clinic

  • Standard consult (1 hour) – $185 ($60 GAP)
  • Discount Consult (1 hour) – $165 ($40 GAP) (Health care card holders only)
  • Medicare rebate $124.50 (with a valid mental health treatment plan)
  • Cancellation fee (within 24 hours) & missed appointments 50% of fee

Cancellations

We request that where possible, you are able to provide us with 48 business hours’ notice for cancellations. A cancellation fee of 50% of the full consultation fee applies for appointments cancelled with less than 24 business hours’ notice.

Mental Health Treatment Plan

With a Mental Health Care Plan (MCHP) you are entitled to a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Please ask your GP if you meet the requirements.

Psychology & Counselling Richmond & Abbotsford

Our service extends to clients from the surrounding suburbs of Hawthorn, Abbotsford, Kew, South Yarra, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Melbourne CBD.