Little Oak Psychology is a professional psychology service in Oak Park Victoria aimed at assisting children, adolescents, young people and families.

Little Oak Psychology is a professional psychology service in Oak Park Victoria aimed at assisting children, adolescents, young people and families.

Speech pathology services are available to assist with speech, language and pragmatic language concerns.

Little Oak Psychology is a specialised multidisciplinary allied health practice in Oak Park Victoria. We deliver psychology and speech pathology services to children, adolescents and young people. Using evidence-based and developmentally appropriate practice, we are passionate about working collaboratively with young people and their families and, when appropriate, educators and other professionals, in order to support them in achieving their goals and improving their overall wellbeing and language skills. 

 

Services

Frequently asked questions

Can I receive a Medicare rebate?

The Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative allows Australians to access Medicare rebates for counselling services. Such services must be provided by a registered psychologist following a referral by a GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist. Medicare rebates are currently available for up to 10 individual counselling sessions per calendar year. The following document provides information about the Better Access to Mental Health initiative.

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How can my rebate be processed?

Payment at the end of each appointment is required before you can claim your rebate. Little Oak Psychology has electronic facilities on site to offer Medicare electronic claims. Alternatively, you can seek your own rebate.

Can I use my private health insurance?

You cannot use your private health insurance ancillary cover to pay the gap between the Medicare rebate and the charge for psychological services. You will need to decide whether you will use Medicare or your private health insurance ancillary cover to pay for psychological services. It is recommended you speak with your insurer to check your private health insurance policy covers psychology.

Is assessment covered under the Better Access Initiative?

Better Access Medicare Items cannot be used for formal psychological assessment such as cognitive and educational assessment.

How many appointments will be needed?

The number of appointments needed varies from person to person. The presenting concerns will determine the most appropriate intervention. Immediate, short-term interventions are available, as well as ongoing, longer-term interventions for more complex issues.

Can you support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants?

We can see NDIS participants who have opted to either self-manage or have a plan manager administer their funds.

Resources

Little Oak Psychology is not a crisis service.

Should you require immediate assistance, please contact triple zero (000) in an emergency or one of the following 24/7 mental health services.

24/7 mental health services

Lifeline

Anyone having a personal crisis

13 11 14    lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue

Anyone feeling depressed or anxious

1300 22 4636    beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline

Counselling for young people aged 5 to 25

1800 55 1800    kidshelpline.com.au

Suicide Call Back Service

Anyone thinking about self-harm or suicide

1300 659 467    suicidecallbackservice.org.au

1800 Respect

Anyone impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

1800 737 732    1800respect.org.au

MensLine

Men with emotional or relationship concerns

1300 22 4636    mensline.org.au

Useful resources

eheadspace

Provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families.

1800 650 890    headspace.org.au

Mindspot

Free telephone or online service for anyone experiencing stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression.

1800 61 44 31    mindspot.org.au

PANDA

Support for those experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.

1300 726 306    panda.org.au

QLife

Provides nationwide telephone and web-based services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and LGBTI people of all ages.

1800 184 527    qlife.org.au

Relationships Australia

Provides services to help families and children overcome challenges and grow.

1300 364 277    relationships.org.au

Contact

Map of Little Oak Psychology location
Address details:

136 Snell Grove, Oak Park VIC 3046

P 03 9193 6866F 03 9193 6688 E admin@littleoakpsychology.com.auinstagram logo

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