Clinical Psychologist Perth

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A clinical psychologist is an expert psychologist who has undertaken additional training and supervision in diagnosing and assessing mental health conditions.

At Mindstate Psychology, our friendly team of clinical psychologists can help you navigate various mental health issues in a caring and supportive environment.

With specialist training and a keen interest in mental health issues, clinical psychologists can diagnose and treat complex conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating disorders and more.

While registered psychologists complete a 5-year university degree and internship, clinical psychologists are specialists who have undertaken 8 years of university study.

This additional study focuses on supporting and diagnosing mental health issues. If you have any concerns regarding your mental health, our team are ready to help.

The Mindstate Psychology Approach

We offer comprehensive clinical psychology in Perth to assist you with a range of mental health disorders.

Here at Mindstate Psychology, we take the time to get to know you and understand your life circumstances more clearly. Building rapport and making you feel comfortable is a big part of what we do and is essential for therapy to be successful.

With an extensive testing library and decades of experience in assessing and interpreting psychological tests, we can help you learn more about your condition and how certain things affect you.

Most importantly, we're committed to high standards of excellence. Our team maintains a healthy relationship and registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society.

We also complete ongoing professional development to stay current with research and best practices. This ensures that you receive the best results and care possible.

Our Psychology Services

No matter your symptoms or how long you have been suffering, clinical psychology is all about assessing, diagnosing and treating your conditions in a supportive, modern and effective way.
Our evidence-based practice treats and provides counselling services in the following areas:

Anxiety

Navigate life's challenges with our tailored therapeutic approaches to anxiety and stress. Our trained clinical psychologists offer effective stress management methods, allowing you to find peace and a path to balance in your everyday life.

Stress & Burnout

Discover the root causes of your stress and burnout while developing effective coping mechanisms. A clinical psychologist can help you learn to manage your workload, set boundaries, and develop healthy self-care practices.

Depression

Embark on a path to improved emotional well-being. Our trained clinical psychologists offer mental health support for your individual needs to treat depression. This will empower you with the knowledge and proven strategies to overcome these feelings of despair.

ADHD Assessment & Treatment

Our team of clinical psychologists are trained to test, assess, and diagnose conditions such as ADHD. No matter your age, we can help you understand how certain conditions may affect your life and how to manage your symptoms effectively.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is useful in helping patients more healthily process traumatic events or other distressing experiences.

Trauma Psychology

Trauma Psychology is a specialised field that helps patients recover from traumatic events. Trauma and its symptoms can present in various ways, which is why we offer a tailored service with our experienced team.

Addictions

Identify underlying causes and discover coping mechanisms to manage the triggers and cravings associated with addictions. Through therapy techniques like CBT, our clinical psychologists can you can develop healthy thought patterns and relapse prevention strategies, within a supportive and judgment-free environment.

Relationship Issues

Help strengthen your relationship with our expert clinical psychologists. Through a strong understanding of relationship dynamics, we provide tailored strategies to address common conflicts, enhance mutual understanding, and promote positivity.

Couples Thearpy

A clinical psychologist can act as a neutral guide in couples therapy, fostering open communication and helping you understand each other's perspectives. They'll equip you with tools to manage conflict constructively, identify unhealthy patterns, and rebuild emotional intimacy.

Finding the Right Clinical Psychologist in Perth

Being comfortable with your clinical psychologist is paramount when you need support and treatment for a mental health concern. We create a warm, welcoming environment where you feel safe to start building your patient/psychologist relationship. Of course, we recognise that not everyone is a good fit together, and we are committed to helping you find a psychologist who matches your needs and personality.

Successful psychology treatment is about more than just feeling comfortable. Mindstate Psychology is a multi-faceted psychology service offering a wide range of treatments for various conditions. With our extensive experience, numerous professional memberships and accreditations, along with some of the most experienced and respected clinical psychologists in Perth, you’re in safe hands with Mindstate Psychology.

Strong Commitment to Evidence-Based Practice

Our psychologists are passionate about what they do, which means they continually learn about the best treatment options for various conditions. Our evidence-based approach focuses on proven treatment methods to help you deal with mental health conditions. We keep up to date with industry trends and new treatment options and always research everything thoroughly before implementing new treatments.

Our aim is to help you live a long, happy and healthy life, and we do that by using our extensive experience and passion for psychology. Our commitment is to our patients, meaning we adjust our treatment plans based on your progress and response.

Clinical Psychologists in Perth: Advocates for Mental Health

When you contact Mindstate for Perth clinical psychology, you’ll meet a team of strong advocates for mental health. Not only do we treat patients who are dealing with mental health conditions, but we also promote ongoing education and awareness. Through various community involvement, our expert psychologists work to break down mental health stigma, making it easier for people to admit they need help.

There is never any shame in seeking psychological treatment. If you had a degenerative back disease that worsens with time, you would see a neurosurgeon. It’s no different if you’ve suffered an emotional injury or you have a mental health condition. Your clinical psychologist in Perth is trained to help, just like a surgeon performing back surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during my first session?

Your first clinical psychology appointment is guided by your needs. Typically, the initial consultation isn’t too full-on, and it’s more of a chance for you and your psychologist to get to know each other. Relationship-building is crucial to effective mental health treatment, so we’ll take the time to discuss your needs and learn about your history. Depending on your condition and needs, testing or assessments may also take place.

How long does therapy typically last?

Therapy sessions are tailored to you and your needs. While everyone is unique, it generally takes several sessions to see improvement.

Your clinical psychologist will help you understand what treatment type and duration will benefit you best

Do I need a referral from a GP to see a clinical psychologist?

You do not need a referral to see a clinical psychologist. However, to receive Medicare rebates, you must have a referral from a psychiatrist or paediatrician or a Mental Healthcare Plan from a GP.

Please note that referrals cannot be backdated, so if you intend to claim Medicare rebates, you need to visit your GP before your first appointment with your psychologist.

Are clinical psychologists eligible for insurance rebates?

This depends on your particular health insurer and the type of cover you have. Some health funds cover psychology as part of your Extras, so it’s worth reviewing your policy if you think you may require mental health treatment. More information about fees and rebates is available on our fees page.

Can I combine clinical psychology with other therapies?

You can absolutely combine clinical psychology with other treatments. Most psychologists will recommend a variety of treatment approaches to best address your mental health issues. However, if you hear about a new therapy you’d like to try, it’s best to discuss this with your psychologist first. While they cannot advise you about taking medications, they can help you understand the different evidence-based treatment options available, and whether there are any risks involved.

How are psychologists different from psychiatrists?

A psychiatrist is a specialised type of medical doctor. A psychiatrist is an expert in mental health and can prescribe medication when required to treat a mental health condition or illness.

A psychologist cannot prescribe medications as they are not medical doctors. However, psychologists are still university-trained mental health professionals, and many psychiatrists refer clients to psychologists for psychological therapy. Mindstate Psychology works collaboratively with many psychiatrists across Perth.

What is the difference between a clinical psychologist and a registered psychologist?

A Clinical psychologist specialises in clinical psychology as their main scope of practice.
Registered psychologists, on the other hand, are qualified mental health professionals who can offer therapy and counselling to individuals.

It's generally recommended to seek help from a clinical psychologist due to their higher level of training and expertise.

Contact Mindstate Psychology - Perth Clinical Psychologists

If you're looking for a reliable clinical psychologist in Perth and the surrounding suburbs, rely on Mindstate Psychology to be there. Our expert team has collective experience in dealing with various issues and can recommend the best therapies to treat you. Contact us today to learn more about our clinical psychologists or to book an appointment.

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Where are We Located?

Mindstate Psychology is located at Unit 3, 11 Richardson St, in South Perth. This convenient location makes it easy for you to get the assistance you need.
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Mindstate Psychology does not provide emergency mental health services.
If you're worried about harm toward yourself or others, or you are otherwise experiencing an emergency, please call 000.

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