Clinical Psychologist Perth

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A clinical psychologist is an expert psychologist who has undertaken additional training and supervision in the diagnosis and assessment of mental health conditions. At Mindstate Psychology, our clinical psychologists in Perth can help you navigate a range of mental health issues in a caring and supportive environment. With specialist training and a keen interest in mental heath 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 Perth clinical psychologists are ready to help you thrive.

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, our approach is grounded in evidence-informed treatments tailored to your unique condition. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach at Mindstate Psychology.

Our Services

No matter what your symptoms are 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 treatment areas include:

Anxiety & Stress

Navigate life’s challenges with our tailored therapeutic approaches to Anxiety & Stress. Our trained clinic psychologists offer you ways of managing your anxiety and stress levels, allowing you to find peace and a path to balance in your everyday life.


Embark on a path to improved emotional well-being. Our trained clinical psychologists focus on your individual needs to treat depression, empowering you with the knowledge and proven strategies to overcome these feelings of despair.

ADHD Assessment & Treatment

Our team of Perth 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.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a useful tool in helping patients process traumatic events or other distressing experiences in a healthier way. We recommend EMDR to many patients as part of our clinical psychology in Perth.

Trauma Psychology

Trauma psychology is a specialised field that helps patients recover from traumatic events. Trauma and its symptoms can present in varied ways, which is why we offer a very tailored service with our experienced clinical psychologists in Perth.

Relationship Issues

Help strengthen your relationship with our expert clinic psychologists. Through vast understanding of relationship dynamics, we provide tailored strategies to address common conflicts, enhance mutual understanding, and promote positive relationships.

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.

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 a number of sessions to see improvement. Your clinical psychologist will help you understand what type and duration of treatment will have the best benefits for you.

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, in order 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 prior to 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.

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