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Telehealth: Making mental health support more accessible

At Eucalyptus Psychology we are committed to removing the barriers in accessing mental healthcare.

As such, we are delighted to be able to offer telehealth sessions to anyone who would like to talk to our compassionate and experienced psychologists from the comfort of their own home or any other private space.

When you book a telehealth appointment with us, our friendly team will walk you through the steps and answer any questions you might have.

Read on to find out more about telehealth at Eucalyptus Psychology!

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What is telehealth?

Telehealth (or teletherapy) in psychology is used to refer to counselling that is conducted over the phone or via an online video platform such as Zoom, Skype or Coviu. It can be a great way to overcome the hurdles in connecting with your psychologist including distance, time limitations, availability or illnesses.

 

Who is telehealth for?

While telehealth is suitable for anyone who wants to access remote therapy, we find that it is especially helpful for people who are:

  • unwell or sick, or isolating due to COVID-19
  • residing in regional areas
  • professionals with busy schedules
  • parents of young children
  • unable (or find it difficult) to travel to our clinic
  • unable to find suitable psychologists near them.

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How does telehealth work?

Telehealth sessions are 50-minute private, confidential sessions with a qualified psychologist, conducted online or via phone. If you book a video consultation, you will receive an email with the instructions to join the session. For phone sessions, your psychologist will call your phone from a private number at the time of your appointment.

 

Is telehealth effective?

Research shows that telepsychology is just as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy for a variety of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, post traumatic stress, addiction, and eating disorders. These findings extend across age groups and cultural groups. Importantly, clients report comparable satisfaction and therapeutic alliance for telepsychology and in person consultations. Furthermore, some clients find online settings less intimidating and prefer the additional personal space and control it provides.

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Are Medicare rebates available for telehealth?

Rebates are available for telehealth sessions. If you have a GP referral or a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) our team will be able to assist with processing your rebate.

 

What do I need for telehealth sessions?

For a phone appointment, all you need is a phone that your psychologist can call. For a video consultation, you will need a device with a reliable internet connection, camera and microphone.

Having a private space for you to speak freely and without interruption in is also encouraged.

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Is telehealth secure and private?

Eucalyptus Psychology aims to deliver telepsychology in a safe and confidential way, and uses a platform that meets all domestic privacy legislation and is HIPAA compliant. It uses end-to-end and peer-to-peer encryption to ensure your data is always private and secure. No downloads, installations, or account creation are required. You meet your psychologist in a private, secure online consultation room, that can only be entered by accepted parties. It is endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Association of Psychologists INC (AAPI) and Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA).

 

What if I have difficulty setting up my video session?

Once your video appointment has been booked, we will send you a confirmation email with instructions to set up for your session. We encourage you to check this email prior to the appointment in case you run into any issues. For any questions, please call our office (03 8740 3754) and our friendly team will be able to assist you.

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How it works

Booking and accessing your secure telehealth session with Eucalyptus Psychology is easy. Simply contact us to book a session and follow our instructions! If you have any issues or questions let us know and our friendly team will be able to assist you.

1. Book an appointment

Contact us to book a telehealth session

2. Check your email

Follow the instructions in your confirmation email

3. That's it!

You’re now all set up for your telehealth session

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