Essentia Health offers access to a range of mental health professionals through private fee for service mental health care. Some of our clinicians will also receive referrals for NDIS, Mental Health Plans, Private Health Funds, TAC, WorkCover, and Veterans & Families Counselling!
Counselling seeks to help you or someone you know with concerns or problems such as anxiety, depression, grief or relationship difficulties. Counselling aims to individuals resolve problems in a positive way by helping to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Sessions are generally held one-on-one or with a partner, family or children. Group counselling is also available. More info
Through Zoom or our electronic medical records system our therapists can provide a range of Telehealth services including private counselling and group therapy. Some of our telehealth services can be provided under Medicare or private health insurance. A number of studies have demonstrated that telehealth can be as effective as face-to-face consultations in achieving improved health outcomes. More info
NDIS – Capacity Building Support
Capacity-building support is one of the three types of support budgets that an NDIS plan might include. Essentia Health’s Capacity Building Support Team offers support to individuals who have been diagnosed with a range of mental health diagnoses including Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex PTSD with the aim to help individuals to be more independent and live their best life.
There are nine Capacity Building support categories we work under. You won’t automatically receive funding for all nine. An individual’s NDIS funding for these categories will be based on each individual’s NDIS plan goals. For example, if one of your goals is to be more active in your community, you may receive Capacity Building support in the form of learning skills to manage behaviour, or having a support worker attend social activities with you until you are confident and have the skills to attend on your own.
To speak to our Capacity Building team please contact Erick via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at our Gold Coast Clinic on 07 5647 3438 (Tuesday til Friday) to arrange a time to discuss your NDIS support coordination needs. For more information please refer to our NDIS Capacity Building Clinic information!
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Through our affiliation with the Australian DBT Institute, our clinicians are credentialed providers of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on behavioural change for individuals with extreme emotions and distress. The “D” means “dialectical.” A dialectic is a synthesis or integration of opposites. In DBT, dialectical strategies help both the therapist and the client get unstuck from extreme positions. Dialectical strategies keep the therapy in balance and help clients reach their ultimate goals as quickly as possible. The “B” stands for “behavioural.” DBT requires a behavioural approach. This means that we assess the situations and target behaviours that are relevant to our clients’ goals in order to figure out how to solve the problems in their lives. The “T” stands for “therapy” which DBT is.
Cost of Services
Each mental health professional at Essentia Health sets their own fees in accordance with the recommendations from their professional body.
A range of rebates are available for our private mental health services including:
Medicare: A mental health treatment plan can let you claim up to 20 sessions with a mental health professional each calendar year. Our clinicians set their own fees, so there will be an out-of-pocket cost.
Private Health: If you have private health insurance, you may be able to get some money back. You can check with your insurer.
NDIS: We accept referrals for individuals with Self-Managed & Plan Managed NDIS plans.