Clinical Services – Psychological Assessment

Dr Melissa Keogh has been registered as a clinical psychologist for over 17 years.

She has experience in the assessment of a range of presentations for adolescents (16 years and over) and adults including:

  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Perinatal and Postnatal Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal and Postnatal Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment to Illness/Disability via NDIS
  • Chronic Illness
  • Internationally Acquired Lyme Disease
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Relationship issues (individual counselling only)
  • Bullying
  • Workplace stress
  • Anger Management

Clinical Services – Psychological Treatment

In her clinical practice Dr Melissa employs a range of therapeutic approaches including psychoeducation, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) including mindfulness and value oriented work, as well and interpersonal therapy (IPT).

Clinical Services – Lyme Disease

Dr Melissa provides evidence based, Lyme Literate psychological assessment of clients with internationally acquired Lyme Disease.

In her practice she employs current and comprehensive measures such as The Neuropsychiatric Lyme Assessment (Robert C Bransfield, MD), The Common Symptom 61-Item Assessment* (Bransfield et al., 2020), The 24-Item Assessment (Bransfield et al., 2020) and The Full Clinical Assessment (Bransfiled et al., 2020).
She also provides individually tailored psychological support for clients with the condition.

* Bransfiled, R. C.: Aidlen, D.M.;Cook, M.J.;Javia, S.  A Clinical Diagnostic System for Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis Based upon an Analysis of 100 Patients. Healthcare. 2020 8(1), 13

Clinical Services – Fees and Rebates

Standard Telehealth Appointment
The fee for a standard Telehealth consult is $220AUD. This fee attracts a rebate of $128.40AUD with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from a GP or Psychiatrist.

For clients without a MHCP or referral private health rebates may apply.
A referral is not essential to make an appointment.

Telehealth Lyme Disease Consult
The fee for a Telehealth Lyme Disease consult is $250AUD. This fee attracts a rebate of $128.40AUD with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from a GP or Psychiatrist.

For clients without a MHCP, private health rebates may apply.
A referral is not essential to make an appointment.

In Person Consult (Standard and/or Lyme Disease Consult)
The fee for an in person standard and/or Lyme Disease consult is as per the Australian Psychological Society’s Recommended Fee of $260 per hour. This fee attracts a rebate of $128.40AUD with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from a GP or Psychiatrist.

For clients without a MHCP, private health rebates may apply.
A referral is not essential to make an appointment.

Anger Management Course (Telehealth & In Person)
The total fee for the six session (i.e. six hour) anger management course is based on the Australian Psychological Society’s Recommended Fee of $260 per individual hourly session. That is, the full fee for the six hour course is $1560 which attracts a rebate of $770.40 with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from a GP or Psychiatrist.

The course can be done on line or in person – the same fee applies. For clients without a MHCP private health rebates may apply.
A referral is not essential to make an appointment.

*The cost of an accompanying treatment report is $1500 plus GST (and does not attract a rebate). 

NDIS – Telehealth Consult
The fee for an NDIS Telehealth consult is $220AUD. This fee attracts an NDIS rebate of $214.40.

NDIS – In Person Consult
The fee for an NDIS in person consult is $260 AUD. This fee attracts an NDIS rebate of $214.40.

Clinical Services – Face to Face Consults and Telehealth

Dr Melissa offers face to face consults as well as Telehealth services.

Telehealth sessions are available for all clients via zoom or phone and Dr Melissa currently works with individuals around Australia, including in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas.

Clinical Services – Bookings

Please contact reception on +61 2 9016 5389 for any enquiries and to make a booking.

As a practitioner I am warm, gentle, friendly, approachable and sensitive. I am also not afraid to ask the hard questions when the time is right and the opportunity presents itself.

Dr Melissa

Clinical Services – International Clients

Dr Melissa also works with international clients (via online consultations) from numerous places around the world such as the United States of America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand.

Clinical Services – Bookings

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