Local Psychologists In Ballarat

Modern Medicine Psychology, located in the heart of Ballarat, services residents in Ballarat as well surrounding areas.

At Modern Medicine we provide a safe supportive space where our patients can work past difficulties and trauma. We aim to reduce symptoms for our patients and create opportunities for self-growth and self-worth and provide an ongoing better quality of life, by guiding our patients to solutions for real-life problems such as improving mental health and wellbeing, learning, performance, relationships, and societal cohesiveness.

We welcome private health insurance, Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS, WorkCover and TAC patients.

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Our psychologists help people of any age, gender and sexuality with depression, anxiety or stress; addiction; eating disorders; fears and phobias; low self-esteem; post-traumatic stress disorder and much more.

Our psychologists provide support for:

Anxiety and Phobias
Social Anxiety
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Developmental Trauma
Self-Esteem / Confidence
Mental Stress and Coping
Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making


 Our Psychologists utilise a number of evidence-based approaches including: 


(Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)


(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)


(Acceptance and Commitment Theory)

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What to Expect

Our psychologists provide a safe supportive space where you can work past difficulties and trauma, towards self-growth and an ongoing better quality of life. It’s about solutions.

Your First Visit

Your psychologist will take your history to gain a better understanding about you and you’ll get to know them. Your psychologist will help identify your individual goals and help you understand about our mental function.

Treatment Plan

Your psychologist will formulate a tailored treatment plan designed around your symptoms and goals.

Working Towards Your Outcomes

Your psychologist aims to reduce symptoms and create opportunities for self-growth and self-worth and provide an ongoing better quality of life.

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Our Psychologists

James Miller

James Miller

General Psychologist

James has over 5 years counselling experience, working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings. He is passionate about providing an open, non-judgemental space to promote insight development and assisting people to meet their individual well-being goals.

James uses an integrative approach drawing from different intervention modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Schema Therapy.

James has a broad range of interest areas however, some of his interests include anxiety and social anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.

Skye Petrie

Skye Petrie

Provisional Psychologist

Skye Petrie has over 23 years’ experience working as a mental health clinician with infants and children who have experienced complex trauma and disrupted attachment. Skye values a person-centred approach to ensure that individuals feel safe and validated.

Skye is passionate about supporting adults, children, and families to recognise and enhance their strengths and feel empowered to thrive through knowledge and connection.

Skye is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and draws on a range of other evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

Skye specializes in trauma and PTSD, with strong interests in the areas of attachment and relational well-being, anxiety, and behavioural difficulties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see a psychologist?

No, you don’t need a referral to see one of our psychologists, however if you want to use MHCP (Medical Health Care Plan) then you will need to organise this with your doctor and bring this along to your first appointment.

How long is each appointment?

Appointments are 50 mins long.

What are your psychologist fees?

Provisional psychology: $120 (MHCPs) Medicare rebate: None Out of pocket fee: $120

  • General psychology: $160 (MHCPs) Medicare rebate: $88.25 Out of pocket fee: $71.75
  • Clinical psychology: $250 (MHCPs) Medicare rebate: $129.55 Out of pocket fee: $120.45
How do I claim?

MHCPs, TAC, WorkCover, NDIS, and HICAPS for private health claiming is available onsite. With the exception of plan-managed NDIS participants, accounts must be paid in full on the day of the appointment and our friendly reception team will prepare the necessary information for you to claim your entitlements.

Do you accept NDIS patients?

Our Psychologists treat self-managed and plan-managed participants. We will be able to accept NDIA managed participants in 2022.

Do you accept TAC and WorkCover patients?

Yes, our psychologists treat TAC and WorkCover patients.

Can I use a Mental Health Care Plan?

Medicare rebated Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP) are accepted: Medicare will rebate your consultation up to $88.25 for a general psychologist and $129.55 for a clinical psychologist. We will need paperwork of your MHCP prior to your appointment for the rebate to be claimed which we can do for you onsite on the day of your appointment.

Do you provide ADHD, Cognitive or Intellectual Assessments?

No, we don’t provide ADHD Assessments, Cognitive Assessments or Intellectual Assessments.

If you are requiring diagnosis assessments, please call us to discuss this option so we can direct you. However, we do not perform this service.

Do you provide WorkCover Assessments?

No, we don’t provide WorkCover assessments.

Do you provide letters to court?

No, we don’t provide letters to court.

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We provide support for thousands of patients and our results speak for themselves