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Visit A Psychology Clinic In Ballarat

Located in Ballarat, our psychologists aim to provide a safe supportive space where someone can work past difficulties and trauma. We don’t want to simply reduce symptoms but create opportunities for self-growth, feel good and provide an ongoing better quality of life. It’s about solutions.

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

What Is Psychology?

Psychology is both a science and a profession devoted to understanding how people think, feel, behave, learn, and how biological influences, social pressures, and environmental factors affect them.
As a science, psychological research advances our understanding of human emotion, personality, intelligence, memory, perception, cognition, attention, and motivation, as well as the biological processes that drive these human functions and behaviours. Gaining a richer and deeper understanding of psychology can help people achieve insights into their own actions as well as a better understanding of other people.

However, as an allied health profession, the goals change. It’s about putting that knowledge into practice to help people, communities, and society, in general, to solve day-to-day problems and improve quality of life. With psychological knowledge, we aim to guide people to solutions for real-life problems such as improving mental health and wellbeing, learning, performance, relationships, and societal cohesiveness.

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Areas of Support

Our experienced and qualified ballarat psychologists can support a wide range of concerns and conditions.
These may include:

Anxiety and phobias

Social anxiety

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Adjustment Disorder

Anger Management

Developmental Trauma

Bullying

Self esteem/Confidence

Mental Stress and coping

Effective problem-solving and decision-making

We can work with people of any age, gender, sexuality, and background.

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Treatment Modalities

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

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

Schema Therapy

Positive behaviour support

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Mindfulness

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Theory)

OUR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Maria Marshall

Maria Marshall

Clinical Psychologist

BA, PGrad Dip Psych (Hon) | MPsych(Clin)

Maria is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with clients in a connected and collaborative manner while providing a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

Maria has a particular interest in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) as a therapy however, she draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) in order to provide an individualised approach that meets the unique needs, aspirations, goals and temperament of each client.

Maria enjoys working with clients across various conditions, however, she has a strong interest in childhood experiences and their ongoing influences into adulthood, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Autism (ASD) and behavioural issues.

More about Maria

Types of therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • EMDR

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Positive Psychology

  • Schema Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused

Areas of interest

  • ADHD

  • Adoption

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Intellectual Disability

  • School Issues

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Stress

Areas of focus

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Autism

  • Personality Disorders

Qualifications and registrations

PGrad Dip Psych, MPschy(Clin), PGrad Cert (Trauma and Attachment), BhS(Complementary Medicine)

Professional Registrations:

MAPS, FCCLPS, ATMS

Why Access Psychology Care?

Psychology care is beneficial for a range of individuals. Whether you’re navigating a challenging time of your life, experiencing grief, managing a mental health condition, or just need some extra support, a psychologist can provide the guidance and support you need.

To better understand yourself
To gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours

To learn new ways of coping with stress and anxiety

To diagnose and manage mental health conditions

To improve your relationships
To better understand and cope with a major life event or transition

Book Your Psychology Appointment In Ballarat Today

Our qualified and highly experienced psychologists offer care in a respectful, compassionate, and understanding environment. If you’re looking for a psychologist to support you in Ballarat VIC, book your appointment at Modern Medicine today.

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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.

Can I use a Mental Health Care Plan?

Medicare rebated Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP) are accepted. 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.

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Our Approach To Psychology At Modern Medicine

Psychology is about self-growth and support in a safe environment. Psychologists are dedicated to learning about how you feel, behave, and think. We investigate biological factors and environmental and social influences to gain a deeper understanding of your life and personal history.

This therapeutic care assists you in working through concerns and issues, discover insights regarding your situation, and learn strategies to help you reach your goals.

At Modern Medicine, we strive to offer personalised care in a safe and welcoming environment. If you’re looking for an experienced and understanding psychologist in Ballarat, look no further than our team.

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FEES, REBATES & APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

FEES

Provisional psychology: Out of pocket fee $130

General psychology: $180 (MHCPs) Medicare rebate: $92.90 Out of pocket fee: $87.1

Clinical psychology: $260 (MHCPs) Medicare rebate: $136.35 Out of pocket fee: $123.65

Modern Medicine does not offer bulk billed services.

MINORS

There is no age limit to treating minors. If a parent is booking in a young child, there is the option to have an initial appointment without the child so the parent can discuss any issues freely.

WHAT WE DO NOT OFFER

Psychological assessments or letter writing of any kind including:

1. ADHD assessments

2. Cognitive assessments

3. Intellectual assessments

4. WorkCover assessments

5. Letters to court

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.

Please note that Modern Medicine is not a crisis service. For urgent issues contact Ballarat Mental Health Service 1300 661 323 or Lifeline on 131 114. Please see below for details of other services.

Accepting: MHCPs, TAC, WorkCover, NDIS, TAC and private health insurance. 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.

Medicare rebated Mental Health Care Plans (MHCPs): Medicare will rebate an amount for your consultation for a General and 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.

NDIS: Self-managed and plan-managed participants.

If you’d like additional information about who you should see, please call our reception on 03 5331 4221.

CANCELLATION POLICY

To avoid the consult fee, notify us at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to cancel or reschedule so we can arrange to care for another client during that time. If the required notice is not given and you can’t make your appointment but we are successfully able to fill that place, no fee will be charged.

RESOURCES

These links are for general information only. The views and opinions expressed by the organisations to which links are provided are not necessarily the views held by Modern Medicine. This also applies equally to those organisations in which psychologists at Modern Medicine are members, as required by relevant Commonwealth, State, or Territory legislation or organisations in which psychologists at Modern Medicine are members in order to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

Psychiatric Triage
24 hour 7 day a week service for assessment of people in immediate psychiatric crisis
1300 661 323

Lifeline
24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, referral options open to anyone
131 114

After Hours Child Protection Line
24 hour crisis line for immediate care and protection concerns for children
131 278

Suicide Help Line
24 hour 7 day a week counselling and support for those concerned about suicidal risk in others
1300 651 251

Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Crisis Line24 hour crisis line for those recently sexually assaulted. Crisis counselling, legal and medical care access
1800 806 292

Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
24 hour 7 day a week crisis telephone line offering information, support, referrals for refuge for women and children experiencing abusive relationships
1800 015 188

Kids Helpline
Confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling for young people 5 to 25 years
1800 551 800

Beyond Blue
National organisation for information on depression anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-natal depression, and related topics

Black Dog Institute
Not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
02 9382 4523

Multicultural Mental Health Australia
Mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). Translated fact sheets

Sane Australia
Provides information about symptoms of mental health, treatments, medications, where to go for support and help for carers
1800 187 263

PANDA
Support groups and referral service for women with antenatal and postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis

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