A message from Christine
“I’m committed to supporting young people to live their BEST life according to THEM.
What I’ve learnt from my time working with children, adolescents and families is that our kids are growing up in an environment of constant perceived pressure. External factors like peers, societal expectations, familial discord, excessive use of social media or technology, lack of connectedness to a positive mentor, often leads to our youth experiencing a number of mental health concerns. More particularly, after years in the juvenile justice environment, I learned that children will mostly do what they can to get by. Sadly, this sometimes means they gravitate toward anti-social peers, substance use or act out in a way that makes them even more difficult to understand.
In the current climate, many of our kids appear to find it more challenging to assert themselves appropriately, to understand and express their emotions, to make requests appropriately and to communicate effectively with their family members and peers. This often impacts their family, school or wider community relationships.
I have developed a practice which is dedicated to supporting young clients and their families to Build Essential Skills Together, whether through counselling, assessment and recommendations or the evidence based group therapy programs offered at Hargan Psychology
After many years of working with young people and their families, I am beyond excited and incredibly honoured to have developed a practice which provides an environment whereby we work collaboratively and proactively to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well I’d love for you to recognise the friendly team at Hargan Psychology as a fundamental part of that village.”
Christine Harding (Principal Psychologist )
At Hargan Psychology, we use a person-centred approach and support our clients to live their BEST life according to THEM!
We believe in BEST practice and proudly run our practice on our values of authenticity, approachability, flexibility and integrity.
We advocate for early intervention, particularly for young people. Our psychologists provide a range of support services which include counselling for individuals, couples, family therapy and group programs, cognitive and achievement (education) assessments and report writing.
Our therapists are qualified, experienced, approachable, real and genuine. In counselling we work with each individual, couple or family as if they are unique, which means your therapy will be personalised and individualised to suit you and your specific needs. We value getting to know you and will support you to come up with achievable goals based on your life and desires.
After each session, you get to provide feedback on what you got out of the session so your therapist can continually improve their service for you.
- Individual therapy
- Couples therapy
- Family therapy
- Forensic psychology
- Education assessment
- Group programs
- Best kids
We help our clients live their BEST life according to THEM.
|Individual 50 minute session||$200|
|Couples 50 minute session||$200|
|Remote/Skype sessions – 50 minutes||$200|
|Family sessions – 50 mins – 3 or more clients||$220|
|Remote/Skype sessions – 50 minutes||$200|
|BEST Kids™ Group Therapy Program||$600 for 6 x 1 hour sessions (including all resources)|
|*Cognitive assessment (WISC-IV – WAIS-IV)||$900|
|*Achievement assessment (WIAT-III)||From $800 (dependent on how many subtests are administered)|
|*Education assessment (both cognitive and achievement together)||$1400|
|Adaptive functioning assessment (Vineland)||$400|
|All other assessments||$200 per hour or part thereof (charged in 15 minute increments)|
|General psychological reports, brief reports, Treatment Progress reports, etc.||$100 per page.|
|Forensic reports, including risk assessment SAVRY (Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth or HCR-20 – please enquire for specific quotation.|
|Care Team Meetings||$200 per hour facilitated at Hargan Psychology, Hawthorn|
Medicare offers rebates for up to 10 sessions per year for eligible clients. Medicare will refund around $85 per session, and the rebate amount is higher if you have exceeded the Medicare family safety net (approx. $125). You must be referred by a GP to access this Medicare rebate and have completed a “Mental Health Care Plan” with them. You will need to make an appointment with your GP for a “long consultation” in order to assess your eligibility for this scheme. You may also contact our practice to discuss your eligibility for the scheme.