Clinical Psychology Community Clinic

Our services are available through two streams: The Child, Youth, and Family Clinic and the Adult Clinic.

Head of Clinic

Dr Katherine Lawrence

Clinic Lead Child, Youth, Family: Dr Katherine Lawrence

Clinic Lead Adult Clinic: Associate Professor James Courtney

Our clinical team includes provisionally registered psychologists completing a PhD in clinical psychology.

Contact details and opening hours

9:00am to 4:30 pm every Monday to Wednesday.

T: 03 9902 4480
F: 03 9905 0605

We seek to support

We specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems experienced by people across the lifespan. Our clinicians adopt a comprehensive approach to gain a full understanding of you presenting history and background. The outcomes of any assessments are explained in formal feedback sessions and a collaborative approach is used to discuss treatment planning. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to care and work closely with other members of your care team. For many of our clients, we are able to support longer engagement when compared to alternative referral pathways.

Referral Pathways

Our services are based on self-referral and clients can contact the clinics directly. Your call will be returned by one of our clinicians to discuss your needs. We also accept referrals from members of your care team including doctors, allied health professionals and community agencies. We do not require a Medicare Mental Health Care Plans and payments cannot be processed under this referral pathway. We are unable to accept referrals from Worksafe or TAC at this time.

Cost of service

Individual session fee $60 ($30 concession); assessment reports $600 ($300 concession).

Types of Assessment used

Our assessments consider the biological, psychological, and social factors that might be contributing to your difficulties and offer interventions that draw on the latest evidence-based cognitive and behavioural therapy approaches. The assessment process is individualised and typically comprises face-to-face clinical interviews supported by more formal written and computer-based assessments to assist with diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Types of Treatment used

Children, Youth and Family Clinic stream

This clinic offers specialist services for the treatment of behavioural, social, emotional, and learning problems in children, adolescents and their families. Separate concurrent sessions are available for parents and children, and group programs are offered throughout the year.

Examples of our services include:

  • Helping school aged children and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, behavioural problems, or refusing to attend school. We also offer support to parents and families.
  • Helping people cope with challenges at work or study, managing experiences of bullying, achieving a better work-life balance, being more assertive, and building confidence in everyday life, study and work roles.

Adult Clinic stream

Focuses on the assessment and treatment of high prevalence and some low prevalence psychological conditions in the adult population. We typically see individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and related conditions, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, as well as other forms of psychological distress. We welcome a multidisciplinary model of care (e.g. your doctor, psychiatrist, dietician or other member of your care team).

Examples of our services include:

  • Helping people struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and interpersonal issues.
  • Helping people with trauma related mental health issues.
  • Treatment of social anxiety and phobias.
  • Helping people with disordered eating behaviours.
  • Helping people to adopt individualised mental health strategies that support personal goals and challenges.

Location of service and travel

The Concussion Clinic is located in:
Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Road
Notting Hill VIC 3168

Free parking is available to the public in any park marked 'Monash Permit Parking'.
Additional parking is available at 264 Ferntree Gully Road in the multi-storey park at an hourly rate.