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How can we help?

Psychology Melbourne provides comprehensive services for adults and adolescents suffering from ADHD. People with ADHD can experience zoning out, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating and completing tasks, and problems in relationships.

We start your counselling with a comprehensive psychological assessment to identify whether you have a clear diagnosis of ADHD or are just showing symptoms of ADHD.

You can then follow up your testing with one-on-one counselling or group coaching led by an experienced psychologist who has expertise in working with ADHD. This will help you learn how your brain works and find ways to manage it.

Our ADHD Coaching groups will teach you practical skills for managing ADHD and offers support from others with similar challenges.

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What is Adult ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting the executive functions of the brain.

Symptoms include:

Not everyone who is overly hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive has an ADHD disorder as most people sometimes blurt out things they didn't mean to say, bounce from one task to another, or become disorganized and forgetful.

To assess whether a person has ADHD we consider several critical questions: Do they have a continuous problem or is it just a response to a temporary situation? Do the behaviours occur in several settings or only in one specific place like the office or in social settings?

The person's pattern of behaviour is compared against a set of criteria and characteristics of the disorder. These criteria appear in a manual called the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5). Other potential causes that need to be screened out include learning difficulties, clinical disorders, mood problems and medical conditions.

Our psychologists will also assess the person’s strengths as well as any other mental health issues that may affect the diagnosis. ADHD may also be common in people whose relatives have ADHD, or who may have other mental conditions.

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How does an ADHD Assessment work? 

Our Adult ADHD assessment package includes a battery of ADHD screening tests as well as a full clinical history to provide a clear diagnosis for you. You also receive clear recommendations for future treatment, whether medical or behavioural.

You will receive a clear diagnosis (if applicable) and a comprehensive report that you can show your GP or psychiatrist. The report may recommend both psychiatric and/or therapy pathways to help your manage your ADHD symptoms. Therapy pathways include individual or group psychological counselling.

You will be sent several online tests that you must complete in your own home under strict test conditions. The results will be discussed with you over three clinical online consultations. Your psychologist will also take a clinical history of your background, educational and note any changes in your cognitive ability (i.e. memory, focus, concentration, distractibility) to determine if you may have ADHD or another related problem. There is often an overlap between ADHD and other mental health conditions.

The Assessment package includes:

Your psychologist will go over your test results with you carefully to identify the best treatment options for you and recommend future pathways. Depending on the results of your screening tests, further testing may be required.

Our assessment process is compliant with the recently published National ADHD Guidelines 2022.

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What is the best Treatment?

The two main treatments for ADHD are psychological counselling and psychiatric treatment. A combination of the two is often recommended. However, your psychologist will work together with you to discuss this.

Individual counselling includes one-on-one sessions with a dedicated psychologist to suit your needs. Group counselling or coaching is led by a trained psychologist in a group of 8 – 12 people with similar neurodivergent issues. These can both be done online.

One-on-one ADHD Counselling

Individual counselling is conducted by an experienced psychologist, who will help you understand more deeply how your brain functions and to develop ways to manage your ADHD symptoms. They will also recommend useful resources and apps to help with this.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is highly effective in reducing core symptoms of ADHD and minimizing the effects of ADHD on daily life. We have a team of psychologists who are trained in working with ADHD clients. Some have been diagnosed with ADHD in the past and are positive role models for successfully managing ADHD to live a more satisfying life.

The CBT approach includes psychoeducation, behaviour therapy, and social skills training. You will learn to build your confidence so that you can better manage your situation and relationships at home and at work.

During your sessions your psychologist may provide exercises for you to do and recommend various resources and apps to help you manage your ADHD.

The Team of ADHD Psychologists

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ADHD Coaching Groups

Our ADHD Coaching online groups are led by an experienced clinical psychologist with expertise training, who will teach you proven, skills-based strategies for managing ADHD. You will work with 8 – 12 people, who all have ADHD-related issues for 6 sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis. ADHD skills-based groups provide valuable access to experienced psychologists and help reduce the high cost of individual sessions. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy teaches skills in time management, emotional regulation, mood management, self-esteem, focus and concentration, self-awareness, self-talk, and works well in combination with physical exercise and a healthy diet.

Group work is very rewarding and provides benefits that individual therapy cannot as you can gain extra support from the group. Seeing other people tackle problems and make positive changes, can help you develop a whole range of strategies for facing your concerns outside the therapy room.

People often feel alone and the only ones struggling with ADHD. It can be a huge relief to hear others discuss what you’re going through.

Group forms of therapy have been growing at a rapid rate, and in some countries like the US, they are more popular than individual sessions.

Groups are strongly recommended in the ADHD National guidelines.

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How much does it cost?

Psychology Melbourne’s fees for the ADHD Treatment are as follows:

1. Adult ADHD Assessment fee

The Adult ADHD package costs: $1100. No Medicare rebates apply.
To see what this package includes, go to "How does an ADHD Assessment work?" above or view our FAQs below.

2. One-on-one Counselling fee

We have a team of male and female ADHD psychologists who provide online or in-person counselling. You can find them by entering ADHD into our matching module here.

Individual sessions run for 50 minutes, and fees range from $220 to $270. Fees will vary for in-person and online sessions, for daytime and after-hours sessions, and for registered and clinical psychologists.

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP, your out-of-pocket fee will be between $127.10 and $133.65 per session. Please note an additional $10 after-hours fee applies to all appointments before 9am and from 5pm on weekdays, and all-day Saturdays.

Our Reception can assist you with all your questions about our ADHD treatment. You can call the reception team on 1300 161 639 or email us at assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au.


Fee Details

Medicare Rebates: Medicare provides 10 counselling rebates PLUS 10 group rebates per calendar year with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP and in a telehealth eligible area. 

Counselling rebates:
• Clinical - $136.35 per session
• General/Endorsed psychologist -$92.90 per session

Group rebates:
• Clinical - $34.60
• General/Endorsed psychologist - $23.70

Private health insurance refunds: Some private health funds offer refunds for one-on-one and group counselling sessions. Please contact your private health insurance to find out more about your policy.

Third Party Billing: To access funded services from a third party, e.g., WorkSafe, Victims of Crime, etc., you must provide approved claim details 48 hours before your first session. If, for any reason, approval is not provided, you will be responsible for full payment, or appointments may be cancelled. A gap fee payment per session may apply.

Low Fees: A reduced fee will be considered on request for clients under financial hardship. A letter from your GP is required confirming your financial hardship.

Bulk Billing: Bulk billing is not available at our clinic.

Fees can be paid by EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard. Please note that we do not accept American Express or Diners Club.

For more information, please contact our Reception team on 1300 161 639 or email us at assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au.

3. ADHD Coaching Group fee

We will be introducing an adult ADHD Skills group this year. The group will include 6 weekly or fortnightly 1-hour sessions led by an ADHD trained, experienced Group Leader who is also a psychologist.

The cost will be approximately $50 per session if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Medicare provides 10 group session rebates per calendar year in addition to the 10 one-on-one counselling session rebates. Please note the group rebate only applies to each session you attend.

To book, visit the Group Therapy page for the date the next ADHD Skills Group will start. For more information, please contact our reception team on 1300 161 639 or email us at assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au.

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How to make an appointment

To book an ADHD Assessment:

Use the form below to pay for your assessment in full.
Or, to make 4 interest-free payments of $275 fortnightly go to our
afterpay booking form 

After we receive your payment, our reception staff will contact you to book an appointment time.

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To book one-on-one Counselling:

To make an appointment you can call our Reception team on 1300 161 639 or email us on assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au or book online.

Our Reception team will find an appointment time that suits you best and will reserve 3 future appointments for you in the diary so that you do not lose your place. On-going appointments will be made between you and your psychologist from then on.

To ensure you receive a rebate, please bring your Mental Health Care Plan to your first session or email it to us at assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au. Alternatively, you can ask your GP to fax this through to us on 03 9957 8122.

We understand that changes to your appointments are sometimes necessary, but we urge you to notify us as soon as possible to avoid cancellation fees. You will be sent an SMS reminder four (4) days before your appointment, alerting you to pay your fee.

For Face-to-face appointments, we have strict precautions in place at all our locations for your safety and face masks may have to be worn during your visit. If you are feeling unwell, have any symptoms of fever, or have tested positive for COVID-19, we ask you to use our online or phone counselling sessions until you are well again.

To book an ADHD Coaching Session:

Group sessions: Session have fixed times and dates. Book your upcoming Coaching Group here or check with Reception for upcoming dates.

To ensure you receive your Medicare rebates, please email your Mental Health Care Plan us at assessments@psychologymelbourne.com.au. Alternatively, you can ask your GP to fax this through to us on 03 9957 8122. You will be sent an SMS reminder 4 days before your appointment, alerting you to pay your fee.

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For further information, contact our reception team on
1300 161 639

Testing Frequently Asked Questions

About Testing

Why is psychological testing important?

The purpose of psychological testing is to gain a better understanding of the person and establish whether a diagnosis of a psychiatric condition is warranted. It is important to remember that a psychiatric condition can be mild, moderate, or severe. A test also provides recommendations for treatment to help improve the person’s well-being. It is like a road map for future treatment.

Testing uses validated and reliable measures to gauge aspects of a person’s psychological or cognitive functioning. They may include questionnaires and surveys or a set of puzzles and activities to measure a person’s problem-solving ability or memory.

Are psychological tests accurate?

Psychological tests undergo rigorous standards to establish reliability and validity, usually over many years. In Australia psychologists are trained I the administration, interpretation and reporting of psychological tests.

What are the different types of psychological tests?

Psychology Melbourne offers a range of cognitive and personality testing packages for adults and children. This includes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Testing, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Testing, IQ Testing, Personality Testing, and Brain Health Testing for early symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Who can administer psychological tests?

Most psychological testing is administered by a psychologist and is a formal process that requires extensive training and expertise. Psychologists are the only professionals that are trained in administering and interpreting psychological tests.

Psychology Melbourne has a team of psychologists who are qualified and experienced in testing.

Will I need medication?

If you are diagnosed with ADHD you may require medication. This is a restricted medication and can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist or pediatrician. You will need a GP referral to a psychiatrist which we can help you with. This will be an extra cost.

You may also choose to manage your ADHD without medication via Cognitive Behavioural therapy and other behavioural techniques.

How long does a psychological test take?

Psychological tests take a different amount of time to complete, depending on the complexity of the test. Some tests, such as the Personality test takes about 45 minutes, but other tests such as the IQ test can take up to 2 hours. You need to speak to our Client Services Team to discuss the length of the test you are interested in.

Once you have completed the test, you will commence your 3 consultations with test psychologist. Your psychologist will discuss the reasons for your testing, take a background history and explain your results to you. They will also make recommendations for future treatment.

Can I do the test online?

Yes. Some tests, such as personality tests, can easily be done online so that you don’t have to leave home. We email you the link to the test you have chosen and when you have completed it, your results will be added to your file for your psychologist t oread and discuss with you.

We will then email you the video instructions prior to your appointment with your psychologist either on your phone, iPad, laptop or desktop if you have a camera for it. It is best to connect to the link at least 15 minutes before your session in case there are any problems. If you have any problems, contact reception on 1300 161 639 or email info@psychologymelbourne.com.au.

You should wait in the waiting room until your psychologist appears. If there is a problem, contact reception as above.

Will my testing be face-to-face?

Some tests are more complex and require in-person or face-to-face administration. This allows the psychologist to observe the persons behaviour more closely, especially for children. For example, Child Autism and Child ADHD testing must be completed face-to-face, while Personality testing can be done online.

Our Client Services Team will be able to tell you whether the test you have chosen needs to be done in-person or online.

We have psychologists in various locations in Melbourne, including the CBD, Port Melbourne, Sandringham and Balwyn, who can do face-to-face testing for you. Call our Client Services Team on 1300 161 639 and they will be able to help identify the best location for you.

Will I need to do any preparation before the testing?

You may be required to do an online test prior to your first appointment with your psychologist. If this is required, you will be emailed instructions at the time of booking. These are straight forward and come with clear instructions. Results will be discussed during the consultations.

Before you first session it is a good idea to compile a history of your problems or issues and the reasons why you want the test. This can save a lot of time in the session and helps you be clearer when discussing your issues.

Do I need a GP referral to do a test?

No, you don’t need a GP referral to book a psychological test. If you need the test for a legal or a funding organisation such as NDIS, you will need to speak to us beforehand.



Booking a Test

How do I book a testing?

For online testing, you first need to purchase the package you want from our SHOP. You can pay for this by VISA or MasterCard by calling our Client Services Team on 1300 161 639 or using our live Chat on the website. We have Afterpay available if you want to pay by instalments.

Once we receive your payment, Client services will contact you back to book in your test and arrange your appointments. The test may be sent to you online with clear instructions, or it may be done during one of your consultations.

Medicare does not provide rebates for Testing and Assessments.

How much do the psychological tests cost?

The pricing of our psychological testing ranges from $800 - $2000 depending on the type of test you want. The pricing includes three clinical consultations, administration of the test, a a follow up Assessment report and recommendations for future actions.

Payments are required before we can book in your test appointments for you. You can do this on our shopping cart on the website or pay by credit card on the phone. Afterpay is available for paying by instalments.

What credit cards do you accept?

We only accept payments from VISA or MasterCard online or by phone on 1300 161 639. We also have Afterpay available if you want to pay by instalments.

Can I pay with AfterPay?

Yes you can! Afterpay allows you to split your purchases into four interest-free instalments, so you'll pay your first instalment at the time of purchase, and the remainder every fortnight. You can find your payment schedule in the Afterpay app and they will send you regular payment reminders. For more information about Afterpay, visit https://www.afterpay.com.

Can I pay by EFT?

We do not provide an EFT option but we accept payments by VISA or MasterCard online or by phone on 1300 161 639, prior to the course commencement.



Testing rebates

Can I get a rebate from Private Health Insurance?

Our psychologists are registered as providers with Private Health Funds. Some funds will allow rebates for psychological testing services; however it is advisable to check with your specific fund to see if your 'extras cover' includes this and the amount of rebate. If you are eligible, you will have to pay the full cost of the test and we will send you a receipt for you to claim your rebate online.



Testing appointment cancellations

If I miss one of my sessions, can I rebook?

Due to heavy demand for appointments, there may be long delays in rescheduling a session. When booking in your test, we work hard to make sure the appointments will work for you and we send you an Appointment Schedule so you can enter them into your personal calendar. We also send a reminder to you 3 days ahead for each appointment.

Cancellations of test packages will be charged a 10% admin fee.

What happens if I cancel my appointment?

Cancellation fees are charged as we have many people waiting for appointments and need to be able to offer any free appointments to others. A 50% cancellation fee is charged for cancellations within 48 hours of your appointment. Same day cancellations are charged at the full fee.

If you have to change an appointment, contact our Client Services Team on 1300 161 639 or use our live Chat on this website.

What happens if I need to cancel at test package I have already paid for?

Cancellations of test packages will be charged a 10% admin fee.

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