Dr Lisa Soares – Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • AHPRA Registered Psychologist
  • Endorsed Clinical Psychologist
  • AHPRA accredited clinical supervisor
  • President Elect of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
  • Member of Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Dr Lisa Soares is a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist, who takes a genuine interest in the wellbeing of others. Her person-centred approach encourages a safe and supportive therapeutic space, in a non-judgemental environment.

Lisa is committed to helping her clients deepen their own understanding of their struggles by noticing what gets in the way of making positive change and assisting them in taking steps towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.

Registered since 2003, Lisa has over 16 years’ experience working in both public mental health and the private sector.  She works predominantly with people over the age of 16 years who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including, anxiety and mood disorders, perinatal adjustment issues, stress and life adjustment, relationship and family issues, health concerns, personality disorders and psychotic illnesses.  Lisa draws from a range of evidence based therapy approaches tailored to recognise and respond to the individual needs and experiences of her clients and favours using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third generation evidence based CBT approach, as well as other related mindfulness and behavioural-based interventions, when working with clients.

Lisa served on the ANZ ACBS board as a General Member from 2016-2018 and has recently been nominated as the next President.  She has been involved in the facilitation of a number of training events hosted by the board and was the ANZ ACBS Conference Chair in Melbourne in 2016. In addition to being a Private Practitioner, Lisa has worked in a range of leadership roles as well as in the University sector and is currently the co-ordinator of the newly formed ACTivating Recovery Program at NWMH- Royal Melbourne Hospital, based in Melbourne, the first of its kind in the world.  Lisa also provides professional supervision and training to psychologists and other health practitioners across a variety of sectors.

Availability: Fridays and Saturdays

Fees & Rebates

An individual session with Lisa runs for 50 minutes.  An Initial Consultation is $260, with subsequent sessions a standard fee of $200.00.  This compares to the approved rate of the Australian Psychological Society which is currently (November, 2016) $241.

Medicare can provide rebates of $128.40 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with a Clinical Psychologist.  Your referring doctor will review your progress after six sessions. To claim a rebate, you MUST have a referral letter plus a Mental Health Care Plan, from your GP or psychiatrist.

If you have private health insurance that includes psychological counselling as extras cover you may be eligible for a partial rebate. It is recommended that you contact your individual insurance provider for further information about your individual coverage.

Lisa understands that people have different financial situations. If you are unsure if you can afford therapy, we are more than happy to discuss your situation and the options available to you.

If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, we ask that you do so more than 24 hours before an appointment.  A 100% cancellation fee may apply if this does not occur. This fee is NOT covered by Medicare and will be payable before you can reschedule another appointment.

 


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