Dr Stella Mihailova
Stella Mihailova – Psychologist (Clinical College Candidate)
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology (candidate)
- AHPRA Registered Psychologist
- Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
- Member of Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Stella offers a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore current difficulties and develop strategies for reaching their goals. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and aims to create trusting and supportive relationships with her clients.
Stella’s therapeutic orientation is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – a therapy that seeks to help individuals change how they relate to difficult experiences and take action towards living a life aligned with their personal values. Stella also has experience using other evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
She has worked with people from diverse backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment to health concerns, relationship and family stressors, and psychosis. Stella has practiced in both the private and public sectors (inpatient and outpatient), providing individual and group therapy to adults, children, young people and their families. She is currently working with people over the age of 16 years.
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Stella worked in a range of policy areas for the Commonwealth and Victorian governments.
Fees & Rebates
An individual session with Stella runs for 50 minutes. An Initial Consultation is $205, with subsequent sessions a standard fee of $145. This compares to the approved rate of the Australian Psychological Society which is currently (November, 2016) $241.
Medicare can provide rebates of $86.15 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with a Registered 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.
Stella 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.
Moreland West Medical Centre – your Brunswick GP. Serving the areas of Brunswick, West Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Coburg, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, and beyond.