THE BOOKING PROCESS
HOW TO BOOK
Booking with Cherie Levy:
Contact us through the Contact form below. Our admin team will pass your enquiry on to our currently available Psychologist, Cherie Levy, and assist with your first booking.
You can call Cherie directly, on +61490 895 508 to have an initial 15-min chat. Often people would like to have a chat first to ensure right fit for what you need and we welcome that. Please supply your best contact phone number to receive a call back.
Prior to your first session, you will receive your Intake and Orientation Pack, which orients you to all the details you need to know, covers confidentiality, asks you to provide basic information, and asks about your goals for the work.
ABOUT MEDICARE REBATES & FEES
To access the Medicare Rebate, you will need to separately discuss with your GP whether you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan. If that’s the case, you’d receive a Medicare Rebate of $129.55 (Initially for a referral of 6 sessions and a maximum of 10, following a review with your GP).
To use the Medicare Better Access Scheme for a rebate of $129.55/session with Cherie, you need to speak with your GP to acquire a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), if appropriate. Ideally the MHCP is addressed to “Cherie Levy”.
Session fees with Cherie: $210/hour, less Medicare rebate of $129.55 = $80.45/session.
For a short time, Cherie is currently able to meet the needs of those requiring a sliding scale due to the pandemic and its effects.
Please note that the APS 2020-2021 recommended fees for psychologists = $267/hr.
Sliding scale can be discussed with Cherie in cases of genuine financial need combined with personal commitment to the work. The sliding scale is not for casual appointments. It is there to help make this service accessible in times of genuine financial need and when there is also a commitment to the work.
You may be eligible to claim rebates for therapy through your private health insurance provider. Please speak directly to your private health insurance fund for further information regarding your eligibility for rebates for psychological services.