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Clinical Private Practice Psychologist Hawthorn, and Clinical Psychoanalysis Melbourne Day & Evening
As a psychologist in Melbourne I work with individual adults, children and adolescents (6-16 years) who come with a wide range of problems. Areas of clinical interest are relationship and intimacy problems, stress, anger, feelings of emptiness, suicidal thoughts, existential problems, questions of identity as well as LGBTIQ issues, addictions, anxiety disorders, social phobia and panic attacks, bipolar disorder and depression, marital discord, parenting and family problems. I had further advanced training in clinical psychoanalysis (Lacanian) and may offer such treatment if deemed appropriate in Hawthorn. فارسی
If you are seeking an appointment with me please use the online form. Please clearly describe your request. Requests for appointments are usually responded to within 1-2 business days. The information that you provide in your self-referral informs the nature of my engagement with you. For all other enquiries you can leave a message 0433 781 919.
Bita psychology clinical practice
I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst in Melbourne offering:
- Individual consultation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults
- Family consultation
- Psychoanalyst Melbourne: clinical psychoanalysis
- Clinical assessment reports
- No new VOCAT intake currently. VOCAT: Victims of Crime treatment and support.
- No new TAC and Workcover intake currently. WorkCover and TAC psychology provider.
- Assessment and trauma counselling for asylum seekers referred by Life Without Barriers funding by the Department of Home Affairs.
- Consultations can be in English or Persian
Our work and the process
Bita Riazati is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in Hawthorn offering psychological interventions and psychoanalytic treatment at her private practice consulting rooms. Bita uses techniques from trauma-informed psychotherapy, Interpersonal, solution focused therapy and psychoanalytic practices for treating individuals suffering from a wide range of disorders and problems. Clinical psychoanalysis is a practical treatment method that focuses on unconscious processes and conflicts which may result in dissatisfaction with life and mental health problems. Sessions are on a weekly basis and involve ongoing or longer term work because psychological problems (such as anger, grief, feelings of guilt or emptiness) are often enduring and persist in various ways in a person’s life. Due to the complexity and nature of the issues Bita frequently treats, patients may attend once or more during the week. The treatment plan is dependant on and considers carefully each person’s particular needs, risk factors, psychological or other presenting issues. Treatment is recommended based on a thorough assessment process of exploring various aspects of a person’s history, including difficulties, wants and needs in the initial interview sessions.
This inner Melbourne psychology practice is respectful to the needs of individuals from diverse cultures and belief systems, and those from the LGBTIQ community.
Throughout our lives, particular
events may trigger intense emotional reactions or crises in us which may be painful or have great costs to our being and existence. The way we respond to these problems has something to do with our upbringings. In addition to seeking a resolution to your immediate crisis, we may work to know the sources of your suffering or distress, and what you may want to do about it using clinical psychoanalysis.
Who do I see
Psychologist Hawthorn. Psychoanalyst Melbourne.
I work with individuals across the life span, couples and families who may be experiencing addictions, life crises, trauma, loss, debilitating anxiety, anger, persistent depression, panic and struggles with identity after a life changing event. Such events may be a career change, adoption, a miscarriage, migration, birth of a child, separation, divorce or death of a family member. Other concerns may relate to relationships, children’s well-being, parenting and the family. As a result, my desire is to support individuals suffering from a wide range of presenting issues and mental health concerns.
My patients may be suffering from any of these issues or a combination of these concerns:
- Grief and Loss
- Guilt feelings
- Anxiety disorders
- Panic attacks
- Persistent depression
- Bipolar disorders
- Emptiness feelings
- Existential issues and life transitions
- Self-destructive behaviours
- Sleep problems
- Psychosomatic and chronic pain
- Stress (such as work stress)
- Self esteem
- Identity, sexuality and gender
- Sexual problems
- Relationship and intimacy issues
- Complex trauma and post traumatic stress PTSD
- Parenting concerns
- Children’s difficulties (e.g, separation anxiety)
- Attachment and developmental problems (e.g., Asperger’s syndrome)
- Migrant, refugee and asylum seeker’s issues
- LGBTIQ issues
Psychiatric assessment reports
Mental health reviews and reports for court
Psychologists may be asked to write medico legal or psycho legal reports to form the basis of expert evidence in forensic settings, a legal hearing or tribunal. Solicitors may request from a psychologist to assess the psychological wellbeing, psychological injuries or impairment of an individual, diagnose, advise on treatment prognosis and recommend treatment options. In assessment reports I usually include some background information and psychological history, treatment progress, my clinical observations and opinion, recommendations, and whether there is need for further treatments or assessments. Reports are charged at my hourly rate.
If your mental health is impacting your studies
We can work together to understand your difficulties that may be impacting your mood, motivation and abilities to concentrate. Sometimes I can help by writing support letters for university or school. These recommendations may give relevant context to your problem. Please tell me about your specific needs in your appointment.
Book a consultation
Psychologist and Psychoanalyst Melbourne
I can usually offer the next available appointment, because I do not keep any wait-lists. Once we have spoken and agreed to work together, I can usually accommodate a session time. Sessions are weekly and my aim is to offer regular times so you can plan ahead and commit this time to treatment. Your engagement in the treatment process is an investment in your well-being and your learning. So I will work with you towards your psychological wellbeing, recovery, learning, improvement, invention and discovery.
I work Monday to Thursday 8 am to 9 pm, so I may be able to offer a day or evening appointment. However, my evening appointments are popular so please be prepared to initially attend an earlier time. Request an appointment with me using the online form. I respond to form requests usually within a day. I look forward to hearing from you.
Psychologist and Psychoanalyst Hawthorn: Directions to Bita Riazati
How to get there from Melbourne CBD, Richmond, Glenferrie, Kew, Abbotsford, Malvern, Kooyong, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Balwyn and Collingwood
My Hawthorn consulting room is near Melbourne CBD and easily accessible by car, tram or train from the inner melbourne areas or the eastern suburbs. The practice is a 12-minute walk from the Glenferrie train station (belgrave /Lilydale /Ringwood line) near Swinburne University Hawthorn campus, making it easy to get to from Richmond, Glen Iris, Kooyong and Camberwell. Glenferrie train station is four train stops from Melbourne Federation Square.
You can catch trams 109 (Port Melbourne to Boxhill line) or 48 (Docklands to North Balwyn line) from Melbourne CBD (Collins street) or from Richmond or by bus from Abbotsford and Collingwood. You can catch Tram 16 (Melbourne University to Kew line) from Kooyong or Glen Iris to my practice. There is free on-street car park available in front of Xavier College and Methodist Ladies College (MLC). Please check the relevant car park hours indicated on the street to make sure that you are parking on the correct side of the road. Allow sufficient time to get to your sessions.