Psychologist Psychoanalyst Hawthorn Melbourne

Experienced Consultant Psychologist Hawthorn

Psychologists in Melbourne COVID-19: Psychology services are essential under stage 4 restrictions. As such in-person consultation is offered where phone consultation is deemed unsafe. If you have fever, any mild cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms (symptom checker), or have been in contact with a suspected case, or directed to self quarantine you must not attend the practice. Extra measures have been implemented for health and safety. Individual circumstances and risk factors are being considered and planned for each person separately.

Clinical Private Practice Psychologist Hawthorn & Clinical Psychoanalyst 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 male and female sexual problems, relationship and intimacy problems, stress, anger, feelings of emptiness, suicidal thoughts, existential problems, questions of identity as well as LGBTI issues, addictions, anxiety disorders, social phobia and panic attacks, bipolar disorder and post-natal /depression, marital discord, parenting and family problems. I had further clinical training in clinical psychoanalysis (Lacanian) and may offer such treatment if deemed suitable in Hawthorn.  فارسی



Request an Appointment with Psychologist in Hawthorn, Bita Riazati

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If you are a new or former patient please use the secured intake form to request an appointment with me. Please clearly describe your request. I usually respond within 2-3 business days. The information that you provide in your self-referral informs the nature of my engagement with you.


Bita Psychology Clinical Practice in Hawthorn – centrally located near Swinburne University, Glenferrie Rd and Kew

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Our work and the process

Bita Riazati is a psychologist, consultant and clinical psychoanalyst in Hawthorn offering psychological interventions, assessment and psychoanalytic treatment at her private practice consulting rooms. Bita has been trained in a range of treatment modalities and uses techniques from trauma-informed CBT/DBT, Interpersonal, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic practices for treating individuals suffering from a wide range of disorders and problems. However the initial sessions are focused on an assessment of your relationships, supports, concerns and risks.

Bita had specialised training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment. Clinical psychoanalysis is a practical treatment method that focuses on unconscious processes and conflicts which may result in dissatisfaction with life and chronic mental health problems. Sessions are on a weekly basis and involve ongoing or longer term work because severe psychological problems (such as anger, grief, intense 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. A treatment is recommended based on a thorough assessment process and may involve exploring various aspects of a person’s personality development, family history, including difficulties, wants and needs in the preliminary discussions. Treatment options are discussed in your appointment. A treatment plan is dependant on and carefully considers each person’s particular needs, risk factors, psychiatric and other presenting issues. You are encouraged to bring questions and reflections to your appointment.

This inner Melbourne psychology practice is respectful to the needs of individuals from diverse cultures and belief systems, and those with gender diverse identifications as well as people from LGBTI communities.


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.


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Psychologist and Psychoanalyst Melbourne: My approach is tailored to each individual, which is achieved by listening carefully to you speak. Therefore each engagement is based on your specific situation, issues and needs.


Who do I see

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I work with individuals across the lifespan as well as the family About Bita

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 
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Persistent depression
  • Post-natal depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Anger
  • Emptiness feelings
  • Existential issues and life transition
  • Self-destructive behaviours
  • Sleep problems
  • Psychosomatic and chronic pain
  • Stress (such as work stress)
  • Self esteem
  • Identity, sexuality and gender
  • Male and female 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



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

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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 9 am to 10 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 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.

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