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Psychologist Hawthorn. Clinical Psychoanalyst

Bita Riazati offers psychology and psychoanalysis in Hawthorn, Melbourne. M: 0433781919

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Inner Melbourne private psychology practice

Psychologist in Melbourne

Clinical Private Practice Hawthorn – Kew

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Bita Riazati private practice Hawthorn / Kew

Bita Riazati is a psychologist in Hawthorn – Kew and a clinical psychoanalyst in Melbourne. Your engagement in the treatment process is an investment in your own well-being and discovery. In the sessions you are invited to speak freely and say what comes to mind in a safe and non-judgemental setting. I listen with interest and curiosity in what you have to say about yourself. Therefore each treatment engagement is unique and tailored. Our work depends on the therapeutic relationship and the emerging issues that arise for you and are worked through in the sessions.

Bita psychology Kew / Hawthorn

Bita Riazati practices in Hawthorn working with everyone across the lifespan.
Bita Riazati works with people of all ages

Bita Riazati

As a psychologist in Hawthorn I work with individual adults, children and adolescents (4-16 years) who come with a wide range of problems. Areas of clinical interest: male and female sexual intimacy problems, relationships, stress, anger, feelings of emptiness, suicidal thoughts, existential problems, questions of identity as well as gender /LGBTIQ+ issues, addictions, anxiety disorders including social phobia and panic attacks, bipolar disorder and post-natal /depression, marital discord, parenting and family problems. I have knowledge of a range of treatments and may combine relevant cognitive and psychoanalytic techniques and strategies in my work with patients. More about Bita

Psychologist Kew – Hawthorn


Information regarding communication, appointments and referrals

Hawthorn psychology: there is no obligation for patients to obtain a mental health care plan /Medicare referral letter to access private psychology from a psychologist in Australia. This is optional and based on preferences. New appointments can be requested with me using my secured self-referral form. All new or former patients must request an appointment for any matter, such as reports / administrative or clinical consults. All services attract fees; rebates may be available for those eligible. I accept referrals for people of all ages including children presenting with developmental and mood disorders. Referring doctors please note that patients can make contact with my office directly. You can organise a valid Medicare referral (checklist) and give a copy to your patient. || About fees and rebates. About communication. About languages and areas of practice. If you are following up regarding an existing appointment that you have already requested / booked with me, please leave a message – ph (03) 6145 0176. Thank you.

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The information that you provide in your self-referral informs the nature of my engagement with you.

Psychologist Hawthorn: what I offer

Psychologist near Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus, Xavier and MLC Colleges, Glenferrie Road and Kew (Psychologist in Kew area)

Bita offers clinical intervention and treatment for individual adults / children

Psychologist Kew
Bita has knowledge of a range of therapies including family systems, psychodynamic /analytic and cognitive therapies.
  • Consultation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults
  • Family assessment or consultation
  • NDIS self-managed plans for children
  • Clinical psychoanalysis in Melbourne
  • Clinical assessment / diagnosis reports (request must be made by a solicitor || reports such as for tribunals)
  • Victims of Crime
  • WorkCover and TAC (no new intake)
  • Trauma counselling for refugees and asylum seekers (must be either self-funded, funded by the Department of Home Affairs or another agency)
  • Persian

Our work and the process

Bita Riazati is a psychologist, consultant and clinical psychoanalyst in Hawthorn offering tailored psychological interventions, assessment and treatment at her private practice consulting rooms. Other than cognitive therapies, Bita had years of further clinical training in clinical psychoanalysis. 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, family history, including relationships, wants and needs in the preliminary interview sessions. These preliminary discussions are focused on an assessment of the patient’s relationships, presenting issues, psychiatric history, concerns and risks. Bita may combine cognitive and analytic strategies in the work with patients. Patients are encouraged to bring questions and reflections to sessions. We will discuss your initial concerns and the process in the first consultation.

Throughout our lives, particular events may give rise to intense emotional crises, which may be painful or have great costs to our being, sense of well-being and our existence. We may work together to explore the sources of your difficulty or distress, and what you may want to do about it using clinical psychoanalysis

Clinical Psychoanalyst Melbourne. Psychologist Hawthorn

Presentations: who I work with

I work with people of all ages, children, couples and families who may be experiencing addictions, life crises, trauma, loss, debilitating anxiety, anger, persistent depression and 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. I have listed some of them below:

Your engagement in the treatment process is an investment in your own well-being, learning and discovery. We work together to create understanding

Bita Riazati Psychologist Kew – Hawthorn
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt feelings 
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Bipolar
  • Post-natal / depression
  • Anger
  • Emptiness feelings
  • Gender and identity
  • Male and female sexual problems
  • Self-destructive behaviours
  • Attention and emotion
  • Sleep problems
  • Psychosomatic and chronic pain
  • Stress such as work stress
  • Self esteem
  • Complex trauma and post-traumatic stress PTSD

Children and family

  • Anxiety /separation anxiety
  • Parenting skills
  • Family conflict
  • Children’s well-being
  • Developmental disorders; e.g., Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum
  • Migrant, refugee and asylum seekers
  • NDIS

Clinical assessments

Psychologists may be asked to write medicolegal or other clinical reports to form the basis of evidence in forensic settings, a legal hearing, a review or a tribunal. A psychologist may assess the psychological well-being, injuries or level of impairment of an individual. Sometimes I diagnose, advise on treatment prognosis and recommend on further treatment needs in reports. A need for a report can be discussed in a consultation, and all reports are charged at my hourly assessment fees.


A boutique psychology practice in the leafy suburb of Hawthorn /Kew

Hawthorn is easily accessible from the Melbourne city, Richmond, Glenferrie, Kew, Abbotsford, Malvern, Kooyong, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Balwyn and Collingwood areas. There is free on-street parking available on Barkers Road near Xavier College and Methodist Ladies College. But check the parking hours indicated on the street. When you arrive, buzz the door bell exactly at the given time.

The psychology practice in Kew, Melbourne is 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 station (belgrave /Lilydale /Ringwood line) near Swinburne University Hawthorn campus, making it easy to get to, from Richmond, Glen Iris, Kooyong and Camberwell. Glenferrie station is only four train stops from the 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 also catch Tram 16 (Melbourne University to Kew line) from Kooyong or Glen Iris to my practice. Victorian journey planner

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 LGBTIQ+ communities.

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