Hawthorn Psychology

Bita Riazati MAPS is a registered psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with practice rooms in Hawthorn, Melbourne. This location is a short distance from the Melbourne CBD and easily accessible by car or public transport. Bita offers assessment and treatment services in English and Persian Farsi for individual adults, children, adolescents and couples.

My clinical practice is respectful and open to receiving referrals from all individuals of any orientation and identifications inclusive of LGBTIQ.

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Bita Riazati Persian Psychologist psychoanalysis Melbourne Hawthorn
My treatment approach is empathic and collaborative, I focus on listening carefully to your needs and together we will work out a treatment plan

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Treatment with Psychologist, Bita – Hawthorn Melbourne

Bita Riazati psychology hawthorn I work with individuals who experience life crises, trauma, loss, debilitating anxiety, persistent depression, panic or struggles with identity after a life changing event such as migration, birth of a child, separation or death of a family member. As a result, my desire is to support individuals suffering from a range of concerns such as emotional problems, addiction, trauma, grief and other life crises. I also work with individuals experiencing intimacy, sexual and relationship difficulties. Furthermore my patients may be suffering from any of these issues:

  • General and social anxiety, phobia & panic attacks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Persistent depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • dissociation
  • Obsessive compulsive issues (i.e., OCD)
  • Identity issues
  • Intimacy problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Sex related problems
  • Trauma and stress problems (i.e., PTSD)
  • Family / parenting
  • Anger, loss and grief
  • Attentional Deficit / Hyperactivity (i.e., ADHD)
  • Attachment and childhood developmental problems
  • Children & adolescents
  • Migrant, refugee and asylum seeker issues

 Throughout our lives, particular events may trigger intense emotional reactions or crises. The way we cope with our problems has a lot to do with our childhoods. In addition to seeking resolution to your presenting difficulties, I will also work with any one who wants to know more about the deeper sources of their inner conflicts and distress using psychoanalysis…



Medicare Rebate -Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

Individuals with a Medicare card are entitled to 10 rebated psychology sessions per calendar year (1 Jan to 31 Dec) for the treatment of a mental health concern. This rebate is accessed by seeing a GP and obtaining a referral (i.e., Mental Health Care Plan) to your preferred psychologist. Bring this MHCP referral with you to your first session with me.

According to the Medicare rules, you cannot get Medicare rebates for all 10 sessions in one go. After the first 6 sessions, you need to see your GP again for a follow up and obtaining a referral for another 4 psychology sessions with me. Request a MHCP from your GP and contact me to discuss your referral on 0433 781 919.

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Chronic Disease Management -formerly Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)

If you have used all your 10 MHCP sessions this year, you might be eligible to access up to 5 rebated psychology sessions under an EPC. Explore this option with your GP. Patients with severe or chronic diagnoses likely qualify for rebates also under this category.

Concession Card

There are limited number of spots available for individuals with a concession card who need psychology treatment and are facing financial hardship. Let’s discuss your individual circumstance when you contact me to discuss your referral on 0433 781 919.

Private Health Rebate

If you are with a private health insurance, rebates and levels of psychology cover vary depending on your fund. You need to speak to your private health provider about the level of your psychology coverage in the first instance, and let me know so I can provide you with the right receipt for your private health rebate.

Availability, Parking and Transport – Hawthorn Melbourne

I usually offer a day (10 AM – 5 PM) or evening (6 PM – 10 PM) appointment from Monday to Thursday. I have some limited appointments available on weekends. All appointments need to be booked prior to your attendance. Please contact me to discuss your referral and to book your appointment on 0433 781 919.

My clinic is easily accessible from Glenferrie train station, trams 109 or 48 from city Collins street or by bus. There is plenty of free on-street car park available. However, check the relevant car park hours indicated on the street to make sure that you park on the correct side of the road. Allow sufficient time to get to your first session.