Bita Riazati is a psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with practice rooms in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Bita provides CBT, Interpersonal and psychoanalytic treatments for a range of presenting problems. The location is a short distance from the Melbourne CBD and easily accessible by car or public transport. Bita offers clinical assessment, diagnosis 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. REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT ۰۰>
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WHO DO I TREAT? درمان
LEARN MORE ABOUT PSYCHOLOGIST, BITA RIAZATI
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 attentional problems, intimacy, sexual and relationship difficulties. Furthermore my patients may be suffering from any of these issues:
- General, social and chronic anxiety disorders
- Phobias and panic attacks
- Persistent and chronic depression
- Sleep problems (i.e., insomnia, nightmares)
- Bipolar disorder
- Psychosomatic disorders
- Obsessive compulsive issues (i.e., OCD)
- High stress and self esteem problems
- Identity issues
- Intimacy problems
- Relationship issues
- Sex related problems
- Trauma / past sexual trauma / physical abuse
- PTSD and adjustment disorders
- Family / parenting
- Anger, loss and grief
- Attentional problems (i.e., procrastination)
- Attentional Deficit / Hyperactivity (i.e., ADHD)
- Attachment and childhood developmental problems
- Children & adolescents
- Migrant, refugee and asylum seeker issues
I also provide assessment and treatment to patients referred under TAC and Work Cover injury claims. Please specify your claim number in the appointment request form.
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…
FEES & THE TREATMENT PROCESS
MEDICARE – REFERRAL LETTER & MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLANS
I am not a bulk-billing psychologist and like most psychologists and specialists I charge a gap. Psychology rebates apply for up to 10 sessions per calendar year for the treatment of a diagnosed mental health condition. Your GP needs to specify your condition in your referral letter (i.e., referral is for major depression). To access this rebate with Medicare, you need to obtain a valid referral letter ( DOWNLOAD EXAMPLE) from your GP. The first referral letter is for 6 sessions, and then you need to see your GP again for another referral letter for 4 sessions. You receive your rebate directly from Medicare using the receipt that I provide to you.
It is important to remember that this capped number of sessions by Medicare is not based on any scientific or clinical evidence. Therefore the frequency and length of the treatment will need to be determined based on my understanding of your problem and needs.
Most patients stay in treatment with me for more than the 10 allocated Medicare sessions, so it is something that you may need to consider. The initial session with me is focused on understanding your needs, and if treatment is going to be offered, the treatment plan and my treatment approach will be discussed in the following session/s.
There are limited number of spots available for individuals with a concession card who request treatment and are facing financial hardship. Let’s discuss your individual circumstance when I return your call. Leave a message on 0433 781 919 or fill out the appointment request form.
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.
REPORTS / LETTERS
I provide psychological assessment and preparation of reports for court relating to:
- victims of crime reports (VOCAT)
- Institutional abuse
- Personal Injury / TAC
- and other reports for legal hearings
- support letters
These reports will be charged at my standard hourly rate or the requesting agency’s set rates depending on the length and the requirements of the report or letter. An appointment needs to be booked to discuss the nature, audience and the intended use of the report or letter. For more information contact my office and leave a message for Bita Riazati.
AVAILABILITY ۰ HAWTHORN MELBOURNE
I may be able to offer a day or evening appointment from Monday to Thursday. I do not see patients on weekends. All prospective patients need to contact my office on 0433 781 919 to discuss the referral and make an appointment prior to attending.
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.