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JULIA MCCARTHY

Clinical Psychologist

Julia has over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and  depression. 

Julia has a particular interest in working with individuals who may be experiencing personality based difficulties and may find it at times difficult to access services. Julia also works with children, adolescence and adults who are gender questioning or gender-diverse, and works closely with services to support individuals and families through this process. Julia has also worked with victims and families post-Black Saturday bushfires  and has an interest in supporting people disaster trauma.

Julia's therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and utilises evidence-based techniques tailored to the individuals needs. These techniques may include:   Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Julia particularly enjoys working with the individual to find ways to empower them to achieve their recovery goals. At times, this can mean working collaboratively with family, teachers and other health professionals. 

Outside of her private practice, Julia currently works at Headspace. Julia’s work history includes working in staff teams across prominent community and clinical mental health services including Mind Australia, Berry Street, Royal Children’s Hospital (based at Melbourne Youth Justice Centre) , Star Community Health and The Alfred. As well as being based at primary and secondary  school environments. This practice experience is underpinned by a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Julia  is a Clinical Psychologist registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Julia is an Associate Member of EMDRAA- EMDR Association of Australia.  

Fees:

Initial 50 minute assessment session are $220

Subsequent 50 minute consultation sessions are $190

 

Health Care Card Holders session rate is negotiable

Julia is registered with Medicare. If you have a valid Mental Health Care Plan you are able to claim a rebate of $126.50  per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.  

Julia is registered with private health providers in Australia. If you have private health insurance you may be eligible to claim rebates for your psychological sessions. The level of cover and any applicable waiting periods vary between providers.

Referrals are accepted from Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT).