Carrie Thomson-Casey (Clinical Psychologist)
Carrie consults from different locations across the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore and Buderim). Carrie has worked in private and public health settings since 1994. Positions have included working within the disability sector, tertiary rehabilitation, sexual assault and violence prevention, and a broad range of client presentations in the last eleven years of private practice. Carrie works with children, young people and adults requesting treatment/therapy for anxiety (such as panic attacks, excessive worry, social anxiety, obsessional thinking, separation anxiety), school based issues (social skills and bullying), depression, difficulty coping and stress related issues, workplace injury and burnout, and health and lifestyle changes.
Carrie utilises a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and integrates this approach with the health and mental health needs of each client. Clients work with Carrie to set realistic treatment goals and work towards these agreed goals together.
Referral is usually via your GP with a Mental Health Treatment Plan – this plan allows you to claim a rebate for up to ten sessions per calendar year. GPs can fax referrals to 07 5445 5839 or send referrals via Medical Objects (your GP will know what this is). Clients can self refer without a Mental Health Care Plan (not eligible for a Medicare rebate – check with your private health insurance if you have coverage). Referrals are also received for Worker’s Compensation, other third party referrers/insurers and from organisations referring their employees.
Fees are currently set at $185 per session and a rebate of $124.50. Rebates are claimed immediately using an EFTPOS terminal at the end of the session. In some cases where the referred individual is experiencing significant financial hardship, or their only source of income is a Centrelink benefit, bulk billing may be applied (no cost per session).
At times their may be a wait list and a delay between referral and your initial assessment appointment. You will be advised of any wait periods at your first contact. There is currently no more than two weeks wait for an appointment.
Call to book an appointment on (07) 5314 1321 or click here to book online ›