Optima provides clinical psychology services for adults, couples, adolescents, children and families
We also have a specific commitment to supporting families when parents are separating,
by offering specialised counselling, mediation, and family assessments.
(Family assessment referrals are only accepted by joint solicitor referral, or as directed by the Courts)
Who are we?
Our team of clinical psychologists and counsellors provide assistance to individual and families at all points in life.
Alison Tucker is a clinical psychologist with a breadth of experience working with adults individually, as well as with couples and families. Alison offers clinical counselling and therapy, mediation (excluding FDR*) for conflict and change in relationships - both in the family and workplace, and ongoing support/coaching for optimal well-being.
Available for appointments Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Alexandra Cole is a clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents and children. She has a particular focus on strengthening families, assisting parents, and enhancing family relationships, as well as providing therapeutic support for individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Alex also provides mediation (including FDR*) and family assessment services.
Available for appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Megan Jones, director of Optima, is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples. As well as offering therapy for people experiencing anxiety and/or depression, Megan has a particular focus on building personal resilience in times of stress, loss and change. In addition to counselling, Megan offers mediation (excluding FDR*) and conducts family assessments.
Available for appointments Monday to Friday
Rachel McCall is a psychotherapist and counsellor who works with individuals (adults and adolescents) as well as small groups. Rachel works with people who are experiencing a broad range of life’s challenges, whether it be those who are wanting to make change in their lives; address anxiety or depression; cope with grief and loss; or come to terms with a sense of self or identity. Rachel also has a particular interest in working with people who experience performance anxiety and mental health issues associated with working in the performing arts.
Available for appointments Tuesdays and Fridays
* FDR = Family Dispute Resolution (required for Family Court matters)
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What do we do?
Optima’s psychologists and counsellors provide therapy in a range of areas, from acute challenges (such as loss, stress, coping with change, managing conflict) to more long-standing difficulties (such as anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions etc).
We can provide assistance for individual adults and adolescents, as well as children, and relationship counselling.
Our clinical services are based upon cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, while integrating brain-based and mindfulness therapies. Our staff undertake continuing professional development each year to expand their individual areas of interest and expertise.
Optima provides mediation services and professional advice to the couples and families struggling with conflict and difficult decisions. We also specialise in services for both the Federal Circuit and Family Courts: providing family assessments, FDR mediation, co-parenting counselling and child-parent therapy when the Court seeks assistance in family law matters (subject to availability).
Where are we?
Please check with our practice manager when booking for current fees.
A referral is not a requirement for attending at Optima.
If you have a referral from your GP and a Mental Health Care Plan then Medicare rebates apply when seeing a clinical psychologist (eligibility for such plans is determined by a GP). As of January 2023 the Medicare rebate is $131.65 per session. The MHCP rebate can only be applied if the person it specifies has attended the session, and does not apply to relationship counselling.
Fees are payable on the day of your appointment. If you are attending in person payment is required first, and then the rebate can be processed. If you are attending via telehealth, payment is still required on the day (i.e. by phone) and the rebate can be applied for online via the Medicare website.
Please check with your private health fund as to whether they cover your attendance. Please note that you cannot claim private health and a Medicare rebate for the same appointment.
We practice according to the Code of Ethics of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian government's National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988.
These twin sets of guidelines essentially ensure that we are very mindful of how we collect your personal information, how we store it securely, and with whom it can be shared in extreme circumstances.
Please follow these links to find out more detail:
Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Rd GLENUNGA SA 5064
Tel: 08 8379 6966