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?

We are qualified clinical psychologists, all with over 20 years experience of providing clinical services to individuals and families.​

Our qualifications mean that eligible clients can access the highest level of Medicare rebate (see Fees section).  

 

 

Alison Tucker, director of Optima, 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 Tuesday through 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 Tuesday through Thursdays

 

Megan Jones 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 Tuesday through Fridays

* FDR = Family Dispute Resolution (required for Family Court matters)

 

The secret of change is to focus all your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new
   

Socrates

What do we do?

Optima’s psychologists provide counselling and therapy in a range of areas, from acute challenges (such as loss, stress, coping with change, conflict in relationships, etc) to more long-standing difficulties (such as anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, etc).

The foundation of our clinical services is cognitive behaviour therapy and its recent developments (ACT, DBT), while integrating brain-based and mindfulness therapies.

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?

 
 

Fees

As of April 2020, fees for standard consultations range between $210 and $240 per session (one hour), depending on the nature of the work and the seniority and experience of the psychologist.  Please check with our practice secretary when booking for current fees.

 

Medicare rebates are available for those clients who physically attend our clinic and are are referred by a GP and have a mental health plan (eligibility is determined by a GP). The rebate from Medicare for attendance with a clinical psychologist for a one hour appointment is $124.50. A smaller rebate is also available for pregnancy support counselling.

Privacy

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:

APS Code of Ethics

National Privacy Principles

FAQs

 
Psychologists frequently asked questions

Contact Us

Suite 10,  311 Glen Osmond Rd  GLENUNGA  SA  5064

office@optimagroup.net.au

Tel: 08 8379 6966