How Our Toowoomba Based Psychologists Can Help You
Our Toowoomba based psychologists and clinical psychologists provide a variety of services specifically designed to support the health and well-being of your mind and emotions. Initially established in Toowoomba by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Pamela Seaton in 2006, our practice has helped thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life achieve better mental health and overall wellbeing.
The fast pace of daily life can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, and we often don't take the time we need to take care of ourselves. The psychologists at our practice can help you understand how your mind, behaviors, and emotions interact while providing you with personalized strategies designed to improve your ability to more effectively navigate life’s ups and downs.
Every psychologist at our practice uses scientifically researched and evidence-based assessment and therapeutic strategies coupled with empathy, compassion, and courtesy.
Your psychologist will work in partnership with you and take the time to find which therapeutic approach will work best for your individual situation. There is no one size fits all formula for achieving better mental health, which is why having the guidance of an experienced psychologist can be so useful.
About Our Toowoomba Psychologists
The therapists at our practice offer their clients respect, care, and encouragement, and provide them with new skills, so they can shape their lives in more satisfying ways. Our current clinical staff includes Dr. Pamela Seaton, Barbara Stubbs, Tina Blizzard, Greg Lewis and Dr. Therese Landers. Every psychologist at our practice is registered with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can, therefore, rest assured that your psychologist will provide you with a high level of professional care and service.
Our team believes that psychological treatment should be available to everybody, irrespective of financial circumstances. Sessions with our psychologists attract a Medicare Rebate when the appropriate referrals are in place. We also offer direct debit payment plans for clients experiencing financial hardship.
We are proud to be a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider. Whether you are self-managed, NDIA managed or are using a Plan Manager we can help you access psychological services if they are covered in your NDIS Plan.
We understand that navigating the different funding pathways to access psychological services can sometimes seem daunting. The link below will provide you with up to date information about our service fees.
Feel free to contact our practice manager if you wish to discuss our billing policy and fee schedule for our psychology services further.
Accessing a Psychologist if You Live Outside of Toowoomba
Although our psychologists are primarily based in Toowoomba, they regularly see clients who live outside of the Toowoomba Region. The inclusion of Medicare Rebates for accessing psychological services via video conferencing technologies, such as Skype, has helped many people living outside of Toowoomba get help from a psychologist. More information about Medicare Rebates for psychological therapy using video conferencing technologies can be found in our blog article titled Medicare Funded Skype Therapy Sessions.
NDIS participants living outside of Toowoomba can also use video conferencing technologies if psychological services are included as part of their NDIS plans. Our psychologists regularly connect with NDIS participants from many parts of South Western Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
For many people traveling to regional centers like Toowoomba to see a psychologist is just not practical. In most cases, psychological therapy requires quite a number of sessions with a psychologist. The cost of travel, as well as time taken off work, can add up, and be a real barrier to seeing a psychologist for many people. The inclusion of Skype therapy sessions to our practice has been a real game changer for many people living in regional and remote areas outside of Toowoomba. If you would like to know more about our Skype-based psychological services, please feel contact our practice manager. He will be able to answer any questions you may have about referrals, service fees and even the technical stuff required to get the ball rolling.
How to Make a Booking
Dr Pamela Seaton, Barbara Stubbs, Tina Blizzard, and Dr Therese Landers are now accepting new clients in Toowoomba.
If you are unsure which psychologist is the best fit for you, that's OK. Below is some information that will make it easier for you to choose.
A SUMMARY OF OUR PSYCHOLOGISTS
Dr Pamela Seaton and Dr Therese Landers are both Clinical Psychologists. Clinical psychologists can diagnose and provide therapeutic intervention for mental health conditions and behavioural issues.
Barbara Stubbs, Greg Lewis and Tina Blizzard are Registered Psychologists. Registered psychologists can perform psychological assessments, formulate a working diagnosis and provide therapeutic intervention for mental health conditions and behavioural issues.
All our Toowoomba psychologists are warm, friendly and non-judgmental.
Clinical psychologist Dr Pamela Seaton is an ASD (formerly Asperger's Syndrome) specialist. She is arguably the most experienced clinical psychologist in this field, in Toowoomba. Dr Seaton is the founder and Principal Psychologist of Regional & Rural Mental Health Services.
Psychologist Barbara Stubbs specialises in the assessment and therapeutic intervention of ASD and developmental disorders in children, teens and adults. Barbara has extensive experience with psychological assessment and therapy. She has also helped many families in the Toowoomba Region navigate the NDIS system.
Psychologist Tina Blizzard has many years of experience working with clients from regional and rural parts of Queensland. Tina specialises in psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention for a wide range of mental health conditions and behavioural issues. She has taken on a large amount of NDIS assessments since starting with us at our Toowoomba Clinic in August 2018.
Psychologist Greg Lewis has experience working with individuals experiencing chronic pain problems. He also works with individuals experiencing personality disturbance, including Borderline Personality Disorder, and with individuals with clinical depression, schizophrenia or other psychosis difficulties. Greg works with adolescents and adults of all ages.
Both our psychologists and clinical psychologists are NDIS registered and have many years of experience working within the NDIS system. The NDIS can be complicated, but our therapists can help you navigate this system whether you are a current NDIS participant or you want to access NDIS funding.
Bookings with our psychologists and clinical psychologists can be made online by following the links below.
While we organise appointments for 2020, for our regular clients, online booking will be temporarily disabled for Dr Pamela Seaton, Barbara Stubbs, Tina Blizzard and Dr Therese Landers. The online booking feature is expected to be enabled for all our practitioners from November.
Online booking is currently available for Greg Lewis, who starts at our psychology practice on the 8th of October 2019.
If you are a current client, and your details such as address, phone number, email address, Medicare Card Number, etc., have recently changed, filling out a new Client Details Form will help your psychologist be able to more easily stay in touch with you. Our online Client Agreement Form is the most also the most up to date version.