Hills Psychology Centre

Hills Psychology Centre is a Psychology practice based in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills.

We are a group of like-minded psychologists who enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. Our clinicians have completed university post-graduate clinical training and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

We provide psychological therapy under a range of programs including: Medicare, Return to Work SA, Veterans’ Affairs, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Our Services

Our psychologists are qualified to treat people of all ages for a range of emotional and behavioural issues. We tailor treatment to meet your needs using evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindfulness, and Schema therapy.

Children

Emotional and behavioural difficulties

Social skills, friendship, and bullying

Learning difficulties (e.g.,: ADD, ADHD)

Separation anxiety

Attention and concentration difficulties

Sleeping difficulties

Adjustment following parental separation and divorce

Grief and bereavement

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Adolescents

Emotional and behavioural difficulties (including self-harm)

Interpersonal difficulties with peers and/or family members

Lack of assertiveness

Procrastination and study stress

Attention and concentration difficulties

Sexuality

Teasing and bullying

School refusal

Adjustment following parental separation and divorce

Sleeping difficulties

Grief and bereavement

Adults

Anxiety and panic attacks

Depression

Social anxiety

Child, family, and parenting difficulties

Adjusting to change and loss (job loss, separation, divorce, illness)

Stress and conflict

Anger management

Assertiveness

Domestic violence

Trauma

Grief

Sleep problems

Chronic pain

Personality disorders

Our Psychologists

All clinicians have completed university post-graduate clinical training and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

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Lisa Hyde
LISA HYDE
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist and a co-founder of Hills Psychology Centre.  She enjoys working with both adults and children (school age).  Lisa draws from a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).  Lisa has developed a strong reputation in the Hills region for her work with school age children, in particular children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders and/or learning difficulties.

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Lisa is a full member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She holds clinical endorsement from the Psychology Board of Australia and is a Board approved Clinical supervisor..

Lisa is genuinely fond of the Hills community and landscape.  She is married with two daughters and a very cute dog called Shaun!

Jason Gill
JASON GILL
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Jason Gill is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with people ranging in age from late teens to older age. He has a strong interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. He previously worked at Eastern Community Mental Health for eight years, where, amongst other things, he co-facilitated Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) groups.

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Jason’s other areas of interest include treating the various anxiety disorders, as well as assisting people to manage problematic emotions, overcome the effects of childhood abuse, and treating issues related to depression and sleep difficulties. As is common for many psychologists, Jason uses components from a variety of therapies when working with his clients, in order to find the most beneficial techniques for each individual.

Melissa Dalmeyer Clinical Psychologist
MELISSA DALMEYER
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Melissa Dalmeyer is a Clinical Psychologist who has more than 10 years’ experience working in the mental health sector.  Melissa has graduate and post-graduate degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology.  She is skilled to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology.

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With this broad range of experience, Melissa can assist with most of the clinical issues presented within a general psychological practice.  Her specific areas of expertise and interest include the following:

  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Sleep issues
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Alcohol, drug, and sex addictions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Shyness and social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Anger management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating disorders

Alexandra Harry
ALEXANDRA HARRY
PSYCHOLOGIST

Alex has accrued 20 years’ experience working in a variety of different settings, including Health, Mental Health, Veterans’ Affairs, and Defence.  She has a strong commitment to working with adults and older adults to help them with anxiety, depression, adjusting to health setbacks and life changes.  Alex is also able to assist people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and/or their family members.

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Alex holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Adelaide, and a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology from La Trobe University.  She practices from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy orientations, and has particular interest in cognition and therapy, and in adapting therapy for older adults.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about our fees and services

No, you do not need a referral to see a psychologist if you are using your private health insurance or privately paying the fee in full.

However, if you have a referral letter and a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP, or a referral from your psychiatrist or paediatrician, you are entitled to a Medicare rebate for 10 sessions per calendar year.

Your doctor may fax these documents directly to us at Hills Psychology Centre. Alternatively, some doctors give them to patients to present at their first appointment. Please note that if we do not have the referral paperwork at the time of your first appointment, we will not be able to process your Medicare rebate.  

The initial referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan from a doctor is generally for 6 sessions.  After 6 sessions, you are required to undertake a review by your referring doctor.  Your psychologist will send a progress update to your treating doctor at this point.  If you and your doctor agree that further psychological therapy is appropriate, your referral or plan can be extended for a further 4 sessions. 

Unlike other specialist referrals which expire after 12 months, your referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan only expire after you have exhausted the total number of sessions you have been allocated. 

Fees are payable in full at the time of consultation by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. 

With a valid referral letter and Mental Health Treatment Plan in place from your GP, or a referral from your psychiatrist or paediatrician you are eligible for the Medicare rebate per session.  The exact amount of your rebate will depend on what type of psychologist you see, or whether you have reached the Medicare safety net.  Your Medicare rebate can be refunded directly into your Cheque or Savings Account via our HICAPS machine for your convenience.

Please let us know if you are intending to take advantage of your private health insurance as we are able to provide you with the paperwork you will need to seek reimbursement from your fund. 

Addictions

Anger management

Anxiety

Bipolar disorders

Borderline Personality Disorders

Bullying

Childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties

Depression

Drug and alcohol problems

Eating disorders

Family and parenting issues

Grief and loss

Illness, injury rehabilitation, and pain

Interpersonal conflict and bullying

Learning difficulties

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Parental separation

Relationship counselling

Schizophrenia

School refusal

Self-harm

Sexuality and transgender issues

Sleep issues

Specific phobias

Stress management

Trauma and childhood trauma

Workplace stress and burnout

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialise in the treatment of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. Psychiatrists usually prescribe medication such as anti-depressants or anti-psychotics as part of their treatment.

Psychologists are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medication. Psychologists have usually trained for 6-8 years and can have a masters or doctorate in psychology. Psychologists have special training in conducting assessments using psychometric instruments, and in providing psychological treatments.

Psychological treatment typically involves ‘talking therapies’ designed to help people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, stress, work-related problems, life transitions, and also helping people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Depending upon what the issue is, some people may need to see both a psychologist and a psychiatrist at the same time.

For cancellations or changes to your scheduled appointment, we require to be advised by 5pm the business day prior to your appointment. You may be charged a late cancellation fee if we are not advised by this time.

Contact

To make an appointment please call us on
8131 0149 or use the form provided

Hills Psychology Centre
HILLS PSYCHOLOGY CENTRE

Ph: (08) 8131 0149

Fax: (08) 8131 0165

In the event of a mental health emergency, phone Mental Health Care Triage 13 14 65

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