We are a group of dedicated 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 psychologists are qualified to treat adolescents and adults 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.
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
Teasing and bullying
Adjustment following parental separation and divorce
Grief and bereavement
Anxiety and panic attacks
Child, family, and parenting difficulties
Adjusting to change and loss (job loss, separation,
Stress and conflict
All clinicians have completed university post-graduate clinical training and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
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.More
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.More
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
Borderline Personality Disorders
Childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties
Drug and alcohol problems
Family and parenting issues
Grief and loss
Illness, injury rehabilitation, and pain
Interpersonal conflict and bullying
Sexuality and transgender issues
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.
To make an appointment please call us on
8131 0149 or use the form provided
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