We are a group of dedicated mental health professionals who enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. Our clinicians are highly trained, experienced in their respective fields, and are registered with the appropriate governing body for their respective disciplines.
We provide psychological therapy, as well as autism support and education under a range of programs including: Medicare, Return to Work SA, Veterans’ Affairs, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Our clinicians 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), mindfulness, schema therapy, eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR), logotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. We also have an autism specialist who is able to assist people with autism and their families.
Emotional and behavioural difficulties (including self-harm)
Autism spectrum disorder
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
Depression and anxiety
Anxiety and panic attacks
Autism spectrum disorder
Child, family, and parenting difficulties
Adjusting to change and loss (job loss, separation,
Stress and conflict
All clinicians are highly trained, experienced in their respective fields, and are registered with the appropriate governing body for their respective disciplines.
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 in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and positive psychology.More
Jason Gill is a clinical psychologist with over twelve years’ experience who enjoys working with people ranging in age from mid-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
DR ALICE STOLZENBERG
Alice is a clinical psychologist who has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health sector. She is trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy and she is passionate about providing evidence-based therapies tailored to meet the individual needs of her clients.More
ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER
Kirsty specialises in working as a trauma-informed clinician assisting individuals and families to navigate the most challenging experiences of their life. She has a special interest in working with: trauma recovery, PTSD, suicide bereavement, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss, domestic and family violence, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, and alcohol and other drug dependence. She enjoys working with people of ages 13 years and older.More
ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER
Ellie Ross provides an open, honest and supportive therapeutic environment and is passionate about delivering a high standard of therapy to her clients. She strives to adapt her therapeutic approach to the needs of the individual, in order to achieve their treatment goals. Ellie has over 12 years’ experience working within the mental health sector.More
With a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from Flinders University, and with more than 20 years’ experience supporting autistic people and their families, Kate has developed a compassionate, individual-focussed approach. She creates a sensory-safe, consistent, autism-friendly environment and works collaboratively with families and individuals to explore their diagnosis and devise strategies to help achieve their goals.More
CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST, COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST
With several years’ experience working in counselling and psychotherapy, Silvana uses her expertise in assisting individuals and couples to focus on their abilities and potential to become the best version of themselves. Having worked internationally and in rural Australia, Silvana has a deep understanding of how cultural, emotional, and psychological elements influence wellbeing—allowing her to create tailored and effective counselling services for each of her clients. Silvana is highly skilled and trained in several methodologies including:More
Anjali is a psychologist with several years of experience working in the mental health sector overseas and in Australia. She is currently in the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program and applies a mix of therapeutic orientations to suit client needs. She utilises cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, trauma informed and schema therapy informed approaches and enjoys working with clients 16 years and older. Anjali is an ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician.More
Sharon Wells is a provisional psychologist studying Master’s of Clinical Psychology at the University of South Australia. She also holds a Diploma in Positive Psychology and has a special interest in mindfulness- based therapy. Sharon is passionate about supporting clients to reach their full potential and live their best lives. She is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment with a strong focus on individually-tailored therapy to assist clients achieve their goals.More
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about our fees and services
No, you do not need a referral to see a psychologist or mental health social worker 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 or mental health social worker 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.
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.
Social workers in Australia provide a wide range of support services to both individuals and families in many different and diverse contexts. They have a focus on psychological, social, and cultural needs. All social workers complete an undergraduate four-year degree which covers human development and counselling interventions; however, some individuals go on to continue with specialised training. This gives them clinical status (clinical social worker) and the title ‘accredited mental health social worker’ (AMHSW). They are required to register with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and they need to maintain this registration with annual professional development (further training) which is similarly required for registered psychologists. Accredited mental health social workers not only complete the four-year bachelor degree, they also need to complete another two years of supervised practice in the mental health field, providing evidenced-based counselling interventions. They are eligible to attract Medicare rebates for their services under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, alongside psychologists and other mental health professionals. Whilst AMHSWs provide evidenced-based counselling interventions, unlike registered psychologists, they do not provide mental health diagnoses and do not provide psychological testing, such as personality and intelligence testing.
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 clinician you see, or whether you have reached the Medicare safety net.
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
For cancellations or changes to your scheduled appointment, we require to be advised by 12pm two business days prior to your appointment. Late cancellation fees are charged if we are not advised by this time.
To make an appointment please call us on the phone numbers below or use the form provided
HILLS PSYCHOLOGY CENTRE
Unit 4, 83 Mount Barker Road
Stirling SA 5152
Ph: (08) 8131 0149
Fax: (08) 8131 0165
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tues: 9am – 4.30pm
Wed: 9am – 4.30pm
Thurs: 9am – 4.30pm
Fri: 9am – 1pm
(closed weekends and public holidays)
Shop 9, 218-220 Mount Barker Road
Aldgate SA 5154
Ph: (08) 8131 0221
Fax: (08) 8131 0165
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tues: 9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 4pm
Thurs: 9am – 4pm**
**closed for lunch 1pm – 1.50pm each day
Fri: 9am – 1pm
(closed weekends, public holidays and the 1st Friday of each month)
In the event of a mental health emergency, phone Mental Health Care Triage 13 14 65