Living abroad can be hard for international students and expats. This is because cultural adjustment and isolation can be an issue when moving. In addition, there are the normal mental health hurdles that come with everyday life. It’s thus important that therapy can be sought out easily.

Scope Psychology Services Australia offers therapy for all international students and expats because of these reasons. Whether that be Australians living abroad, or internationals that have come to Australia. As a matter of fact, one of our psychologists, Martina Vignando is actually a former expat herself. She truly understands the struggles of adjustment and isolation that come with living abroad. What’s more, Martina has just opened her books. As a result you can get access to online psychology and therapy right now!

Our psychologists are trained to deliver the same high quality experience over telehealth that you would receive in person. Martina Vignando’s services in particular offer someone who is aware of the adjustments you are going through.


What are the fees for online therapy?

Our standard rate for online psychology in Australia is $190.00 per hour. Though this rate differs on which service and psychologist you select.


What will I need?

  • Computer or phone
  • Internet access
  • A private, quiet space
  • Yourself!


How long is each session?

Therapy sessions require 50 minutes with your practitioner, and 10 minutes at the end for the practitioner to complete case notes and treatment planning.


How many online sessions will I need?

The first step is to book in a 50 minute intake session. Your psychologist will spend time getting to know you and your goals. At the end of the session, they’ll work with you to make a plan that suits your needs.


How long does an assessment take?

*Time frames include report writing hours

Dyslexia and learning difficulties – 8.5 – 10 hours

Giftedness – 4.5 hours – 5.5 hours

Intellectual disability – 5 – 6 hours

Contact us for more information.


Is my session private?

Yes! We use Zoom, which is simple and secure with end-to-end encryption. You’ll get the link to your session around 30 minutes before it starts.


Do international students and expats need a referral for therapy?

No. Anyone can book and see our psychologists right away. But, a referral from your GP under a mental health care plan will let you get Medicare rebates. Booking a Telehealth appointment is as easy as it is in person. In fact, it’s even easier to do with our psychologists. As for the sessions, you can expect the same quality of service that you would get in person.