Therapy at Scope is available for children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Psychologists at Scope are trained across different areas and draw on evidence-based therapies to work with clients. They tailor the therapeutic approach to suit each client’s specific needs. As each psychologist at Scope is supported with professional learning and regular clinical supervision, we can help a wide range of clients with diverse needs. Psychologists at Scope offer a safe and non- judgemental therapeutic environment, a place of listening and working together to process emotions. Therapy opens the door to learning new coping skills and gives you practical strategies to use in everyday life.

What challenges can therapy help with?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Adjustment
  • Life transitions
  • Children with anxiety or behavioural problems
  • Disability and chronic conditions
  • Other mental health concerns

What outcomes are expected from therapy?

  • Understanding your strengths, challenges and needs
  • Coping strategies for anxiety or stress or life transitions
  • Symptom management for depression
  • Adjusting to personal loss or trauma
  • Dealing with child behavioural and emotional concerns
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Enhancing relationships
  • Managing disability

How much time is needed?

A therapy session with a psychologist usually goes for 50 to 60 minutes each time. The number of sessions needed for treatment will vary from case to case. Some cases may need ongoing sessions for assessment and implementation of effective treatment, while other cases may require only a few sessions for positive change.

What happens in the first session?

The psychologist will work to help you feel comfortable so that details can be explored and goals for treatment can be identified collaboratively. The therapeutic relationship is two way and to resolve concerns and make progress towards goals, it is very helpful for the client to commit to the process of therapy. At the first session, you can share your current concerns and situation and the psychologist will ask questions to gather more information. In the following sessions, you and the psychologist will work in collaboration on strategies to improve problem areas.


What therapeutic approaches are available?

At Scope, psychologists use the following evidence-based approaches to therapy:

Psychologists at Scope will work with you to clarify your goals. They will also track your progress each session to make sure there are improvements, and any barriers can be resolved.

Can I do therapy online?

Yes! Online therapy has all the benefits of face-to-face therapy, but can be accessed by anyone, anywhere and at anytime. Whether you’re in the city or in rural and remote regions of Australia, you can access our services from the comfort of your own home, school or office.


What are the fees?

(+$50.00 new client fee)

Medicare Rebate

  • Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour

Private Health Insurance

  • Provisional Psychologist – $140.00 per hour
  • Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour

NDIS Claims

  • Provisional Psychologist – $156.16 per hour
  • Registered Psychologist – $214.41 per hour

Who should I see for therapy?

Martina Vignando

Martina Vignando - Italian Speaking Brisbane Psychologist Bulimba

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Complex mental health conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • People wanting to develop their social skills and community engagement
  • People accessing support through WorkCover
Vidya Pachipala

Vidya Pachipala - Scope Psychologist Brisbane

Specialises in:

  • Therapy for children
  • Therapy for teens
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Bullying
  • Social isolation
Joanne Hutchinson

Joanne Hutchinson - The Scope Clinic - Brisbane Psychologist Bulimba

Specialises in:

  • Therapy for adults
  • Psychosocial Disability (PSD) Support
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Complex mental health concerns, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder (dysthymia), bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety.
Rebecca Deltoro

Rebecca Deltoro - Brisbane Psychologist Bulimba

Specialises in:

  • Assessing, diagnosing and supporting people with ADHD
  • Supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders (stress, anxiety and depression)
  • Relationship and attachment issues
Max Stoneman

Max Stoneman - Scope Psychology Services Australia

Specialises in:

  • Adult and youth psychological Therapy
  • Adult and youth online therapy
  • Neurodiversity screening
  • Youth ADHD assessment
  • Adult ADHD assessment
  • Adult specific learning disorder assessment (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia)
Renee Harrington

Renee Harrington - Brisbane Psychologist Bulimba

Specialises in:

  • Enhancing parent-child communication and relationships
  • Educational Assessment
  • Responding to challenging behaviours
  • Social skill development for people with Autism

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