Cate helps clients with

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • autism spectrum disorders (including assessment for autism)
  • parenting and child/teen behaviour difficulties
  • adjustment difficulties
  • relationship difficulties
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • borderline personality disorder
  • cognitive assessments

Therapeutic Approach

Dr Cate Hearn works with a variety of practice approaches depending on individual needs and preference.

Her therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Social Thinking/Social Communication (for individuals with autism spectrum disorders or those needing social skills support).

Dr Hearn may make school and/or home visits if indicated and requested. She can work with families, partners, parents, children, teachers and others as requested.

About Cate Hearn

A welcoming and safe environment for clients to discuss the issues and difficulties they face.

Cate’s approach to treatment is warm and open-hearted and the assistance she provides is always tailored to suit each client’s needs.

As well as considerable experience in a variety of clinical settings, Cate has worked at Belmont Private Psychiatric Hospital and lectured in psychology at Griffith University.

Cate is also a registered primary school teacher and has extensive experience with children in mainstream and special education settings.

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Fees & Services

Sessions

Initial Psychology Session (new clients)

60 minute session $223*†
(rebate of $124.50, gap payment of $98.50 with Medicare rebate, if eligible)

Ongoing Psychology Sessions (existing clients)

50 minute session $203*‡
(rebate of $124.50, gap payment of $78.50 with Medicare rebate, if eligible)

School or Home Visits/Sessions^

50-60 minute session $263*
(rebate of $145.65, gap payment of $117.35 with Medicare rebate, if eligible)

* A Medicare rebate of $124.50 may be available for sessions (enquire with your GP or Dr Hearn). Psychology Sessions may also be claimed through your private health insurance (call your provider to enquire).

^ Fees may be higher if destination is further than 10 minutes from Dr Hearn’s clinics.

†/‡ appointments commencing at 8am, or from 5pm, or on a Saturday $243†/$223‡. Credit card fees of approx. 2% are payable for no-shows/cancellations/assessments/late or overdue payments, or by discretion of Dr Hearn.

Testing

Cognitive Test, IQ Test (WISC/WAIS test)

$1100. Cost includes initial 50-minute interview, up to 2 hours of testing, up to 4 online questionnaires if required, comprehensive written report and feedback session.

ADOS Test (Autism)

$1000. Cost includes initial 50-minute interview, up to 1 hour of testing, up to 4 online questionnaires if required, comprehensive written report and feedback session.

Comprehensive Cognitive & Achievement Test (WISC/WAIS/WIAT etc)

$1600. Cost includes initial 50-minute interview, up to 4 hours of testing, up to 4 online questionnaires if required, comprehensive written report and feedback session.

Additional fees will apply for phone calls (of more than 10 minute’s duration) and school/home visits.

Not a comprehensive list and subject to change at any time.

The current APS recommended fee for 50 minute consultation with a clinical psychologist = $251.00.