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Beth McNamara

Senior Psychologist

Welcome! My name is Beth, and I am a psychologist who focuses on working with neurodivergent young adults, teens, and kids, particularly those who identify as gender diverse or LGBTQIA+. As a teenager, life can be hard and confusing. You may be struggling with self-esteem, figuring out your identity, or dealing with changes in your life. I understand that these issues can make you feel lost and overwhelmed. Whether you’ve experienced trauma, are facing friendship issues, or simply want to understand yourself better, I’m here to help.

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What will our sessions look like?

My main aim is to create a welcoming and supportive environment where you can freely express yourself and feel truly understood. We'll work together to delve into your emotions, thoughts, and strengths in order to boost your confidence and resilience. I strongly believe in a well-rounded approach that values your unique experiences and promotes self-acceptance. I understand that you've been doing your best to navigate your surroundings, and my goal is to assist you in finding healthier ways to cope with your emotions and thrive in your life. Being different is perfectly fine, and I'm here to help you discover your own path. We will explore proactive strategies for managing burnout, meltdowns, and shutdowns. My hope is that through our work together, you will leave with the skills, tools, and knowledge you need to thrive and independently deal with whatever comes your way.

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Home state: VIC

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include:

  • My Cats Sterling Mallory Archer (Archie) and Boo (Lord of Darkness)

  • My comfort show is Batman: The Animated Series 

  • I thoroughly enjoy spooky, horror, and occult

  • I love learning about psychology - especially our nervous system!

Here are 3 things I believe with all my heart to be true:

  1. I believe we are all doing our best to function in a dysfunctional world

  2. I believe our emotions are vital to understanding our experiences and that we can learn news ways to respond to them that are more helpful 

  3. Behaviour is communication! Behaviour is an attempt to get our needs met

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Fees

  • The standard consultation fee for a 50-minute appointment with Beth is $270. This applies to all clients, including privately paying clients, clients using Medicare or private health insurance and NDIS clients who are self-managed.

  • Fees for NDIS plan-managed clients are as per the NDIS price guide in your state for psychologists.

  • If you have a valid referral, Medicare rebates are available for appointments with Beth. A rebate means you pay the full fee first and then receive a portion of the fee back from Medicare.

  • Private health insurance rebates are available, depending on your fund and level of cover.

  • You can read more on our Fees and Rebates page.

Appointments

  • Beth works with us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

  • Beth has appointments available from the 15th of April.

  • By booking and attending an appointment with Very Helpful Chats, you agree to our Business Terms and Conditions, which can be found on this page of our website.​

  • Please click here to complete our waitlist and matching form. Our waitlist and matching form is designed to gather basic information about your needs to make sure we can offer you the service you need. This form also helps us match you with a clinician with the skills and experience to meet your needs.​​

  • Once we can offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This second intake form includes our full consent form, and we also request your credit card, debit card, or PayPal details. Rest assured that we take card security seriously, and your details are stored securely on our client management system, Halaxy. This security measure helps us prevent theft and fraud. No one at Very Helpful Chats will have access to your card details. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security of your card details, we encourage you to read more about Halaxy's card security here: Halaxy Card Security FAQs
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