ACT Psychology

Address

4/154 Robert St, Atherton QLD 4883
PO Box 1529 Atherton  QLD  4883

Contact

Phone: (07) 4091 7555

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Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. Our team of licensed Psychologists service the greater Atherton area, and we are here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Please feel free to contact our Practice Management Team and Megan, Lisa or Cassie will be happy to assist.

 

ABOUT US

ACT Psychology is the premier group psychology practice on the Atherton Tablelands with a history of supporting families and individuals since 2000.  We are located at 4/154 Robert Street, Atherton.  


Our psychologists and administration staff at ACT Psychology are locals and are committed to serving you with genuine respect and compassion at the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality to enhance your happiness and well-being.

Further information about accessing our services can be be found below.

 

OUR TEAM

LEX PETERS

Lex comes from a rural background and spent the first 15 years after school working in farming, construction and Qld Rail. He has now worked since 1989 as a psychologist in a variety of settings including Corrections, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Lifeline and Aged Care before moving into Private Practice in Atherton since 2005.
Lex holds a B Psych (Hons); MAPS and provides all general psychology services including Anxiety, Depression Stress Management, Relationship Counselling, Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  
His special interests include Men’s Health, Positive Psychology and Health Related Psychology.

LOUISE LERGESNER

Louise has lived most of her life in North Queensland and spent many years as a nurse before branching out into a career in psychology.
Louise holds a B Psych (Hons); M. Clinical Psych; MAPS and provides all general psychology services including Adult, Youth & Child Mental Health including Autism Spectrum Disorders & ADHD, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Mindfulness.
Her special Interests include Eating Disorders, Developmental Disorders in children and Anxiety and Depression Management.

PATRICIA JOHNSON

Trish has lived in North Queensland for over 35 years and has an equal amount of years in experience in general psychology and counselling. 
Trish holds a BA Hon (Psych); MAPS and provides all general psychology including Relationship and Marital Issues, Trauma Recovery, Mood Regulation for Anxiety and Depression.
Her special interests include Marriage Counselling, PTSD, and Mood Management.

DR. MALCOLM FROST

Malcolm was raised on the land and has lived on the Atherton Tablelands for 30 years. He has worked in farming, grazing, transport, earthmoving and tree service industries prior to training as a psychologist. He has extensive experience in working in regional and remote areas with a diverse range of clientele.
Malcolm holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is also endorsed as a Forensic Psychologist. He provides treatment for Mood, Thought and Personality Disorders, working with individuals, couples and families.
His special interests lie in the application of neuroscience and strengths – based approaches to treatment. He has  a particular interest in trauma based conditions and inter-personal violence.

LESLEY MAGIAN

Lesley has lived most of her life in FNQ and is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Nurse. She has worked in Hospitals, Community Settings and the Aged Care Sector in both clinical and Management roles.
Lesley has a B Psych (Hons) and has been working in private practice since 2006. Her approach is eclectic and draws from a range of outcome focused and evidence based therapies.
Lesley's special interests include health related psychology, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, stress and all types of relationship counselling. Her passion is working with clients to attain individual positive mental health.

GREGORY TURNER

Greg was born and brought up in North Queensland and initially worked in the resource sector for 11 years in Weipa, Mt Isa, Victoria and PNG before studying and becoming a registered psychologist in 1999. Since then Greg has worked in a range of settings including public mental health as an educator and manager, private practice, and in his own consulting business providing a range of services including training, supervision and EAP services. Greg held an academic title of Lecturer with UQ School of Medicine for 9 years and in 2017 was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore ways to assist psychological adjustment of refugees in their countries of resettlement. 
Greg holds a B Applied Science (Psychology), a Grad Dip Applied Science (Psychology), and a Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery from the Harvard Medical School and has been a Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1999. He provides general psychology services for all psychological concerns with particular experience and interest in Adjustment issues, Anxiety, Depression, Pain Management and Trauma and Stress reactions.
Greg adopts a practical solution focussed approach to counselling and utilises a range of therapy approaches in line with the uniqueness of the person, their personal and social context and their issues of concern.

 

FEES AND REBATES

At ACT Psychology, you are welcome to consult with one of our psychologists without referral at any time. However, please note that with a relevant GP referral in place you are eligible to receive the maximum available Medicare rebate.

You may be able to access a rebate for services if you are a member of a Private Health Care Fund or have been issued with a current Mental Health Care Plan from your treating General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist. Medicare Rebates can be claimed directly at the ACT Psychologists’ office at time of payment.

Please note that as at 1 October 2019, DVA clients need to see GP for a referral

MEDICARE

The MHCP will enable you to receive a significant rebate off your fee. To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you will need to be issued with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) by your treating practitioner. Your GP will assess your eligibility prior to your initial consultation with a treating psychologist. If eligible, your GP will prepare a MHCP referral. A MHCP permits individuals to access rebates for a maximum of ten sessions of both individual and group therapy sessions, per calendar year. 


Please Note: It is not necessary to obtain a referral from your treating practitioner to access psychological services.

PRIVATE HEALTH FUND

Each Private Health Care Fund differs in terms of accessible rebates for psychological treatment. Please contact your provider to discuss what entitlements, if any, are available to you.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

Many employers offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides support to their staff in the form of a number of free sessions per year with a psychologist. We are able to provide this service for most businesses and Government Departments in our area. To determine if you are eligible for this service please contact the Human Resources Department with your employer and follow their procedure to make an appointment with us.

 

CONTACT US

Contact us today to learn more and book a session.

Mon-Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat-Sun: CLOSED

4/154 Robert St, Atherton QLD 4883
PO Box 1529 Atherton  QLD  4883

Phone: (07) 4091 7555