Psychology

Mental Health Treatment Plans

Mental Health Plans are prepared at Victoria Street Medical Group for eligible patients once every 12 months and a referral is made to a psychologist for 6 medicare rebatable visits. Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, and LGBTI are some of the issues managed with a mental health plan. During these visits your psychologist will utilise expert therapies to manage your condition. At the completion of 6 visits, a review of your mental health plan is conducted by your doctor. A referral for 4 further visits is made to continue therapy with your psychologist if considered beneficial. Thus 10 annual visits to a psychologist can be made under this arrangement. The following psychologists consult regularly at Victoria Street Medical Group.

 

Dr Corina Ly

Dr Corina Ly (PhD) is a clinical psychologist who practices a personal approach and utilizes a range of therapy techniques to optimise patient outcomes. She utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and  Motivational interviewing. She is also well versed in Mindfulness Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dr Ly customises the delivery of these therapies to the specific needs of individual patients to ensure optimum clinical results. Dr Ly has a special interest in social anxiety and has conducted several years of research on social phobias and treatment methods. She is passionate about helping individuals identify their strengths and clarify life goals to maximise personal development.

Dr Ly consults at Victoria Street Medical Group on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 4pm

Iris Lockyer

Iris is a psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology Degree from La Trobe University. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has worked as a psychologist in the school and university environment and is thus very knowledgeable regarding specific issues involved with university students and young children of school age.

Iris has a background working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss. She also works with people who have experienced trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, LGBTI issues, eating disorders and sleep disorders. She uses a collaborative client-centred approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, motivational interviewing and a psychodynamic approach.

Iris consults at Victoria Street Medical Group on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm.