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DBT costs

Elements of the DBT program require payment at different times:

Individual sessions with a DBT clinician - payment is required at the time of the session; 

DBT skills groups - payment is required before the start of each module (modules run one at a time); 

Phone coaching - payment is required per week. 

Individual therapy
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Session Fees

Principal Clinical Psychologist

DBT assessment session $290

Subsequent sessions $270

Clinical Psychologist

DBT assessment session $275

Subsequent sessions $255

Registered Psychologist

DBT assessment session $240

Subsequent sessions $220

Payment

Payment is required at the time of your session.

Payment processing is automated, using encrypted software. Your credit card details are therefore required to access The Glow Centre services. 

Payment for late cancellations or missed appointments must also be settled on the date of the scheduled appointment. 

See our attendance policy below. 

Billing

The Glow Centre is a

private billing practice offering the highest standard in psychological care.

We do not offer bulk billed sessions. 

Receipts are issued via email within 24 hours of your appointment. 

Medicare Rebates

Rebates claims can only be submitted after full session payment is processed

Clinical Psychologist

Rebate $137.05

Registered Psychologist

Rebate 93.35

Medicare rebate claims can be lodged electronically and you will receive the rebate to your nominated bank account.

Medicare rebates can only be claimed for attended appointments.

Scroll down for further information about

referrals and Medicare rebates

Private Health Rebates

​We do not process private health claims. We will email you a receipt which you can submit to your health fund.

​We recommend that you check with your health fund before attending your session to ensure that you have appropriate cover, as individual cover and funds have different policies and limits.

Third Parties

We do not accept third party referrals (including WorkCover, DVA, Open Arms etc).

We only accept NDIS

self-managed participants

(i.e. not plan-managed or agency-managed).

Letters and Reports

Letters and reports do not form part of standard psychological treatment (outside of regular Medicare referrer reporting requirements). 

Requests for completion of forms, letters of support for school or work, psychological reports, etc. are subject to approval.  

Fees and wait times apply

for these services.  

 

We do not provide

medical certificates.

Individual therapy sessions

Skills groups
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DBT skills groups

About DBT skills groups at The Glow Centre
Module cost and length
Interpersonal
effectiveness

Module length:

7 weeks

Module cost:

$1050

Commencing:

July 2024

Distress
tolerance

Module length:

8 weeks

Module cost:

$1200

Commencing:

January 2024

September 2024

Emotion
regulation

Module length:

9 weeks

Module cost:

$1350

Commencing:

April 2024

Mindfulness

is incorporated into the first 2 weeks of each module

About cost and payment

Module costs are approximate and are subject to change. 

 

Payment is due per module, payable prior to commencement of the module.

 

Payments are not refundable for missed sessions.

Medicare rebates for groups

Medicare do offer a limited number of rebates for attendance to group sessions, with a valid GROUP referral from a GP or medical practitioner.

Rebates are processed on a weekly basis, after

the weekly skills group session. 

Weekly rebate is between $23.80-$34.80

Client eligibility 

Clients can only attend skills groups at The Glow Centre if they commit to our DBT program. 

This includes attending individual therapy at DBT is a specialised and intensive form of therapy, with specific strategies, all of which need to be utilised and applied consistently within the DBT framework for you to get the most out of your DBT treatment.

Module frequency

Modules run one at a time, with a break of approximately 2 - 4 weeks between each module.

Attendance policy

DBT assessment /
initial session

Attendance Policy

Every business will have their own policy regarding appointment booking and attendance expectations. We ask that in choosing to be a client of our service you agree to our attendance policy.

We require 48-hours' notice to cancel or reschedule a session without incurring a fee. 


Notice received between 24-48 hour's of your scheduled appointment will incur a flat $50 fee. 
Notice received less than 24-hours' of your scheduled appointment or if you miss your appointment will incur the full session fee.

This policy was developed with the awareness that when appointments are booked, both the clinician and the client will make that time available for therapy.

Your clinician will spend time and resources preparing for your session, so frequent cancellations and rescheduling of appointments can have a profound impact.  

A late cancelled appointment or non-attendance is a loss to three people:

  1. the client who is delaying their therapy process

  2. another client who has been on the waiting list

  3. the clinician who spent time preparing for the session

No rebates are claimable for late cancellation or missed appointment fees.​

More about referrals and rebates

More about referrals and rebates

You do not need a referral to book with us, although you will only be able to claim rebates from Medicare if you see your doctor for a referral.  

If you are planning to obtain a referral, we accept referrals under a Mental Health Care Plan.

Your GP or psychiatrist will determine if you are eligible for referral under a Mental Health Care Plan.

Under the Better Access initiative, Medicare will provide rebates for up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions per calendar year. 

If you have claimed rebates for sessions with other allied health professionals during the calendar year (e.g. psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists), those rebate claims will count toward your maximum number of rebates claimable within the calendar year.  Please let us know how many you have claimed already, so that we can make note on our records.  

Rebates are only claimable after the full session fee is paid.

Rebates cannot be claimed for missed sessions or late cancellations.

More information about the Australian Government Better Access Initiative and referral process can be found on the Services Australia Fact Sheets linked below.

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