Why is psychology so important?

Seeing a Psychologist can benefit you in a number of ways. It allows you to access a safe and comfortable space to explore your thoughts, feelings, worries and anything else that you might like to discuss in a private and confidential space. A Psychologist is there to support you with improving your mental health and guide you through difficult times in your life.

Psychologists receive extensive training to provide you with evidence-based assessment and interventions that are tailored to your unique and individual needs. Therapy is an interactive and collaborative process where you and your therapist will agree to an intervention plan and work together to address any concerns you might have. Within this intervention, it’s YOUR individual needs and requirements that are prioritized.

Anyone can benefit from seeing a Psychologist. Looking after our mind is an incredibly important part of our well being and our team of friendly therapists are there to support you with their non-judgemental and caring approach.

Who needs it?

People come to see a Psychologist for a range of mental health concerns and difficult life circumstances. Some examples include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia, Psychotic illnesses
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Substance Use
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family/Relationship issues
  • School/Work difficulties
  • Difficulty managing anger/regulating emotions


We wholeheartedly embrace neurodiversity and those with diagnoses such as Autism & ADHD. Should you wish to access support with understanding or managing symptoms that may be associated with these diagnoses, our talented team of therapists can assist you.

What do I need in my plan?

To access Psychology with an NDIS plan, you will need funding under the Capacity Building category – Improved Daily Living. You can also access Psychology from Core funding under some circumstances.

Please note that we also see client’s who are non-NDIS funded and will accept private payment or third party payment arrangements i.e. Victims of Crime, DFFH.

We also have group therapy programs available for our clients who wish to access this support. Funding can be taken from either Capacity Building or Core if NDIS, otherwise private and third party payment is also accepted.

How do I get it?

The first step is to enquire with our friendly Senior Practitioner for Psychology, Tina. You can reach her by phoning our head office or emailing

Or, you can complete an enquiry via our online contact form. Referrals can also be made via our online referral form.

If you require any assistance with completing the form, Tina will be happy to talk you through the process or complete the form with you over the phone.

What does Liberty offer?

Liberty Disability Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions and group therapy programs which support both your personal and NDIS goals.

Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.

What does it cost?

We are a registered provider of NDIS services. We are registered to claim services at the Temporary Transition Payment level. For more information on the price of the services we provide, please visit the NDIS page on Pricing Arrangement and Price Limits.

Our Psychology Team


Tina Rakovic

Psychology Senior Practitioner
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Peter Simpson

Michael Bonwick

Michael Bonwick

Provisional Psychologist

Ali Barrow

Provisional Psychologist
Joyce Intong

Joyce Intong

Provisional Psychologist

Leroy Maronian

Provisional Psychologist