DR HOLLY ROMINOV
Clinical Psychologist | Melbourne, Victoria
BAppSc(Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych(Clinical), PhD
Holly is a caring and thoughtful psychologist who has an engaging interpersonal style. She uses a client-centered, collaborative approach to help each person develop insight and find solutions based on their values and strengths.
Holly has completed Masters level training in Clinical Psychology and works with adults experiencing a range of mental health challenges. Holly also completed her PhD in perinatal mental health - she has a special interest in assisting expectant and new parents with their emotional wellbeing.
Depending on client needs and preferences, Holly uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Holly is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Clinical Psychologist, and is a registered Medicare Provider.
Holly works with adults experiencing a range of mental health challenges including:
Stress and burnout
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Body image and appearance related concerns
Pre and postnatal mental health (for mothers and fathers)
Grief and loss
Adjustment to stressful life changes
Holly completed her PhD in perinatal mental health and has a special interest in supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new mums and dads. She is currently part of the Intergenerational Health research team at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Click HERE for an overview of Holly's research.
Perinatal counselling can include support with:
Making decisions and exploring possible options about a pregnancy
Coming to terms with unexpected outcomes
Dealing with a variety of feelings related to a pregnancy, birth or the early months of being a parent
Navigating changes in the couple relationship during the perinatal period
Perinatal concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic
Men are just as vulnerable as women to experiencing mental health challenges like stress, anxiety and depression during the significant time that is the transition to parenthood. As such, Holly works with expectant and new mums AND dads.
For women, a Medicare rebate is available for up to three perinatal counselling sessions (hopefully this initiative is available for men soon too!). Click on the link below for more information.
The Australian Government are continually reviewing how to best support the mental health of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the recently announced National Health Plan, eligible psychologists are authorised to offer bulk-billed telehealth consultations (where sessions are conducted via video link or telephone) as part of a Mental Health Care Plan until September 2020. Holly is authorised to provide this service.
It has also been reported that the majority of health funds will cover access to telehealth consultations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please contact your provider to check their policy.
Limited telehealth session times are available commencing 30th March 2020. Please contact Holly to discuss availabilities.
In light of COVID-19 restrictions, Holly is currently only offering consultations via video link or telephone.
See information in FAQ below regarding fees and rebates for these sessions.
Please contact Holly to discuss availabilities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION INVOLVE?
At the beginning of your first session Holly will go through important paperwork with you including a consent form that covers issues such as confidentiality, fees and other information about your sessions.
The remainder of the first session is spent discussing the issues that have led you to seek therapy. As well as developing an understanding of your concerns, Holly will explore relevant background information. Based on this information Holly will begin to help you to understand more about what might be triggering and maintaining your current issues. If time allows, she will also work with you to develop a collaborative and flexible plan for future therapy sessions.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE AND HOW MANY WILL I NEED?
Sessions last approximately 50 minutes. The number of sessions depends on your therapy goals - this can be discussed in your initial session/s.
HELP ME UNDERSTAND FEES, REFERRALS AND REBATES...
Individual sessions cost $180. A reduced rate is available for concession card holders.
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However, to be eligible to claim the Medicare rebate under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) you will need to obtain a referral from a GP or psychiatrist. The Medicare rebate is $126.50 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
For women with a current or recent pregnancy (within the last 12 months), a rebate of $63.20 is available for up to thee perinatal counselling sessions.
Psychology sessions can form part of a Chronic Disease Management Plan. With a GP referral, a rebate of $53.80 is available for up to five sessions per calendar year.
If you have private health insurance that includes psychological counselling as extras cover you may be eligible for a partial rebate. It is recommended that you contact your individual insurance provider for further information about your coverage.
***Due to social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine requirements in response to COVID-19, Medicare are offering bulk-billed telehealth sessions (where sessions are delivered via video-link or telephone) until September 2020. These rebates can be claimed with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
ARE AFTER HOURS APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE?
Some early morning appointments are available. Please discuss your preferences with Holly.
IS THERE A CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you need to change or cancel your appointment you must arrange this no later than 24 hours prior (1 business day) to your scheduled appointment time. This allows enough time to offer your appointment to other clients. If you cancel or change your appointment within 24 hours, you will be charged a fee for this session. If you forget to attend your appointment, the full session fee will be charged (Medicare and private health insurance do not provide rebates for cancelled or unattended appointments).
Holly is passionate about helping clients develop the tools they need to cope with life’s challenges. Contact Holly today to learn more and book a session.
Location when face-to-face consultations resume:
23 Queensberry Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Paid and unpaid street parking is available.