DR HOLLY ROMINOV
Clinical Psychologist | Melbourne, Victoria
BAppSc(Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych(Clinical), PhD
Based in Melbourne, 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. A variety of Medicare rebates are available.
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 in response to 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 since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychologists are now authorised to offer telehealth consultations (where sessions are conducted via video link or telephone) as part of a Mental Health Care Plan.
Please discuss with Holly your preferences for in-person or telehealth consultations.
Face-to-face and telehealth consultations are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30am-2pm. Holly is located at 59 Smith Street, Fitzroy.
Telehealth appointments are available on Mondays and some weeknights.
See information in FAQ below regarding fees and rebates for these sessions.
Holly is not currently accepting new clients. Please fill in the enquiry form below to get in touch about going on the wait list.
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...
From July 2023 - individual sessions cost $230.
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However, to be eligible to claim a Medicare rebate you will need to obtain a referral from a GP or psychiatrist.
With a Mental Health Care Plan, the Medicare rebate is $136.35 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 $65.75 is available for up to three perinatal counselling sessions. A referral is required from a GP.
Psychology sessions can form part of a Chronic Disease Management Plan. With a GP referral, a rebate of $56.00 is available for up to five sessions per calendar year.
Medicare rebates can also be claimed with a GP assessment and referral specific to the treatment of eating disorders. A rebate of $136.35 is available for up to 40 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.
ARE AFTER HOURS APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE?
Some evening telehealth 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 50% 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 of face-to-face consultations:
59 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
Paid and unpaid street parking is available.