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 State Wide

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511 (24 hrs)

NSW Government Ministry of Health
02 9391 9000
www.health.nsw.gov.au

Ashfield

Wesley Hospital Ashfield
02 9716 1400

Auburn

Auburn Community Mental Health
1800 600 681
1800 011 511 For referrers outside of the public mental health service, contact for an assessment.

  •  Case management available if co-morbid mental health issues or clients will be referred to appropriate services (e.g. DBT group).
Bankstown

Bankstown Community Mental Health
02 9780 2777

  • DBT (individual and group therapy)
  • Clients must live in the Bankstown local government area
Baulkham Hills

The Hills Private Hospital
02 9639 3333

Bondi (Prince of Wales Hospital)

Brief Intervention Lifeworks Program
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • Clients get allocated a clinician based on their ease of getting to the various sites within the Local Health District
  • Therapy modalities Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis.

Institute for Healthy Living
02 8937 0667
 

Blacktown

Blacktown Mental Health Service
02 98818888
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service to arrange an assessment

  • They offer a range of mental health services
 Bronte

The Sydney Clinic
02 9389 8888

Burwood

St John of God, Burwood
02 9715 9215

  • DBT
  • Number of relevant programs including Wise Mind (DBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Adult Trauma plus many others
Campbelltown

Campbelltown Community Mental Health
02 4629 5400
1300 787 799 Intakes via ComMHET in the first instance

  • DBT Program
  • Includes individual therapy and skills training group
Castle Hill

The Hills Clinic
1300 122 144

Darlinghurst

St Vincents Mental Health Service
02 8382 1299
02 8382 1300 for individuals seeking help: 
1800 011 511 intake

  • Acute, short and longer term treatment.
  • Also offer a walk in service where patients that present can meet with a triage nurse who will then be referred on to a psychiatrist, rehabilitation, or psychologist and so on.
     
Central Coast

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511

  • Links people into the most appropriate part of the Central Coast Mental Health Service
  • CCLHD MHS offers a variety of therapies - both group and individual
  • The Mental Health Line also provides information about other specialised health and community services to better meet the person's clinical needs
Camperdown

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Professor Marie Bashire Centre
0484 665605

  • DBT
  • This is a skills training group only and we require that participants have an individual therapist. 
  • The group covers all 4 modules over 32 weeks and meets on a Wednesday from 2.30pm to 5pm. 
  • We require that participants have a clear diagnosis of BPD and live in the Sydney Local Health District.
  • There is no cost for the group. 
  • There is roughly a 9-12 month waiting list. 
Canterbury

Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • Community Mental Health service includes Triage/Assessment; Acute Care service; Case management; Bilingual Mental Health program; Psychiatric Medical Consultation; Community Mental Health Rehabilitation services
  • Covers Canterbury LGA which includes the suburbs of Canterbury, Campsie, Lakemba, Punchbowl, Roselands, Wiley Park; parts of Croydon Park, Narwee
Croydon

Sydney Local Health District
Mental Health Intake officer
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • Community Mental Health service includes Triage/Assessment; Acute Care service; Case management; Bilingual Mental Health program; Psychiatric Medical Consultation; Community Mental Health Rehabilitation services
  • Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay and Strathfield LGAs which includes the suburbs of Croydon, Homebush, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Concord, Concord West etc 
Doonside

Western Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • This Local Health District offers a varieties of therapies, both group and individual
East Sydney

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
02 95532595 Acute Care Team
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • DBT
  • This service is free
Epping

The Resilience Centre Psychology Services
02 9869 0377

  • DBT individual and group sessions
Fairfield (Carramar)

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health
Intakes via ComMHET in the first instance
1300 787 799

  • Various services in the Local Health District including DBT Program and case management via the above comMHET referral number above.
  • Referrals and services available will vary depending on waiting lists and availabilities
The Hills Area

Western Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • This Local Health District offers a varieties of therapies, both group and individual
Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Area

Northern Sydney Local Health District
02 9477 9520 Hornsby Mental Health: 
1800 011 511

  • Brief Interventions
  • Crisis teams and case management only

The Hills Clinic at Hornsby
1300 122 144

Hawkesbury

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749 NSW Mental Health Line

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
Hurstville

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
02 8198 7300 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

  • The Intensive Care and Assessment Team (ICAT) is located at St George Hospital and focuses on assessment, safety and brief interventions for families dealing with challenging mental health difficulties.
  • The focus is on helping acutely distressed young people and their families establish and maintain safety.
  • ICAT provides short term intensive intervention with an emphasis on working in partnership with families, schools and appropriate services in the community to create systems of safety.
  • The ICAT acute clinic offers next working day appointments for young people and their families in acute high risk situations such as:
    • Thoughts or behaviours placing themselves or others at risk of harm
    • Onset of serious mental illness
    • Severe distress
Kellyville 

The Hills Clinic (Kellyville)
1300 122 144

  • Day Program for Borderline Personality Disorder
  • GP referral required
Kogarah

Wesley Private Hospital
02 8197 5800

  • DBT Day Program
  • Skills taught in a group format, conducted weekly for 12 months
  • Also includes phone coaching, homework, and mindfulness practice
Liverpool

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health
1300 787 799

  • Various services in the Local Health District including DBT Program and case management via the above comMHET referral number above
  • Referrals and services available will vary depending on waiting lists and availabilities

South West Clinic
02 96004340

  • Treatment programs for inpatient and outpatient
  • Voluntary patients only
  • Includes personality disorders
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy modules available
  • Patient must self-fund or have medical insurance
Lithgow

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
Katoomba

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
Lower North Shore

Lower North Shore Community Mental Health
02 9462 9100

  • DBT (individual and group therapy)
  • Clients must live in the local government area
Manly

Northern Sydney Local Health District
02 9976 9611

  • Various individual and group
Maroubra

Case Management & Assessment Team
02 9366 8711
www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Mental_health/EasternSuburbsMHS.asp

Marrickville

Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the mental health service 

  • Crisis and case management services for adults experiencing a range of mental health problems.
  • Provides information about mental health problems, individual treatment that will help recovery and introduce other services within and outside the health service that may be able help.
  • Greek and Vietnamese Bilingual Counsellors available
  • This service covers the suburbs of Marrickville, Lewisham, Petersham, Stanmore, Camperdown, Newtown (part), Enmore, Sydenham, St Peters, Tempe and Dulwich Hill
Merrylands

Western Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • Offers a varieties of therapies, both group and individual
Miranda

Life & Mind Psychology
02 9525 8443

  • Offers a variety of therapies including DBT
Mt Druitt

Western Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • Offers a varieties of therapies, both group and individual 
Newcastle

Hunter New England Mental Health Service: Centre for Psychotherapy
02 4924 6820

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) or Conversational Model (CM)
  • Program is oriented towards helping those that are currently self-harming / engaging in suicidal behaviours.
  • Currently offering DBT or CM.
  • DBT program involves 12 months of individual therapy weekly, skills training weekly and access to after hours on-call service.
  • CM involves twice weekly individual therapy
Newtown

DBT Sydney
02 95171764

  • Offers a range of resources and information about DBT and Personality Disorders
  • They have a number of Clinical Psychologists and psychiatrists specialising in DBT and personality disorders
  • The website also has a wealth of information about DBT, support for friends and family of those experiencing personality disorders, and useful links about personal experiences and resources.
North Shore

Northern Sydney Local Health District
02 9462 9100

  • DBT (individual and group therapy)
  • Clients must live in the local government area
Nowra

Nowra Community Mental Health Service
02 44247800

  • Psychiatrist, case managers, and registered nurses available. No permanent psychologist on site.
  • The service provides assistance for individuals experiencing mental health issues.
  • An acute teams is also available for follows up on discharged patients
Parramatta

Western Sydney Local Health District, Cumberland Hospital, North Parramatta
02 9840 3343

  • Conversational model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Disorders which runs in conjunction with the University of Sydney Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) and Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy Program).
  • The program is based upon the Conversational Model developed by Russell Meares and Robert Hobson to offer treatment to patients with complex and difficult disorders. It continues to incorporate contemporary research in neuroscience, psychotherapy, trauma and attachment. While in the past best known for its utility in treating borderline personality disorder, the model is now being usefully applied to engagement and treatment of the broader group of patients with Complex Traumatic Disorders, conditions that are often refractory to other treatment approaches.
  • Referal forms can be accessed from the website
 Penrith

Penrith Child & Adolescent Mental Health
02 4732 2388

  • DBT Trained Clinicians available

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
Potts Point

DBT Psychology Clinic
0434 595 195

  • Private Practice
  • 48-week comprehensive DBT treatment program
Port Macquarie

Mid North Coast Local Health District
1800 011 511 

  • While not a counselling service the mental health professionals who answer calls will advise whether or not a person is in need of mental health services or would be better accessing another service

Julia Searsby
0407 270 987

  • Private practice
  • Focusing on individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder using a modified DBT approach, as well as Schema Therapy
Randwick

Neuropsychiatric Institute
02 9382 3763 

Redfern

Sydney Local Health District
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • The services offered by Redfern Community Mental Health Service include:
    • Mental Health assessment
    • Case Management
    • Counselling
    • Psychiatric Medication Review
    • Psychiatrist Review
    • Group Work
    • Psychology Review
  • This service covers the suburbs of Redfern, Waterloo, Alexandria, Darlington, Chippendale, Erskineville, Newtown (part), Camperdown, Annandale, Glebe, Forest Lodge, Ultimo, Pyrmont, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Leichhardt, Balmain and Birchgrove
Ryde

Northern Sydney Local Health District
02 9858 7777
02 9858 7000 (after hours)

  • Intake service is the first point of contact then clients are referred as appropriate
  • Individuals seeking this service must be from the local Ryde Area
  • For the exact catchment area call intake and check if you will be accepted
Springwood

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
St George

Sutherland Community Mental Health Service
02 9540 7474  8.30am -5pm

  • DBT based program includes individual therapy and skills training group
St Marys

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
1800 650 749

  • Currently only case management in this Local Health District however plans underway to expand services
Sutherland

Sutherland Community Mental Health Service
02 9540 7474  8.30am -5pm

  • DBT based program includes individual therapy and skills training group

Community Mental Health - Gold Card Clinic
9540 7474 or 9540 7695 triage
1800 011 511 for referrers outside of the public mental health service

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis
Tahmoor Wollondilly

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health
1300 787 799

  • Referrals and services available will vary depending on waiting lists and availabilities
  • Various services in the Local Health District including DBT Program and case management
Taree

Taree Community Mental Health Service
02 6592 9406

  • DBT
  • Our program consists of three components: Individual therapy 1 hour per week, group therapy 2 & 1/2 hours and an after-hours phone coaching line
  • The Program runs for 12 months with an option to continue individual therapy only, for another year
  • The program is run through Taree Community Mental Health Service

Mayo Private Hospital
02 6539 3600

  • Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder with dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Referral required from a GP or Psychiatrist  
Warrawong

Lake Illawarra Community Mental Health - Gold Card Clinic
02 4252 0700
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis
Wentworthville

Northside Group
02 8833 2222

  • Inpatient treatment for personality disorders
  • Day programs also offered
  • Require health insurance
Wingecarribee

South Western Sydney Community Mental Health
02 4861 8000

  • Various services in the Local Health District including DBT Program and case management
Wollongong

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health District
02 4254 1500
1800 011 511 all referrals to ARC must be made via the Mental Health Line Intake number

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Wollongong Community Mental Health offers assessment and treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) via its Affect Regulation Clinic (ARC).
  • The ARC offers an intensive one-year program comprising both group and individual therapy; and is based on the principles of DBT and psychotherapy.
  • Referrals can only be accepted from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s designated geographical area (i.e., Helensburgh to Gerroa)
  • Program inclusion criteria: primary diagnosis of BPD; therapy readiness (based on clinical judgement)
  • Program exclusion criteria: A diagnosed psychotic disorder; primary diagnosis of personality disorder other than BPD; significant history and/or risk of expressed aggression (antisocial personality features) ; developmental delay/cognitive impairment; unmanaged drug and/or alcohol use and/or dependence

Wollongong Community Mental Health - Adult Gold Card Clinic
02 4254 1500
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service 

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis

Wollongong Community Mental Health - Child and Adolescent Gold Card Clinic
02 4254 1500
1800 011 511 for referrers outside the public mental health service

  • Brief intervention based on the relational model of treatment
  • Brief 3 session (plus one carer session) intervention service for people in crisis

South Coast Private Hospital
02 4286 6847

  • DBT day program
     

ARAFMI (Assisting Relatives and Friends of People with Mental Illness) Illawarra
02 4254 1699

  • Support for carers of people with BPD
  • Telephone support
  • Individual face-to-face counselling
  • Support groups with other carers
  • Peer support
  • Education and training workshops
  • Advocacy
  • Community awareness sessions 
Woollahra

Rebecca Ciatto, DBT-LBC
0434 221654

  • DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician
  • Radically open DBT Clinician
  • Offers DBT and RO-DBT groups for teens and adults
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Woy Woy

    Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
    02 4341 9522 general enquiries
    02 4343 0214 intake

    • Provides a variety of programs to help people with a mental illness including both inpatient and outpatient services.
    • Day programs include: anxiety & depression, life strategies, addictive behaviours, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), managing bipolar disorder. Inpatient programs include: alcohol & other substance dependency issues, bipolar, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, grief & loss and anger management.
    • CBT & DBT programs available

    Regional & Rural NSW

    Western NSW

    Western NSW Local Health District
    1800 011 511

    • The Local Health District provides a comprehensive range of public mental health services, with care provided for infants, children, young people and their families, adults and older people through:

      • Inpatient Units
      • Community Based Care (Supported Accommodation - Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI), Assessment, treatment & care coordination)
      • Rural and Remote Programs
    Mid North Coast

    Mid North Coast Local Health District
    1800 011 511

    • While not a counselling service the mental health professionals who answer calls will advise whether or not a person is in need of mental health services or would be better accessing another service
    Northern NSW

    Western NSW Local Health District
    1800 011 511

    Far West NSW

    Far West NSW Local Health District
    1800 011 511

    Murrumbidgee

    Murrumbidgee Local Health District
    1800 011 511

    Southern NSW

    Southern NSW Local  Health District
    1800 011 511

    Hunter New England

    Hunter New England Local Health District
    1800 011 511

 

FINDING A PRIVATE PRACTITIONER

The Australian Clinical Psychology Association Find A Clinical Psychologist Service
www.acpa.org.au/find-a-clinical-psychologist

  • The only referral service provided by ACPA is through the Find a Clinical Psychologist Directory. ACPA is not able to provide referral details in response to telephone calls or emails.
  • The Find a Clinical Psychologist Directory is made up of those private practitioner ACPA members wishing to be listed in the Directory
     

The Australian Psychological Society Find A Psychologist Service
www.psychology.org.au/FindaPsychologist

  • Psychologists listed in this Find a Psychologist database have paid an annual fee to participate.
  • All psychologists listed are fully registered and either: Associate Members, Members, Fellows or Honorary Fellows of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Any services offered or therapeutic approaches listed are self-regulated and require a Declaration from each psychologist that they are competent in those areas.
     

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Register
www.pacfa.org.au/nationalregister

  • The PACFA Register is designed to provide a comprehensive list of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for the Australian community.
  • These Psychotherapists and Counsellors have been assessed against Register Eligibility Criteria agreed to by Member Associations of PACFA, and have demonstrated an approved level of professional training, competence and ethics.
     

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Directory of consultant psychiatrists in private practice in Australia
www.ranzcp.org/Resources/find-a-psychiatrist.aspx

  • All psychiatrists in this directory are Fellows of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. They are qualified medical practitioners who have undergone further specialist training to become experts in the treatment of mental illness.
  • The directory contains only psychiatrists who have requested to appear.
  • Information in the directory is provided by psychiatrists themselves. Contact the psychiatrist for any questions about their skills, qualifications or practice.
Last reviewed: 27 August, 2018

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