Blog Challenge No.1. What your doctor doesn’t tell you about how to choose a therapist

Mental health treatment in Australia is dominated by the medical model via the Medicare Better Access Mental Health Plan system. Many potential clients aren’t aware of their choices in regards to treatment. What would you like potential clients of therapy to know?

If you are outside of Australia and ‘doctor’ doesn’t fit for you, insert *insurance company doesn’t tell you* or whatever works for you.

Play with the heading e.g. ‘5 important things your doctor doesn’t tell you about your mental health treatment’, ‘Important things you didn’t know about choosing an eating disorder counsellor’, ‘You need therapy – what your doctor isn’t telling you!’ ‘You feel depressed, now what?’

Some potential topics might include: advocate for choice of therapist, choice of modality versus the medical model, time limited service versus choice of length of therapy, choice of diagnosis or not, choice of disclosure of information, private pay therapy, therapy as investment.

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Jodie Gale

Jodie Gale

Jodie Gale MA. is the founder of The Psychosynthesis Centre, Trauma Warriors TM, The Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale Podcast and Jodie Gale Soul Centred-Therapy for Women. She is a on the College of Psychotherapy Leadership Team at PACFA, is a Clinical Supervisor, Private Practice Business Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & an Eco-Psycho-Spiritual Registered Clinical Psychotherapist® on the Northern Beaches of Sydney & online. Jodie has 20+ years of experience in private pay, private practice and has built 2 thriving practices - in London and then home in Sydney, Australia. Jodie is passionate about putting the soul back in to therapy!
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