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Dr. Janet Maxwell, Clinical Psychologist

MAPS, MAAPi, DPsych(Clin), BBSc(Hons)

517 Main Rd, Eltham, VIC, 3095

Psychological Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Telehealth Services

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Resolve to be tender with the the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and wrong.  Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.


Dr. Janet Maxwell now offers telehealth services (by teleconference or phone).  If you have a GP referral with a Mental Health Care Plan, you can receive telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with your usual Medicare rebate.  If you are in an area under stay at home restrictions, you may now be eligible for an additional 10 Medicare rebated sessions this calendar year. 

See Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press release here.

  

Services

Janet is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological issues including:

Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

Mood Disorders (E.g., Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Post-Natal Depression)

Low Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence

Grief and Loss

Trauma

Psychosis/coping with hearing voices

Relationship difficulties, marital discord

Adjustment disorders - difficulty adjusting to life change/illness

She also offers assistance in relation to stress management, anger management, assertiveness training, and personal growth and development


Clinical Supervision

Janet is available to provide clinical supervision to psychologists and mental health clinicians working in private practice, NGO's, and the public sector.

About Dr. Janet Maxwell

Therapeutic Approach

Janet takes a client-centered and collaborative approach, working with together with clients to identify their needs and goals. She draws upon a number of approaches depending on the condition, suitability, and preferences of the client. These are; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Basic Beliefs About Therapy


Base every encounter on respect

Prioritise the vulnerable

Believe in the possibility of change

Inspire clients to dream of, and plan for, other possibilities for themselves

Give clients the benefit of the doubt

The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem

Clients are responsible for their own change

Everyone is constantly trying to make sense of their experience

Let go of a assumptions and judgements about your clients

Understand your clients distress - walk in their shoes

Aim for improvement, not perfection

Look for wisdom everywhere, If you are not looking you will not recognise it

You cannot inspire clients to do in their own lives what you are unwilling, or unable, to do in your own

Referral Process

When referred by a GP with a mental health care plan, clients are entitled to a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year (currently 20 sessions due to COVID-19).  Alternatively, clients may choose to self-refer and pay for sessions privately.   

Fees