Online Professional Depression Treatment
Professional Depression Treatment and Therapy, Online via Telehealth.
Are you struggling with depression and looking for online support?
Often characterised by prolonged and unshakeable feelings of sadness or hopelessness depression can lead us into social isolation, creating a cycle that often makes our depression deeper, making us feel worse.
Statistics collected by Beyond Blue found that approximately 1.16 million Australian’s aged 16 to 85 are currently experiencing depression – so you are not alone.
In addition to that, it’s estimated that 17% of Australian’s (one in six people) are currently experiencing anxiety or depression.
It’s clear that these experiences are widely shared in Australia.
However, support-seeking has grown at a rapid rate over the last twenty years. It’s estimated that over half the population of Australian’s struggling with a mental health condition are seeking psychological intervention. This in turn is improving the livelihoods of the affected person, their families and their relationships.
Online depression therapy delivered via telehealth is not a new concept and was already growing at a steady rate prior to 2020.
However, during the global pandemic two factors at play greatly accelerated the adoption of online depression treatment:
Forced social distancing which made e-health and online treatment the norm
Increased feelings of social isolation, heightened levels of uncertainty as a result of ongoing health concerns, record levels of job-loss and unemployment
Medicare rebated depression treatment with a personally matched, experienced psychologist.
One of the misconceptions with online depression treatment is that it’s not rebated through Medicare – this is not the case.
At Online Psychologists Australia our sessions are rebated as part of Medicare. You’ll be individually matched with an expert psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences and your depression treatment will be largely reimbursed by Medicare.
What are the benefits of online depression treatment?
Commonly one of the challenges when battling depression is that people can struggle to muster the energy required to even leave their home.
Online psychology sessions allow individuals to receive the care they need from the comfort of their loungeroom.
At Online Psychologists Australia, we find some of the major benefits for online depression treatment include:
Added flexibility around treatment times (after or even before regular working hours)
Reduced pressure or treatment stress for the patient
Private and discreet sessions
Medicare rebated sessions
Patients often feel more comfortable, and this can speed up their recovery process
Patients are more likely to keep up consistent sessions due to lower barriers
What are the common symptoms of depression we encounter?
It is important to remember that we all experience symptoms of depression from time to time, and that may not necessarily mean you are depressed.
Everybody suffers from depression in their own unique way and no two experiences are identical, however, there are a number of common symptoms we encounter, which are often summarised by feeling down, miserable, sad or hopeless – the loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities you may enjoy.
Symptoms can include:
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Feeling perpetually tired and fatigued
- Inability to concentrate or focus on one task
- Issues with sleep
- Mood swings
- Loss or change of appetite
- Relying on alcohol or sedatives
- Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, irritable and sad
- Thoughts of worthlessness or hopelessness
How do we treat depression?
All of our psychologists are highly trained professionals with a history of success when treating patients suffering from symptoms of depression.
Our psychologists don’t prescribe a one-size fits all approach to treating depression, but rather employ a host of evidence-based treatments and therapies proven to help alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Your dedicated and personally matched psychologists may use any number of the following techniques:
- Schema Focused Therapy
- Assertiveness Training
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques
- Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Behavioural Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
What are the benefits of seeking help?
The upsides of seeking and receiving help for depression are immense.
The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of patients experience benefits such as:
- Improved relationships and friendships
- Improved physical health
- Improved sleep and rest
- Improved feelings of happiness and a restoration of energy
- Feelings of a burden being lifted
- Sharper thinking and a better memory
- A healthier lifestyle
- A lower risk of future depression, as patients are often better equipped to deal with depressive periods
Get professional depression treatment with a trained psychologist online today.
Reaching out and accessing treatment for depression may be the best decision you could make – not just for yourself, but also your loved ones.
Our warm, empathetic and understanding team of professionals are ready to help.
At Online Psychologists Australia, we offer a free, no-obligation 15-minute consultation where we’ll personally match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences.
All of our sessions are rebatable through Medicare.
Find the help you need today.
"The privacy and comfort of having sessions online, but still face-to-face over Zoom made me feel so much more at ease. I was able to open-up much quicker and felt like I was making progress after just my first session."
What our clients are saying
"Being able to book in appointments that work around my schedule has been incredible. Speaking to Rob has had the most positive impact on my mental wellbeing given the isolation I experienced in 2020."
"The fact I was able to get medicare rebate on my sessions made the whole process so much easier. I've already recommended Online Psychologists Australia to a few friends that have been struggling lately.
If you're having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
If you’re having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, there are many organisations that can help you 24 hours, 7 days a week. They include: