Is psychology covered by NDIS?
Psychology services are funded by the NDIS if your NDIS plan includes the support category “Improved Daily Living Skills”, which is covered under the Capacity Building section of an NDIS plan
A psychologist is a specialist in the study of the human mind and behaviour, along with the treatment for mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. They usually study, assess and deliver treatment and counselling to help others achieve optimal occupational, social, educational and personal goals
Psychologists are trained in the use of a wide range of methods and techniques with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health difficulties. Psychologists do not prescribe medication. They use psychological education, cognitive behavioural therapies, narrative therapy and solution focused therapy to assist clients to make positive changes in their lives. During your appointment, the psychologist will explain and discuss treatment options and together you will work out a treatment plan.
I you do not have psychology services funded by your NDIS plan and included in the support category of “Improved Daily Living Skills”, which is covered under the Capacity Building section of the NDIS plan you can access a psychologist bulk bills through the Medicare Scheme (10 or 20 sessions per year). First, ask your GP to arrange a Mental Health Care Plan and then contact us to make an appointment with the psychologist
Refer to https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/how-ndis-works/mental-health-and-ndis