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How Much Do Mental Health Therapies Cost?

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Last Updated Oct 20, 2020

Our mind and body function together. Once our mental health goes downhill, our bodies will cease to function, and everything in life turns awry. Just like a machine, our minds require regular inspection. Seeing a specialist doesn't mean there is something wrong with you. It only shows that you value your life and everything and everyone in it.

So, whether you need some coaching in your career, support to get past traumatic experiences or time to connect with your higher self, consulting the right practitioner will boost your ability to achieve your goals.

Check out below 23 mental health modalities along with their average costs. The cost of each treatment varies according to several factors, including the city you live in, the qualification of the practitioner whom you're working with, the course of treatment, what you're seeking treatment for and the types of modalities used.

Art Therapy 

Art Therapy is a nonverbal way of addressing emotional and psychological issues that are deeply rooted in the subconscious mind. It utilises different art media to allow you to tap into repressed emotions and express them without restrictions.

Price: $100 to $145

Brain Gym

Brain Gym consists of a series of 26 hand and body movements that improve the functions of the brain. Beneficial for children and adults, this type of therapy enhances learning ability, making it easier and faster for the brain to learn and process new knowledge and skills. It also reduces anxiety, improves communication skills and boosts self-confidence.  

Price: $295 to $550

Breathwork

Breathwork is a holistic form of therapy that involves controlled and conscious breathing exercises to induce relaxation and relieve stress and anxiety.

Price: $180 to $250

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured form of psychotherapy that can help you eliminate negative thoughts, feelings and actions which are responsible for trapping you in a cycle of repetitive problems.

Price: $160 to $190 

Counselling

Counselling is a type of therapy that can help you identify the root cause of your emotional issues and utilise the resources that are available to you to cope better with life.

Price: $60 to $110

Educational Kinesiology

Educational Kinesiology aims to help people—young and old alike—with learning disabilities. It employs training techniques, including Brain Gym exercises, to help an individual explore their true potential and achieve their goals.

Price: $40 to $160

Floatation Therapy

Floatation Therapy is a therapeutic practice that induces your mind and body in total relaxation while you're immersed in a tank of saltwater. This therapy relieves stress and resolves long-standing conditions like chronic pain. 

Price: $65 to $85

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy focuses on resolving issues from the past by bringing them into the present. In doing so, it helps you raise self-awareness, make better decisions and live in the present moment.

Price: $40 to $80

Holistic Counselling

Holistic Counselling is similar to talk therapy except that it works with your mind, body and spirit to help you maximise your full potential and enjoy your life with much joy.

Price: $60 to $150   

Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing prepares a pregnant woman mentally, physically and emotionally for labour and childbirth. It employs breathing exercises and relaxation methods to alleviate pain, worry and fear, and ensures the successful delivery of her baby.

Price: $495 to $600

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy identifies and eliminates emotional blockages that are responsible for your self-limiting thoughts and behaviour patterns. Whether your goal is to be healthier, wealthier or happier, a hypnotherapist can help you achieve it by guiding you in resolving the root of your problem.

Price: $150 to $495

Life Coaching

Life Coaching can help you to achieve a stellar career, boost your athletic performance or build loving relationships. In other words, a life coach is trained to help people transform their lives from basic to amazing.

Price: $80 to $740

Meditation

Meditation is a holistic practice that slows down your thoughts, allowing you to increase self-awareness and boost your physical, mental and spiritual health. Practising it regularly promotes positive emotions, improves concentration and alleviates stress, anxiety and depression.

Price: $20 to $32   

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of keeping your mind and senses attentive to what's happening in the present moment to increase your self-awareness and avoid unnecessary mental and physical stress.

Price: $20 to $90

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body therapy that is based on the concept that negative emotions stored in the subconscious lead to stress and physical disorders. NET removes emotional blocks in the meridians of the body and ultimately restores health and wellness.

Price: $149 to $600 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach to behavioural therapy that looks at thoughts, language and behaviour. It utilises a set of outstanding qualities present in successful individuals which you can mirror to achieve your goals.

Price: $155 to $200

Psych-K

Psych-K is an energy-based approach to changing unhealthy belief and behavioural patterns stored in the subconscious mind into healthy, positive ones. Eliminating limiting beliefs improves all aspects of health and overall wellness.

Price: $150 to $250 

Psychology

Psychology addresses the way people think and feel. Seeing a psychologist will help you understand how your thoughts and feelings are affecting your behaviour, and equip you with the tools to cope better with life's challenges.

Price: $125 to $260

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy treats deep-seated emotional conflicts resulting from painful experiences or traumas, which affect your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. It addresses a variety of conditions, including depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, addiction, low self-esteem and many others. 

Price: $120 to $150

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is a combination of different therapies that help people eliminate their limiting thoughts and bad habits by rewiring their brain. This type of therapy comes with a transformational recording which you have to listen to for 21 consecutive days to build new habits. 

Price: $180 to $470

Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy involves the use of a variety of healing instruments, like singing bowls, to address physical and mental health issues. Each instrument works on different chakras and creates varying frequencies to balance your energy levels and relieve stress and other physical and mental disorders.

Price: $65 to $180

Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a psychological treatment that employs a tapping sequence on the meridian points located on the hands and the upper section of the body to eliminate negative emotions linked to painful experiences from the past. 

Price: $90 to $120

Time Line Therapy

Time Line Therapy is a process wherein negative emotions that are attached to past events are eliminated from a person's subconscious so that they can pursue the life they want. The practitioner taps into the client's subconscious mind and takes them to a point in the past that is associated with negative emotions. Here, they facilitate healing.

Price: $180 to $219 

While the price of a therapy service is an important factor to consider, you want to look deeper into the credentials and competence of a practitioner to ensure that they're capable of meeting your needs. Contacting them to ask about the scope of treatment, as well as a computation of the actual fee per session will help you plan your consultation.

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Originally published on Sep 28, 2020

FAQs About Cost of Mental Health Therapies in Australia

Is therapy worth the cost?

Therapy may be pricey but think of it as a worthwhile investment for your health. Seeing a certified therapist will help you understand your issues thoroughly and gain the tools you need to resolve them for good.

How much does a therapy session usually cost?

Your out-of-pocket expense depends on the type of therapy you are receiving, the number of sessions it entails and where you live. A typical therapy session would cost, on average, between $60 and $150, but if you're using a private health fund or Medicare, you're less likely to spend over $60.

How can therapy help you?

Seeking help from a professional therapist can help you cope better with stress and other issues in your life. A certified therapist will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to move past unhealthy beliefs and habits and towards supportive ones.

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