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We welcome new clients and aim to keep our waiting list at a minimum. 

Bookings and enquiries can made made via the link below. 

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Vanessa Staub Psychology is a boutique Psychology Practice located in Essendon, Victoria, Australia, providing treatment for a range of mental health issues.

We understand starting therapy can feel vulnerable and be a big step to take. We aim to provide a safe, respectful, welcoming space to help you feel comfortable, at ease and supported throughout your treatment. 

We bring over 20 Years experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, and have a special interest in supporting women's mental health and wellbeing at all stages of life. 

Our clients can attend appointments in person, or online via telehealth. We also welcome clients from regional and rural Victoria and interstate via Telehealth Appointments (online or telephone). 

If you would like to learn more, or would like to make an appointment to get started, we would love to hear from you. 

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Therapy Information: 
What to expect.
How we can help. 

Vanessa is a highly experienced Psychologist providing effective, evidence-based therapies to her clients. Her approach is warm, personable, and caring. She takes a collaborative approach and will work with your Individual needs to develop a holistic mind-body treatment plan to help improve your mental heath, and develop the tools you need to cope with life’s challenges. 

She takes the time to listen and get to know you, to hear your story and what has lead you to access counselling. She will work collaboratively with you to help you understand your symptoms, their causes and maintaining factors, and develop a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. She can also continue to support you with a recovery and relapse prevention plan once you are feeling well.

Treatment is Available for for Adults 18+ Years experiencing: 

Anxiety Disorders


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Perinatal Disorders and Birth Trauma

Parenting Challenges 

Mental Heath issues triggered by Major Life Events including Loss and Grief

Sessions are available Australia-wide via Telehealth.
Face to face sessions can be attended at my clinic in Essendon. 

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Clinic Hours


Monday: 9am to 4pm

Tuesday: 9am to 4pm

Wednesday: 9am to 4pm

Thursday: 9am to 4pm

Friday: 9am to 4pm 

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Referrals and Information for GP's 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist and the Practice owner of Vanessa Staub Psychology. She completed her University education at The University of Melbourne and RMIT. Throughout her 20+ Year career, she has developed extensive training and experience in working with Individuals, Couples, and Families presenting with a wide range of mental health issues in both the Community Health and Private Practice settings. Her approach is warm, personable, and compassionate with the aim of empowering and motivating individuals to move towards recovery. 


She uses a range of therapeutic techniques including:


Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Family Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy 

Mindfullness, Breathwork & Meditation Training 

Vanessa works collaboratively with G.P.’s, Psychiatrists, and other allied health professionals to ensure clients have access to a holistic Care Plan. With a referral from a G.P., part payment for Vanessa’s sessions is rebatable through Medicare. She is also a registered Private Health Insurance Provider. 

Vanessa is a dedicated mental health professional who is passionate about de-stigmatising mental health issues and accessing therapy. She strongly believes that with the appropriate support, many individuals can achieve a life free from the control of their symptoms, and learn to thrive! 

Patient referrals can be discussed by telephone or via email clicking on the link below.

GP Mental Health Care Plans can be emailed via the link below. 

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Professional Associations

Registered Psychologist AHPRA

Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Psychology Today Certified Psychologist

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How long does each therapy session take?

An Individual appointment is 50-minutes duration. 

Can a Medicare Rebate be claimed for my sessions?

Yes. I am a registered Medicare Provider. 
With a referral from your GP/Psychiatrist, under a Better Access Mental Health Care Plan, the current Medicare rebate is $89.65 per session. A maximum of 10 sessions per Calendar Year can be claimed for Psychology services.  

What are your fees? 

Initial Appointment:

$230-  *without Medicare Rebate

$140.35  *with Medicare Rebate

Subsequent  Appointment:  

$200-  *without Medicare Rebate

$110.35  *with Medicare Rebate

Cancellation Policy: 

We understand plans can change and that you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. In order to accommodate other clients, we ask that you provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. Appointments cancelled, rescheduled or not attended with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a fee equal to the full session fee.  

Can you claim a Private Health Insurance rebate for sessions? 

If you have Private Health Insurance with Extras cover that includes Psychology services, your sessions can be claimed. Please contact your Individual Health Insurance fund to determine your claim amounts available to you based on your type and level of cover. 
*Please note a Medicare Rebate and Health Insurance Rebate cannot be claimed for the same session. 

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Contact Information & Appointment Bookings

For enquiries or to book a session, please enter your details here. Your message will be responded to during Monday to Friday business hours.  


*This is not a crisis support service. If you are in crisis or need emergency assistance please telephone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or attend your nearest hospital emergency department. 

72a Lincoln Road, Essendon VIC 3040, Australia

Phone: (03) 8338 1083

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