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To meet privacy standards and Medicare auditing requirements, secure IT platforms are used by Emerge Psychology and its members enjoy access to clinical advice and support, and peer networking to support their work in Telehealth.

  • FEES: Bulk-billed sessions across Psychology, Psychiatry and Social Work for rural and remote Australians.  Gap fees of $95 per session apply on top of rebate for those in regional or metro areas.
  • Appointments running 7 days a week
  • Current Average wait time before initial session : 10 Days
  • Internet connection on a smart phone or computer is required.  

Attending your appointment is as easy as clicking on the link that we will send to your email.

Dr Melissa Lethbridge, Clinical Psychologist


Dr Melissa Lethbridge is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience in the field. She grew up in country NSW and recently moved back to her hometown where she provides telehealth services to adults across the age spectrum.  Click here to read more

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Crystal Kennedy, Clinical Psychologist


Crystal is a clinical psychologist who  works with clients ranging from older adolescents through to older adults … including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) …to build the client’s repertoire of adaptive coping strategies. Click here to read more

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Stephanie Cooper, Psychologist


Stephanie Cooper is a psychologist with extensive experience providing mental health counselling…With a career that includes working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service whilst living in a remote community, she has first-hand knowledge ..Stephanie utilises a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach Click here to read more

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Brent Munro, Clinical Psychologist 


Brent is a Clinical Psychologist who has been conducting assessments and therapy with children, teens and adults for nearly 15 years. …  Being born and raised mostly on his grandfather’s farm 

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Susan Athaide, Clinical Psychologist and Advisor

Susan Athaidelogomedical

Susan Athaide holds endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist provider through Medicare.  Susan has 24 years of experience

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Angela Curtis, Psychologist


Angela registered psychologist with extensive  experience in schools and private practice. Originally, from a remote farming community

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Merril Winney, Clinical PsychologistMerril WinneylogomedicalMerril Winney is a Clinical Psychologist … works with adolescents and adults of all ages using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 

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Michelle Wharton, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist


Michelle is a psychologist with clinical and forensic endorsement, based in Adelaide, and has been practicing since 2005..working with adults, adolescents, and couples .. including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

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Marlena Ziety, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Marlena, an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with over twenty years of experience in working with relationship and family issues, …utilises evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.  Marlena also provides Couples Counselling. Click here to read more

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Covey, Psychologist



Cameron is based in a farming community ..and works with adolescents (15 years and above) and adults… utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  Click here to read more

Cameron is currently fully-booked

We look forward to welcoming back Elizabeth Kirkman, Psychologist  – currently on leave – in Sept 2020

In-House Psychiatric Opinion and Treatment for Existing Patients of Emerge

Dr Brahmesh Goyal, Consultant Psychiatrist



Dr Brahmesh Goyal is a consultant psychiatrist who provides bulk-billed psychiatric opinion and treatment (item numbers 296 and 306) for existing Telehealth patients of Emerge Psychology.  Dr Goyal specialises in managing various psychiatric conditions including depression, grief, anxiety, psychosis and mood disorders. He has a special interest in helping people who suffer psychological distress in the midst of acute or chronic physical/medical symptoms. He also works in public psychiatry at Footscray hospital in Melbourne. 

Note to GPs – Dr Goyal will only consider referral requests to Emerge Psychologywhich verify that your patient is an existing patient of this service noting the name of your patient’s psychologist, marked ATTENTION Psychiatry and received by fax 03 9503 0469 or email to 

Operations Manager       Mark Ralphsmith is the Operations Manager of Emerge Psychology.  Mark is a member of MFAA and has many years of experience in Customer Service.  

Telehealth Coordinator     Alanah Ralphsmith is the Telehealth Coordinator of Emerge Psychology Alanah provides our management team with behind-the-scenes support to assist in the smooth-running of our service.

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