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Wise Mind Psychology & Wellbeing

Your commitment to wellbeing

Wise Mind Psychology & Wellbeing aims to deliver personalised, psychological services Australia-wide. 

We aim to:

  • Provide a safe space 

  • Create meaningful & authentic therapeutic relationships

  • Work collaboratively with you to ensure positive outcomes

Tanya Arabatzoudis, MAPS/ MAAPi
Director/ Clinical Psychologist

I'm often asked, "do you think people can change?" I truly believe people have the capacity to grow, learn and adapt even in great adversity. That's what my greatest goal is- I want to support you to move towards a rich & meaningful life despite what life throws your way.

I have a great interest in, and extensive experience working with, OCD and Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours like hair pulling & skin picking. I have spent time researching Trichotillomania and have co-developed a group therapy program for BFRBs.  The other areas I can support you with are listed below.

I have completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology and am a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) & the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi).

What I can help you with.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours (e.g. Trichotillomania- Hair Pulling and Excoriation Disorder- Skin Picking)

  • Hoarding Disorder

  • Anxiety & Phobias

  • Depression

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Pain management

  • Self-development

  • Life transitions & adjustment issues

  • Assertiveness training

  • Personality concerns & assessment

  • Relaxation & Stress management

  • Cosmetic procedure readiness assessments

What approaches I use.

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Schema Therapy (ST)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)

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Therapy Dog

Ella is a therapy dog in training. Her job is to provide emotional support and a sweet face to smoosh when you feel you need to soothe. You will often see Ella in our virtual room (sleeping on the job!) She's looking forward to getting to meet you in person, in the near future.

When therapy sounds scary.

Many people feel like something has to be 'wrong' to attend a therapy session. Therapy is certainly an ideal space to work through challenges, life issues and mental health difficulties. It's also a great space for growth and self-development. 


So what stops you?

Maybe you're worried that talking about things might make it worse? If it does, we'll work out some ways to ensure you leave the session feeling safe & contained. 

Maybe you feel like all we'll talk about is your childhood? This can be helpful at times but not always essential. We can work together to determine what is important.

Maybe you fear you will be diagnosed straight away? Diagnosis can be a helpful way to ascertain what treatments may be appropriate & offers some people an "answer" as to why they're experiencing what they are. We believe that working with the person on a whole is important regardless of a diagnosis. Let's chat together about whether this would be something of value for you.

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Fees & Referrals

All sessions are conducted in person or via Zoom. Session fees are as follows:

Regular consultation: $240 (Pensioner: $220)

Before/After hours consultation: $250 (Pensioner: $230)


You do not need a referral to access counselling however a Mental Health Care Plan referral from the GP or psychiatrist may entitle you to a rebate of $141.85 for up to 10 sessions, per calendar year. Some private health funds may also offer a rebate (please contact your health fund directly).


Payments are to be made in full at the time of the appointment, before the rebate is processed.  We unfortunately do not offer bulk billing services.

Contact Me

For any further questions or to book an appointment, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to meeting with you on your journey to wellbeing!

Ph: 0422 986 755
Fax: (03) 9125 8434

Location: 439 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East VIC 3123 

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