Family therapy

We offer fully funded family therapy and support for a range of needs.

What we can help with

We see families where an adult, child or young person has:

  • a serious mental illness including families where a parent has a mental illness
  • a significant alcohol and/or other drug related problem
  • experienced traumatic event(s) or abuse including sexual and/or physical abuse/neglect.

What we cannot provide help with

We are unable to help with the following, although we can refer you to someone who will:

Acute crisis counselling

  • Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Mensline 1300 789 978
  • Parentline Victoria 13 22 89
  • Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade 000
  • Psychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral) 1300 363 746
  • Safe Steps (Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service) 1800 015 188
  • Sexual assault and family violence 1800 RESPECT
  • Victims of Crime 9705 3200

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) support

  • Under a GP Mental Health Care Plan (with accredited psychologists and social workers in private practice)
  • Through community health centres
  • Through Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC) – (03) 8805 2240
  • Carer Gateway Merri Health – 1800 422 737

Couple counselling

Court reports and current post separation matters

Courts will generally refer you to consultants who will assess and write a report. You can also access private practitioners who specialise in writing court reports here:

Individual (one-on-one) counselling

LGBTIQ+ counselling