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For referrers

As well as providing routine mental health services, such as psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments, neuroCare clinics can also offer deeper insights into the underlying function of your patient’s mental health and sleep condition, as well as to recommend a targeted and personalised neuromodulation program, clinically proven to provide long-term, sustained change to mental health conditions such as:

  • ADHD (child and adult)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • OCD
  • co-morbid sleep disorders.

While our neuromodulation programs are free of medication (and medication’s associated side effects), we will work with you to assess whether your patient should remain on their current medication, reduce or discontinue it during the program.

Our personalised assessment process

Once you’ve referred a patient to neuroCare, our multidisciplinary team takes them through our holistic assessment, which includes a one-on-one 60-90 minute consultation and may also include other relevant psychological assessments, Quantitative EEG (QEEG) brain mapping and Actigraphy sleep assessment. These assessments allow us to identify your patient’s history, symptoms, and brain activity profile so we can determine a treatment program best suited to their individual needs.
Information for Referrers

Treatment programs

If you have patients who have not benefited from traditional forms of treatment for their mental health – or patients who are actively looking for a way to taper off their medication or go completely medication-free – you can refer them to neuroCare for a neuromodulation program.
  • Neurofeedback
  • TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
Neurofeedback

What is Neurofeedback?

To treat ADHD in children and adults, neuroCare clinics use a type of neuromodulation therapy called neurofeedback.

Every neurofeedback session is run by a clinician. The clinician is there to optimise the neurofeedback program in real-time and provide talk therapy during the session.  Scientific studies show that this combination results in optimal patient outcomes.

For patients who live remotely or can’t physically come into the clinic, we can also provide tele-neurofeedback sessions from the comfort of their home.

Advantages of Neurofeedback for ADHD or Insomnia

  • Natural
    Neurofeedback is based on the brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity, harnessing a natural learning process in the brain, like learning to play a musical instrument or sport, for instance.
  • No side-effects
    Unlike many ADHD medications, neurofeedback therapy does not cause sleep problems, stomach pains, nausea, or agitation.
  • Improves sleep
    Sleep is an integral part of treatment for mental health issues such as ADHD. By regulating certain brainwave activity, neurofeedback can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Efficient
    Clients attend sessions at least 2 times per week, for anywhere between 30 – 40 sessions in total. This means the program can be completed in as little as 2 – 5 months. In this time, after the learned brain activity has been consolidated, no further sessions are needed and the patient can enjoy long-lasting benefits and relief from their symptoms.
  • Scientifically proven
    We only apply protocols that have been rigorously tested in science and use technologies that are supported by these studies.
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

What is TMS?

To treat depression, anxiety or OCD in adults, neuroCare clinics use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Every TMS session is run by a specially trained clinician. The clinician is there to optimise the TMS program in real-time and also provides talk therapy during the session.  Scientific studies show that this combination results in optimal patient outcomes.

Advantages of TMS for Depression or OCD

  • Safe and natural
    Magnetic energy stimulates brain cells so that they naturally release the chemicals necessary for proper mood regulation. Only the parts of the brain that control mood are targeted so, unlike ECT, there is no risk of memory loss or effect on other normal brain functions
  • Comfortable
    No need for sedation, anesthesia or hospitalisation; patients are awake, alert and can resume normal activities after their out-patient session.
  • Little to no side effects
    100% free of medication side effects. No weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, fatigue, or negative cognitive effects associated with traditional antidepressant medication. Patients sometimes experience a muscle-tension headache, remedied by a light painkiller.
  • Efficient
    Clients attend sessions at least 2 times per week, for anywhere between 20 – 30 sessions in total. This means the program can be completed in as little as 1-4 months. In this time, after the learned brain activity has been consolidated, no further sessions are needed, and the patient can enjoy long-lasting benefits and relief from their symptoms.

Referrals and Fees


Please address your referrals to the clinician best placed to meet your patient’s needs (click here to meet the team).  Where applicable, please attach a Mental Health Care Plan, which can be used for psychotherapeutic consults.

Standard Medicare rebates will apply for the initial consultation. If your patient is a candidate for treatment, a detailed plan with fees will be provided. Patients with a Mental Health Care Plan will be eligible for partial rebates. NDIS participants are welcome to enquire about our services.


neuroCare Sydney

Tel: 02 8317 5032
Fax: 02 8038 6334
[email protected]

neuroCare Frenchs Forest

Tel: 02 9453 5735
Fax: 02 9452 6812
[email protected]

neuroCare East Melbourne

Tel: 03 9816 8811
Fax: 03 9817 5399
[email protected]

neuroCare Listen And Learn Centre Balwyn

Tel: 03 9816 8811
Fax: 03 9817 5399
[email protected]

Meet the team


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Dr Mark Ryan, Psychiatrist – Sydney

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Dr Jeff Rogers, Clinical Neuropsychologist – Sydney NSW

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Vyda Chai, Clinical Psychologist – Sydney NSW

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Susanne Mechtersheimer, Psychologist – Frenchs Forest

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Sarah Mercer, Clinical Psychologist – Frenchs Forest NSW

Amanda

Amanda Goh, Clinical Psychologist – Frenchs Forest NSW

Cassie

Cassie Antees – Neuropsychologist, Frenchs Forest NSW

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Andrew Pietrini, Psychologist – Frenchs Forest NSW

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Dr Taggart Lidbury, Psychiatrist – Frenchs Forest NSW

Steven

Steven Wickens, Psychologist – East Melbourne VIC

Benjamin

Benjamin Ady, Speech Pathologist – Balwyn VIC

Trevor

Dr Trevor Brown, Neuroscientist – Melbourne VIC

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Zhi Xhiang On, Psychologist, Balwyn & East Melbourne VIC

Nicolette

Nicolette Choo, Speech Pathologist – Balwyn VIC

Hamish

Hamish Binnie, Client Services – Balwyn & East Melbourne VIC

Alison

Alison Glass, Psychotherapist – Frenchs Forest NSW

Daphne

Daphne Lim, Counsellor – Frenchs Forest NSW

Dave

David Binnie, QEEG Technician

Practice Resources

We would love to equip your practice with helpful guides and resources on mental health!
See digital examples below.
Information for Referrers
COVID019 & Mental Health: Recovery, Resilience & Wellbeing – A5 Booklet

COVID-19 & Mental Health
A5 Booklet

Click for digital example


Information for Referrers
‘A Guide To Sleep and Mental Health’ – Fold-out infographic poster

A Guide to Sleep & Mental Health
Fold-out infographic poster

Click for digital example


Practice Resource Request

We deliver information resources, free of charge, to our referral networks, schools and other organisations across Sydney and Melbourne regions.

*If you live outside these areas and would like access to our resources, please call 1300 149 300 to make an arrangement.


If you have a special request, let us know in the message box below.

 

 

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neuroCare is innovating mental health and performance by personalising therapy following a detailed assessment. neuroCare’s objective, measurable and effective approach is based on our natural ability to learn (neuroplasticity) and technology to accelerate the learning (neuromodulation).

To learn more about what we do worldwide
www.neurocaregroup.com

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