Rishani Panawennage

Consultant Psychologist
BPsych(Hons)., MEd(CogPsy&EduPrac)., MPsych(Ed&Dev)
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  • Telehealth video conferencing

50 minute consultation: $270.00

Click below to see information on:

  • Medicare rebates
  • Assessments and reports
  • Non attended session fees
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If you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral to see me from your GP, Medicare will subsidise up to 10 sessions per calendar year with an amount starting from $93.35.

You will receive the lower rebate until you reach your Medicare Safety Net. For more information on the Safety Net click here.

Diagnostic Assessments and Report:

I do not provide services under Work Cover, TAC or other 3rd parties nor do I provide reports.

Non Attended Session Fees:

I require 2 full working days (Monday-Friday only) notice should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You must do this by telephone.

– If you give us 2 or more business days’ notice: no fee

– Less than 2 business days: full consultation fee

Out of courtesy to our professional relationship, I request that you provide at least 7 days notice to cancel an appointment as I have limited appointments available.

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hello, my name is Rishani Panawennage

I work with clients who need support with ongoing mental health concerns or those experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties stemming from life events, stress, or life transitions.

I am neuroaffirmative and gender diversity affirmative, in my practice.

My areas of interest include ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, ASD, substance use disorders, and parenting. I work with neurodivergent clients who require ongoing support in managing challenges associated with ADHD, ASD, or comorbid conditions.  I work with clients across the adult age spectrum including young adults who are experiencing stress relating to academic, employment, or relationship problems, or those experiencing depression, anxiety, or substance use issues. I also work with parents who are seeking to support their children through developmental or social difficulties, or those who want to improve communication and relationships within the family. 

My therapeutic style is collaborative, and evidence based. I use a combination of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based strategies, depending on the needs and requirements of the client.

I support clients with:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress management issues 
  • OCD
  • Parenting concerns
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Relational problems
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Life transition difficulties 

My professional affiliations include:

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Australian ADHD Professionals Association (Full member)
  • American Psychological Association (International member) 
Issues I can help with
Social Skills
Academic Performance & Giftedness
Social Anxiety
Behaviour Management
Depression & Mood