We help people
Discovering practical tools.
Discovering practical tools.
We are experienced and caring psychologists that like to help infants, young children, adolescents, parents and adults feel change.
Problems are often not simple. So, we take a reflective and systemic approach to treatment, exploring environmental, biological factors and relationships, rather than just symptoms to problems.
We value building relationships with the community and working alongside teachers, pediatricians, occupational therapists and speech therapists in treatment planning.
Inward Out is a psychology practice for people in western Sydney, located in the Blue Mountains near Penrith and surrounding areas. We also provide online therapy services with safe and secure video conferencing technology.
What grounds our approach to your therapy
We care deeply about the relationships formed with people we see in therapy. It’s the greatest contributor to successful experiences. Our psychologists offer a quality of presence by being committed so that you always feel safe and trust in therapy.
Collectively, when individuals come together in a cooperative effort, we can achieve superior outcomes than when working alone. Our psychologists attempt to understand how the wider system has shaped the complexity of problems by engaging with families, schools, doctors, therapists and specialists.
Everyday life can be cluttered with overwhelming emotions and thoughts. Our approach to therapy reflects the values of being present and receptive. Our psychologists believe that the strength of the mind is enhanced when we cultivate the experience of awareness and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Marianne.
I’m a clinical psychologist. I talk to children, teens, parents and adults about their worries, fears, fights and frustrations! I see people who want to feel happier, emotionally healthier, more connected in their relationships, more satisfied in their role as parents, and more fully themselves.
For over 12 years, I have provided therapy in homes, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation and within the community. I have worked alongside teachers, psychiatrists, GPs, occupational and speech therapists, pediatricians, caseworkers and carers.
I embrace the idea that problems are part of a bigger system!
Our psychology practice is nestled in a newly built cottage-clinic in the lower Blue Mountains town of Blaxland, less than 10 minutes from Penrith. Our therapy rooms feature solid-core doors and double-glazed windows to ensure you have a comfortable and safe face-to-face experience with your Inward Out clinical psychologist.
For some people, seeing a psychologist in-person can be a difficult event. Inward Out provides quality care online via video conferencing technology. Our safe and secure telehealth service improves therapy access for people with moderate problems in the comfort of home or office anywhere in Australia.
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What are sessions like with an Inward Out Psychologist?
- In-person: Marianne will come out to meet you in the waiting room at Blaxland and you’ll go into a private and comfortable room for the therapy session.Online: You will be sent a link to your email from Covui. Once you click on this link, it will take you straight to the online therapy room with Marianne. Click here for more detail on Inward Out’s online therapy sessions.
- The first 1 -2 sessions are about getting to know you and your story as much as we can. We ask questions about your feelings, thoughts and behaviours – what experiences have triggered the problem? what situations make the problem worse? what has helped and not helped in the past?Your psychologist will tell you what they think about the problem (assessment and formulation) and what type of treatment works (treatment approach). If you’re OK with this, then you and your psychologist can start working towards your needs and goals.
- It takes courage and vulnerability to seek help. We want to give you a safe and secure space to work through your problems. Each therapy session (50 minutes) is an opportunity to listen to you, practice skills and check in with how you’re going at using tools outside of session.
- Being able to connect with your psychologist is important for therapy to be successful. We understand that we might not be the right match and that’s OK! Our priority is that you get the help that you need.
What is a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and how do I get one?
- You do not need a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP to see a psychologist. However, with a valid Mental Health Care Plan, you can get a Medicare Rebate, so that a part of your therapy fee is covered. Talking to your GP is the first place to start if you think a Mental Health Care Plan will help you.
After you’ve had a chat with your GP about how you’re feeling and how it’s affecting your well-being, they can suggest treatment options and support services to help. These issues, your needs and goals are written down by your GP as your Mental Health Care Plan, when appropriate.
As part of the Government’s Better Access Initiative program, this plan is needed for you to qualify for a Medicare rebate so that part of the cost of your treatment may be covered ($126.50 money back from Medicare when you see a Clinical Psychologist like Marianne) and less to pay out of your own pocket.
The GP may refer you to a particular psychologist, or you can talk to your GP about seeing another psychologist of your choice. If you book an appointment with a psychologist at Inward Out, this plan can help your psychologist work together with your GP so that we are all on the same page in helping you meet your goals.
If your GP thinks that you’re eligible, you can receive up to 10 sessions in a calendar year (1 January to 31 December).
These are some problems that we can help you with, that may require a Mental Health Care Plan:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pre and Postnatal Depression
- Childhood behaviour problems (Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
You may be eligible for Medicare rebates for online video therapy with a valid Mental Health Care Plan for the following situations.
- COVID-19 – Talk to your GP about eligibility
- Rural and Remote Areas - more information is available at Better Access Telehealth Services for people in rural and remote areas (https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba-telehealth)