Does private health insurance cover couples therapy?
Yes. Most Australian private health insurance companies cover couples therapy. It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine eligibility and specific coverage before you start couples therapy. More about private health insurance >
Can I claim Medicare rebates for couples therapy?
No. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you are entitled to Medicare rebates only for individual treatment of specific conditions listed by Medicare. Couples therapy is not claimable through Medicare. More about Medicare rebates >
How long does couples therapy last?
The length of couples therapy varies depending on the couple’s concerns they wish to address and their needs. Some couples may only need a few sessions, while others may benefit from ongoing therapy. More about couples counselling methods >
What if my partner is reluctant to try couples therapy?
A good first step is to have an open conversation with your partner to explain why you believe couples therapy would be beneficial. Suggesting an initial exploratory session with a couples therapist to learn about couples counselling, what to expect and how it can help you both may also help.