Clinical Services Specifically for People who are Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing & Their Families

Our clinical services team includes Karli Dettman, Pip Cody and Kevin Pare. Kevin is able to undertake in-depth mental health assessments.  He works closely with Karli and Pip to provide counselling to manage the following areas:

• general mental health problems
• identity issues
• depression
• stress and anxiety
• anger
• relationship difficulties
• feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope day-to-day
• trauma exposure
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
• group therapy

Counselling is available at our Blackburn office. Karli Health Centre is also able to provide services online using applications such as Skype™, FaceTime™ and Zoom™. This means that distance is not a problem – we can provide services nationwide. Many deaf people prefer to see a Counsellor who is fluent in Auslan and so it is not necessary to use an interpreter.

Clients can use our counselling services by:

• including counselling in their NDIS plan (provider number 45839156). (Click here to watch an Auslan video about the NDIS),
• using your employer’s EAP (Employment Assistance Program) or other such programs (e.g. Crimes Compensation),
• paying as a private client – private health insurance may help with the cost, or
• seeing your GP for a mental health plan; then, we will refer you to Cathy Goodman, clinical psychologist, who is “Deaf-friendly”

For more information, contact us.


Thanks must go to Simon Smith for the two above images