Welcome to the cairnmillar clinics

The Cairnmillar Clinic represents the clinical services arm of the Cairnmillar Institute.

Our clinics are located across Melbourne, with each offering a range of services to our clients. See our clinic locations here.

Our clinics work towards taking the latest findings in research and teaching in the field of mental health and converting that into therapeutic outcomes for our clients. We have experienced clinicians offering psychological, counseling and assessment services across a broad range of presentations to children (ages 4+), adolescents, adults, parents, couples and families.

These experienced clinicians also work alongside our students in their final years to mentor them in providing services in general and focused areas of psychology, counseling & psychotherapy. Our student clinicians work in our Cairnmillar Community Clinic, offering free one on one counseling and low-cost assessment services.

All of our services are affirming of diversity, including neurodiversity, gender diversity, and sexuality diversity. We believe that #BetterMentalHealth should be accessible for everyone.


Our psychologists are experienced in assisting with the following areas:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions**
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Career transition and vocational counselling
  • Coping strategies
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & weight management**
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Pain & health issues
  • Panic disorders
  • Parenting and family difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Pre/post-natal issues & fertility
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-exploration
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Social concerns
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse**
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues and work-related issues

**Disclaimer: Whilst our clinicians are able to support clients during sessions, we are not a crisis support center. If we are not a suitable service for your needs at this time, we may be able to provide information on other support services.

Request an appointment

Once an appointment request is submitted, a clinical admin team member will contact you to commence our triage process.

Crisis Numbers

Emergency Services 000 24 hours/7 days a week. Call this number in emergency situations when immediate police, fire or ambulance assistance is required.
Lifeline 13 11 14 Lifeline is available 24 hours a day to listen, without judgement to any person in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.
SuicideLine Victoria 1300 651 251 SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 telehealth provider that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria.
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 24 hours/7 days a week. MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime..
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292 5 pm–9 am/7 days. Victims/survivors of past and recent sexual assault.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 24/7 Telephone counselling service for people aged between 5 and 25.
BeyondBlue 1300 224 636 24 hours/7 days a week. Call, online chat and online forums.
Safe Steps 1800 015 188 Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. Providing specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

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