Hello, my name is Smitha Sugathan.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with extensive professional experience in working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health needs. I have served in private, public, health, forensic, non-government and not-for-profit settings. I am an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Also, I am a registered provider of Medicare and Northwest Melbourne Primary Care Network.
I strongly advocate that each individual and their persona is developed based on the individual’s exposure to complex and unique environmental circumstances. I incorporate a number of counselling techniques into practice that suits individual needs to gain the best possible outcome. Modalities in my counselling practice include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure/Imaginal Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Relaxation Strategies, Emotional Pain Management Techniques and Life Skills Training.
I am passionate about providing counselling to assist my clients to bring a safe and long lasting recovery from their painful emotional experiences. I am insightful, warm, highly compassionate, empathetic and outcome-focused – who support my clients with practical and effective, evidence-based strategies to address their mental health needs. I offer a non-judgmental and confidential service with specific foci on the best interest of my clients.
Insight Clinic was established in February 2014 in Darwin Northern Territory as an individual owned business. Since then, Insight clinic began to grow. A large number of individuals from Darwin received mental health services through Insight Clinic during this time.
On the following year, 2015, due to family relocation, Insight clinic made it’s way to Metropolitan Melbourne and rooted there growing lush and green.
Currently, Insight clinic has consulting locations in various parts of Victoria including, Carlton, Melton, and Taylors Hill.
Insight Clinic is a Registered provider of Medicare and Northwest Melbourne Primary Care Network. Through funded Medicare Benefits Schedule Program, Insight clinic provides completely bulk billed counselling sessions (Subjected to GP referral and Mental Health Care Plan). Additionally, Insight Clinic services private clients (those who are not eligible for Medicare rebates/or choose to pay privately) with very affordable fees.
At Insight clinic, you will experience a comfortable, completely confidential, nonjudgmental, private and safe service. Check our services page to find the various services that insight clinic offers.