Message from the Director of Clinical Services

Hellomy name is Smitha Sugathan.

I am the Director of Insight Clinic Mental Health Services Pty Ltd.

I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Clinical Social Worker) and a Behavioural Therapist with more than 10 years of professional experience in working with adolescents, adults, elderly and their carers 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, Care in Mind, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Employee Assistant Programs (EAP).

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-judgemental and confidential service with specific focus on the best interest of my clients.To know more about Accredited Mental Health Social Workers and their skill set please follow the link:

Our Journey

Insight Clinic Mental Health Services Pty Ltd 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 Mental Health Services Pty Ltd during this time.

During the year 2016, due to family relocation, Insight Clinic Mental Health Services Pty Ltd made it’s way to Metropolitan Melbourne and rooted there growing lush and green. Insight Clinic Mental Health Services Pty Ltd has undergone a positive transformation during this time and has been registered as a Proprietary Limited Company since December 2019.

Insight Clinic is a Registered provider of Medicare, Northwest Melbourne Primary Care Network (Care In Mind), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). 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.