Psychological Services Group

Psychological Assistance and Counselling - Bariatric Patient Support and Assessment

Riham works with children, adolescents, and adults, with particular expertise in family and relationship counselling

Click here to make an appointment to see Riham in Point Cook

Riham consults in Point Cook on Monday through to Saturday

PSG Point Cook is located within Guardian Medical - at the Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre

Phone 03) 8528 6700 for appointments

Dr Riham Abousennah, PhD, MAPS

• Mental Health Counsellor

• Bilingual English and Arabic

• Weight Loss Surgery Preoperative Interview/assessment conducted in English or Arabic

• Skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults, with particular expertise in family and relationship counselling

Riham is a seasoned mental health counsellor with over 10years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families across private and educational settings. She worked as a registered psychologist and psychotherapist overseas and is currently undertaking her registrar program as a Provisional Psychologist in order to gain full registration as a Psychologist in Australia.

She is a compassionate listener committed to assisting in the discovery of personal strengths and development of abilities to thrive. Her experience and diverse skill set allows her to tailor treatment to suit her clients’ needs and personality.

Some of the presenting problems that Riham is well equipped to assist with include: academic problems, adjustment disorder, anger management, anxiety, body-dissatisfaction, children’s social and friendship issues, depression, domestic and family violence, family relationship issues, learning anxiety, midlife crisis, parenting skills, personal growth, postnatal depression, relationship issues, school refusal, self esteem, stress management, unresolved issues from childhood, and weight management.

Riham utilizes various therapeutic modes, depending on the client and their presenting problems to best tailor individual therapy. Her approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitivie Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Relaxation Training (including breath work), Solution Focused Therapy, and Support Counselling.

Riham is available throughout the week including Saturday mornings. Bookings can be made by ringing 03) 8528 6700 or via our website online bookings.

As a counsellor, Riham is not yet eligible for Medicare privileges, however we are offering referred clients with a current MHTP to pay only the “gap” amount (e.g., $85) per 50minutes consultation. Riham is able to provide services to NDIS clients and private fee paying clients, such as family and relationship counselling and other services, which do not attract Medicare rebates.