Yolanda Evans

BA (Hons) Politics and Public Policy
Psychotherapist/Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Locations
  • Telehealth
  • North Adelaide
Client Age Groups
  • Children 5-12
  • Children 12-15
  • Adults
  • Adolescents/Youth 16-25

Currently available for new bookings

My name is Yolanda. I love working at Attuned Psychology because it is a practice that believes in working with you as a team to become the best version of yourself. It is a true privilege to help you to achieve your therapeutic goals.

My ten years in mental health Social Work practice has taught me to place the therapeutic relationship at the centre of my practice and work collaboratively with you to apply the most effective approach to your situation. I am therefore skilled in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities. Together we explore the circumstances that surround you and how you can manage them most effectively. Because of my extensive experience of working in culturally diverse communities I place emotional safety at the centre of my practice and can promise an approach that makes you feel safe.

At the end of the day, therapy is about your unique social context in the world. For this reason my approach is compassionate and direct. Especially when managing trauma, I believe in a gentle approach that emphasises meeting you where you are and steadily moving toward healing in a way that allows you to manage the discomfort of difficult emotions. When working with children, I tend to make therapy fun, strengths based and interactive. My goal is for the whole family to see improvement and to be able to celebrate a win for that young person.

I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and grief as well as children and families experiencing intergenerational trauma. I have worked for a number of NGO’s with people who have experienced Childhood Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. I have worked for a number of years with Adolescents and young adults in a public health setting and also have extensive experience in crisis mental health and triage. As such I am skilled in a number several modalities including Acceptance and Commitment therapy, mindfulness, CBT, DBT and single session crisis work.

I consult at North Adelaide on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays offering business hours and after hours appointments on Wednesday

Therapeutic Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Single session focussed therapy
  • Narrative approaches to therapy

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Flinders University Masters in Social Work
  • Flinders University BA majoring in Public Policy (Hons)
  • AASW accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Medicare accreditation provider number
  • NDIS qualified
  • AASW member
  • Board member of AASW SA Branch Management Committee

Special Areas of Interest

I have extensive experience with working with people who have experienced trauma and am passionate about seeing people recover and flourish. I also work well with young adults and late adolescents around life transitions. I have extensive training in ACT based approaches to trauma and DBT for emotional regulation.

  • Adolescents/adults   
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Grief, loss and end of life
  • Systemic family therapy with adults/adolescents
  • Children over the age of 5
  • LGBTQIA+ clients

Fee Schedule

50-minute sessions, face to face or via telehealth, are $210 (business hours), which reduces to $130.95 after your Medicare rebate if you are under a Mental Health Care Plan referred by your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. For after hours services the session costs $240, which reduces to $160.95 after your mental health care fund rebate.

These are the standard length for subsequent individual sessions unless otherwise negotiated.

Health funds and payments

You can pay online via card for telehealth bookings in advance or on the day prior to your appointment or for face to face sessions use Eftpos in our practice before or after your appointment.
Our team will process your Medicare and private health rebates immediately after your appointment.

For telehealth appointments the claim may be made for Medicare by our team through our software. For private health we will send you a receipt in the case of telehealth services. Please note that although we may process payments in advance we are not permitted to process the rebates until after the appointment has finished by law.

If you have private cover you do not need a referral and will pay a variable gap depending on your level of cover and your health fund. Please check with your health fund before booking to understand whether you are entitled to a rebate for psychology services. If you are in the rooms we will process the gap but if doing telehealth we will send you a receipt for claiming after full payment has been made.

Referral Information

To access our services as part of Mental Health Care Plan (allowed up to 20 visits per calendar year (initial referral for 6 sessions), please email our reception team with your valid Plan and a referral letter from your GP.

We accept clients with a self-managed or plan-managed NDIS referral but do not take NDIS agency referrals. There will be a gap payment beyond the NDIS fee that is payable on the day of your appointment. Please call us before booking to make sure your plan fits our criteria for referrals within our practice.

Booking Information

Currently available for new bookings

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