Calm Sea


Treatment for insomnia and other sleep problems



I am Dr Cathie Stevens, a registered clinical psychologist (AHPRA registration number PSY0001627036) with a passion for helping those experiencing acute or chronic sleep difficulties and sleep disorders. I have completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with my doctoral research investigating sleep in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. I have experience working with a diverse range of people and have worked in community settings, public mental health, and private practice.


What I Offer

I utilise a range of techniques including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and psychotherapy to treat a wide range of sleep problems and sleep disorders in adults, including:

* Insomnia

* Sleep difficulties occurring with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, and trauma

* Circadian rhythm disorders

* Planned withdrawal and support for withdrawal from sleeping medication

* Shift-work adjustment

* Excessive daytime sleepiness

* Narcolepsy-cataplexy

* Nightmares, sleepwalking

* Difficulties with CPAP compliance

Each session runs for 50 minutes and costs $180 during business hours and $195 for after hours sessions (5pm onwards). You do not need a referral to see me. However Medicare rebates (currently $128.40 per session) are available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year if you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP or a referral from your psychiatrist. You may be entitled to private health insurance rebates, but check with your insurer first. I have appointments available in person at my Hawthorn office or via telehealth (Zoom or Skype) during business hours and after hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am not currently seeing clients on Saturdays.



Interested in improving your sleep? Get in touch with me by calling 0410 022428 or emailing Alternatively, complete the form below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please note: I am in my Hawthorn office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but will try to respond to messages Monday to Thursday if able. I do not work on Fridays.

7/694 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Phone: 0410 022428

Fax: 1300 412831

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