Samantha Hilty - Psychologist

  • MOrg Psych
  • GradDipPsych & PGradDipPsych
  • Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Rational-Emotive Therapy
  • AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia Registered
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the Carer Development Association of Australia


Sam is a generalist psychologist and uses a range of therapeutic interventions to suit the needs of hier clients including: cognitive-behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance-commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, schema therapy and mindfulness. 

Sam has worked with adult clients with a range of presenting problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Adjustment challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Weight management
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Pre- and post-natal anxiety and depression

Sam is an experienced career counsellor and can provide career/vocational counselling to indviduals, including vocational assessments.

Sam is available to see clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, as well as some Saturday mornings.


Clinical (Generalist):

Samantha Hilty is available to accept clients referred by their GP or Consultant Psychiatrist who have commenced on a Mental Health Treatment Plan.  To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, the Mental Health Treatment Plan must be obtained prior to your appointment.

Clients may also be seen privately without meeting the Medicare Mental Health Treatment Plan referral criteria.



Clients may self-refer as required.


Hawthorne Psychology is a privately billing practice with payment required at the time of consultation.  The fee for clinical or occupational services with Samantha Hilty is $150.00 for a 55-minute consultation.   When a patient is seen on a Mental Health Treatment Plan they will be entitled to the set Medicare rebate (which as at 1 November 2012 is $84.80).  Bulk-billing is available for clinical appointments for clients who are healthcare card holders on a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Accounts may be paid via Eftpos or Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard) following the session.  A cancellation fee of $50.00 applies to any cancellations occurring within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time.  Please note that this fee is a private fee and is not refundable under Medicare or the private health fund.

Hawthorne Psychology offers a Medicare Easyclaim facility.  This electronic health claiming and payment  system allows clients to claim automatically after their consultation without having to make a separate trip to Medicare.  It also allows for private health insurance claims to be made for those funds that are linked with HICAPS.  Please check with your private health insurance provider to see if you are able to utilise this service.

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