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Welcome to MVS Group

A specialist clinical psychology service located in the heart of Melbourne on Collins Street

Level 3, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Max von Sabler

Consultant Psychologist

BPsychSci(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS, MCCLP, MACPA

Who is MVS Group?

“I have been in the fortunate position to understand that life has many ups and downs; that life has many complexities and that not everyone has access to certain skills and strategies to help deal with life’s challenges.

I am passionate about what I do. Having had both personal experiences and having studied and worked in clinical psychology, I know that my clients have benefited from my help. I enjoy what I do because I can help clients identify their problem areas and look at ways of implementing newfound strategies to reduce, and possibly overcome, the impact of these issues.

These experiences inspired me to open MVS Group – a psychology service focused on building quality relationships and helping people overcome life’s adversities. The benefit of establishing my own business is that building relationships is at the centre. I care about my clients and their experience.”

The von Sabler Approach

Did you know that mental disorders are among the most frequently encountered illnesses second only to cardiovascular disease? In the course of a lifetime, one in four individuals will develop a psychiatric disorder.

Stress, anxiety, nervousness, sadness, poor self-esteem, sleep disorders, excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs, trauma, and eating disorders are conditions which, if they persist, can have detrimental effects on your health, relationships, and performance at work.

It is essential to seek advice or help if you have one or more of these symptoms. Max will listen to you closely and assess the degree of seriousness of a condition, establish a diagnosis, if any, and propose a suitable treatment that is holistic and unique to you. Treatment is bespoke and requires close supervision; and Max will liaise with your referring doctor to ensure that you receive the best quality care. Depending on your needs, Max may also recommend you see a psychiatrist and has a strong network of treating specialists.

Max works with individuals and couples and uses the best available high quality treatments.

For individuals

People seek professional support from a psychologist for different reasons. These may be for emotional disturbances, adjustment, changes in mood, or occupational performance. However, regardless of the reason, finding the right psychologist is the most important aspect of treatment. Trust is essential, and people must feel comfortable and supported so that they can face challenges and obstacles effectively.

Treatment is flexible and dynamic and your personal goals are the cornerstone. Decisions are made in partnership with you, not for you, and your progress is regularly reviewed to ensure you are getting the most from your psychotherapy.

For couples

Relationships can be complex and sometimes partners need support to work through difficulties. These can include transitions in a relationship, marital breakdown or separation, pregnancy and IVF, loss of affection, infidelity, unresolved conflict, communication issues, as well as issues involving children.

Max is experienced in working with couples. His approach is specific to your needs and he has been successful in helping many couples recover from relationship breakdown. Goals for treatment are typically identified at the outset, and progress is monitored throughout therapy to ensure its success.

Specialisations

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Complex Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Burn-Out
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic and Schizophrenic Phenomena
  • Trauma and Adjustment
  • Relationship Issues
  • Gender, Identity and Sexuality
  • Conversion and Somatoform Disorders
  • Mental Disturbances in Older Age
  • Addictions
  • Complex Pain Syndromes

Technique

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Patients

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Referrals

MVS Group welcome referrals from General Practitioners, Psychiatrists and other medical specialists.

Fees

Medicare Rebates

Max von Sabler is endorsed to provide psychological services under Medicare Australia. This means that individuals and couples can access affordable psychological care and can receive a Medicare rebate for services provided.

To access a Medicare rebate, you will need a referral from your GP.

Simply make an appointment with your GP to discuss the nature of your request to see a psychologist. Your GP can then prepare a Mental Health Care Plan which will enable you access to between six and ten Medicare subsidised sessions per calendar year. Click here for more information.

Health Fund Rebates

If you are a member of a private health fund, you may be entitled to claim a rebate for psychological services. The level of rebate will depend on your level of cover.  For more information, we recommend that you contact your private health fund directly.

0450 004 728

Level 3, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm

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