Department of Veterans Affairs Counselling

Department of Veterans Affairs Counselling provided by Applecross Psychologists

DVA counselling is a free and confidential service provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs, all you need is a valid referral from your GP.

We have an understanding of veteran and military culture and experiences that allows us to deliver tailored support and care to you.  We can help you with service-related mental health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, isolation, sleep disturbance and anger.

Our team has experience in helping individuals, couples and families of veterans. They can help with adjustment, feelings of isolation, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, pain and a whole range of issues just have a look at the experience of our team members.

Do you have a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) referral form from your GP or other medical professional?

Aresolution offers daytime psychological services to our veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Veterans that hold a DVA WHITE or GOLD card are entitled to around 10 government funded sessions per year with no financial cost to yourself. Gold Card Holders may have more sessions available to them.

We are unable to offer A/H or weekend appointments under the DVA referral but appointments can be made between 9 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday.

To be eligible you need a Department of Veterans Affairs referral form from your GP or other medical professional. Request a callback from your Psychologist.

We have significant experience with individual, family, relationship and trauma focused counselling.

The team members who offer counselling for DVA are:

Katherine Shanhun

Senior Psychologist (more info)

Katherine is passionate about anxiety, depression, PTSD, and family counselling,

Unami Magwenzi 

Senior Clinical Psychologist (more info)

Unami can assist with relationship and family counselling, PTSD, sleep concerns, anxiety, depression and more.

Megan Moussa 

Senior Psychologist (more info)

Megan is passionate about relationship counselling, rehabilitation, pain, family counselling, teens, trauma and anxiety.

Laima Kuliukas

Psychologist (More info)

Laima can help with trauma, depression, sleep, injury rehabilitation anxiety and more. Laima loves to work with people who want to find the underlying causes of their issues so they make lasting changes in their lives.

Useful links

If you, or someone you know, needs support call Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) on 1800 011 046 or visit

Department of Veterans Affairs – Mental Health

Department of Veterans Affairs – PTSD Coach (Mobile App)

Department of Veterans Affairs – Mobile Apps

To Make an Appointment Phone Today 08 6555 7786

Ph: 08 6555 7786
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