Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads | Ph: (07) 5508 0950 | Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm.

Dr Carla Schlesinger

Dr Carla Schlesinger


Carla is an AHPRA Registered General Psychologist with 18 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, of all ages. She welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds as well as LGBTQIA clients.

She has a degree in psychology, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is an endorsed Medicare provider with a broad range of clinical experience. Carla is passionate about helping her clients through times of despair and struggle to find their true path, peace and happiness.

Her areas of speciality include: mood, anxiety, adjustment and personality disorders; grief and loss; trauma; relationships and family change; addiction; and identity issues and crises.

She has a compassionate nature and uses a variety of evidence-based therapies including: cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused counselling, acceptance and commitment techniques, motivational techniques, interpersonal therapy, pain management, systemic family therapy, relaxation and mindfulness strategies and psycho-education.

Carla displays genuine empathy and aims to work in partnership with her clients to resolve personal issues and crises. She understands the pressures and battles that can impact our lives – from our environment, our families, our own bodies, and our mental life.

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New patient?

Because of the amount of information we need to collect, new patients cannot currently book appointments online. If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please us the details below to get in touch.

Learn more about how to book your first appointment

Phone: (07) 5508 0950

Email: [email protected]

Returning patient?

Returning patients are welcome to book online for convenience. Choose your practitioner and your preferred date and time. You’ll need an email address and mobile phone number to register, and will receive a confirmation via email.


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Frequently asked questionsSWIPE / CLICK LEFT OR RIGHT FOR MORE

  • What are my payment options?

    Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You can pay using credit/debit, and electronic transfer (via EFTPOS). We are a mixed payment practice: practitioners charge for their services, however some also offer bulk-billed services for concession card holders. You may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates, click below to learn more.

  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to make an appointment at our health centre - we welcome new patients. Rebates maybe be available, click below to find out more.

  • Do you offer bulk-billing?

    Some of our practitioners offer bulk-billing for concession card holders only. 

    If you require bulk-billing:

    • Ask for a practitioner that offers bulk-billing when you make an appointment
    • Remember to bring your concession card with you to your appointment.
  • What evidence-based approaches do you use?

    The evidence-based therapeutic approaches used by our practitioners vary. Each practitioner has preferred methods and theories they apply to help you get the most out of your therapy, achieve your goals, and find greater wellness. Click the button below to learn more about of evidence-based approach to treatment.

  • Can I claim Medicare rebates for counselling?

    We can help to determine your eligibility for government programs such as the Better Access initiative, or Psychological Services Program (formerly known as ATAPs), which enables people to receive medicare rebates for a certain number of sessions with a mental health professional. Click below to learn more about claiming Medicare rebates.