My name is Melissa and I am passionate about assisting people in reaching their potential by supporting them in working through life's challenges. This ia particularly relevant as we all face the challenge of COVID-19 and the self isolation we have been facing, as well as the challenges of restrictions beginning to lift and managing the changes that this entails as well.
I work with people from all walks of life including those interested in alternative health and diverse lifestyles and spiritual traditions.
Presenting issues may include; self esteem and personal empowerment, stress management, self-care strategies, assertiveness, relationship issues, trauma including PTSD, mindfulness/meditation, and managing difficult emotions; eg grief and loss, depression, anger, and anxiety.
I offer support to women and their partners around fertility issues including trying to conceive naturally and with IVF, and grief associated with miscarriage, or inability to conceive. Support through pregnancy and dealing with expectations particularly where "things haven't gone to plan" regarding birth, breastfeeding and having a newborn are a special interest.
I believe in greater transparency about the transition to parenthood and the joys and challenges that having a baby or young children can bring to women and their families including social isolation, changes to relationships, loss of libido, identity as a parent rather than "professional", whether to have another baby and many other such concerns.
Additionally supporting clients with children of primary school and high school aged children particularly having recently dealth with the challenges of home education due to COVID-19, and managing the transition back to school as well.
My approach is non-judgemental, humanistic, client centred, and outcome informed.
I am registered for the Medicare Benefits Scheme which provides up to 10 sessions per calendar year and substantial rebates for clients. I am also registered with most private health funds.
I also work with clients referred through VOCAT, TAC, Workcover, and other programs.
I practice at Moores Road Medical Clinic in Monbulk on Wednesdays as well as at the Open Door Wellness Centre also in Monbulk.
I am currently continuing to see clients face to face with appropriate spatial distancing and hygiene practices or Telehealth for those at risk or who would prefer this option.
Medicare rebate- $86.15
Full Fee - $150
Concesssion - $115
Bulk billing is available for some clients in person or via Telehealth. Please enquire as to its availability for your circumstances.
Telehealth is also available from my home based private practice. I'm using a very secure platform called Coviu. Specifically designed for Health Professionals.
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I am a Psychologist with 22 years of experience working as a Counsellor in numerous community settings and in private practice. I have worked extensively with people of all ages and from diverse cultural backgrounds.
I am comfortable working with transgender, bisexual, and same sex attracted clients and have significant experience in these areas.
I have run groups on various issues including conflict resolution, assertiveness, managing anger constructively, in depression and anxiety, and supporting women who've experienced family violence.
Additionally I have helped produce a relaxation and visualisation CD aimed to assist people with anxiety and stress.
An ongoing passion is in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is a values based approach to assisting people in achieving a rich full and meaningful life despite experiencing difficult and painful emotions and thoughts.
I look forward to the opportunity to accompany you in your journey to greater health, happiness and personal awareness.