Psychotherapist, MA Verified
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I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
(02) 4810 0672
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I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
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Psychologist, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
Elke is a fully registered psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with adults with a broad range of issues and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Elke has a gentle, friendly and non-judgemental manner. She works collaboratively with her clients to support them to achieve their goals. She encourages openness and self-acceptance and utilises mindfulness based interventions to help her clients to move towards self-compassion and peace of mind.
(03) 9001 7633
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Elke is a fully registered psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with adults with a broad range of issues and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Elke has a gentle, friendly and non-judgemental manner. She works collaboratively with her clients to support them to achieve their goals. She encourages openness and self-acceptance and utilises mindfulness based interventions to help her clients to move towards self-compassion and peace of mind.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
Chen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) and is a fully registered psychologist. Chen believes that therapy outcomes should be more than just reduction of psychological distress. While exploring the causes, triggers and maintaining factors of clients’ current problems, she also considers clients’ values, strengths and aspirations, empowering them to strive for a more meaningful, fulfilled life.
(03) 9001 7672
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Chen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) and is a fully registered psychologist. Chen believes that therapy outcomes should be more than just reduction of psychological distress. While exploring the causes, triggers and maintaining factors of clients’ current problems, she also considers clients’ values, strengths and aspirations, empowering them to strive for a more meaningful, fulfilled life.
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Psychologist, MAPS Verified
Verified
The world has suddenly found itself responding to a global crisis like never been seen before. While many scrabble to adapt to this new reality, we are all faced with the knowledge that our lives will be altered greatly in the short- and long-term. The impact on the mental health to all citizens is profound, and access to psychological intervention and treatment is vital. Morgana offers reliable and consistent connection via phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom & email for children, adolescents, adults and their families during this unprecedented time.
(03) 9034 8643
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The world has suddenly found itself responding to a global crisis like never been seen before. While many scrabble to adapt to this new reality, we are all faced with the knowledge that our lives will be altered greatly in the short- and long-term. The impact on the mental health to all citizens is profound, and access to psychological intervention and treatment is vital. Morgana offers reliable and consistent connection via phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom & email for children, adolescents, adults and their families during this unprecedented time.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed Verified
Verified
Please note, Melanie is currently on maternity leave. Melanie is a down-to-earth, personable and enthusiastic clinician, who strives to create an environment where individuals feel supported, understood, and comfortable to explore their current difficulties and individual strengths. Melanie believes in the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and aims to empower her clients to make meaningful changes so that they can live their best life.
(03) 9034 6129
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Please note, Melanie is currently on maternity leave. Melanie is a down-to-earth, personable and enthusiastic clinician, who strives to create an environment where individuals feel supported, understood, and comfortable to explore their current difficulties and individual strengths. Melanie believes in the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and aims to empower her clients to make meaningful changes so that they can live their best life.
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Counsellor, ACA-L3 Verified
Verified
Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
(03) 9070 5479
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Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
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Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed Verified
Verified
At Keystone Psychology we believe that every child deserves to live a healthy and happy life. We are forensic psychologists and our expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children and young people who engage in a range of sensitive and complex behaviours including high risk behaviours that may, if left unaddressed, have negative impacts on their future. This includes behaviours that are disrespectful, inappropriate, problematic and or harmful; as well as physical/sexual violence. Our clients may have also experienced abuse and are seeking a personalised approach for therapy. We help our clients get back on track.
(03) 8658 3864
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At Keystone Psychology we believe that every child deserves to live a healthy and happy life. We are forensic psychologists and our expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children and young people who engage in a range of sensitive and complex behaviours including high risk behaviours that may, if left unaddressed, have negative impacts on their future. This includes behaviours that are disrespectful, inappropriate, problematic and or harmful; as well as physical/sexual violence. Our clients may have also experienced abuse and are seeking a personalised approach for therapy. We help our clients get back on track.
Counsellor, ACA-L1 Verified
Verified
If you're suffering from anxiety, it can feel like your stomach is always churning, your mind is constantly racing and you feel like you’re out of control. Your anxiety can show up in different areas of your life and at different times. Maybe it’s in your everyday life, or it shows up in your relationships, with money, or your work. It makes it hard for you to concentrate, to be present with people you care about and to enjoy the things you like to do. At times you feel overwhelmed and stuck like there is no way out of this feeling and you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up and the anxiety be gone.
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If you're suffering from anxiety, it can feel like your stomach is always churning, your mind is constantly racing and you feel like you’re out of control. Your anxiety can show up in different areas of your life and at different times. Maybe it’s in your everyday life, or it shows up in your relationships, with money, or your work. It makes it hard for you to concentrate, to be present with people you care about and to enjoy the things you like to do. At times you feel overwhelmed and stuck like there is no way out of this feeling and you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up and the anxiety be gone.
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Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
(03) 9070 5310
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Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
Sophie has experience working with individuals from diverse age groups and socio-cultural backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. These include, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult emotions, emotional dysregulation, stress, adjustment issues, sleep problems, interpersonal challenges and relationship issues, trauma and complex trauma, as well as issues relating to physical health.
(03) 8797 5281
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Sophie has experience working with individuals from diverse age groups and socio-cultural backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. These include, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult emotions, emotional dysregulation, stress, adjustment issues, sleep problems, interpersonal challenges and relationship issues, trauma and complex trauma, as well as issues relating to physical health.
Psychologist, MAPS Verified
Verified
Would you like to think more clearly? Feel joy and inner peace? Be able to be more present in your relationships and able to express yourself creatively, sexually and interpersonally? I love supporting people to find their unique voice by creating a safe place for you to be heard. By hearing yourself talk, you can then find out who you really are. Together we can look at what you create or provoke in your relationships; both with yourself and others so you can unlock your true potential and ability to connect. I want my clients to grow and expand.
(03) 8595 5347
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Would you like to think more clearly? Feel joy and inner peace? Be able to be more present in your relationships and able to express yourself creatively, sexually and interpersonally? I love supporting people to find their unique voice by creating a safe place for you to be heard. By hearing yourself talk, you can then find out who you really are. Together we can look at what you create or provoke in your relationships; both with yourself and others so you can unlock your true potential and ability to connect. I want my clients to grow and expand.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
Melissa works with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, life transitions and coping with change, work-place stress and relationship issues. She offers short and longer-term therapy to clients from adolescence (13+) to adulthood. Melissa recognises that taking the leap and making an appointment to see a psychologist can be very daunting. People are often unsure whether counselling is right thing for them. To alleviate this distress, she will contact you and discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have prior to your session.
(03) 8613 3447
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Melissa works with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, life transitions and coping with change, work-place stress and relationship issues. She offers short and longer-term therapy to clients from adolescence (13+) to adulthood. Melissa recognises that taking the leap and making an appointment to see a psychologist can be very daunting. People are often unsure whether counselling is right thing for them. To alleviate this distress, she will contact you and discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have prior to your session.
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Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS Verified
Verified
Soak Mun’s areas of special interests include childhood trauma, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, emotional regulation difficulties, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, stress management, anger management, grief and loss or adjustment issues in relation to chronic health problems, palliative adjustment and issues related to life transitions.
(03) 6146 3226
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Soak Mun’s areas of special interests include childhood trauma, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, emotional regulation difficulties, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, stress management, anger management, grief and loss or adjustment issues in relation to chronic health problems, palliative adjustment and issues related to life transitions.
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Psychotherapist, ACA-L2 Verified
Verified
As a couple, I work with you to understand the dynamic of your relationship today – the patterns and the past wounds and hurts - uncovering the subconscious beliefs and drivers, and how you both trigger each other’s pain. I assist you to become more conscious of what is really going on when you feel disconnected, misunderstood, betrayed and alone. With that understanding, I facilitate you to come together to be vulnerable, loving and deeply connected.
0420 609 063
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As a couple, I work with you to understand the dynamic of your relationship today – the patterns and the past wounds and hurts - uncovering the subconscious beliefs and drivers, and how you both trigger each other’s pain. I assist you to become more conscious of what is really going on when you feel disconnected, misunderstood, betrayed and alone. With that understanding, I facilitate you to come together to be vulnerable, loving and deeply connected.
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS Verified
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Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have worked in Latin America, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne and obtained the PHD in clinical Psychology from the University of Paris. Member of the British Psychological society and the Australian Psychological society. I have taught in different universities in Australia and worked in the clinical area in hospitals in Brazil, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne. I offer appointments within a week of the first contact and carefully adapt the treatment plan to clients' different life circumstances and their emotional and physical situation.
(03) 8595 5175
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Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have worked in Latin America, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne and obtained the PHD in clinical Psychology from the University of Paris. Member of the British Psychological society and the Australian Psychological society. I have taught in different universities in Australia and worked in the clinical area in hospitals in Brazil, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne. I offer appointments within a week of the first contact and carefully adapt the treatment plan to clients' different life circumstances and their emotional and physical situation.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
I love working with individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, dynamics and internal processes that may be negatively impacting their lives and relationships.
(03) 9068 5780
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I love working with individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, dynamics and internal processes that may be negatively impacting their lives and relationships.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General Verified
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I am a registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar, who provides counselling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and parents. I have a special interest in developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and learning difficulties. I work from a strengths based perspective and aim to assist my clients to realise their true potential and capabilities. I endeavour to be authentic, genuine, and ethical in the relationships I form with my clients.
(02) 4810 0668
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I am a registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar, who provides counselling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and parents. I have a special interest in developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and learning difficulties. I work from a strengths based perspective and aim to assist my clients to realise their true potential and capabilities. I endeavour to be authentic, genuine, and ethical in the relationships I form with my clients.
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych Verified
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Expert and compassionate Melbourne Psychologist to help improve your mental health and well-being. If you want to address problems such as anxiety, depression, or trauma then I can help.
(03) 6146 1535
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Expert and compassionate Melbourne Psychologist to help improve your mental health and well-being. If you want to address problems such as anxiety, depression, or trauma then I can help.
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Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych Verified
Verified
Albert is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He is also a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is a passionate therapist who is committed to scientific evidence-based therapies, which are applied with his characteristically gentle and client-centered approach to create a safe and accepting atmosphere. Albert is dedicated to a combination of skills that tailors the treatment to what the client wants and needs, that is, whether they prefer short-term cognitive and behavioural change focused on the here-and-now, or deeper psychodynamic work exploring feelings and the unconscious.
(03) 9068 5564
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Albert is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He is also a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is a passionate therapist who is committed to scientific evidence-based therapies, which are applied with his characteristically gentle and client-centered approach to create a safe and accepting atmosphere. Albert is dedicated to a combination of skills that tailors the treatment to what the client wants and needs, that is, whether they prefer short-term cognitive and behavioural change focused on the here-and-now, or deeper psychodynamic work exploring feelings and the unconscious.
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Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General Verified
Verified
Hi, my name's Michele and I offer counselling to adults who are experiencing emotional distress that prevents them from functioning well in their work and personal lives. You may want to see a counsellor if you are experiencing excessive worry, panicky feelings, low mood, low energy or loss of interest in things. You might be going through a life transition, experiencing grief after a loss or having relationship difficulties. You may have grown up having painful and difficult experiences early in life which prevent you from functioning freely and creatively, or from forming positive relationships with others.
(03) 8595 5351
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Hi, my name's Michele and I offer counselling to adults who are experiencing emotional distress that prevents them from functioning well in their work and personal lives. You may want to see a counsellor if you are experiencing excessive worry, panicky feelings, low mood, low energy or loss of interest in things. You might be going through a life transition, experiencing grief after a loss or having relationship difficulties. You may have grown up having painful and difficult experiences early in life which prevent you from functioning freely and creatively, or from forming positive relationships with others.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?

Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Greater Melbourne (Inner) are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How do I find psychologists in Greater Melbourne (Inner) with the specialty experience I’m looking for?

You can refine your search using the filters in the left navigation bar on desktop, or by tapping “refine” on your mobile device. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Greater Melbourne (Inner), or Child Psychologists in Greater Melbourne (Inner). You can also use the filters to see only female psychologists, or gay-allied counsellors

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Greater Melbourne (Inner) psychologists specialising in anger management, couples counselling, or EMDR.


What method of counselling is right for me?

When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Greater Melbourne (Inner) specialise in therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.