Mental health can look different for every individual. My role as a psychologist largely involves assisting clients to develop emotional resilience, as well as promoting healthy behaviour change. This results in clients living a more fulfilling life, regardless of what their current and or future circumstances present. Being able to accurately assess and treat clients in a supportive environment is central to my practice. Due to the nature of my psychology training, as well as my personal experience growing up as a 1.5 generation Korean/Asian in New Zealand and Australia, cultural responsivity is also a particular interest of mine.
I am super passionate about my work as a Counsellor after many years of working in the corporate world left me searching for a more fulfilling and meaningful career. I find that so many of my clients echo this search – in addition to wanting to address their day-to-day life struggles – they are searching for something more. And this is where I love to be, fully attentive, empathising with my clients but most of all working alongside them to explore ways of improving all aspects of their lives, be that work, relationships, childhood attachment wounds or trauma.
I am a compassionate psychologist dedicated to improving my clients’ mental health and general wellbeing. I have experience working within the forensic and community sectors supporting adults who exhibit complex and challenging behaviours. I work collaboratively with you to understand the origins of your presenting concerns with a focus upon empowering you achieve your therapeutic goals.
I am a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I partner with people from all walks and stages of life who are seeking psychological growth and would like assistance in improving their mental health.
Magda's clients vary from well-seasoned in therapy to these who never worked with a psychologist before. Many are experiencing a major life transition such as geographical relocation, relationship breakdown/dissatisfaction or a career transition. It is her vision and passion to facilitate individuals, couples and families in connect to their values, learning practical tools to cope with life's challenges more effectively, and live happier and more meaningful lives. She specialises in providing services to culturally and linguistically diverse clients, LGBTQI clients, and clients who identify as religious and/or spiritual.
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
Feeling you need support outside of your family and friends? Not sure about changing some aspect of your life? I work with adults and older teenagers looking for growth or change in their current lives. If a trauma, or event has impacted you, we may understand why it's happened, but sometimes "why" isn't enough. Combining psychotherapy with somatic psychology, we can create the change and healing you are seeking.
Melbourne Centre For Women’s Mental Health is focused on empowering women and girls by providing education, support and evidence based therapy for the promotion of sustained recovery and well-being. Our team are fully qualified, highly trained health professionals with experience working with women and girls of all ages.
I am a welcoming, compassionate, innovative Clinical Psychologist who enjoys connecting and working with people to support them to heal, grow and thrive. During my 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist working I have been privileged to develop a wealth of knowledge and experience. I support people with life transitions and skill building to address a wide-ranging array of issues including pain and health-related issues, anxiety, mood disorders, phobias, substance and addiction issues, grief and loss, habit disorders, eating disorders, career, study, confidence, communication and interpersonal issues.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with clients across the lifespan, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change, no matter their stage in life. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard.
Dr Louise Du Chesne is an experienced clinical psychologist. She has worked extensively with people recovering from traumatic and painful events including family violence, sexual assault and childhood abuse and neglect. She works with couples and individuals around their intimate personal relationships as well as with individuals who experience addiction, anxiety and depression. She also had experience in supporting people with health challenges such as cancer. Louise has a long history of working with members of LGBTIQ++ community. She welcomes referrals for assistance regarding LGBTIQ++ adults, couples and adolescents.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING... Emotional pain? Relationship conflict? Lack of meaning? If you are like most people, you probably struggle at times because you have never received any formal training about how to care for your emotional wellbeing. Dr Gerschman's approach goes beyond talk therapy by providing a structured, skills-based program for treating current symptoms and promoting enduring resilience. Imagine having the knowledge and confidence to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, navigate tricky relationships, and find lasting meaning and fulfilment!
Monica has a strong humanistic approach to inquiry and assessment which recognises that emotional injuries are embedded in the interpersonal. Combining insights from the neuroscience of attachment and psychophysiology of trauma, together with her warm, sociable personality and highly skilled empathetic attunement, Monica works collaboratively with each of her clients to build a positive therapeutic alliance as a mechanism for emotional, cognitive and behavioural change. This process can take time and depends on the client’s readiness, willingness and capacity for the therapeutic work to address underlying core issues.
Malena is a registered Psychotherapist with a Degree in Psychology (Mexico). She has been working with the Spanish speaking community for more that a decade in Australia, and has more than 18 years in Private Practice. She works with adults and with couples, and offers Sex therapy. Some of the issues she works with are emotional pain, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, infidelity, separation, difference in sex drive. She provides a safe and understanding environment where her clients can express their emotions, feel understood and find their strength to overcome even the most adverse of the circumstances.
I am passionate about helping individuals who feel stuck in a rut of fear and self-sabotage, and find that simple "positive-mindset" strategies don't work. I work largely with mental health presentations that stem from early attachment issues from difficult childhoods. Sessions incorporate inner child work to facilitate relationships in the present.
Anita works with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds including individuals, couples and adolescents. She has extensive experience counselling clients and can help you with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, or depression; coping with pain, post-trauma (PTSD), OCD, or workplace issues; managing weight loss; couples therapy and sports psychology.
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact is for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
Dr Kayleigh Young is a clinical psychologist with expertise delivering a range of assessment and therapeutic services across both public and private settings. Kayleigh works with clients of all ages experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, workplace issues, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, and substance use, among other mental health and wellbeing issues. Kayleigh has completed extensive clinical training and draws upon a number of empirically sound techniques and interventions to ensure sessions are tailored to the presenting issues and individual needs of each client.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne with over 15 years of clinical practice experience working with adults across a variety of settings. My aim is to provide therapy tailored for the unique needs of each and every client and I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key towards a successful outcome. I am passionate about enhancing mental health, no matter what stage of life or challenge one might find themselves in. I have a strong interest in helping women and couples through their IVF journey, providing support with unexplained infertility, as well as support patients and their families going through cancer.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Melbourne 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 in Melbourne 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 Melbourne with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. 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 Melbourne, or Child Psychologists in Melbourne.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Melbourne psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy 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 Melbourne specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, 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.