Life often doesn't unfold as expected. Illnesses develop, family relationships change, transitions trip us up, new beginnings quiver and people pass. We cope well with some and others not so. But we are not flawed. The same learning mechanisms that enable us to navigate busy everyday lives without conscious thought also create the distresses we experience. Understand how we function and everyone has the capacity to move beyond symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, learning new behaviours and feeling good about themselves.
Majella Dennis is a registered psychologist who works primarily with children, young people and their families. She provides therapeutic intervention and psychological counselling for children, young people and adults, as well as family focused therapy and parenting support. Majella also enjoys supporting adults and adolescents through relationship and friendship difficulties and through the transitional stages in life, such as leaving school or university, entering the workforce, becoming a parent, changing family dynamics, career changes and moving into new life stages.
I use an integrative trauma informed approach to therapy, tailored to the unique client’s needs. My approach is holistic, with collaborative sense-making, and building on the client's inherent strengths and insight.
Psychological therapy involves creating a path for change with a focus on what is most important to your sense of well-being and mental health. Such a journey takes place in a relationship with your therapist based on trust, respect and compassion where we work together to develop a shared understanding of your concerns, lived experience and individual needs. Then therapy can be tailored to your individual circumstances with a focus on your priorities for moving forward and coping well in your life.
Chris is a warm and compassionate psychologist who works across the lifespan. Chris is passionate about how past difficulties affect someone in their day-to-day life. He is trained in several approaches to help clients manage their past and progress towards their goals. Chris has worked in schools, community mental health and addiction services. He has experience providing psychological support to clients struggling with addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
Spanish and English speaking Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Francisca Lessa is a Psychotherapist trained in psychology in Uruguay, South America. She has always been passionate about working with individuals, adults, children and their families, promoting healthy relationships and behavioural management techniques. Francisca has completed her Bachelor of Psychology in Uruguay and is in the process of completing her Master’s in Psychology and pursuing provisional registration as a psychologist.
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
Making Space Psychology is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. Our clients are in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. They may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement and medical crisis. Our clients often recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. They like to walk and talk or engage in an activity whilst they are undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
I offer a purpose-led, heart-centred integrated practice, which has come to form from my exploration and dedication to meeting the obstacles and challenges I have encountered. Over 20 years of working with individuals, families and groups in various community, clinical and wellness programs, within the urban and rural areas of W.A. I Am passionate about Wellness and working together to reconnect with your strengths and finding logical and practical ways to implement the change you are seeking. No two clients are the same and I work to support your unique expression in living life with purpose & wholeness.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals impacted by emotional stress, life transitions, mental health issues and trauma. I have over 15 years of experience working with trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and cross-cultural mental health as a senior clinician in community settings. Respect, compassion, empowerment, diversity and connection are the values that underpin my work. My approach to therapy is client-centred, collaborative, culturally aware, and trauma-informed.
Life is full of adversity. This can sometimes leave us feeling anxious, lost, alone and unsure of how to move forward. These feelings can be overwhelming and cause us to turn inward. However, this only further compounds the problem.
I am an accredited counsellor with a special interest in issues relating to children, child development, behaviour and assisting parents in building strategies to best help their children. Teen counselling works closely with parents/ caregivers and their teenagers, while still respecting the right to confidentiality. The aim is to provide a safe, respectful and confidential place for the teen to explore their concerns.
I have significant experience in supporting clients to build healthier and more positive relationships, not only with others but with themselves. I work with clients experiencing difficulties related to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, grief, and a range of other issues. I work with children, adolescents and adults in a collaborative, trauma informed and client centred way that puts the needs of the client front and centre.
Our team of psychologists work with each individual to assist them to feel better. We also work with our clients to understand themselves in a way that supports them to have good mental health in the future. Evidenced based treatments are founded on scientific rigor and there is a body of evidence that they achieve results. All of our psychologists use evidence based treatments. This is always done in the context of each client as a diverse, unique individual. We work to understand who you are and what treatment will assist you to improve your mental health.
I support adults, young people and couples to navigate life’s challenges in a respectful and non-judgemental manner. I have worked in rural and urban settings and love to work with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
I am a practiced counsellor with significant experience in trauma and relationships. I create a non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore any issues that may be holding you back from creating the life and connections you long for. My sessions are led by you and will move at the pace you are comfortable with. Some people are looking for a deep journey into their history and motivations while others may be seeking clarity around communication. All are welcome with me.
Taylah is a warm and compassionate clinician who values the importance of working alongside her clients to ensure the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of her clinical work. Taylah has a real passion for working young people and adults. Taylah can provide psychological support for individuals who experience difficulties with anxiety, mood, emotion regulation, sleep, stress, trauma and relationships.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing counselling and therapy to adults, adolescents and children. My approach is client-centred, placing strong value on the therapeutic relationship as a space where it is safe to laugh and cry, while learning how to respond differently to yourself and to others. Every person is unique and every situation is unique, so I utilise a variety of evidence-based therapies, tailoring therapy to you and your needs.
Felicity is experienced in working alongside adults and adolescents who are experiencing distress in everyday life. She helps clients to develop a better understanding of the origins of problem behaviours so that they are able to make changes that go beyond symptom relief. Felicity’s areas of interest include eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, personality issues, substance use issues, mood and anxiety disorders, domestic violence behaviours and relationship issues.
Leesha is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in women’s health, relationships, sexuality and work with young people. Leesha is a knowledgeable and empathetic counsellor who believes that connection and authenticity are essential elements in the therapeutic process. Leesha works in an integrative and holistic way create a comfortable and safe environment where individuals and couples can explore effective ways to move through difficult times and challenges. Leesha also provides opportunities for deep exploration of the root of old ideas which keep us stuck in patterns that no longer serve us.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Melville 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 Melville 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 Melville 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 Melville, or Child Psychologists in Melville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Melville 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 Melville 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.