Marie Vakakis

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW

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Marie Vakakis

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Therapy Hub
1/45 Ryan Street
Footscray, VIC 3011
(03) 8613 3424
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon The Therapy Hub is working face-to-face. Telehealth ( phone or video) is available should you choose to or if you're feeling unwell.

About

Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, sad, stressed or anxious? Maybe you’re having relationship issues or struggling to get through the day, like you just don't have your regular oomph. Sometimes just getting through the day can seem tough. It’s enough to make anyone feel like curling up on the couch with the dog, Netflix and avoid facing the day. I recognise how difficult and scary this can be and I am here to help.
Counselling can help you increase your ability to handle future stress, and build better and healthier connections with others. I use CBT, EMDR and ACT to support people to improve their mental health, connection with their partners, children, family and friends. I have a special interest in working with teens and their families as well as couples.
I know this can be scary, so well done, you've taken the hardest step, just send an e-mail or call to book a time to begin your journey to a healthier and happier you. The Therapy Hub is a safe space to be yourself. We are an inclusive and welcoming community.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250+
Pay By: Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accept NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients
Email me or call (03) 8613 3424 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
  • Training: Masters of Social Work / 2011

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: LaT robe / Masters of Family Therapy
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers

Marie Vakakis's Groups

Tuning into Teens (TINT)

A six-session parenting program for parents of teens to help teens develop emotional intelligence Would you like to learn how to: be better at understanding and talking with your child through this important developmental phase help your teen learn to manage their emotions help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen teach your teen how to deal with conflict? TINT teaches parents how to help their teen develop emotional intelligence – a key skill that can help them better cope with their emotions, become more aware and assertive, and have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults.

More about this group

Location

The Therapy Hub
1/45 Ryan Street
Footscray, VIC 3011
(03) 8613 3424
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Basic Spanish, Conversational Greek and Greek
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Marie Vakakis, MA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Footscray
Marie Vakakis

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW