Melissa is a registered Psychologist, and Forensic Psychology Registrar. She received her doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology from Deakin University. (Book Online)
Melissa’s therapeutic style utilises a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Her areas of interest include mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression), adjustment issues, difficulties with stress and coping, as well as problematic behaviours that may lead to interactions with the criminal justice system. Melissa’s therapeutic approach emphasises the importance of the therapeutic alliance, working collaboratively with her clients, and empowering them by assisting with deepening their insight and understanding of themselves and building on their strengths.