Melissa is a Registered Psychologist and has experience working with children, young people and adults with range of mental health and behavioural needs. Mel is intensely interested in all areas of psychology, however special interest areas including working with children and teens with Autism and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, mood and anxiety concerns, trauma, interpersonal concerns, parenting support, and multicultural mental health. Mel is a LGBTIQA + ally. Another area Mel is interested in is the provision of supervision to Psychologists and she draws on both her clinical and leadership experience to provide reflective supervision sessions. Mel is a Board Approved Supervisor.

Mel values a playful, supportive, evidence-based approach and aims to be curious and collaborative to support individuals and their families reach shared goals. Mel draws on a number of therapeutic frameworks and techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, and trauma informed approaches.

Mel is a mum to two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, camping, singing, and a good soy chai tea.