As a clinical Child, Adolescent and Family Psychologist with over 20 years experience, Melinda is passionate about helping young people and their families achieve better emotional and mental health. In her clinical work, Melinda draws on a range of treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness and psycho-education with individuals, families and groups.
Melinda provides psychological services for children, adolescents and their families for a wide range of issues including:
– Anxiety and phobias
– Low self-esteem
– School refusal
– Social difficulties
– Behavioural problems
– Self harm
– Grief and loss
– Adjustment to parental separation and divorce
– Eating difficulties
– Sleep disorders
– Anger management problems
Melinda completed her doctoral thesis in the area of school refusal, and has worked successfully with many school-refusing children and their families.
Her background experience is in community, educational and private mental health settings, including the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology at Monash Medical Centre; Mental Health Services for Kids and Youth at the Royal Children’s Hospital; Melbourne Girls’ College, Albert Road Centre for Health, Surrey Hills Medical Centre, and now at the Family Wellness Group .
As a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association, Melinda is committed to the ethical standards of these associations and ensures the highest standard of confidentiality and professional practice is maintained.