BArts (Hons), BSci (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Michelle is an empathic, engaged Clinical Psychologist who takes a person-centred approach to working with individuals. She understands that changing habits or behaviours is challenging so she focuses on providing support and guidance towards using evidence-based skills to help people move in their desired direction. Michelle is passionate about facilitating change in her client’s lives to build confidence, empower emotional resilience and enable healthy psychological responses to the stresses of daily living.
Michelle has worked in counselling and mental health for over ten years. She has worked with anxious children and their families, individuals with extensive trauma histories and complex mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, personality disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle has worked with clients experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, long term unemployment as well as complex cultural and linguistic family backgrounds. She has helped clients with eating/ weight issues, addiction recovery, issues around sexual or gender identity, complex childhood trauma as well as issues with daily living, such as exam anxiety or parental stress.
Michelle has experience using treatments, including: Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Mindfulness practices. She is also competent in techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Michelle is a fully endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).