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Melanie is a provisionally registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is completing her Master of Education and Developmental Psychology degree at Monash University.

She is interested in conducting assessments and providing interventions for children and their families and networks. Her previous practice includes undertaking a placement at a primary school, where she provided counselling and interventions for children experiencing anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, and cognitive/educational/developmental difficulties. Adopting a person-centred approach, Melanie focuses on developing a therapeutic relationship with her clients. In addition to working with individuals, she also enjoys conducting psychoeducation sessions with parents and school staff.

Melanie has a background working as a sessional academic (across various social science disciplines) and has worked at numerous universities across Melbourne. She has a PhD, investigating the role of gender stereotypes in parentification (parent-child role reversals) and is interested in exploring psychological problems in the context of families and socio-cultural milieu. Her cat, Ragdoll, who you can meet in session, is a treasured companion. She adds value to the therapeutic relationship with her purrs; she can even jump through hoops, and is known to flop (to her side) when patted.

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