Clinical Psychologist

Media Advisor


Dr Melissa is a clinical psychologist in private practice who brings a warm and empathic style to the therapeutic relationship.

Dr Melissa has worked in private practice roles across Melbourne and Sydney and more recently, her beautiful hometown of Geelong.

Dr Melissa has a high profile as an advisor to the media and is regularly engaged by national and international TV, radio, print and online media. 

Her media experience includes the position of Columnist at Kidspot, Brand Ambassador for 20th Century Fox, and expert psychologist for The Project, BBC News, The Australian Women’s Weekly and 3AW. 

In the clinic setting she provides Telehealth services across Australia for adults with a wide range of presentations including:

  • anxiety disorders (i.e., generalised anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety & post traumatic stress disorder).
  • adjustment disorders and stress related issues, including workplace stress.
  • major depression and mood disorders.
  • eating disorders including binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and OSFED.
  • relationship and family of origin issues (individual counselling only).
  • grief and loss issues.
  • self esteem building.
  • anger management.
  • assertiveness training.

She is collaborative, sensitive, warm and personable in her approach and draws upon her skills and training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) including Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT) and CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy  

  . Dr Melissa is currently taking new clients and welcomes all enquiries.

dr melissa acknowledges and pays RESPECT TO THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF THE LAND upon which she resides and practices, the wadawurrung people.


 Dr Melissa is an accomplished media commentator with extensive experience including appearances on Weekend Sunrise, Studio 10 and The House of Wellness TV.

She has also worked as a Brand Ambassador for a range of national and international companies such as Hallmark, Singapore Tourism Board, Nine Digital (formerly Mi9), Sleepmaker and Trust Pilot.