Psychologists

 

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Psychologist Ms Maria Azzopardi

Ms Maria Azzopardi, psychologist, commenced private consulting at The Elms in June 2013 and is available every Monday. She has experience in child and adolescent psychology, as well as managing depression, anxiety, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and conditions related to substance abuse. She has a professional interest in personality disorders and uses a wide range of techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Maria graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Psychology, and has also completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours at Bond University and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute.

She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and has worked in various fields including public psychiatry services, community counselling, crisis intervention, primary school counselling and worker rehabilitation.

She may be consulted privately (no Medicare rebate although a rebate may apply if you have appropriate private health insurance) or through your doctor under a Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare rebate available). Please discuss your eligibility for the Medicare rebate with your doctor.

Further information about Maria can be found on the website www.rangespsychologicalservices.com.au and appointments can be made by phoning 0425-240-021.

Maria De Virgilio Maria

 

Psychologist Mr Melas Khole

Mr Melas Khole, psychologist and psychodramatist, started private consulting at The Elms in October 2016 and is available every Thursday. He is a general psychologist who works mainly with adults, and has special interests in anger and aggression management, depression and anxiety, psychological trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol issues, and workplace conflict resolution. Melas utilises a variety of psychological strategies, including mindfulness, process-oriented "talk therapy", relaxation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and psychodrama techniques.

Melas holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Applied) from James Cook University, Queensland, and further advanced training in psychodrama. He is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and has worked in both public and private sectors, including the Victorian correctional services.

He may be consulted privately (no Medicare rebate although a rebate may apply if you have appropriate private health insurance) or through your doctor under a Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare rebate available). Please discuss your eligibility for the Medicare rebate with your doctor.

Further information about Melas can be found on the website www.rangespsychologicalservices.com.au and appointments can be made by phoning 0425-240-021.

Mr Melas Khole Melas

 

Psychologist Ms Stefa Jarema

Ms Stefa Jarema, psychologist, has been in private practice at The Elms since September 2017 and is available on Wednesdays. She provides general psychological services to all age groups but has a particular focus on child and adolescent psychology. Stefa has a background in teaching and pharmacology in addition to her psychological qualifications, and her areas of expertise include school avoidance, bullying, self esteem, exam anxiety, depression, stress management, and sleep issues.

Stefa has an Honours degree as a Bachelor of Applied Science (psychology) as well as a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Diploma in Education. She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society and utilises techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Stefa has over 15 years of experience working in the private school sector as a teacher and Director of Welfare Services.

She may be consulted privately (no Medicare rebate although a rebate may apply if you have appropriate private health insurance) or through your doctor under a Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare rebate available). Please discuss your eligibility for the Medicare rebate with your doctor.

Appointments to see Stefa can be made by phoning 0447-896-893.

Stefa Jarema Stefa

 

 

 

 

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