Melissa is a fully registered psychologist with a Psychology Degree from the University of New England and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Queensland.
Melissa has worked at Gymea Lily Psychotherapy Centre in various positions since 2009, counselling children and adults for a wide range of psychological issues. She also does psychometric testing and report writing in an educational setting. She has worked as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Support Worker and has experience with major mental illnesses. Melissa has also been involved in elite level sports. She has experience in both performance based psychology as well as life adjustment after sport.
Before 2009 she worked as a school teacher across all years, Kindergarten to Year 12, and is endorsed in special education. She has expertise in the areas of adolescent counselling, child counselling and assessment, family therapy, as well as drug, alcohol and gambling addiction, eating disorders and financial stress. She helps people with vocational and career assessments. She treats anxiety disorders and depression as well as sleep disorders and personality disorders. Melissa has experience in the management of Chronic Illnesses with extensive understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and chronic pain.