Support For individualS, Couples & veterans
Practical strategies for mental well-being.
Michelle provides psychology services for individuals across many age groups, from teenagers through to older adults.
Michelle works with couples in romantic relationships as well as friendships & work relationships. She also works with queer couples.
Michelle supports veterans and their families through both DVA referrals and Open Arms referrals.
Hello! I’m Michelle
Welcome to my website – Mindful Psychologist. I assume if you are here then you you are interested in mental health, either for yourself, for your relationship, or for someone who love. If you are looking for practical and evidence-based strategies to support you in developing greater mental well-being, then you’ve come to the right place. As a registered Psychologist, I utilise a number of different approaches, including CBT (great for dealing with difficult thoughts) and DBT (great for helping people manage distressing emotions), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. I work with individuals (adults and teens) and couples. I also support veterans and their families through DVA and Open Arms referrals.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression & The Brain
In my practice I see a lot of people with stress, anxiety and/or depression. When it comes to stress, I offer services for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, childhood trauma, burnout, work-related stress and Workcover claims. I am passionate about treating anxiety, including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, phobias, and OCD. I can also assist with low mood, depression and bipolar disorders. I love helping people understand the role the brain plays and how they might start to re-wire their brain for mental wellbeing using mindfulness techniques.
Mindfulness is a simple yet very powerful tool for helping you improve mental focus, manage stress and anxiety, as well as to cultivate gratitude, awareness, compassion and inner peace.
If you would like to learn more about mindfulness, simply fill in your details below and Click “Sign Up- Free Email Course” .
“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
ALL COUPLES WELCOME
I’ve always worked within the Queer community, and I welcome folks with same-sex & other unconventional relationships to my practice. I also see a lot of couples where one or both are current serving or ex-military.
Sessions can help couples learn to communicate better, resolve conflicts, and develop greater respect and passion. I draw on the approach of David Schnarch, author of Passionate Marriage, as well as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
Getting Started is Easy
Free 20 Min Chat
Use the phone number or email below to reach out and book a 20 minute chat to see if my services are a fit for you.
Reach out to me via phone or email (below) to discuss your needs and book your first appointment.
You will be set up with a profile on my private client website, where you can access resources and book appointments.
I utilise numerous evidence-based approaches in my practice, depending on what is required for the person sitting in front of me. First and foremost, I adopt a client-centred approach, listening deeply to you and your experience. After that, I will ask you to complete relevant assessments which help to give an objective account of your situation and symptoms. From there, working collaboratively, we build a treatment plan and create goals that are meaningful to you at this time in your life.
"Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what's happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what's happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience."
~ Sharon Salzberg
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. It encompasses a wide range of topics, including perception, cognition, emotion, personality, social behavior, development, and mental health. Psychologists use various research methods and techniques to study human behavior, including experiments, surveys, case studies, and observations. Psychology seeks to understand how people think, feel, and behave, and how these processes are influenced by biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors. The knowledge gained through psychology research is used to develop treatments and interventions to improve mental health, enhance performance, and promote personal growth and well-being.
WHO IS THERAPY GOOD FOR?
Psychotherapy is not only for individuals with mental health disorders but can also help those who are experiencing difficult life events or transitions, such as career change or loss of a loved one.
how LONG DO SESSIONS usually LAST?
A psychology session is normally 50-minutes. Longer sessions of 80-minutes can be booked via the online calendar.
What is the difference between a psychologist & a psychiatrist?
Psychologists use various evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy, to help individuals manage and overcome mental health issues. Psychiatrists, on the other hand, are medical doctors who are authorised to prescribe medication as well as provide psychotherapy.
What are the DIFFERENT types of therapy?
There are many different types of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical-behaviour therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, client-centred therapy, process-oriented therapy, schema therapy, trauma-sensitive therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
How soon can I get an appointment?
Usually within 2-weeks. Some weeks can be busier than others, but I try not to overload my calendar so existing clients can find appointments.
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(+61) 0415 568 389
Outlook terrace, ferny grove QLD 4055
Mon: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm