Melissa completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University and her PhD at the University of Sydney. Outside of the clinic, Melissa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute leading a team of researchers in the treatment of anxiety and sleep in young people. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and is a published author.
Melissa holds general registration as a Psychologist and is currently undertaking a clinical psychology registrar program towards clinical endorsement.
Melissa has trained in a variety of health settings including Concord Centre for Mental Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a sleep clinic. She has experience supporting clients with depression, anxiety, stress, worry, sleep disturbances, insomnia, relationship and family difficulties and emotional dysregulation.
Melissa is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She takes an empathic and collaborative approach to help individuals build a full and meaningful life. Melissa has a particular interest in sleep, depression, anxiety, and difficulties with emotion regulation.