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Maryborough Psychology & Health Clinic

Melinda Metaxas & Associates Pty Ltd

About Us

Who are we?

Our clinicians are committed to providing quality, evidence-based services. We have a variety of services to assist with your individual needs. We use an empathetic, non-judgemental, person-centred, and strengths-based approach to treatment. Our warm, caring and respectful culture forms a large part of our reputation.


Dr Melinda Metaxas
BPsych, PostGradDipPsych, MEd, PhD
Managing Director

Melinda is a general psychologist who has experience within the areas of neuropsychological assessment, disability, special education and emotional intelligence.

Melinda has gained 14 years of experience in conducting psychological assessments within prison, school and community clinic settings. She administers cognitive tests for many primary and secondary schools in rural Victoria. She primarily assesses for intellectual disabilities, functioning capacity, and other specific learning disorders. Melinda has assessed disability program funding applications for Victorian schools in Catholic Education.

Melinda has provided counselling to victims and traumatised adults. She has counselled school students and incarcerated men in the past and has experience in working with personality, mood and other mental health disorders in the community. Melinda has assisted clients to return to work after an injury. Much of Melinda's experience has also involved facilitating group therapy, and supervising and managing other therapists.

Research Dissertations:
  • Teachers' Emotional Intelligence as a Predisposition for Discrimination against Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioural Disorders.
  • Labelling – The Creation of New Opportunities? An Attributional Analyses of Stigmatisation towards Students who have a Formal and Informal Label of Learning Disability.

Anna Dridan
Child Mental Health Clinician
Behaviour Therapist

Anna is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who is experienced in working with children, mental health, behaviour, disabilities, meditation and mindfulness.

Anna has gained 16 years of experience in working with children and adults with a range of disabilities, including those with physical/medical issues, low cognitive and developmental functioning, sensory issues, severe behaviour and mental health problems. She also works with those requiring early childhood intervention. 

Anna is competent in providing strength and skill-based interventions for behavioural issues, coping, emotion regulation, sleep, social skills and daily functioning. She works with parents and carers to implement behavioural strategies and offers additional counselling support. She also facilitates group therapy programs and provides mental health and trauma counselling to children and adolescents.


Mental Health Clinician

Rhonda is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has completed a Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work.

Rhonda has gained 20 years experience in professional practice, working positively with people of varied cultures, genders, ages and abilities. Her practice has included working with people with complex issues, such as mental health and alcohol and other drugs. Rhonda hopes to contribute to improving the emotional health and well-being of individuals, couples and families within rural areas. She describes her practice as culturally friendly, safe and inclusive.  

In addition to her formal qualifications, Rhonda has also attained diplomas in Community Services Welfare Work, Youth Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Yoga Teaching. She has a certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has facilitated the Certificate IV in Mental Health course through Bendigo Kangan TAFE for consecutive years.

Primary Health Nurse Practitioner
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wendy is a qualified Primary Health Nurse Practitioner and credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Registered Naturopath. She has had many years’ experience in hospital, prison, psychiatric and community health settings.

Wendy is experienced in diagnosing and managing illness symptoms, administering physical exams and prescribing medication. Her practice has also involved immunisation, pain management, addictions, chronic viruses, psychiatric evaluation and providing mental heath psychotherapy. Wendy's focus is on prevention, wellness and education, and so she is competent in coordinating preventative screening for diseases and monitoring other chronic conditions. As a naturopath, Wendy also aims to prevent and manage various acute and chronic illness and disease symptoms, promote well-being and reduce stress. She can effectively treat a wide range of complaints. Wendy's goal is to use a holistic and collaborative approach to health that focuses on the whole person.  


Practice Manager

Jen is the friendly and caring voice on the other end of the phone. She is responsible for the day to day running of the clinic and is more than happy to assist you with your queries!

Our Story!

The Maryborough Psychology & Health Clinic was founded in 2012. 
Since this time it has continued to grow in participants, clinicians and expand on the services offered.