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Maryborough Psychology & Health Clinic

Melinda Metaxas & Associates Pty Ltd

About Us

Who are we?

Our clinicians are committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based services. We have a variety of specialist services to cater for your individual needs. We use an empathetic, non-judgemental, person-centered, 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
Director

Melinda is a doctor and registered psychologist who specialises in neuropsychological assessments, 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 also specialises in assessing 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
Behavioural Clinician


Anna is a qualified and registered mental health practitioner who specialises in, working with children, mental health, behaviour disorders, disabilities, meditation and mindfulness.

Anna has gained 15 years of experience in working with children and adults with a range of disabilities, including those with physical/medical conditions, low cognitive and developmental functioning, sensory issues, severe behaviour and mental health problems. She also works with those requiring early childhood intervention. 

Anna is expert 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.


Rhonda
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 psychological 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.



Jen
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 clientele and expand on the services offered. We are bursting at the seams and are always searching for more valuable staff members to assist us with the demand. We would welcome any Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker to send us their resume!