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The Mood & Mind Centre

Clinical Psychologist

Maria is a registered psychologist and a certified clinical neuropsychotherapist. She has several years of work experience in psychology and the human welfare industry. She has worked in both public and private mental health settings and is experienced in working with adults, children and adolescents including people from diverse backgrounds.  Having worked in both settings, Maria has a broad range of experience with many psychological difficulties.  Maria has provided a supportive/ holding and relaxed environment for clients to discuss their problems. She aims to reduce her client’s distress and works with her clients to bring out the best in them. Maria reminds her clients that any problems in life are not to be viewed as difficulties but rather as opportunities to learn, grow and improve from. She is focused on motivating clients to identify their strengths and use them to cope with daily problems. She also helps her clients set their goals and empowers them with skills to facilitate success. She believes that each individual has the ability to achieve his/ her full potential.


Maria’s treatment is mainly focused on evidence based psychological

therapies, which have been shown to integrate the best research of clinical

effectiveness with general clinical expertise. She also provides emotional

Release therapy integrating psychotherapy (dealing with the inner

issues). As a Neuropsychotherapist, Maria also utilises neurobiological, cognitive, emotional, social, and environmental information to base or enhance psychotherapeutic interventions. She has a sound knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of mental states and behaviour.


Phone today for an appointment


07 5573 2200

CLIENTS MARIA WORKS WITH:
Children, adolescents & adults

MARIA'S AREA OF INTEREST:

    • Depression, Stress and Anxiety
    • Relationship and marriage counselling
    • Behavioural Issues
    • Eating / sleeping disorders
    • Grief and loss counselling
    • Chronic pain management
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Workplace bullying
    • PTSD, OCD or other psychological condition(s)

THERAPIES PRACTISED:
The ranges of specific strategies Maria provides clients with, are focussed psychological strategies, which are drawn from a combination of:
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  •  Interpersonal Therapy
  • Neuropsychotherapy
  • Psycho-education for e.g., neuropsychology model of depression/trauma
  • Self-esteem enhancement
  • Skills training including assertiveness, social skills and problem-      solving
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Parenting Education

NEW CLIENTS: Accepting 

AVAILABILITY: 
The Hub (Upper Coomera)
  • Monday 8:00 - 5:00
  • After Hours available at additional charge