Maria Psychologist

  • Maria Psychologist Perth


    Clinical Psychologist Perth

    B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical), MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified         

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    • Subiaco, Perth, WA
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds.

    Specialised Training
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • Integrating Sexual Issues into Couples Therapy by Barry McCarthy
    • Gottman Training Level 1 by John Gottman
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training
    • Intergrating Mindfulness practice into Psychotherapy
    • The art of CBT: The skillful application of modern CBT to common clinical problems
    • Chronic disease self-management training: Bevhavioural interventions
    • Practical Interventions for Adult and Child ADHD
    • The most challenging Cluster B Personality Disorders: When drama and emotion dysregulation predominate
    • Grief, Complicated Grief, Divorce, Breakup and other Losses: Best practice based techniques to assist clients in recovering from loss and reinventing their lives
    • The crafting of Grief – Constructing responses to loss, grief and death
    • Motivational Interviewing training
    • Rewiring the brain for better mental health
    • Suicide prevention training
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood
    Areas of Interest

    Parenting, couples with young families, grief and loss, chronic disease management.

    About Maria

    Maria is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and is a registered provider with Medicare.  She has completed a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.  Maria regularly undertakes professional development and training to keep updated on the latest therapeutic practices to empower people to develop self awareness and initiate positive change.

    Maria is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Her experience includes working with a range of diverse issues.  These include depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem, trauma, work-related stresses, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, separation, divorce, and grief and loss issues.  Key models in her approach to counseling include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution- Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Exposure Therapy and Emotion-focused therapy for relationships.

    Read Maria’s interview about her work here. 

    Maria believes that the fundamental key to successful relationships is being able to communicate effectively.  She enjoys helping her clients identify and change the unhelpful and sometimes destructive patterns and behaviours in their relationships.  She is passionate about facilitating personal growth in every individual and in empowering them to find hope, strength and resilience no matter what their history.  Maria’s warmth and valuable life experiences enables her to relate easily and empathically to clients from diverse backgrounds.  Her ability to develop a genuine, respectful and collaborative relationship with clients greatly assists in achieving positive therapeutic outcomes.  Maria is married with 2 teenage children.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Approximately 10 years as a Clinical Psyhologist.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. accepting
    2. warm
    3. empathic
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I love my work as I feel so privileged to be able to support couples/individuals who are vulnerable, yet who are willing to trust me with their vulnerability so that, with the necessary skills, I can guide and support them to make wise choices to enable them to live the life that they want, and the life that they deserve.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    Generally the way I feel that I help couples the most is by helping them develop self-awareness. Self awareness of how their thoughts and their behaviour affect themselves and their partner. I enjoy helping them explore these thoughts and behaviours in a non-judging and accepting way, and support them to be able to modify the thoughts and behaviours that are not helpful, in order for them to be happier in their relationship.

    Parking & Accessibility

    There is 2 hour free street parking available.

    There is wheelchair access.


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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552