Melissa Dunning

Clinical Psychologist

Melissa is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Throughout her career Melissa has been dedicated to improving the wellbeing of individuals and families. She has over 15 years experience working with infants, children, adults and families in various settings, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Tweddle Child and Family Health Services, and in private practice.

Melissa has an interest in supporting her clients through life transitions, particularly mothers and fathers as they adjust to the challenges of parenting. Melissa has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, and parent-infant attachment. She uses a range of evidence based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques. Melissa is also an accredited Circle of Security facilitator and has done intensive training with the Centre for Perinatal Psychology. Melissa is a warm, empathetic and supportive clinician who enjoys working collaboratively with clients to meet their individual needs and goals.