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Our Team

Michelle Karavas - Principal Psychologist and Author

Michelle is the Principal Psychologist at MK Psychology. Michelle has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Michelle has a background working for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in which she has worked in both Primary and Secondary school settings. She has also had experience in private practice working with children, adolescents and adults. Previous to this she has also worked in juvenile justice with young offenders and has experience running young women's groups for community based organisations.

 

Michelle has experience working with clients who present with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress, School related issues, Autism, Anger, Parenting strategies and Behaviour Management. Michelle also has a range of experience conducting Cognitive and Educational assessments for children and adolescents.

 

Michelle has recently written and self-published a children's book titled "The Day My Brain Went Crazy." This picture book is aimed for children aged between 5-10 years of age who find it difficult managing their anger. It also has a great tip sheet for parents at the back of the book too.

 

 


 

Melissa Di Pietro

Melissa Di Pietro is a psychologist with an expertise in Educational and Developmental psychology. Melissa?s career as a psychologist has involved working for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in both primary and secondary schools and therefore she understands the importance of not only working closely with the family but also the schools.

 

Melissa's areas of interests are in anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder and teaching children and adolescents to better regulate their emotions and behaviour.  Melissa also has extensive experience providing professional development for teachers and conducting comprehensive cognitive and educational assessments for children and adolescents. Melissa has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). She has a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology), a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).