Therapist Details

Full Name
Mrs Melissa Adams
Qualifications
B. App. Sc. (OT); M. (Couns.);
Registration Number
22323
Registration Category
Clinical
Registration Status
Active
Therapy Practice Details
Melissa is a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Counsellor (Masters of Counselling). She is eligible to provide focussed psychological services under a mental Health Care Plan provided by a GP.  She has worked in the area of severe disability with families as an OT for over 25 years public and private domains. Melissa provides individual and family counselling to young people and adults. She has an interest in working with people who are experiencing or living with someone with depression and/ or anxiety and for those who are making adjustment through difficult times of life. She is an accredited provider of the Cool Kids anxiety management program which was developed by the Centre for emotional Health at Macquarie University.   She has a particular interest in: Working with children, adolescents and families who may be struggling with anxiety and/or a mood disorder. Assisting young people to have a greater understanding of anxiety and its impact on themselves and working towards improved management of anxiety particularly in its effects on schooling and study.  Setting goals based on a clients values and helping them work towards these. Melissa predominantly utilises Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) however she also draws fromother forms of therapy particularly when working with adolescents. As a recognised allied health provider of Focused Psychological Services, Melissa is able to offer Medicare rebates and/ or Private Health Fund Rebates for approved clients.
Association
CCAA
Other Registrations



Accredited PACFA Registrant

Phone
8005 4948
Mobile
0435 892 670
Practice Opening Hours
Mon- Fri
Affiliations
Occupational Therapy Association of Australia
Therapy Modalities
Acceptance Commitment Therapy,Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy,Christian counselling,Cognitive therapy,Family therapy,Mindfulness-based therapies,Person-centred counselling,Systemic therapy
Languages Spoken
English
Specialisations
Anxiety,Childhood or adolescent issues,Depression,Disability support,Existential or spiritual issues,Family or parenting,Life transitions,Mental health issues,Postnatal depression,Stress

Practice Addresses

Practice NamePractice AddressSuburbStatePostcode
Crossroads Counselling Practice1 New Line rdwest Pennant HillsNSW2125