In 2019 Michelle completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, I) at Griffith University and is now a Provisional Psychologist at The Kooky Clinic.
Her special interest is perinatal and infant mental health. As a mother of three rapidly growing children, she knows first-hand the many competing demands of growing a healthy family. Over the past three years, whilst studying, she implemented perinatal mental health support programs across South East Queensland and Hobart, Tasmania, with the White Cloud Foundation. Through this venture, she provided a practical telephone and SMS counselling and meal supply service designed to relieve psychological distress for women at risk of perinatal mental health disorders. This client-centred program allowed her to assist new mothers in seeking support within the community, thereby empowering their adjustment following the birth of a baby, closing the gap within existing services. She has participated in several perinatal professional networks, and is a member of the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Reference Group. This group brings together professionals from throughout Queensland, keeping them informed of developments and improvements in available community services. You can find more information on The White Cloud Foundation at www.whitecloudfoundation.org.
In addition to her interest in perinatal and infant mental health, she also has interests in:
- Developing group anxiety programs for children
- Helping generally with the challenges of parenting
She can offer therapy which is:
- client focused and individualised
- attachment focused
- trauma informed
“As long as we feel safely held in the hearts and minds of the people who love us, we will climb mountains and cross deserts and stay up all night to finish projects.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk