Dr Mariel is a registered general psychologist.
Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology (Swinburne University)
Honours in Psychology (Swinburne University)
Doctor of Counselling Psychology (Swinburne University)
Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Full registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Since 2001 Mariel has worked in public and private practice with families, couples and individuals. As a family and relationship psychologist she has worked with Children’s Protection Society, Isis Primary Care, Alzheimer’s Australia, CatholicCare, and Carers Victoria, among others. As a psychologist in private practice, she has helped a broad client group exhibiting a wide range of issues.
Provides services to:
Adults, couples, families, and elderly adults.
Areas of expertise:
- Anxiety – panic, OCD, social phobia
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Stress management including workplace stress
- Anger management
- Life transition and adjustment problems
- Couples/marriage counselling
- Relationships and family issues
- Aged care
Types of Treatments Modalities:
Mariel adopts a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (ITP), attachment-focused family therapy, emotion-focused couple therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and relaxation strategies.
Mariel provides caring help to individuals, couples and families using tailored treatments that foster effective change. Her aim is to discover and facilitate the best outcome for every client.
Mariel is fluent in Spanish.