Ms Michelle Pinto

Michelle is a registered (general) psychologist.

Qualifications:

Associate member of the APS

Registered with AHPRA

Bachelor of Arts Degree – Victoria University

Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Deakin University

Experience:

Private practice for over 10 years

Employment and rehabilitation consultant for over 8 years in both government and private industries.

Injury management within the workplace, being exposed to compensation, non compensation and life insurance sectors.

Provides services to:

Adolescents and Adults

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety – panic, generalised anxiety, trauma
  • Workplace/organisational stressors
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress management
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional dysregulation/Anger management
  • Vocational guidance

Types of Treatment Modalities Used:

I believe I have a client centred approach as I aim to work collaboratively with clients on their goals. Through active listening, empathy, unconditional positive regard and warmth I hope to establish a trusting rapport with clients to enable counselling to be beneficial and valuable to them, hence meeting their need for improved functioning.  I therefore tend to take a fluid approach to therapeutic modalities, drawing upon many to address the clients needs at that time.  Such modalities include CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy.

 

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