Psychology

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour and motivation, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react. Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods. Psychological therapies are widely used to treat individuals and families and can also be applied to groups and organizations.

Psychologists assist people with everyday problems such as stress and relationship difficulties, and some specialise in treating people with a mental illness. They help people to develop the skills needed to function better and to prevent ongoing problems.

Anita Carroll has a wealth of experience. She qualified at the La Trobe University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology and is a Member of the Counseling College of the Australian Psychological Society. Anita is a registered provider of psychology services with Medicare, Work Cover and the TAC. She has worked in various clinical settings and she has been associated with the Melbourne Road Health Group since 2005. Her practice is centered on offering counseling and psychotherapy including short and longer term work with children, adults and couples. Areas of counseling expertise and experience include relationship counseling, grief, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, support to injured workers, general personal development work and recovery from troubled or traumatic childhood experience.

Anita has also worked as a consultant psychologist in schools settings over a number of years, as well as providing EAP services to staff in a range of organizational settings.

Anita has particular expertise in working with adults dealing with the consequences of childhood difficulties.
She has developed a focus on assisting people with physical symptoms that can be linked to the experience of emotional and psychological distress.

Dimitri Hawa has significant experience as a psychologist in providing assessment, support, counselling and psychotherapy, including short and longer term work with children,  adolescents and adults.  Areas of psychological counselling expertise and experience, include relationship counselling, grief, stress, work -related problems, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, general personal development work,  as well as, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma.

Dimitri has worked as a private practice clinician over a number of years, as well as, a school psychologist, telephone counselling for high risk and vulnerable people, psychological assessment, counselling support for Victims of Crime (via VOCAT), and psychological support in  prison settings. He also specialises in the use of Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treatment.

Dimitri is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)- Registration number PSY0001684002; member of the Australian Psychology Society (MAPS); registered as a Medicare Service Provider and is also qualified to meet Worksafe, DVA and TAC clients.