Michelle Genders

Michelle is provisional psychologist with 4 years education (Bachelor of Psychology, Honours) and 2.5 years clinical experience supporting people with mild to severe mental health concerns. 

She most recently provided individualised support to young people aged 12 to 25 years as part of a rural youth mental health service. In her previous role, she provided tailored mental health and job searching support to people aged 17 to 65 years receiving unemployment benefits.

Before commencing her clinical training, Michelle gained 20 years professional work experience in psychology research (specifically in brain injury as well as other related disabilities and health conditions), employment services, child protection and disability support.

She has experience in a range of therapeutic approaches adapted the client’s reason for presenting including:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Person-centred counselling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

She also uses activities from Dialectical behaviour therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Solution focused therapy and Strength based approaches where appropriate.

Michelle provides trauma-informed treatment for people aged 12 years and over. She is also interested in:

  • Improving wellbeing across the lifespan
  • Recovery from anxiety and/or depression
  • Managing stress and regulating emotions 
  • Mindfulness and compassion-based therapy
  • High sensitivity and other neurodiversity   
  • Art, creative and other experiential therapies

As a Provisional Psychologist, Michelle receives regular supervision sessions to support her clinical practice and participates in other professional development activities to further her knowledge in evidence-based treatment.

She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

To book an appointment with Michelle, please contact the office on 4722-3137 during business hours or access our online booking system at any time through the website!