Each member of our team has special areas of interest affording a range of services to adolescents and adults covering a range of complex issues which may include:
Anxiety, Excessive Worry, Panic Attacks
Agoraphobia i.e. fear of crowds
Mood Disorders such as Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Stress Management and Adjustment
Grief, Loss and Transitional Stages
Mindfulness and Relaxation
Communication and Assertiveness Skills Training
Self Esteem and Self Confidence
Dr. Lee Kannis - Clinical Psychologist
PGDipClinPsych Cant., PhD Psych Cant., PostgradDipCogThpy Oxf.
Marcella Patten - Clinical Psychologist
BSW, GradDipPsychStudies, BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin)
Marcella’s clinical training and practice is in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Marcella is particularly interested in working with women, young adults and Indigenous Australians, bringing both passion and commitment to her clinical practice and the personal development of others.
In addition to treating a wide range of complex issues, Marcella specialises in:
Emotional Growth and Development | Anxiety and Related Issues such as Panic Attacks | Agoraphobia Trauma | Social Anxiety | Dependency Issues | Binge Eating
Marcella is the Director of Mind and Wellbeing, Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College. She is committed to using evidence based psychological strategies to empower individuals and provide them with practical skills. With a background in Social Work, in Australia and abroad in the UK and Canada, Marcella returned to study under the award of an APS Mental Health Scholarship earning her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with Commendation for Excellent Academic Achievement.
Mind and Wellbeing® Psychology
In addition to treating a wide range of complex issues, Lee specialises in:
Anxiety and Trauma | Cognitive Behaviour Therapy | Metacognitive Therapy | Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing | Supervision