Our Sunshine Coast Clinical Psychology Team are highly trained in the field of psychological therapy. We provide counselling to adults, family members and their children from fourteen years of age. We help with managing issues related to depression, anxiety and stress in a caring setting. 

Our Sunshine Coast Psychologists possess a range of clinical experience. We are committed to ongoing therapeutic clinical training in areas such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

 

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Marcella Patten - Endorsed Clinical Psychologist
 

Marcella is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Mind and Wellbeing Clinical Psychology. Marcella is down to earth, caring and compassionate. She is committed to using evidence based psychological strategies to empower individuals to develop the practical skills to ultimately become their own therapist. She offers a supportive and calm space that allows for the process of healing and recovery.

For example, she helps individuals develop the understanding of how to ground oneself, manage overwhelming emotions, understand the key skills to manage anxiety, improve assertiveness, reduce conflict and overcome depressive thoughts and better manage a variety of other areas. Believe in Change

Marcella has worked in private practice for over seven years and has being registered with the Psychology Board of Australia since 2008. She previously worked abroad in the UK, Canada and Australia with children and families acquiring eleven years experience as a Social Worker prior to registering as a Psychologist in Queensland. Altogether she has worked for over twenty years with a variety of individuals across a broad range of settings. Upon completion of her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2010, Marcella received the Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence from the University of the Sunshine Coast, awarded to individuals who have achieved outstanding results and have shown a strong commitment to their studies and the area of Psychology.

Marcella has a particular interest in: Emotional Growth and Development | Self Esteem | Anxiety | Panic Attacks | Trauma | Social Anxiety | Assertiveness |Dependency | Binge Eating | Teens | Indigenous | Women

Her Clinical training is in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is currently training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). A complete list of her training and experience can be found on her Linkedin profile.

Contact (07) 5444 6568 to Book an Appointment

GP Referrals can be faxed to (07) 5444 7970

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Qualifications & Memberships
Clinical Masters of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2010)

Member of the Clinical College of Australian Psychological Society (2010)
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (2008)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (2007)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – First Class Honours (2007)
Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies (2006)
Bachelor of Social Work (1997)

Awards

Recipient of the Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence in Clinical Masters in Psychology from the University of the Sunshine Coast (2010)
Recipient of the Mental Health Scholarship from Australian Psychological Society (2008)
Recipient of the Queensland Health Mental Health Scholarship, Scheme (MHSS) (2006)