Maria is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and is also a registered provider with Medicare. She has always been fascinated by human behaviour and began with a career in human resources in the corporate world. Over the years she decided that she wanted to further her career and help people on a more personal level, therefore continued with post graduate studies in Clinical Psychology. She has been working as a Clinical Psychologist for approximately 9 years and has a special interest in health psychology.
Maria feels privileged in supporting her clients to a journey of self-awareness. She believes in providing her clients with a peaceful, safe, and compassionate place where they can learn new coping skills to enable them to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. She is passionate about facilitating personal growth in every individual and in empowering them to find hope, strength and resilience no matter what their history. Maria’s warmth and valuable life experiences enable her to relate in a non-judgemental and empathic way to clients from diverse backgrounds. She comes from an Italian background and continues to use the Italian language whenever possible. Her ability to develop a genuine, respectful and collaborative relationship with clients greatly assists in achieving positive therapeutic outcomes.
Maria has special interest and experience working in the following areas:
Chronic disease and achieving optimal quality of life
Improving coping skills to manage stressful situations
Supporting families that are experiencing separation or divorce
Assisting couples in improving their relationships
Poor self-esteem, anxiety disorders and depression
Maria works in a private practice in Subiaco, is a contractor for a medical centre in the northern suburbs, as well as PDC Allied Health. She is currently investigating the opportunity of completing a PhD in the health psychology field through Curtin University.
Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys keeping active and enjoys the lifestyle benefits of yoga. She is married with two young adult children.