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Marita Mercer - Psychologist

Marita Mercer - Psychologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Science, Honours (Family Studies)
  • Master of Psychology (Child and Family)
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychological Board of Australia, Approved Supervisor
  • Working With Children Check

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children from 5 years and up; developmental issues, parental separation, learning difficulties and school issues, bullying
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Adolescence
  • Gender issues and transition
  • Transgender children, adolescents and their families
  • Post natal depression and perinatal grief
  • Complex trauma
  • Complicated grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Marita has a client centered approach and tailors her therapy to suit the individual need of the client. Marita has had a diverse range of experiences working in schools with children and adolescents, community health and various welfare agencies. Marita uses a range of psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art therapy and Play therapy with children, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Days available: Monday and Tuesdays (Werribee), Fridays (Tarneit)