Melissa Di Leo

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Melissa Di LeoMelissa Di Leo is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychology.

Melissa is extremely passionate about using creative evidence-based approaches to assist children, adolescents and young adults in the assessment and treatment of a variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues.

Melissa has years of varied experience providing student psychological services at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels; as well as Psychology tuition at various schools and Universities across Sydney. At Life Care Inner West, Melissa provides psychometric testing to children (4 years and older) for learning difficulties, behavioural issues, school readiness, giftedness, as well as mood and anxiety issues.

Melissa offers a number of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strengths-based Counselling, and Solution-focused Therapy. Her experience has included providing counselling support and therapeutic intervention for a variety of concerns including: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, social skills training, bullying, resilience training, parental separation and familial breakdown, behavioural issues, anger management, stress management, study skills and school-related stress, grief and loss issues, and trauma issues.

Melissa also has a special interest in working with medical students and Junior Doctors who may be feeling increased anxiety, stress, or mood concerns based on their unique challenges such as: self-care in managing the intensity of their workload, preparing to undertake examinations, and debriefing on traumatic experiences in practice.

Session fees are claimable from most Private Health Funds and Medicare rebates are available for those eligible. For Psychometric testing and reporting, a quote will be formulated after the initial consultation.

Member Australian Psychological Society