Depression

Dr Maxine Hawkins

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Dr Maxine Hawkins

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Maxine Hawkins is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of Clear Health Psychology. Maxine is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with adults and adolescents in the areas of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, stress management, chronic illness, self-esteem, and trauma (including road accidents and WorkCover). She also has expert knowledge with patients considering bariatric surgery.

She uses her extensive clinical experience to assist in understanding complex presentations. Her strengths are in her formulation skills to determine effective and individualised plans to meet client's treatment goals. Maxine combines components from the modalities of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and psychodynamic approaches with clients.

Clinical experience and background

Dr Hawkins has 15 years experience working in Clinical Psychology. She has worked as a senior Clinical Psychologist across a number of hospitals in Melbourne and Perth in the areas of psycho-oncology, palliative care, cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, sleep disorders and chronic illness. She completed her doctorate at The University of Melbourne and moved to Perth in 2011. Dr Hawkins was the Clinical Director of Edith Cowan University Psychological Services Centre and Senior Lecturer. She lectured in the post-graduate clinical stream and provided clinical supervision in the clinical masters/doctoral programs. She has also worked as a Professional Officer for Psychology for the Australian Regulatory Health Agency assessing provisional psychologists and specialist title endorsements in WA.

Felicity Miller

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Felicity Miller

Clinical Psychologist

Felicity is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA.

Felicity is experienced in working alongside adults and adolescents who are experiencing distress in everyday life. She helps clients to develop a better understanding of the origins of problem behaviours so that they are able to make changes that go beyond symptom relief. Felicity’s areas of interest include eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, personality issues, substance use issues, mood and anxiety disorders, domestic violence behaviours and relationship issues.

Felicity combines components from therapeutic approaches including Contextual Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and attachment- based interventions.

Clinical experience and background

Felicity obtained her Masters qualification in Clinical Psychology at Curtin University of Technology and has over 10 years experience working in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. She has worked as a senior Clinical Psychologist in various forensic settings and is very experienced in working with clients who present with significant resistance to engaging in treatment. Her long history with forensic clients has allowed her to develop strong interpersonal skills that focus on building a safe and warm therapeutic space for clients. Felicity believes that therapy is a time for self-reflection and gentle persuasion to confront those issues that hurt us and prevent us from moving forward in life.