Registered Psychologist
Mai (pronounced “my”) is an experienced Psychologist, bringing a global perspective to her practice as she has worked across diverse settings in Argentina, Spain and Australia. Mai’s approach is deeply person-centred and truly reflects her belief that each person is an expert in their own life. Her professional mission is to uncover the strengths of her clients, help them navigate obstacles, and collaboratively design a roadmap towards well-being and personal goals.

Specialising in family dynamics, Mai has empowered numerous families to understand their challenges and establish healthy, empowering relationships. Her broad experience extends to working with children, young people, and women who have faced Family Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.

In Mai’s therapy room, she creates a safe, non-judgmental and caring space where clients can openly share their stories and she has a particular interest in supporting clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. Drawing from her personal and professional journey, she empathizes with the unique challenges of homesickness, adjusting to a new country, and navigating professional careers. Mai is also fluent in Spanish.

Mai’s genuine passion for supporting individuals on their path to becoming the best version of themselves makes her not just a Psychologist but a compassionate ally in the search for holistic well-being. She has also worked with a wide range of presentations with a strong focus on:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma – emotional, physical and sexual
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • FIFO Issues
  • Postnatal Depression  / Anxiety
  • Work Stress
  • Women’s Health

Mai’s therapy techniques include:

  • Commitment and Acceptance Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Art / Play Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

Mai runs her own independent practice and engages Clear Health Psychology to provide administrative and other business services to enable her to provide assessment and treatment to her clients.

Appointment duration:  51 minutes

Sessions rates:

Individuals: $195.00 per appointment

Telehealth: Yes

Medicare rebate is available with a Mental Health Care Plan for individual appointments. 

Cancellation Policy: Appointments are precious and we appreciate you giving at least 24 hours notice if you can not attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.

Please note: Mai accepts bookings for individual clients age 18+.

Maira Merlo
15 Adelaide Street
Fremantle WA 6160

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