Registered Psychologist
Melissa is a down-to-earth and nurturing Psychologist, who brings both an honest and compassionate approach to working with clients. It is important to Melissa that clients feel seen, heard and understood.

Melissa has worked across the lifespan supporting individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive experience within the mining sector, providing therapy, critical incident support, organisational psychology advice and mental health education, as the residential Psychologist for the largest mining company in Western Australia.

Melissa has also assisted individuals in the vocational rehabilitation and workers compensation system and earlier in her career supported people with disabilities and their families.

Melissa is passionate about enabling clients to gain awareness, understanding and /or the tools to be able to move through life’s intricate problems. Melissa also values treatment that is holistic, individualised and collaborative in nature.

Melissa’s therapy techniques include:

  •  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Psychodynamic principles

Melissa’s areas of interest and experience include:

  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Relationship issues
  • Depression and mood related concerns
  • Stress and burnout
  • Interpersonal difficulties, including issues relating to self- esteem
  • Workplace challenges
  • Grief & Loss
  • Perinatal Mental Health (Pregnancy, postpartum and early years parenting)
  • Trauma

Melissa 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: $230.00 per appointment

Couples (Initial Session): $320.00

Couples (Standard Session): $260.00 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: Melissa does not accept bookings for clients under the age of 18, or family sessions.

Melissa Knaggs
231 Timberlane Drive
Woodvale WA 6026

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