Mary Orfanidis is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has over 17 years of counselling experience using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions to treat adolescents and adults across a range of concerns including depression, loss and grief, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse and stress related issues.
Passionate about creating a genuine and non-judgemental counselling environment, Mary specialises in adapting therapeutic approaches designed to meet each individual client’s specific needs. In this way she is able to ensure they feel safe to work through their concerns while getting the most benefit from their sessions.
Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based approaches, Motivational interviewing, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Compassion Focused Therapy.
Mary has a degree in Psychology, postgraduate diplomas in Psychology and Loss & Grief Counselling, and a Masters degree in Counselling. She has worked in private practice, schools, community centres, and the drug and alcohol field and with the Greek community. She currently works in youth mental health at headspace and in student counselling at Victoria University with adolescents and adults.