Maria Rodrigues
Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive range of professional health care services in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Maria Rodrigues


Maria Rodrigues, Psychologist is committed to offering you the best practice in psychological care. She offers counselling and therapy to individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. Maria uses treatments that have been demonstrated to be effective by current psychological research. Maria is dedicated to ensure that you develop the strength within and the skills to manage your concerns.

Maria is highly experienced in dealing with a wide variety of problems. She has a proven track record in producing positive outcomes for clients across a broad range of presenting problems including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obessive Compulsive Disorder, eating disorders, anger management, bullying, and self esteem issues. Much of her work involves helping clients overcome longstanding problems in these areas without the use of medication.

Maria has undertaken six years of training in psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She established a successful private practice in 2008 and continues to see clients who are struggling with difficult personal issues. Before establishing a private practice Maria worked in a broad range of settings including child protection, health and vocational psychology, and adolescent and family clinics.

Assisting Individuals

Maria works with individuals in a supportive and non judgmental manner, creating relationships of trust which empower them to identify and achieve positive personal goals.

Difficulties that Maria may assist you with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex, sexual and/or interpersonal trauma
  • Emotion regulation/managing difficult emotions
  • Stress management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self esteem/self confidence issues
  • Work cover
  • Work related difficulties

Supporting families

Maria works with families and couples to create positive relationships, strengthening family bonds and developing skills for effective interpersonal communication.

Difficulties that Maria may assist you with include:

  • Relationship/marriage difficulties
  • Separation and divorce
  • Parenting support
  • Post Natal Depression





This program aims to increase the psychological resilience and resourcefulness of young people. It is a strength focused program that will run for 2 x 2hr sessions.  These sessions are conducted at the Medical Centre on a Saturday afternoon between 1.30pm - 3.30pm. It is run with groups of young people 7-13yrs old. (Maximum 10 participants per group)


Your children will be able to…

·         recognise and affirm their existing strengths and resources 

·         promote self-management and self-regulation skills in the face of stress 

·         do positive thinking

·         create a personal problem solving model 

·         build and know how to access psychological support networks 

·         consider the other's perspective 

·         keep and make the peace appropriately

Cost: $250.00 per child 

Total medicare rebate  $43.30 ( 2 x $21.65/session)

(Medicare rebate is only applicable if the participant has a current mental health care plan in place)

Private health insurance rebates available 


For programme dates and to register your interest please contact the clinic Phone 3398 8188



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