Mary Orfanidis is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has over 20 years of counselling experience providing therapy across a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, trauma, life transitions, stress and self esteem issues.
Mary has a special interest in loss, grief and bereavement and welcomes clients seeking support for a personal loss, including the death of a loved one. Her approach is to hold space for you to grieve without judgement and to honour your feelings and connection to your person, while helping you learn gentle ways to manage the magnitude of your loss.
Mary adapts her therapeutic approaches to meet each individual client’s specific needs and unique healing process. Mary believes this aims to provide safety for clients to work through their concerns while getting the most benefit from their sessions.
She offers integrative treatment approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based approaches, Compassion Focused Therapy and Person Centred 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 schools, University counselling, community centres and in the drug and alcohol field. She currently works at headspace and in private practice.
For all appointments to see Mary, please contact our rooms on 03 9397 1698.