Maria Paula De Virgilio

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Hi, my name is Maria and I am a Registered Psychologist and Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.  I primarily work with children and adolescents and adopt an integrated therapeutic approach drawing on a number of approaches and theoretical frameworks such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Model, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy,  Person-centred Counselling, Behavioural Family Therapy  and Motivational Interviewing.

I specialise in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with mental health, developmental and behavioural issues. I have specific expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder and a range of other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD.

In previous roles, I have also assisted individuals presenting with problems in relation to Acute Psychiatric Disorders, Personality disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Grief/ loss,  Vocational problems and a range of child and adolescent issues.

I provide services under Medicare, TAC, Workcover, Veterans Affairs, Victims of Crime, EAP, and Private Health Funds

My fee is $150 per session (with an $84.80 rebate with a Mental Health Plan) and School services are Bulk Billed. I am available on:

  • Monday – Gisborne, 9am – 4pm
  • Friday – Springside Children’s and Community Centre, Caroline Springs, 3pm – 5pm (fortnightly)
  • Friday – Springside College, Caroline Springs (Students only – contact school directly to arrange appointment)

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