Born and raised in rural NSW, Malinda has a passion for rural and remote mental health and wellbeing.

Over the years, Malinda has worked in both public and private health settings. She has considerable experience working across the lifespan, especially with adults and couples.

Innately understanding the unique challenges faced by rural and regional people, Malinda consults on a range of specialty and interest areas,  including depression, anxiety, relationships/couples, grief and loss, trauma, alcohol and substance misuse, workplace and financial stressors, and personality difficulties.

Using evidence-based approaches, Malinda is trained in the following modes of therapy: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Gottman, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Malinda is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Psychologist Society (APS). Malinda sits on the committee for NSW College of Clinical Psychologists.

A board-approved supervisor, Malinda is passionate about providing supervision, both individual and group, to early career psychologists as well as psychologists working in rural and remote settings. Malinda works at the University of New England, as well as privately, as a supervisor to students completing their Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Malinda is also a columnist for regional magazine Downtown providing highly experienced psychological guidance and support to the readers.