Michelle Hopkinson - Executive Clinical Psychologist | Nala Hub
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Michelle Hopkinson

Co- Founder of Nala Australia,
Clinical Psychologist – Youth & Family
BA Art Psych, PG Dip Psych, Diploma – Prof Psych,
MA Psych

Psych. Reg. Number PS0103284


Michelle specialises in the treatment of Children (3+), Youth, and Adults in the following areas:

  • Family therapy
  • Parent and child attachment
  • Navigating Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Workplace Injury

About Michelle

Michelle Hopkinson is an established expert in Child, Youth and Family psychology. She is an advocate for positive mental health development in all areas of life. She champions the idea that in any interaction, you have the opportunity to connect in a conscious and meaningful way. Always challenging experiences and world views of ‘relating’ and ‘humanity’.


Michelle’s approach has always been focused on establishing a therapeutic framework of trust and safety for parents and children, and to create the space to speak up, and the time to be understood.

What I have learned in the years that I have been practicing is to never underestimate the power of kindness, compassion and deep human connections to mobilise change. Creating a hub and bringing together a collective of people that wholeheartedly value this way of relating is a dream come true.

For more than 12 years as a senior clinician and business owner, Michelle has directed her efforts across multiple domains of family life including:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Mental health support for mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Conversion disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Early psychosis
  • Implementing psychopharmacological treatments for both Youths and Adults
  • Youth behavioural, emotional and psychosocial concerns
  • Social issues
  • Suicide prevention services
  • Assessments within the education space to assist with the improvement of Youth support services.


She has served as a non-executive board member for Marist 180 (formally Marist Youth Care) and the Revenue Committee. To this day, she is also an accredited supervisor for mentoring aspiring psychologists in training, clinical master’s students, registrars and registered psychologists.

After successfully owning and directing three businesses, Michelle chose to set her sites on a lifelong ambition of forming a collective of allied health professionals that could cater to the full needs of family members. This vision was realised early in 2018, when Michelle chose to partner with clinical psychologist, long-term colleague and friend – Emma Pratt. Together they are focused on leading a league of experts in a highly impactful hub.

Hope can be your reality.

CALL (02) 9042 0222 FOR HELP