Co- Founder of Nala Australia,
Executive Clinical Psychologist – Youth & Family
BA Art Psych, PG Dip Psych, Diploma – Prof Psych,
MA Psych Psych. Reg. Number PS0103284
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.
Michelle Hopkinson is an established expert in youth and family psychology, and an advocate for positive mental health development in all areas of youth and family life. Across her focus and work, she champions the idea that in any interaction you have the opportunity to connect in a conscious and meaningful way, 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 to create the space to speak up, and the time to be understood.
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 counseling; mental health support for mood disorders, anxiety disorders (specific phobias, OCD, conversion disorders), eating disorders and early psychosis; implenting psychopharmacological treatments for both adolescent and adult populations; youth behavioral, emotional and psychosocial concerns; social issues; suicide prevention services; and 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 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, and long-term colleague and friend – Emma Pratt. Together they are now focused on leading a league of family health experts in what is set to be a highly impactful hub in Sydney, Australia
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