About Us

We understand life can be messy sometimes. If you’re interested in becoming a happier, more fulfilled you, get started and get in contact today!

The Therapy Hub is a place where you can find support, compassion, and creative ways to think about and work through problems and difficulties and start to thrive as individuals, couples and families.

At The Therapy Hub we have a team of highly skilled and qualified mental health professionals, who will work with you to work towards your mental health and wellbeing goals.  We are a fun, relaxed team and try to bring a sense of ourselves into sessions (that includes whimsical mugs,  bad jokes and sometimes bad art or drawings). You can find our therapists using art, sensory toys, weighted blankets, board games, Uno, lego, drawing, mindfulness, walking therapy and so much more in sessions to help you feel engaged and supported. If there’s something you’d like us to try, don’t be afraid to ask. We want you to feel comfortable and safe in sessions with us.  We not only support each other in our learning and development, many of our team members also share their skills and expertise with the wider professional community and other therapists through training, presentations and supervision.

We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming and inclusive team and understand the need for culturally-sensitive and neurodivergent-affirming practice.

Meet the team

Hi, I’m Amal,

I am a counsellor. I have been working with adolescents for over ten years within school settings, in the capacity of counsellor for the last 6 years.

I consider the role of counsellor to be a privilege. Playfulness and humour are my strengths, and I bring them with me into the counselling space.

Hi, I’m Stephanie,

Registered Social Worker

Welcome. I’m a registered dedicated and compassionate social worker with a profound commitment to empowering individuals and fostering positive change within our community. Holding a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, I bring knowledge and practical experience to my role.

Hi, I’m Casey

I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist.

I am dedicated to supporting families and young people through tough experiences with empathy, playfulness, and tailored therapeutic techniques, creating a comforting space for positive change.

Hi, I’m Semhar,

I’m a dedicated psychologist with a robust background in psychology and a deep commitment to fostering the mental well-being of individuals, particularly young people.

Hi, I’m Michael,

I’m an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist

I have 15 years’ experience of working with children, young people, adults and families who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, family violence, loss and grief and mental health challenges. I believe that there is a strength in those who attend counselling, where safety and fun can open up new possibilities to adverse situations.

Hi, I’m Maddy,

I am a clinical psychologist and am passionate about providing inclusive and respectful mental health care. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is central to healing and I strive for a warm, honest and non-judgmental approach to therapy.

Hi, I’m Marie Vakakis,

Director, AMHSW, Couple and Family Therapist

Welcome. I’m an accredited mental health social worker and family therapist. I help teenagers and young adults who want to be happy, confident and live a meaningful life. Sometimes we’re weighed down by anxiety, stress, depression or trauma. Issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem can make life difficult to enjoy. This can often leave us feeling stuck.

Administrative team

Hi, I’m Anne

Anne (She/Her) is our admin support. 

services

We know how hard it can be to reach out for support. You’ve likely been thinking of seeking help for months, if not years. We’re so glad you found us and have taken the courageous step of being here.

We offer online counselling and face to face counselling in Footscray. 

Couples Therapy

Family Therapy

Teen therapy

Autism & ADHD Assessments

Training and workshopS

Supervision

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