Maxine is registered as a Provisional Psychologist and is completing her training as a Psychologist through supervised practice, aiming to finish in the first half of 2021. She works on Saturday mornings at COGNITION under the supervision of Dr Keenan, seeing individuals utilising their respective Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Maxine took the step to train as a Psychologist as a mature adult, and her various life and work experiences prior to doing so, stand her in good stead when working with clients who wish to address a range of issues.
When not at COGNITION, Maxine works as a Provisional Psychologist for the Australian Red Cross and is developing a broad range of experience in community and prison settings, where individuals present with severe mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, substance use, PTSD, mood and personality disorders. She provides psychological services to culturally diverse individuals, groups and families, and in particular, works with the Aboriginal community.
Maxine holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons First Class) and Master of Counselling. She is a member of the Institute of Private Practising Psychologists (IPPP) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Maxine takes a compassionate and gentle approach. She has a strong belief in establishing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with individuals to assist them in addressing their mental health problems, to achieve a state of well-being and to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Maxine has a range of practice interests, these being: