Mrs Melissa Adams

Professional profile

Qualification (s)
B. App. Sc. (OT); M. (Couns.);
Registration number
Registration category*
Additional PACFA credentials

Accredited Supervisor
Accredited PACFA Registrant

Offers telehealth
Private health rebate/NDIS provider

* Provisional PACFA members have studied at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above, with a minimum of 400 hours instruction in counselling or psychotherapy subjects, plus have a minimum of 40 hours client contact, and 10 hours of supervision.

Clinical PACFA members have met the education standards above and have accrued a minimum of 750 client contact hours, including 75 hours of supervision.

About me

My practice
Melissa is a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Counsellor (Masters of Counselling). She is eligible to provide focussed psychological services under a mental Health Care Plan provided by a GP.  She has worked in the area of mental health and severe disability with families as an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years in both public and private domains. Melissa provides individual and family counselling to young people and adults. She has an interest in working with people who are experiencing or living with someone with a range of mental health issues, with those who are making adjustment through difficult times of life and with all people who seek to grow and develop insight into who the are. She is an accredited provider of the Cool Kids anxiety management program which was developed by the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University.  

She has a particular interest in:

Working with children, adolescents and families who have mental health issues.

Assisting young people to have a greater understanding of anxiety and its impact on themselves and working towards improved management of anxiety particularly in its effects on schooling and study. 

Setting goals based on a clients values and helping them work towards these.

Melissa predominantly utilises Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) however she also draws from other forms of therapy particularly when working with adolescents.

As a recognised allied health provider of Focused Psychological Services, Melissa is able to offer Medicare rebates and/ or Private Health Fund Rebates for approved clients.
Practice opening hours
Mon- Fri
Issues I can help with
Anxiety, Childhood or adolescent issues, Depression, Disability support, Existential or spiritual issues, Family or parenting, Life transitions, Mental health issues, Postnatal depression, Stress
Type of therapy offered
Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Christian counselling, Cognitive therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Family therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Person-centred counselling, Psycho-education, Systemic therapy

Practice addresses

Practice NamePractice AddressSuburbStatePostcode
Crossroads Counselling Practice1 New Line RdWest Pennant HillsNSW2125