Melissa Capponi

An image of Melissa Capponi, psychologist (provisional) with Therapy Pro

Psychologist (Provisional)


  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

In her role as a psychologist (provisional), Melissa works with children, teens and adults, helping to change or challenge unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, improve relationships and emotional regulation and develop personal coping strategies.

She’s worked in the community sector in Townsville for a number of years, as a youth worker and counsellor and has particular experience in dealing with complex needs.

“Different behaviours often hide underlying psychological issues,” says Melissa.

“I see my role as filling a ‘point in time’ need that supports change so that a person can move on and reach their goals.”

Melissa has a particular interest in emotional management for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder.

She has also trained in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), an emerging therapy proving helpful primarily in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with potential application for mood and anxiety disorders.

The James Cook University graduate wants to rekindle hope, strength and joy in her clients’ lives.

It’s a desire she also pursues away from work, as a volunteer with the Make A Wish Foundation supporting sick children with life-threatening conditions.