As a group of experienced practitioners, we work together to deliver evidence based individual therapies and group programs to help you be your potential. We understand that you are more than the sum of your parts, so we work with you to help you find your mental, physical and emotional balance – and we know that this cannot be achieved by taking a cookie cutter approach. You are unique. So are we.
Services – Adults
We have the skills and expertise to support you with a broad range of issues including:
- Stress management
- Body image
- Grief and loss
- Couples issues/conflict
- Parenting pressures
- Pain management
- Treatment and rehabilitation of workplace psychological injuries
Services – Children
We understand that sometimes children need a place to learn about themselves and the ways in which they can explore their world. We can help with:
- Worry management
- Mindfulness sessions
- Emotion regulation
- Behavioural programs
- Managing school/exam stress
- Navigating communication at home
- Social Skills development
- Self-esteem and self-acceptance
Meet our team
Michelle Hancock is the Director of Merge Programs. She is a registered psychologist who works with older children, adolescents, adults and couples to enhance their psychological health and wellbeing. Having consulted to private organisations, as well as in education, rehabilitation and clinical work, Michelle is committed to providing evidence based, best practice interventions which are tailored specifically to meet her clients’ unique needs.
Dr Vivek Mitter
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Dr Vivek Mitter is a certified Hatha yoga teacher with more than 15 years of experience. His methods are simple and effective. A seasoned facilitator, speaker and coach, Dr Mitter is passionate about the holistic approach to health and wellbeing and uses a unique combination of science and yoga to assist his clients to understand and work with their body. He is well versed in different meditation and breathing techniques and upholds the philosophy that understanding the link between mind and body allows us to grow and evolve.
Guest Pilates Instructor
Leigh is an experienced personal trainer and pilates instructor. She has a strong interest in the rehabilitation of injuries, and encouraging movement and health in her clients. Leigh is on loan to Merge Programs for a short time but a good time.
Melita is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience. She has extensive experience in managing the return to work process for a wide range of clients working across QLD, NSW and WA Work Cover legislation, Comcare, CTP, Income Protection and Life Insurance schemes. Melita has extensive experience in delivering assessments as well as developing suitable duties and return to work plans. She is also a qualified trainer in the areas of ergonomics and injury prevention training.