Michelle Irwin is a registered psychologist who commenced working with Thrive Psychology Wyong office in 2020. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Psych) from Sydney University and completed a Diploma of Psychological Practice in 2009. Michelle has experience with assisting clients through work and life transitions as well as clinically with clients experiencing psychological distress. Michelle currently divides her time between delivering psychological services in a clinical setting and assisting clients who have experienced a workplace injury to return to the workforce. Michelle has experience working with clients who have suffered trauma to fully engage in their lives and return to meaningful work.
Michelle incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Integrated CBT and Motivational Interviewing into her treatment. Her approach is client-centred and aims to assist clients to independently manage their mental health. Michelle has worked with clients of all ages and has a strong focus on assisting adults and teens with various psychological disturbances, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma (adjustment disorder and PTSD), work stress and assistance with relaxation.