Melanie Kilo is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Initiatic Art Therapist based in Albury Wodonga, Corowa and Wagga Wagga.
Melanie holds a Masters in Social Work from La Trobe University, and has a special interest in trauma and domestic violence. She works well with a wide age range, but especially with children, adolescents and parents. Melanie previously worked as a Family Services Practitioner at Upper Murray Family Care, and is experienced at working with the whole family, with the view that our relationships with others, especially our families, impact significantly on our capacity to grow and heal. Melanie is able to bulk bill services when a MHTP and (GP) referral is provided, and incorporates creative expression in to her sessions as required.
Melanie completed her Certificate of Initiatic Art Therapy in April 2015 with the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy & School for Initiatic Art Therapy, and the Certificate of Clay Field Therapy on May 22nd, 2016. At the beginning of 2017, Melanie enrolled at MIECAT to begin her Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice.
Mel helps clients to resolve their presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. This may involve family as well as individual counselling, and group therapy (some groups may be run on a regular basis). She recognises the broader implications of an individual having a mental illness and the impact on friends, family, work and education. Mel welcomes diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions and political values.
Available in Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Albury Wodonga.