Dr Adrienne Brown

Location Address

Barwon Consulting Suites
10/147 Marshalltown Road
Grovedale VIC 3216

Dr Adrienne Brown
Clinical psychologist
B.A. (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)

Adrienne’s passion for working in the area of perinatal psychology began when she fell pregnant with her first child in 2013. Since then she has worked with a growing number of men and women, providing support with infertility, childbirth preparation, adjustment to parenting, and mental health concerns. Her personal values of openness, honesty, and respect extend to her professional life and are central to her practice. She specialises in mindfulness-based therapies however utilises a range of therapeutic modalities depending on client need (e.g., Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy).

Adrienne also facilitates mindfulness-based antenatal courses through her business Mindful Beginnings. Her aim is to empower participants in their transition to parenthood, which means equipping them with the skills to manage pregnancy symptoms, cope with uncertainty and unmet expectations, feel confident in coping with stress, anxiety, fear and labour pain, understand the powerful role of the mind in labour, address self-care and wellbeing needs, and bond with their baby. Fathers and birth partners are also provided guidance on how to support the birthing woman during labour. For more information, read the Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Courses page or send Adrienne a message below.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Preconception, including fertility issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Perinatal loss
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Premature Birth
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Parent-infant attachment
  • Adjustment issues
  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Parenting
  • Fathers
  • Couple relationship

Professional Memberships

  • Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
  • Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)  

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $200 per 50-minute session  *Medicare Rebate: $124.50
Out-of-pocket:  $75.50 per session

*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician.  This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.

Available Wednesdays 10am-6pm

Bookings through Barwon Consulting Suites
Telephone: (03) 5243 7773

 

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