Meet the team

Marie Vakakis is an experienced counsellor, family therapist and the host of the Inside Social Work podcast, working in Melbourne’s inner west suburb of Footscray as well as offering online counselling.

Her career has been underpinned by her commitment to working with people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Marie is skilled in individual therapy for young people as well as couple and family therapy. She offers counselling, training, webinars and supervision, in person and online.

Her specialties include: adolescent and adult psychotherapy supporting people with anxiety, depression and psychological distress. Marie offers couples therapy including sex therapy, parent guidance/education and support; training school staff in mental health and wellbeing.

Marie’s counselling focuses on

  • Supporting people with problem gaming or gaming addiction
  • School issues such as fitting in, self-esteem, low achievement, transitions to university, concentration, motivation and study skills.
  • Working with teens and adults who want help with depression, anxiety, and social skills building
  • Couples counselling: helping partners feel more connected, healing post-affair, navigating parenthood & sex therapy

Marie is a healthcare services professional with a BA (psychology), Masters of Social Work & Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental health from The University of Melbourne. She has completed training in Gottman couples therapy and is currently completing Masters of Family Therapy focused in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counselling from La Trobe University. She has lectured in the MSW course at the University of Melbourne and works within the Social Work student field education team as a liaison and supervisor for The University of Melbourne and RMIT.

To book an appointment with Marie Vakakis

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Marie also trains other clinicians through supervision and her podcast and website

To hear more about Marie Vakakis’s social work journey you can check out this podcast episode

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