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Supporting your mental health with an integrated and individual approach

Embodied Psychology is based in Laverton, Melbourne, supporting clients in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, and via telehealth clients located in Victoria and Australia wide and is operated by principal psychologist Dr Joanne Thorburn and her team of clinicians. 

Joanne is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive knowledge and experience in assisting clients from a variety of backgrounds including rural and remote clients, people living with a medical condition or disability, clients from Indigenous and diverse cultural backgrounds, professional athletes and members of the LGBTQIA community.

She has experience working in different settings including educational, inpatient rehabilitation and pain clinics, tertiary, correctional, not-for-profit organisations, disability (most notably with respect to people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders) and carers.

Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist Joanne worked in banking and finance for over a decade, followed by a career as a primary school teacher and literacy teacher in a secondary school setting. She is also a former Barnado’s Mother of the Year award recipient for the state of Victoria. 

Joanne and her team are passionate about empowering and supporting all our clients to achieve positive change and growth. 

Our philosophy

We realise the importance of taking a comprehensive approach when supporting our clients. We acknowledge and recognise the role that physical, social and spiritual health play with respect to your psychological health and functioning. 

Our aim is to support you in an individualised and integrative way, working alongside any treating physicians and specialists to achieve your desired treatment goals.

How we can help

Because your needs and experiences are unique, we offer a highly personalised, integrated approach just for you. With a comprehensive range of treatment expertise, psychological modalities and assessments available, we tailor a plan to support optimal treatment outcomes. We can help with treatment and recovery from:
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Meet our team

Our highly experienced and caring team of clinicians are here to guide and support you towards mental wellbeing and achieving the life you want.

Dr Joanne Thorburn


Suzana Bosevska

Practice Manager

Della Tanri- Provisional Psychologist

Tara Impala - Provisional Psychologist (commencing July 2024)