Dr Melissa J Ree
PhD (with distinction)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Science Honours (Psychology)
Melissa sees adults (18+) in West Perth
Main areas of practice
Hello, I've been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford University, I've been serving the Perth community in private hospitals and in private practice. I founded Jeffery & Ree Clinical Psychologists and Sleep Matters Sleep Matters with Paul Jeffery and our clinic has grown to provide care for many West Australians. I'm also a part-time academic at UWA where you'll find me teaching and conducting research in the field of sleep which is my main clinical and research focus. The effective treatment of sleep difficulties such as insomnia brings so many good things to our health and well-being and I'm keen to spread the word far and wide. I'm consulting just a day a week at the moment as I manage our busy practice and engage in my academic role.
In addition to working with sleep difficulties I see many clients with problematic anxiety, for example,
- worry and generalised anxiety
- social anxiety
- panic attacks
- Fears and phobias
Further, I often work with clients presenting with depression, stress and low self-esteem.
Each of therapies I am trained in are evidence based and include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness.
I like to bring warmth (and some humour) to the therapy relationship. I’ll work hard with you to support you in reaching your goals.
“I didn’t say this was going to be easy, I said it was going to be worth it”