About Us

Finding a psychologist is a daunting experience in itself!

Mindshift Psychology is a psychology practice located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Registered psychologist Melanie has devoted her professional career to helping others, and this passion comes out in her role as the Principal at Mindshift Psychology, a private practice with a social conscience.

We are committed to providing premium quality psychological services in a nurturing, warm and affirming environment. We realise the importance of therapy during critical phases of life and empower our clients to look within and reach their full potential.

With over a decade of experience within the industry, Melanie understood her true calling to provide customised therapeutic services to her clients and takes pride in providing a broad spectrum of psychology services to adults and adolescents.

We heavily emphasise the cognitive behavioural approach to understanding and managing psychological issues. Apart from that, need-based analysis helps us identify our client’s requirements and implement evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy.

Meet Melanie Forster

Melanie is a registered psychologist who earned her degree in psychology early in 2010. She continued to further her studies and completed her graduate diploma in psychology at Deakin University. Melanie is undergoing training to further her knowledge and skills to become proficient in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
With over a decade of working as a psychologist in both public and private settings, Melanie has gained the skills required to support individuals from different walks of life. She enables clients to overcome challenges, foster deep and meaningful relationships, and enhance their overall well-being.
Over the years, she has developed competency in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a plethora of issues and works closely with adolescents—16 and over—and adults. She has a keen interest in working with individuals inflicted with anxiety, helping them overcome their inhibitions to live a more fulfilling life.
Melanie is committed to providing her clients with a nurturing, warm, and unbiased environment where they feel physically and psychologically safe. She’s all ears with her clients and ensures they have choice and control over decisions that influence them. Additionally, she works collaboratively to build internal strength and capacity to help achieve desired outcomes.
Melanie’s person-centred approach is at the core of her practice. Her objectivity and need-based analysis help her utilise a wide range of evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy.