About Us

Fortitude Wellbeing is a psychology and counselling clinic in Richmond led by principal psychologist, Melissa Bell. Melissa founded the clinic in 2019 with the goal of providing personalised and down to earth therapeutic services to Melburnians.

We are proud to offer access to mental health services designed to support our community and foster wellbeing among our clients.

Your Local Psychology Clinic in Melbourne

There is often confusion surrounding when and why someone might choose to visit a psychologist in Melbourne. At Fortitude Wellbeing, we believe psychology is for everyone, not just people experiencing significant mental health issues.

Whether you’re dealing with daily stress, life transitions or more pressing psychological concerns, Fortitude Wellbeing is here to support. Our Richmond clinic, located on Burnley Street, is easy to reach via public transport or car and resonates with warmth, understanding and professionalism.

By focusing on evidence-based methods and individualised care, we ensure you get a tailored experience, addressing your specific needs and concerns.

Join us on your path to better mental health.

Why Choose Fortitude Wellbeing?

Expert guidance and support can help us navigate life challenges. At Fortitude Wellbeing, we are passionate about creating a supportive space that promotes learning, growth and genuine healing.
  • Experienced Psychologist
  • Melissa has been working as a psychologist for over 18 years. She is fully qualified and equipped with the training and education necessary to provide a high standard of care for you.
  • Tailored Care and Treatment
  • We craft personalised therapy plans, ensuring each session resonates with your unique journey and goals.
  • Supportive Environment
  • Fortitude Wellbeing creates a nurturing, safe space where you can open up and be yourself. We strive to make you feel valued, heard and empowered throughout your entire therapy journey.
  • Face-To-Face & Telehealth Appointments
  • Join us for in-person sessions at our Richmond clinic or opt for online telehealth sessions. We cater to your comfort and convenience, ensuring quality care either way.

Discover Your Path to Wellness with Fortitude Wellbeing – Learn More About Us Today.

Comprehensive Psychology Services in Melbourne

At Fortitude Wellbeing, we work with individuals from the age of 16-years-old across a broad range of mental health and wellbeing issues including:
  • Adult ADHD Assessments
  • General anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Communication
  • Loss & grief
  • Trauma
  • Workplace issues
  • Life transition
  • Anger
  • Life coaching & personal development
  • Hypnotherapy
We use a client-centred approach to treatment, meaning we’ll work closely with you to determine your personal needs with a tailored plan that addresses your specific challenges and struggles.

Beyond Therapy

We’re more than just a psychology practice. We also offer workshops and education focussed on improving mental health and wellbeing.
We understand that everyone’s journey to mental health is multifaceted. To help cater to diverse needs we also offer workshops and education to corporate organisations, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

At these workshops, we provide tools, strategies and insights to enhance resilience, emotional intelligence and overall wellbeing.

Meet Our Principal Psychologist

Meet Our
Principal Psychologist

Melissa Bell, Principal Psychologist

Melissa is a fully qualified, registered psychologist and teacher. She has over 18-years’ experience, working overseas and in Australia in a range of different settings from schools, private practice, mental health organisations, and government departments.

Melissa works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, life transitions, coping with change, depression, stress, trauma, workplace problems and relationship issues. She offers short and long-term therapy to clients from adolescence to adulthood.

Melissa also works with corporate, government agencies, not-for-profit sector and individuals to provide workshops and education that improves mental health and wellbeing.

She is passionate about creating a trusting environment and builds strong rapport with her clients, helping them feel comfortable and at ease to share their experiences and express how they really feel.

Throughout your entire journey with us, Melissa places you at the centre of your assessment and works collaboratively with you to thoroughly understand the big picture of you; including your background, concerns, treatment preferences and goals.

If you’re ready for change, you’ve come to the right place.

Contact Us

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