Mental Health Care Plans are welcomed by all psychologists.

Kris Wood


ATTI, BA(Soc)(Psych), Grad.Dip.Org.Psych.

Kris hails from Norway and moved to Australia with her family at the age of five. Her family settled in Victoria where she eventually studied at Monash University. She feels as though she has never stopped studying as it continues to satisfy her love of learning. She has spent much of her adult life on the Mornington Peninsula where she has raised her four sons. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding, playing the piano and reading. Kris’ horse ‘Jindy’ has been taken for rides spanning across country Victoria and the high country in NSW. Classical music is Kris’ favourite genre to play, although she says it sounds much better played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Reading provides Kris some downtime after a busy day and believes picking up a good Liane Moriarty book and flipping through the pages can be quite therapeutic. Since working at Carrum Downs Medical Centre, her interests in anxiety and depression have developed. She caters for any age group and is happy to see patients on mental health care plans.

Dr David Morrell

Clinical Psychologist

BSW, MSW, Grad.Dip.Adol.& Ch.Psych, Dip.Soc.Sc.

David’s qualifications consist of a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work, Post Graduate Degree in Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology from Melbourne University.  He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Member of the Forensic and Clinical Colleges of the Australian Psychological Society.  David is a busy clinical and forensic psychologist who tries to make time to ski, travel and hike.  He enjoys time with his family and enjoys the work that he does and the people he meets through his work.  He provides Clinical and Forensic based services and uses a therapeutic approach to evidence based counselling for any patient over the age of 15 years. He addresses the following issues: Depression and moods disorders, Panic and Anxiety disorders, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress, Family violence/domestic violence, Sleep problems, Grief and loss issues, Pain management, Motivation and performance, Stress management, Life crises, Weight management, Rehabilitation, Sport and exercise, Alcohol and other drugs issues, Gambling, Smoking cessation, Health management and Vocational counselling.

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