Ms Margaret Karafilowska

Registered Psychologist

MA GDipPsych BAppSc MAPS
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Master of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science, Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Areas of work:

Margaret works with older adults, individual adults, and couples experiencing:

  • Psychological issues associated with the ageing process
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Problem Gambling
  • Relationship Issues


Treatment Approaches:

Margaret takes an integrative psychotherapeutic approach based on principles from:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.





Background and Experience

Educated at Monash and RMIT Universities as well as at the Cairnmillar Institute, Margaret has developed an interest in working with older adults through Cairnmillar’s Successful Ageing Growth and Enhancement (SAGE) program. She has also undertaken a major clinical research project into problem gambling. In addition to her clinical work at Cairnmillar Institute, Margaret facilitates a number of personal and professional development courses.

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