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Phone: (03) 5902 6192

Dianna Cox Mikkelson

Counselling Psychologist

B.S., M.A., M. Psych Counselling, MAPS

Dianna is a Counselling Psychologist and the director of Inscape Psychology. She has over 25 years experience in the field of mental health. Initially trained in the USA, Dianna has worked in psychiatric hospitals, crisis assessment and community mental health. In 2005 she returned to Australia and started seeing clients in private practice.

Dianna believes embodied healing can only take place when we experience a felt sense of safety and so creates a therapeutic space that is grounded, compassionate and collaborative. Whether working with individuals or couples, Dianna addresses the impact of childhood attachment and personal and generational trauma on current functioning. She is deeply curious about how each client has learnt to survive in the world and seeks to understand not only the cognitive narrative but also the “story” of the nervous system. This body story is at the core of many of our dysregulated emotions and behaviours.

Dianna is especially passionate about helping women unravel the barriers that stand in the way of personal empowerment. As a result of living under thousands of years of patriarchy, women carry deeply held conditioning that can stifle verbal, sexual and creative expression. Through increased body awareness, Dianna teaches women how to reclaim their inner freedom.

Dianna is in her third year of a three year training in Somatic Experiencing. The training is based on the work of Peter Levine which treats trauma held in the body by allowing the innate wisdom of the body to emerge through the experience of the felt sense. Dianna is also trained in the personality typology of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a complex understanding of the core motives and drivers of personality. By understanding our innate personality type we can become unstuck from fixated ways of being in the world.

Dianna sees clients in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula, in Poowong South Gippsland and via telehealth.

* Please note: Somatic therapies are not covered under Medicare


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Northwestern College, USA
  • Master of Arts Counselling Psychology, St. Thomas University, USA
  • Master of Psychology, Counselling, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Member, Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)
  • Registered psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

To make an appointment with please call or text Dianna on: 0434 101 420


Our Practitioners

At Inscape Psychology we nurture a curiosity about each client’s story and provide a safe space to explore the drivers for certain behaviour. It is deep work, but grounded and balanced – geared to the whole person.
It is through Awareness that true healing can occur.

Dianna Cox Mikkelson

Counselling Psychologist
Dianna is deeply curious about how each client has learnt to survive in the world and seeks to understand not only the cognitive narrative but also the “story” of the nervous system.

Andree Evans

Counselling Psychologist
The starting point for every therapeutic relationship is a deep respect for each individual. Andrée greatly values each client’s unique life experiences and personal resources.

Jacqueline Amos

and Family Therapist
Jacqueline is dedicated to getting to know her clients and work in a way that suits their individual needs and circumstances.
Esther Grimes

Esther Grimes

Clinical Social Worker
Esther is an experienced youth mental health clinician who works with young people throughout their adolescence and early adulthood.
Ella Walker

Ella Walker

Mental health Social worker & Psychotherapist
Ella is a great believer in each person being their own expert on their lives and wellbeing and is conscious of meeting each person right where they are on their inner journey; without judgement, expectation or pressure.