Dr Chris Coleiro


Dr Chris Coleiro is a clinical psychologist in Melbourne who has experience in treating a wide range of mental health issues including:

  • Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bipolar)
  • Issues related to trauma (post-traumatic stress and dissocation)
  • Personality issues including treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Emotional dysregulation and sensitivity
  • Identity issues and difficulty adjusting to or managing challenging life circumstances
  • Issues of sexuality and gender diversity
  • Issues related to body image and disordered eating
  • Substance abuse and addiction

Chris is a co-director of Cova Psychology, and in addition to treating clients, he also provides supervision to psychologists and psychologist registrars. Prior to going into private practice, Chris worked for over 10 years in the public and private mental health sectors, where he predominantly treated the impact of psychological trauma. His passion for work in this area led to his involvement in setting up a number of private outpatient programs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress. These programs provided treatment for both childhood and adult psychological trauma, as well as treatment for psychological trauma experienced by emergency services workers.



  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology; with Honours), Deakin University
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Deakin University


In his work with clients, Chris takes a holistic, collaborative, and person-centred approach. His interpersonal style balances warm and gentle with authentic and direct. He predominantly practices evidence-based therapies including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 


  • Registered Psychologist (Clinical) with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
  • Member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC)

Dr Chris Coleiro at Cova Psychology

Dr Chris Coleiro at Cova Psychology