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Meet Maria Di Lorenzo-Stefano

Maria Di Lorenzo-Stefano

Mental Health Counsellor at Vitality Semaphore

For years, Maria has welcomed clients from all walks of life to her counselling practice. She has helped hundreds of people implement positive mental and behavioural strategies, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives regardless of their challenges. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Maria on our team.

My counselling approach is grounded in a person-centred philosophy, utilising tools and techniques from cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance commitment therapy. I help clients move through fearful moments and master the ups and downs of life.”


Education and Accreditation

Maria’s commitment to mental health care is evident in her extensive education and professional accreditations:

  • Post Graduate Degree in Counselling
  • Accreditation with PACFA
  • Practicing Certified Counsellor
  • Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Studying)
  • Bachelor of Adult Education and Vocational Training
  • Diploma of Life Coaching -specialising in Life Cycle Coaching
  • Member of ICF (International Coaching Federation)

Maria is also a trained Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, holding memberships in the IMMA (International Mindfulness and Meditation Association) and IICT (Institute of Complementary Therapists).

Specialised Mental Health Counselling

Maria specialises in mental health counselling for teenagers, young adults, and adults. Her areas of focus include:

  • Depression (mild to moderate)
  • Anxiety and social anxiety
  • Panic attacks and stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Unexpected career changes
  • Life transitions such as divorce
  • Balancing career and family life

With her experience in cross-cultural and trauma-informed care, Maria is particularly skilled at helping adolescents with low self-esteem, individuals with general anxiety concerns, and mothers feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands.

Outside of the Practice

When Maria isn’t helping clients, she enjoys being active. Walking and trail running are two of her favourite pastimes! She has three amazing sons with whom she loves spending time, and she enjoys outdoor adventures with her children and husband. Maria has also been a Certified Exercise Professional for over 25 years, which complements her holistic approach to mental health.

Your Path to Emotional Balance Starts Here

Maria would love to welcome you to the practice. If you think you may benefit from her mental health counselling services, simply contact Vitality Semaphore today to book a visit. She looks forward to providing you with a safe, confidential space to express your concerns and work towards well-being. Book your session today!


Maria DiLorenzo-Stefano, Mental Health Counsellor | (08) 8242 1581