Lara is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a provider of psychological services through Medicare. Lara has in-depth experience working with various mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and grief and loss presentations. She also has extensive experience in the area of addictions and has worked in this field for many years. Lara employs evidence based treatments that are tailored to the unique needs and goals of each individual client. Interventions typically include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Lara currently works on Fridays.
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Going to see a Psychologist for the first time can feel really scary and nerve-wracking when you don’t know what to expect. Some of the things that my first-time clients say include things like: “I’m afraid I will be judged”, “I’m afraid you’ll think I’m broken or...
In times of uncertainty it can be so easy to feel like you are adrift on an ocean not sure which way is North …not a great feeling. In fact, I often say to clients that psychologically, living in the “unknown” is one of the hardest places to live. We can usually face...
Do you need to splash some colour around your life (be silly, have fun, get creative, bend a rule, let your inner child out for a play) or do your need more structure and order?