Lisa holds an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Clinical Psychology both from Macquarie University. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (AMAPS).
Lisa has over 10 years of experience working with adults, children and families. She is a warm, open-hearted therapist who has a particular interest in promoting psychological wellness. She likes to collaborate with clients to better understand their difficulties, develop a clear sense of life purpose and explore creative ways to thrive regardless of a person’s life circumstances.
Lisa offers treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, dealing with trauma and loss, life transitions, and drug and alcohol difficulties. She also has experience in dealing with long term psychological problems relating to hard to shift ‘core beliefs’ and other personality factors.
Lisa has a passion for assisting people to heal following trauma and loss. She has spent several years working in a specialist treatment program for adult trauma survivors at St John of God Hospital in Sydney. She has conducted research on the factors contributing to psychological resilience amongst trauma survivors at Macquarie University, and has worked in collaboration with STARTTS NSW, a service for treating torture and trauma survivors based in Western Sydney.
During her years working at St Vincents Hospital Drug and Alcohol Service, Lisa has offered psycho-education, treatment and advice to polysubstance users and their families. She is familiar with the issues surrounding access to methadone treatment and has experience offering advice and advocacy to methadone clients.
With previous experience working in Child and Family Community Health, Lisa can offer families support to deal with toddler and childhood anxiety, depression and parent-infant attachment issues. She has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, dealing with adjustment to parenthood, relationship strain, and the cultivation of compassion and self care for mothers.
Lisa also currently works as a Clinical Psychologist at St John of God outpatient Counselling and Therapy Centre. She conducts individual and group therapy for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder who are having trouble regulating emotions, struggle with impulsive/self harm behaviours, and are experiencing difficulties with self assertion and setting healthy boundaries. She continues to work within the Adult Trauma Program offering treatment for post traumatic stress, and cumulative trauma.
Working from a client centred perspective, Lisa draws from a range of therapy models, tailoring her approach to suit the needs of her clients. She offers both short and long term treatment and will listen to your needs to work out a suitable course for therapy. Lisa has training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and the Self Trauma Model.