Lara has a warm and curious manner as a therapist and aims to create a collaborative relationship with clients, because she believes they are the agents of their own change. Lara uses an integrative model of therapy drawing on evidenced based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT [looking at our thoughts and behaviours]) and Mindfulness-based therapy (how we feel in the present), in combination with psychodynamic psychotherapy (thinking about our unconscious needs and desires). Lara realises that there is no one size fits all treatment model and therefore adapts her way of working to the individual. Lara’s core therapeutic principles are rooted in existential philosophy, attachment theory and trauma informed models of care.
Lara is a registered psychologist with clinical endorsement. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University. Lara is a member of IARPP and is also a work cover accredited psychologist.
Lara sees clients at the North Sydney Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays and at the Rozelle Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.