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. She has experience integrating different evidenced-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and mindfulness-based therapy, while also drawing on Schema Therapy techniques and relational psychodynamic approaches.
Lara has worked with adults and adolescents in individual therapy, as well as in groups across a range of private, hospital, and community settings. She provides clinical assessment and treatment for people experiencing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment to changes in life circumstances, family and/or relationship difficulties, grief and loss, self-esteem, stress and complex trauma. Lara has a particular interest in working with young adults as well as new parents.
Lara is a fully registered psychologist, currently completing the registrar program for endorsement as a clinical psychologist. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University. Lara is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is also a work cover accredited psychologist.
Lara works at The Mind Clinic on Mondays and Fridays.