Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma (Applied Psychology)
Lisa is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
She started her career working in occupational rehabilitation supporting injured workers in their recovery after a work place injury. Since then she has supported people all over Australia working on national phone helplines such as Beyond Blue and Gambling Help NSW.
Lisa has spent over 15 years working in acute care in the public hospital system. She has supported children and adults across the lifespan with a variety of presentations everything from psychosis, schizophrenia, personality and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, adjustment disorders and grief. Through this work Lisa also supported those suffering PTSD and had the opportunity to work alongside police and ambulance workers, which gave her an appreciation of the impact of vicarious trauma and the lived experience of first responders.
Lisa enjoys working with people to help them live a full and productive life, to learn how to cope with stress and recover from trauma.
Lisa draws from a variety of techniques and strategies such as DBT, ACT, CBT, mindfulness, solution focussed strategies and motivational interviewing. She particularly enjoys working in different modalities and using technology such as heart rate variability biofeedback and using EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback). She is currently undergoing training in EMDR therapy to support people suffering trauma. She is also becoming accredited to support those going through Workers Compensation.
In her spare time she enjoys walking (sometimes carrying) her stubborn Pug, navigating the joys/challenges of raising a teen and a tween, occasionally dragging her husband and kids on a family bike ride or just a quiet coffee listening to an audiobook with noise cancelling headphones on.