Lisa Lia

Generalist Psychologist

BA (Psychology)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Assoc. MAPS
Lisa understands some colloquial Italian.

Lisa offers individual therapy to those 10 years and older in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, interpersonal concerns, bullying, self-esteem and motivation, and more…


I have been registered as a Psychologist for 10 years. I offer a caring, friendly and creative way of helping clients. I use an individualised strengths based approach to therapy, involving awareness of behaviour, thoughts, and feelings, while promoting self-compassion and self-awareness. I use evidence based psychological treatments for best outcomes, and with client collaboration. I have mental health training in suicide intervention skills, and health training in cultural awareness. I have Italian heritage and I understand some colloquial Italian language. I have an interest in creative therapies including art and music.

I have many years of experience working within youth mental health at headspace and a youth health service. My experience includes  both individual therapy and group therapy, having worked with young people at risk, and facilitating group therapy within a private hospital specialising in adult mental health.  I also have previous experience within occupational recruitment as well as in conducting clinical psychological research in early parenting and family support. 

I offer Psychology talking therapy while using approaches to empower people to understand their own wellbeing.

CLIENT I SEE:  Children (10yrs +), Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

Specific Areas of Work:

  • mood disorders
  • anxiety disorders including worry, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, OCD concerns
  • suicidal thoughts
  • self-harm
  • anger management
  • crisis management
  • stress including school, study, work, career
  • emotion regulation
  • adjustment difficulties
  • grief and loss
  • relationship difficulties (individual)
  • friendship and interpersonal difficulties
  • family conflict (individual)
  • separation and divorce
  • bullying concerns
  • self-esteem and confidence concerns
  • sexuality
  • body-image concerns
  • binge eating
  • sleep difficulties
  • motivation difficulties

Approaches I use:

  • CBT
  • ACT
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-focussed Therapy
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Crisis Intervention and Risk Management
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Skills Training
  • Psycho-education