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Lisa looks forward to walking with you and your family as you find your own way through the joys and challenges of parenthood. Elisa is a warm and compassionate registered psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Elisa has a passion for perinatal health and supporting people facing a variety of life challenges.
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Elisa has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group contexts. She has worked in community mental health, research and hospital settings. Emma is an approachable and passionate Psychologist who has experience in a range of clinical settings, including Willoughby Tresillian Residential Unit and the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University.
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Alia is a warm and gentle psychologist with over 15 years of experience predominately working with women, children, and families across public and private organisations. Alia has ly worked with mothers in a refuge; birth, adoptive and foster parents; and survivors of abuse and trauma. Alia is currently working at a private psychiatric inpatient hospital with adult and youth patients. Alia works from a strength-based perspective, providing empathy, support, and authenticity within the working therapeutic relationship. Alia works compassionately with clients to increase safety, healthy attachments, and self-care.
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She is passionate about incorporating themes of rupture and repair, reparative attachment, and restorative connections into her work.
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