Melbourne Registered Psychologist

  • Registered Psychologist Melbourne.

    Elizabeth L

    Registered Psychologist, Melbourne

    PhD (Psych), MCouns, BA (Psych) (Hons).

    She/Her/Hers.

    Hart Centre Certified

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    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne, VIC
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds. Medicare rebates available for individual sessions only (with a valid Mental Health Care Plan).

    Specialised Training
    • Emotion Focused Therapy Core Skills A&B (International Centre for Excellence in EFT)
    • Sex and Relationships (Barry McCarthy)
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (Australasian Sleep Association)
    • The Relational Life Therapy for Couples (Terry Real)
    • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    • Schema Therapy Training Online – Course 1

     

    Areas of Interest

    Couples issues:

    • LGBTQIA+ couples
    • Poly and open relationships
    • Post partum couples (sleep disturbance, mood changes, relationship conflict)
    • Communication-style mismatches
    • Infidelity and mistrust
    • Emotional disconnection
    • Separation and divorce
    • Child rearing conflicts

    Individual issues:

    • Sleep disturbance issues (insomnia/hypersomnia)
    • Mood disorders (including anxiety/depression/OCD/social anxiety/GAD)
    • Late adolescence (ages 18-24)
    • LGBTQIA+ stressors (identity discovery, gender dysphoria, pre and post-op gender confirmation issues, stigma, and
      bullying and discrimination)
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Schema Therapy
    About Therapist

    Elizabeth is passionate about emotional and relational wellbeing. When there’s harmony and balance in our inner world and our relationships, the stuff of life can seem easier to tackle. Using an empathic, collaborative, and holistic style, Elizabeth helps clients build long-term strategies for happiness and fulfilment.

    Elizabeth began her training as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011. Across the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas, she gained extensive experience in community and hospital clinics treating individuals, couples, and families impacted by a broad range of psychological difficulties. Since moving to Australia in 2015, Elizabeth has continued to support the mental well-being of folks in the Melbourne community through her Ph.D. training, research fellowships, and clinical work in private practice.

    In her work with couples, Elizabeth believes that a secure bond is what makes for healthy and resilient relationships. She helps couples strengthen this bond through developing skills to clearly communicate needs, emotionally attune (resonate with your partner’s feelings), and trust being vulnerable with each other. She guides couples in healing communication-style mismatches, periods of emotional disconnection, infidelity and mistrust, child rearing conflicts, separation and divorce, and step-family issues.

    In addition, Elizabeth specialises in treating individuals coping with mood and/or sleep disorders (including new parents). She helps clients develop sustainable strategies to better cope with and recover from constant worrying and anxious thoughts, feeling down, depressed, and hopeless, and periods of insomnia and hypersomnia.

    Elizabeth remains active in research conducting clinical trials for psychological interventions to improve mental health. She has published several scientific articles in leading psychology journals, presented research findings at national and international conferences, and has held fellowship positions at the Florey Institute and Monash University.

    She supports same- and opposite-sex couples, persons of all genders, cultures, backgrounds, faiths, and all relationship styles (including monogamous and poly relationships). Elizabeth also regularly provides therapy for members of the LGBTQIA+ community for issues such as identity discovery, gender dysphoria, pre and post-op gender confirmation issues, stigma, and bullying and discrimination.

    Elizabeth also offers counselling in Spanish (ofrece terapia en español).

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 13 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Open-minded
    2. Authentic
    3. Warm
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Witnessing and supporting couples to cultivate the strength it takes to be vulnerable and honest with each other, in pursuit of a more satisfying and connected relationship.

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