“I am passionate about helping people recover and grow from adversity and live more fulfilling lives.”
Lucia is available Thursdays and Fridays and is currently taking on new adult clients. Lucia’s approach aims to go beyond management strategies to collaboratively recognise and address clients’ core issues, including automatic negative thinking and self-sabotaging behaviour patterns to facilitate improved emotional health and interpersonal relationships.
Building self-compassion and self-worth
Addressing self-critical thinking and beliefs e.g., unworthy or unlovable
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Lucia works primarily from an attachment-perspective and is undertaking specialist training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
ISTDP works to help people identify, understand, and overcome underlying (cognitive, emotional and behavioural) patterns that stem from disrupted early life attachment experiences. Other therapies can be drawn upon including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Lucia has worked with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds across the lifespan within various settings including private practice, high school, and private mental health hospitals.
In her spare time, Lucia keeps active with pilates and yoga and enjoys spending time in nature by going bushwalking and camping.