Lisa is the founder and principal psychologist of Embrace Wellness Consultancy. She established her practice in 2015 and is passionate about working holistically with children, adolescents and adults experiencing social, emotional, cognitive and behaviour difficulties.
Registered since 2007, Lisa has worked in many settings including private and government sectors, as well as primary and secondary schools. She has gained extensive experience with individuals and families from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
Lisa is dedicated and devotes her time to providing her clients with skills, that enable them to have more awareness of how thoughts impact on emotions and behaviour. She offers a professional, compassionate and nurturing environment, which allows individuals to understand their needs and work towards shaping their future in accordance with their values. Individually tailored plans are devised to give clients the opportunity to take the lead in achieving their goals and living more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
A range of evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Mindfulness are used to meet individual needs. Lisa’s approach is integrative and she continues to expand her knowledge and skills by regularly attending professional development training.
Lisa is also committed to conducting intellectual and academic assessments with individuals experiencing learning difficulties or giftedness. She has extensive experience working in catholic, independent and public school settings, performing these assessments and writing funding applications for children who have intellectual disabilities and severe language disorders.
In 2011, Lisa participated in COGMED training and is a qualified coach. Cogmed is a computer-based intervention that aims to improve working memory capacity in individuals who experience attention and learning difficulties.