Meet our perinatal psychologist in Lower Plenty, VIC
Location AddressLower Plenty Osteopathy Building
166 Main Rd
Lower Plenty VIC 3093
Ph: (03) 8413 7385
Fax: (03) 8402 0480
Larissa is unable to accept new referrals at this time – please make contact with another of our psychologists to make an appointment
Clinical and Perinatal Psychologist
BA (Psych), M.Psych, MAPS, MAPS CClin
Circle of Security Facilitator
Professional Pilates Practitioner, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy
Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness, Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness
Gottman Method Couples Training Level 1
EMDR Advanced Training, Therapist Training
Larissa is a warm, caring and approachable Perinatal and Clinical Psychologist who enjoys preparing women and their partners for pregnancy, for birth and after birth. She has a wholistic approach to wellbeing focusing on physical and emotional wellbeing. Enhancing the quality of relationships is a cornerstone of therapy.
Larissa has a strong interest in career development in the context of the family and how career development can support mental health.
She also enjoys supporting
– the neurodivergent community
– single parents
– same sex families
– families of different cultures
Larissa’s focuses on supporting the transition to parenthood addressing perinatal anxiety and depression to ensure healthy social and emotional development of children.
Larissa sees women and their partners who are anxious about:
– becoming pregnant
– being pregnant
– preparing for becoming a parent
– coping with the birth process
– becoming a parent
– reflecting on career development as a parent
– transitioning to work after becoming a parent
– managing the juggle of work, life and family
Larissa has an empowering and attachment based approach to perinatal and infant mental health. She embraces a trauma informed and neuro-affirmative approaches with reflective parenting. She uses a variety of evidence based therapies including CBT, ACT, Mindfulness and Compassion focussed therapies to nurture self-understanding in conjunction with solution focused and strength based approaches. In addition, Larissa takes on a body-mind approach in therapy. She is a Professional Pilates Practitioner with Pilates Alliance of Australasia and teaches Pilates Studio and online Pilates movement therapy sessions. She has been teaching Pilates since 2006. She also practises yoga regularly and is in the process of completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. She is a strong advocate of the healing power of movement.
Larissa offers short and long term therapy to assist women, their partners and families to understand and address their concerns. All appointments are via Telehealth. Online Perinatal Pilates and Mindfulness sessions are also available.