Location AddressLower Plenty Osteopathy Building
166 Main Rd
Lower Plenty VIC 3093
Ph: (03) 8413 7385
Fax: (03) 8402 0480
Clinical and Perinatal Psychologist
BA (Psych), M.Psych, MAPS, MAPS CClin
Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy
Larissa is a warm, caring and approachable Clinical Psychologist who enjoys preparing women and their partners for pregnancy, helping them prepare for birth and cope after birth. Enhancing the quality of relationships is a key component in all of this.
Larissa’s primary interests are addressing perinatal anxiety and depression during those three phases in order to ensure healthy social and emotional development of children. Larissa sees women who are anxious about: being pregnant, managing work stress/commitments with pregnancy symptoms, coping with the birth process, managing the responsibilities that ensue after the birth of their child/children and managing work/family balance post birth. She enjoys helping people adjust to transitioning from singledom or coupledom to becoming a family. Helping families gain parenting confidence is paramount in her focus. Larissa enjoys supporting single parents and same sex families.
Larissa has an empowering approach to perinatal psychology services and embraces a Mindfulness approach utilising reflecting parenting. Other therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Approach are also used. Larissa is a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Educator. Larissa is a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Educator.
In addition, Larissa takes on a body mind approach in therapy. She is a qualified Australian Pilates Method Association Pilates teacher with a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy and teaches Pilates Studio and Matwork classes. She has taught Pilates for over ten years. She also practises yoga regularly.
Larissa offers short and long term therapy to assist women, their partners and families to understand and address their concerns.
Babies are welcome to appointments.
Areas of Special Interest
- Preconception, including fertility issues
- Perinatal loss
- Antenatal depression and anxiety
- Birth trauma
- Premature Birth
- Postnatal depression and anxiety
- Adjustment issues
- Parent-infant attachment
- Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLP)
- Member of APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
- Member Circle of Security International Parenting Facilitator
- Member Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Fees & Rebates
Cost: $190 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate: $126.50
Out-of-pocket: $63.50 per session
*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.
Available Mondays 9am-3pm; Wednesdays 9am-3pm; Thursdays 9am-3pm; Fridays 9am-1pm
Contact: (03) 8413 7385; Fax: (03) 8402 0480 or use the ‘contact now’ button below for online enquiry
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