Larissa is a Mental Health Endorsed Occupational Therapist with a Masters in Counselling.
Larissa has experience in a variety of adolescent, adult and older people mental health settings in the private, public and not for profit sectors.
As a Clinical Mental Health OT and Counsellor, Larissa draws on a range of psychological and OT evidence-based strategies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness practices and Sensory Integration.
Larissa has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and she is excited to begin her EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) accreditation course this coming February (2020). Larissa also has extensive experience working with young people and enjoys the creativity and flexibility that can be had while working with young people and their families. She also enjoys working with clients from a diverse range of ages and presentations, including people experiencing anxiety, stress, grief and mood disorders.
Larissa has worked across various places within Australia but is excited to have finally made the move down to Tasmania, after many summers spent here, luxuriating in her passions of rock climbing, surfing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors lifestyle that Tasmania has to offer.