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Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

Lara Bertolino

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
East Victoria Park, WA 6101
Let's Connect (08) 6490 9982
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My ideal client is intrigued by attending therapy sessions outdoors and in nature. They know nature is a big part of their self-care, but struggle to integrate it into their lives in a meaningful way. They may be stressed, anxious, or depressed, or simply feeling lost. Their painful thoughts, feelings, past experiences, and patterns of behaviour are interfering with their path. They would like a supportive therapist to walk alongside them as they figure it out; someone to provide some nudges of direction and new skills, but also trust them to use their internal resources and personal values to guide their way.
I provide high-quality clinical psychology services, outside. I merge evidence-based psychological therapies with the therapeutic value of nature; using nature and hiking to help people better connect with themselves and their bodies, build values-driven goals, and integrate these into meaningful change in their lives. Medicare rebates available.
If taking sessions outdoors sounds good to you, please get in touch. I work across all sorts of patches of nature in the Perth Metro Area (think Kings Park, trails in the hills, the Canning and Swan River). Are you ready to embark?
Call or Lara Bertolino now for a free 15 minute consultation - (08) 6490 9982

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

East Victoria Park, WA 6101

(08) 6490 9982
COVID-19 info: Sessions are either Telehealth, or Walk & Talk Therapy outdoors.
I focus on Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

East Victoria Park, WA 6101

(08) 6490 9982
COVID-19 info: Sessions are either Telehealth, or Walk & Talk Therapy outdoors.
I focus on Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Medicare Rebates
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Automatic debit from your chosen account after your session. Medicare rebates are automated too, so your rebate returns in 24-48hrs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
"
Automatic debit from your chosen account after your session. Medicare rebates are automated too, so your rebate returns in 24-48hrs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
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Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Psychological Society Lara Bertolino
  • In Practice for 13 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Western Australia in (BSc(Psych)) Bachelor of Science (Psychology) First Class Honours / 2009
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Graduated 2014
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Doctoral level training, worked across public & private sector for over a decade. Also a clinician on a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy trial.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
"
Doctoral level training, worked across public & private sector for over a decade. Also a clinician on a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy trial.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
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Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

Expertise and Interests

Top Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem

Practice Areas

  • ADHD
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Climate Grief & Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychedelic Harm Minimisation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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I often work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or trauma symptoms, in the context of life transitions, and relationship struggles. My approach seems to also draw in a lot of neurodiverse folk who like that I offer "Walk and Talk Therapy Sessions" in nature rather than a consulting room.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
"
I often work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or trauma symptoms, in the context of life transitions, and relationship struggles. My approach seems to also draw in a lot of neurodiverse folk who like that I offer "Walk and Talk Therapy Sessions" in nature rather than a consulting room.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
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Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

2 Endorsements

Stephanie C Jones
Stephanie C Jones
PsychologistMScPsyBA - Clin. Psych
Lara is an experienced bush adventurer and combines her love of outdoors with her clinical training to provide excellent walk and talk therapeutic approaches.
Susan Woodworth
Susan Woodworth
PsychologistMPsychPsyBA General
An empathetic psychologist who is passionate about nature and the client journey. It's lovely having you in our Outdoor Therapy Peer-Supervision group!

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Eco Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Schema Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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If often use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. However, I also like to work with "nature as a co-therapist" - taking the therapy sessions outdoors. This offers lots of opportunities for practical hands on learning as well as providing a lovely environment for truly "doing things differently" rather than us just sitting on the couch talking about it!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
"
If often use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. However, I also like to work with "nature as a co-therapist" - taking the therapy sessions outdoors. This offers lots of opportunities for practical hands on learning as well as providing a lovely environment for truly "doing things differently" rather than us just sitting on the couch talking about it!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

Location

Primary Location

East Victoria Park, WA 6101

(08) 6490 9982
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COVID-19 info: Sessions are either Telehealth, or Walk & Talk Therapy outdoors.
Call for a free consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
"
COVID-19 info: Sessions are either Telehealth, or Walk & Talk Therapy outdoors.
Call for a free consultation now - (08) 6490 9982
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, MAPS, Psychologist
Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS