Lara Bertolino

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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Lara Bertolino

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

East Victoria Park, WA 6101
(08) 6490 9982
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon COVID-19 info: Sessions are either Telehealth, or Walk & Talk Therapy outdoors.

About

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?

Finances

  • Session Fee: $165 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare Rebates
Automatic debit from your chosen account after your session. Medicare rebates are automated too, so your rebate returns in 24-48hrs.
Email me or call (08) 6490 9982 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • Membership: Australian Psychological Society / Member
  • Training: Doctor of Clinical Psychology / 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Western Australia / Bachelor of Science (Psychology) First Class Honours / 2009

Lara Bertolino's Groups

Integration Hiking Group

Liminal Place runs a hiking group in the Perth Hills for likeminded individuals who want to slow down, and connect with nature, themselves, and others. It's not therapy and it's open beyond Lara's clients. The hike is usually about 4 or 5 hours and follows a 3-part mini rite-of-passage format; including 1) preparation and intention setting, 2) The journey itself and 3) integration: integrating the experience into life moving forward. Price includes morning tea, coffee, and snacks on the trail. Please be aware that the group is organised by a shared WhatsAp chat group.

More about this group

Location

East Victoria Park, WA 6101
(08) 6490 9982
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Climate Grief & Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychedelic Harm Minimisation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

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
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Lara Bertolino, PsychD, Psychologist in East Victoria Park
Lara Bertolino

Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS