Laura Petrie

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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Laura Petrie

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

241 Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
(03) 8797 5226
Offers online therapy

About

Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
Laura has developed a deep commitment to honoring and exploring each individual’s unique sense of themselves. This is done through the development of increased self awareness which strengthens our internal resources, which we can draw on to manage day to day life and relationships in a more thoughtful and satisfying way.
If you are seeking a safe space that supports you to develop a greater understanding of, and connection to yourself and others then it may be helpful to make an appointment with Laura to explore your options in more detail.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bupa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
  • Training: Clinical Social Worker / Psychotherapist / 2009
I am a qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who accepts Mental Health Care Plans.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
  • Degree: Latrobe University / Master of Social Work / 2009

Laura Petrie's Groups

Ivanhoe Psychological Services

Ivanhoe Psychological Services take a holistic view of mental health and wellbeing. We offer a range of evidence based therapeutic services to cater for individual need. Our services are guided by two key frameworks, Psychological Therapy - where strategies are employed to support you through challenging times, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy which seeks to increase self-awareness and connection to yourself and others.

More about this group

Location

241 Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
(03) 8797 5226
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Laura Petrie

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW