Laurenza Buglisi

Social Work/Therapist, AASW

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Laurenza Buglisi

Social Work/Therapist, AASW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

1013 Dana Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
(03) 4327 9285
Offers online therapy
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About

I support children and families where sexual abuse or sexually concerning behaviours have become a road block for healthy functioning family life. I am passionate about supporting families who are grappling with the associated shame, stigma, loss and grief. I am especially interested in supporting families that have experienced sexual abuse between siblings or cousins. I am also strongly committed to finding creative ways to educate parents on what prevents children disclosing (or adults recognising these disclosures), along with the ripple effects that disclosures have on relationships with family members.
I address relational trauma through taking a holistic approach. I am curious about the influence of family structures and understanding patterns of behaviour within the context of the current stage of a family life cycle. I consider the impact of generational legacy on people’s narratives around what family means to them.
It is a privilege to bear witness to someone’s journey towards healing. Despite the horrendous nature of childhood sexual abuse, it is impossible to not be amazed by the profound sense of hope that remains in the aftermath. If you are searching for a safe place to make sense of such trauma, please reach out and connect as new referrals are welcomed.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $360
All appointments are made using the online booking system Halaxy, with full payment required at the time of booking.
Email me or call (03) 4327 9285 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Member
  • Training: The University of Melbourne / 2010
I also have additional training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and non-directive play therapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: La Trobe University / Master of Clinical Family Therapy / 2015

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW, AMHSW

Location

1013 Dana Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
(03) 4327 9285
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
Issues
  • Child
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexually harmful behaviour in youth
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Signs of Safety Risk Assessments
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • The Good Way Model
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 10 May 2022
Photo of Laurenza Buglisi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ballarat Central
Laurenza Buglisi

Social Work/Therapist, AASW