Counselling in Lara, VIC

Photo of Ryan Montoya-Val, Psychologist in Lara, VIC
Ryan Montoya-Val
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a person-centred psychologist, passionate about helping people overcome a wide variety life challenges. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to therapy, trusting in each person’s capacity to grow and become their best selves. I take a neurodiversity-affirming approach to my practice, meaning I see neurodivergent conditions such as Autism and ADHD as being brain differences, not deficits. I enjoy helping later diagnosed/identifying neurodivergent people overcome the challenges and burnout of living in a neurotypical world.
I'm a person-centred psychologist, passionate about helping people overcome a wide variety life challenges. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to therapy, trusting in each person’s capacity to grow and become their best selves. I take a neurodiversity-affirming approach to my practice, meaning I see neurodivergent conditions such as Autism and ADHD as being brain differences, not deficits. I enjoy helping later diagnosed/identifying neurodivergent people overcome the challenges and burnout of living in a neurotypical world.
(03) 4240 3269 View (03) 4240 3269
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Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lara, VIC 3212
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
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Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
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Healing Strong Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients for Wednesday appointments via phone or online. I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
Currently accepting new clients for Wednesday appointments via phone or online. I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
(03) 4238 2773 View (03) 4238 2773
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Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lara, VIC 3212
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
(03) 4238 1789 View (03) 4238 1789
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Charlotte Guthrie - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lara, VIC 3212
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
(03) 4240 4890 View (03) 4240 4890
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Greta Ludwig Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
(03) 4236 3217 View (03) 4236 3217
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Ariane Peres
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lara, VIC 3212
I am a principal psychologist and founder of Share and Care Psychology, and a member of the APS. I have been practicing for over 7 years and I am specialised in the area of perinatal and infant mental health and I have been working mostly supporting families and individuals with their emotional challenges throughout pregnancy, birth, parenthood and consequently with the early stages of a child’s life. I ensure clients to feel welcomed to share their feelings and concerns, by providing them with a warm-hearted environment, and approaching every issue from a caring and respectful way.
I am a principal psychologist and founder of Share and Care Psychology, and a member of the APS. I have been practicing for over 7 years and I am specialised in the area of perinatal and infant mental health and I have been working mostly supporting families and individuals with their emotional challenges throughout pregnancy, birth, parenthood and consequently with the early stages of a child’s life. I ensure clients to feel welcomed to share their feelings and concerns, by providing them with a warm-hearted environment, and approaching every issue from a caring and respectful way.
(03) 4233 8996 View (03) 4233 8996
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The Horse's Heartbeat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
(03) 9344 1606 View (03) 9344 1606
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Thinking Outside The Box
Lara, VIC 3212
The name of my business, Thinking Outside The Box (TOTB) says everything about my beliefs and my business. When we Think Outside The Box, our worlds become bigger. Mental ill health or mental distress causes us to focus inwards and our lives become smaller. We stop doing things because the work that goes into managing a distressing situation is exhausting. You are reading this right now because you know or feel that something is not quite right in your life. This may be something you have felt for as long as you can remember or a recent event. Doesn't matter, your here now so lets see how we can help.
The name of my business, Thinking Outside The Box (TOTB) says everything about my beliefs and my business. When we Think Outside The Box, our worlds become bigger. Mental ill health or mental distress causes us to focus inwards and our lives become smaller. We stop doing things because the work that goes into managing a distressing situation is exhausting. You are reading this right now because you know or feel that something is not quite right in your life. This may be something you have felt for as long as you can remember or a recent event. Doesn't matter, your here now so lets see how we can help.
(03) 9069 8786 View (03) 9069 8786
Photo of Melanie Guerreiro Yargi, Psychologist in Lara, VIC
Melanie Guerreiro Yargi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
(03) 9068 6189 View (03) 9068 6189
Photo of Dave Temme, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lara, VIC
Dave Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
Dave is an experienced social worker and mental health clinician. He has experience with supporting children, youth, adults and older adults with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns.
Dave is an experienced social worker and mental health clinician. He has experience with supporting children, youth, adults and older adults with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns.
(08) 9126 9262 View (08) 9126 9262
Photo of Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology, Psychologist in Lara, VIC
Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
0431 273 237 View 0431 273 237
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McMillan Psychotherapy & Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Lara, VIC 3212
Appointments available now. Feeling angry, depressed, workplace issues, relationship issues, just struggling day to day? No matter what age you are, if you are struggling with something in your life, you might benefit from psychotherapeutic help. Psychotherapy can offer people space to think, to clarify their difficulties and what contributes to them, and to participate in individually tailored psychological therapies that have been shown to help, and that enrich lives. With face to face and online session available we can work together to resolve the issues you bring to therapy. Don't put off today what can't wait until tomorrow.
Appointments available now. Feeling angry, depressed, workplace issues, relationship issues, just struggling day to day? No matter what age you are, if you are struggling with something in your life, you might benefit from psychotherapeutic help. Psychotherapy can offer people space to think, to clarify their difficulties and what contributes to them, and to participate in individually tailored psychological therapies that have been shown to help, and that enrich lives. With face to face and online session available we can work together to resolve the issues you bring to therapy. Don't put off today what can't wait until tomorrow.
(03) 4231 7114 View (03) 4231 7114

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Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... While I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, I'm currently focusing on working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... While I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, I'm currently focusing on working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
Photo of Talha (Tal) I., Counsellor in Lara, VIC
Talha (Tal) I.
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I work with LGBTIQA+ identifying clients and their families, People of Colour (PoC), migrants and folks from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds. I work in an intersectional way taking into account identity, mental health and other aspects of an individual. I specialise in working with clients who have had to migrate and leave their country of origin and are having a difficult time navigating life in a foreign country.
I work with LGBTIQA+ identifying clients and their families, People of Colour (PoC), migrants and folks from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds. I work in an intersectional way taking into account identity, mental health and other aspects of an individual. I specialise in working with clients who have had to migrate and leave their country of origin and are having a difficult time navigating life in a foreign country.
(03) 7500 5900 View (03) 7500 5900
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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757 View (03) 6146 1757
Photo of Shubha Gokhale, Psychotherapist in Lara, VIC
Shubha Gokhale
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Thomson, VIC 3219
Whatever you are currently finding challenging - anxiety, depression, trauma, despair and disappointments, relationship difficulties, parenting or grief, it is hard to respond creatively when you feel stuck or overwhelmed. My aim is to listen with care to what you have to say about your own particular challenges and to help you understand what is holding you back - this opens up new possibilities. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work face to face with children, adolescents and adults in my practice in Geelong and offer telehealth counselling to adults via Skype and telephone.
Whatever you are currently finding challenging - anxiety, depression, trauma, despair and disappointments, relationship difficulties, parenting or grief, it is hard to respond creatively when you feel stuck or overwhelmed. My aim is to listen with care to what you have to say about your own particular challenges and to help you understand what is holding you back - this opens up new possibilities. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work face to face with children, adolescents and adults in my practice in Geelong and offer telehealth counselling to adults via Skype and telephone.
(03) 4240 3332 View (03) 4240 3332
Photo of Holistic play therapy , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lara, VIC
Holistic play therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Drysdale, VIC 3222
Play therapy is a child led therapeutic approach that enables children to communicate and express their innermost thoughts and feelings, through play. This allows therapists to provide intervention for a variety of support areas and mental health needs. Play therapists are informed by a child’s play, and through this we are also able to provide further support to parents and scaffold a deeper understanding of their child, using play themes.
Play therapy is a child led therapeutic approach that enables children to communicate and express their innermost thoughts and feelings, through play. This allows therapists to provide intervention for a variety of support areas and mental health needs. Play therapists are informed by a child’s play, and through this we are also able to provide further support to parents and scaffold a deeper understanding of their child, using play themes.
(03) 7003 2739 View (03) 7003 2739

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online or over the phone can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.