Liora is a registered psychologist and has experience running individual and group interventions working with children, adolescents, and adults across a diverse range of presentations including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body image concerns, perfectionism, post-traumatic stress, anger management, and alcohol and/or drug addiction. She has a specific interest in treating psychological presentations in the context of physical health conditions as well as eating and body image related issues.
Liora adopts a person-centred therapy approach with her clients. She instils the therapeutic alliance with empathy, collaboration, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard, viewing clients as the expert of their own experience. This fosters a safe environment for clients to develop a sense of self-agency and collaborative empiricism, whereby the client can adopt skills grounded in research to make meaning of their own experiences. Her training has primarily comprised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however she also incorporates techniques relevant to Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This enables Liora to specifically tailor treatment to the needs and therapeutic goals of her clients.
Liora holds general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is therefore familiar with recent research and relevant updates in the field of professional psychology and strongly adheres to the APS Code of Ethics. As a passionate advocate for self-care, Liora enjoys spending time with family, walking her dog, patting her parrot, and spending time in nature.