Louise Stariha

Louise is a Psychologist with a Masters of Professional Psychology and has a special interest in neurocognitive disorders and conducting psychometric assessments for psychosocial, developmental, cognitive and behavioural concerns. Louise combines assessment results with information from clients, family, schools, and work to provide tailored recommendations and strategies to best support clients and their families.

 

Louise has experience supporting diverse client populations treating a range of mental health disorders and disabilities across community and workplace settings including complex presentations, dual diagnosis and substance use. Louise has experience working with Indigenous peoples and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Louise’s experience also extends to supporting individuals in professional and educational development by assessing abilities and achievement testing to allow people to reach their full potential.

 

Louise has experience developing and implementing positive behaviour support plans and is an NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner. Louise uses a range of evidence-based therapies, including trauma informed practice, narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and motivational interviewing to help clients towards therapeutic outcomes. She particularly enjoys using animal assisted therapy with clients to build trust and draw on their strengths.

 

Louise’s warm and professional approach, and respect for individual differences enables her to build safe and trusting therapeutic relationships with clients. Her client focused approach and passion for assisting clients to achieve their self-identified goals, ensures plans and therapy is individually tailored.

Qualifications

Consulting Days

Wednesdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Fridays 8:00am – 2:00pm

Special Interests

Referral Required

GP mental health care plan (12 month calendar year) or a specialist referral