Lorena has experience in private practice, community mental health and primary school settings developing her skills and knowledge. She is adept at working with individuals, families and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds, genders, ages, and sexual orientations. She has worked with a variety of women in the perinatal phase of life, addressing a broad range of mental health concerns.
Lorena adopts an evidence-based approach when addressing symptoms, utilising therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness techniques. Her knowledge in psychology, psychophysiology and neuroscience helps her understand how the brain and body connect which allows her to apply a unique approach to her practice.
Lorena aims to ensure therapy is tailored to each individual’s concerns, background, and history to help clients utilise their values and strengths to manage their distress and achieve positive outcomes. She is passionate about women’s health and encouraging women to feel empowered to achieve their therapeutic goals. Lorena is interested in working collaboratively with parents to create secure parent-child relationships and support families with a nourishing environment.
With an approach that is aligned with GLOW’s philosophy, Lorena looks forward to joining the GLOW team in improving the outcomes for women and their infants during such a important time in their lives.
Lorena is a registered Psychologist, and with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency who holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Lorena will soon be looking to enter the registrar program for Clinical Psychology endorsement. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the respective APS Clinical Psychologist group.