Lisa graduated as an occupational therapist with first-class honours in 2019, receiving university medals for academic and research excellence, and is about to embark on further study in mental health and neuroscience, which is where her passion lies. She is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Board, is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia, and has completed further training in trauma and attachment. Lisa studied as a mature-aged student, after raising her three children and working various roles alongside this.
An occupational therapist works holistically to help a person do the things they need and want to do. Essentially, to perform their desired occupations – which is what we all do to occupy our time – and could be anything from reading a book, looking after the children, to running a marathon.
Since graduating, she worked for a short time in the aged care sector, before deciding to focus more on mental health, and has since mainly focused on supporting adult NDIS participants to reach their goals.
As an occupational therapist, focusing on mental health, Lisa is able to offer support with
living everyday life, including:
• Sensory processing assessments and exploration of modulation strategies to assist with emotional regulation.
• Strategies to help with managing fatigue/energy conservation.
• Exploration of assistive technologies (equipment) to support everyday living.
• Assessment of functional cognition and strategies to address cognitive challenges / mental fatigue.
• Assistance with building motivation.
• Helping to achieve work/life balance.
If you are an NDIS participant and requiring an assessment of functional capacity and comprehensive report, Lisa is also able to carry these out for clients visiting the clinic.
Lisa is passionate about client-centred practice and using recovery-focused principles in her work, and looks forward to supporting you with your occupational goals.
If you have any questions please contact us (07) 5458 4800 or fill in the form on the booking page