Dr Lian Parry
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), European Masters in Humanitarian Action, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), MAPS
Lian is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with adults (individuals and couples) and adolescents across public, private and research settings. She has lived and worked in Australia, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia and thoroughly enjoys collaborating with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Lian is accustomed to working with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment issues, workplace stress, substance use and relationship issues, among others. She has a particular interest in posttraumatic stress reactions, and has provided trauma-focussed therapies through specialised services and private practice to current and former serving members of the military, refugees and asylum seekers, and survivors of sexual assault and other traumas.
Lian's therapeutic approach is warm, client-centred and collaborative. It's also informed by each client’s unique background, strengths and preferences, and grounded in current, evidence-based practice. She works closely with all clients to develop clear goals for therapy which are regularly reviewed to ensure they're on the right track, making adjustments to the process as needed.
Selecting the most appropriate therapeutic approach is based on an assessment of clients’ symptoms, needs and preferences, informed by current scientific evidence. Lian draws upon the following therapeutic approaches in her work:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mindfulness/Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Lian understands how important it is for clients to feel comfortable with their therapist (in fact, client-therapist connection is a powerful predictor of therapeutic success!) and so she's always very happy to discuss your needs or any questions you may have in an initial phone call. Taking the first step can often be the hardest part of the healing journey - if you’ve come this far already, you are well on your way. Feel free to reach out for further information at any time.