Leisa has been employed in a number of settings including child and youth mental health and the domestic violence sector as both a women’s and children therapist, and most recently in private practice for the last ten years. Leisa has been a guest presenter on 96.5fm, facilitated numerous workshops and training to the Division of General Practice, Adult Mental Health, Act for Kids and Maternal and Child Health. She has also most recently published Becoming a Mother, Finch Publishing (written under the name Leisa Stathis).
Leisa enjoys working with all areas of mental health, however her particular areas of interest are eating disorders in adolescents and women and chronic pain.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work (1991), GCert Soc Wk ( Advanced Family therapy) (2001)
Special Interests: Eating disorders, Chronic Pain Disorders, Women’s Mental health, Perinatal Mental Health
Treatments: Individual Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Structural Family Therapy
Rebate Available: Medicare rebate available when referred under a Mental health Plan from your GP
Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months of indefinite), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician – referrals provide access to treatment within the Medicare Better Access Scheme
Availability: Occasional after school appointments available