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Lara Hanson

Experience: 16 years
Melbourne Social Work and Counselling Psychologist Lara Hanson | Nexus Psychology
Lara Hanson offers individual counselling, couple therapys, and counseling for adolescents, parenting, and family therapy to help with depression, anxiety, stress management, postnatal challenges, and relationship issues.


As a psychologist the most important part of the therapy process is my relationship with the client. I aim to bring to the therapy process a feeling of comfort, safety without judgement. The client should feel that the therapist is working collaboratively with them as a team. I believe that the therapist and client should work together in terms of the goals that the client wishes to achieve in therapy, and select treatment components  according to client preferences.  I believe that every person is unique and individual and  should be treated in the way that work bests for them. I draw from many different therapeutical frameworks and call upon those resources to tailor the treatment to be consistent with clients’ preferences. I especially believe in empowering my clients to assist them in dealing with their current stressors. I monitor my clients’ progress weekly to ensure that improvement is taking place. I believe that therapy should provide a platform and opportunity for the person to self develop and grow and  it should be experienced as respectful, a positive experience, helpful and empowering to the individual client.


I am a qualified Social Worker, Psychometrist and Psychologist. I have much experience in working with domestic/family issues i.e. divorce, separation, abuse. I have also worked in a hospital setting working with mental illness, cancer patients, paediatrics as well as in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

Clients I work with:

Issues I work with:

Additional Specialty Issues:

  • Childhood issues
  • Exam stress and anxiety for school and university students

Therapeutic Approaches I use:

Online Telehealth