“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
Drawing on her multicultural and multilingual background, Lira’s experiences growing up and working on four continents enable her to personally understand how life can seem a little lost in translation at times.
She believes that conflict, whether external to or within ourselves, are life’s opportunities for mindfulness, growth and transformation. Integrating a person-centered approach with principles from inner child work, narrative, cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused brief therapy, Lira creates a warm, accepting and nurturing environment for each person’s unique passage of healing.
Lira is a trained psychotherapist/counsellor with a Masters in Counselling from Monash University who has previously worked with helping children and young adults from the local and expatriate communities facing trauma and cross-cultural adjustment issues amongst life’s other challenges.
Her professional background includes international conflict mediation, and she also holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Melbourne University. Lira seeks to help others cultivate the strengthening of their innate inner resources in facing challenges wherever life has led them and believes in the healing potential of art and play across the ages.
Lira helps clients with PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours, gender identity, relocation and cultural adjustment issues, academic and work-related stresses, relationship issues and separation and loss.