MA Occupational Therapy
Mental Health Occupational Therapist
Liila is a counsellor, registered occupational therapist, naturopath and yoga & meditation instructor. She has over thirty years combined experience working in the fields of rehabilitation medicine (mental and physical health). Liila has a special interest in working with adults experiencing anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and grief and loss. Liila works with children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Liila received her Master of Occupational Therapy at New York University and her Master of Counselling at University of Tasmania (Honour Society candidate). She wrote her research thesis on emerging therapies for anxiety. Liila has trained in CORES suicide and self-harm prevention. She is a trained and registered naturopath, specialising in women’s health and natural fertility, a certified yoga instructor (AMYTT) and a meditation instructor.
Liila’s areas of special interest include:
- Grief and Loss
- Body image issues
- Navigating weight gain/loss
- Eating disorders
- Mindfulness and meditation
- Paediatric and Adolescent Mental Health
- Parenting work (including children on the spectrum, infants & babies, adolescents, etc.)
- Infertility/Perinatal/Antenatal/Postnatal support
- Miscarriage/baby & infant loss
- Relationship counselling
- Marriage counselling/couples work
- Illness (cancer, chronic health complaints, etc.)
- Workplace issues, including bullying
- Conflict resolution
- National Redress scheme support
Liila has facilitated workshops and delivered training on conflict resolution, communication, anger management, adolescent mental health, stress management, bio-psychology, yoga therapy and health & well-being nationally and internationally. Liila has a working knowledge of French and Spanish and is interested in working with people of culturally, economically and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Liila trained as a yoga and meditation instructor in India and the Americas and has been teaching individual and group yoga and meditation classes for over 30 years. Liila holds an advanced diploma in naturopathy and an advanced diploma in western herbal medicine.
Liila is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (USA).
To book an appointment with Liila please email: email@example.com or call Hobart Counselling Centre on 0487 338 103
Hobart Counselling Centre
181 Elizabeth Street Hobart TAS 7000