As a therapist....
I completed my training as a social worker in 1993. Since then I have been employed across a number of settings including domestic violence, child protection and for the last 15 years child and youth mental health. I have also completed a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Family Therapy and for many years co-ordinated and supervised a family therapy team. Currently I am in private practice in Spring Hill, Brisbane Qld where I practice under the name Leisa Tanner. I provide both individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families who present with a complex array of concerns including self harm, anxiety, depression, suicidal risk and family conflict. I have a particular passion for supporting new mothers as they adjust to the journey of motherhood.
In my work , I support parents as they reflect on their own journey of parenting and the often unspoken feelings that come with this role. I am passionate about supporting mothers to build relationships with their children which are loving, meaningful and authentic. It is always a privilege to walk beside hundreds of women as they bring their anxieties into the light and begin the process of reflection upon the complex challenges of motherhood.
In the past I have also conducted numerous training programmes in Family Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to organisations such as Adult Mental health, the Division of General practice, ACT for Kids and Child and Youth Mental Health.
If you are interested in attending counselling with me, please visit my private practice website where you can arrange a session via my online booking system. www.leisatanner.com.au