Hi, I’m Leanne
I am a registered psychologist in clinical practice with additional training in the area of somatic therapy, art therapy and therapeutic journalling for complex trauma.
I have personal experience in this area, misdiagnosed for years as anxiety, depression or just ‘stuck’, despite my deep commitment to healing and recovery. These experiences motivated me to take a stand against the mistreatment and dismissal of trauma survivors, especially those who have suffered at the hands of their own family.
I am here for the orphans, the outcasts, the outsiders, the wounded warriors, all in a multi-dimensional way that creates support, education and safe gathering spaces for those who are living with complex relational trauma.
Being an adoptee with a lived experience of verbal, emotional and physical violence has given me a personal understanding of those who have experienced attachment trauma and complex PTSD with all their life-altering consequences. There are some impacts of trauma, estrangement and scapegoating that may never be healed and as such, I continue to search out ways we can integrate these experiences into our stories without shame.
At the moment I am a student at the Milan Art Institute, seeking to enhance my ability to support the creative expression of my own and others’ experiences of living for which words are inadequate.
I pay my respects to the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region, Traditional Custodians of this land where I live and work, and extend this acknowledgement to all First Nations Elders, past, present and emerging.