Lisa Thepvongsa was born in Laos has lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia for the past 35 years. During the past 16 years, Lisa has worked in the health and community services field in both government departments and non-government agencies as well as in private services. Lisa spent 11 years in the disability field working to empower, support and enhance the lives of people with physical, neurological and intellectual disabilities. She has a passion for helping people reach their ultimate potential and goals. No matter who you are and where they are from, Lisa has a passion for justice and helping people realise their full potential.
Lisa has travelled to South East Asia, Bali, Europe, India (Rishikesh) and worked with children and families for over 15 years. Her passion for working with people and the community has lead her to working with a wide range of children and families from overseas and locally. More recently, she has worked with families and young people affected by 2009 Victorian bushfires. Through her work she has learnt to appreciate that you cannot separate the mind from the body. As such therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness, trauma sensitive yoga (kids and adults), alongside traditional psychotherapy and clinical interventions including acceptance and commitment therapy. Lisa currently works with carers and children with depression and anxiety, childhood developmental disorders, attachment disorders, trauma and is a qualified Psychotherapist and Mental Health Clinician.