Face to Face Appointments

Telehealth Appointments

VR treatments

Medicare Rebates: YES


Fees: Check with practice

Lara Van Buuren, Clinical Psychologist

Lara Van Buuren is a friendly and down-to-earth Clinical Psychologist, who creates a safe and supportive space for her clients. Her approach is collaborative, gentle and non-judgemental.

She believes in using evidence-based therapy that is dynamic and tailored to each individual or family.

Lara works with children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, low mood, intense or fluctuating emotions, and with self-harm.

Prior to joining Mindworx Psychology, Lara provided therapy to clients at Cumberland Hospital, working in the assessment and treatment of personality disorders, trauma informed therapy, complex trauma, self-harm and acute suicidality.

Lara has also worked with parents to support children presenting with conduct disorders, oppositional defiance and other behavioural challenges. Through her prior work as an intensive behavioural intervention therapist, she gained experience working with autism, teaching language, play, and social skills.

Lara has special interests in the following areas:

  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional lability
  • Self-harm
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Adjustment
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Oppositional defiant disorder

Lara’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Parent Management Training (PMT) for Child Conduct Problems. She also draws upon mindfulness-based skills, as well as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Lara is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is registered with Medicare. She sees clients by appointment Monday to Friday.

Our Location

Suite 206, 10 Century Circuit, Norwest Central, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2155

Appointment Times

Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Fees & Insurance

You do not need a GP referral to book an appointment at Mindworx Psychology.

Medicare Rebates are available if you have a valid referral from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.

Your Private Health Fund may offer cover for Psychology Services – you can check this directly with your fund.