Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads | Ph: (07) 5508 0950 | Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm.

Dr Carla Schlesinger

Dr Carla Schlesinger

Psychologist

Carla is an AHPRA Registered General Psychologist with 18 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, of all ages. She welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds as well as LGBTQIA clients.

She has a degree in psychology, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is an endorsed Medicare provider with a broad range of clinical experience. Carla is passionate about helping her clients through times of despair and struggle to find their true path, peace and happiness.

Her areas of speciality include: mood, anxiety, adjustment and personality disorders; grief and loss; trauma; relationships and family change; addiction; and identity issues and crises.

She has a compassionate nature and uses a variety of evidence-based therapies including: cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused counselling, acceptance and commitment techniques, motivational techniques, interpersonal therapy, pain management, systemic family therapy, relaxation and mindfulness strategies and psycho-education.

Carla displays genuine empathy and aims to work in partnership with her clients to resolve personal issues and crises. She understands the pressures and battles that can impact our lives – from our environment, our families, our own bodies, and our mental life.

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New patient?

Because of the amount of information we need to collect, new patients cannot currently book appointments online. If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please us the details below to get in touch.

Learn more about how to book your first appointment

Phone: (07) 5508 0950

Email: specialistcentre@liveslivedwell.org.au

Returning patient?

Returning patients are welcome to book online for convenience. Choose your practitioner and your preferred date and time. You’ll need an email address and mobile phone number to register, and will receive a confirmation via email.

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  • What is the history of the LLW Health Centre?

    Our practice was originally established to support Lives Lived Well’s Mirikai Recovery Centre—a live-in rehabilitation service for people experiencing problems with addiction and mental health. Click the button below to read more about our history.

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  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to make an appointment at our health centre - we welcome new patients. Rebates maybe be available, click below to find out more.

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  • What evidence-based approaches do you use?

    The evidence-based therapeutic approaches used by our practitioners vary. Each practitioner has preferred methods and theories they apply to help you get the most out of your therapy, achieve your goals, and find greater wellness. Click the button below to learn more about of evidence-based approach to treatment.

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  • What are my payment options?

    Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You can pay using credit/debit, and electronic transfer (via EFTPOS). We are a mixed payment practice: practitioners charge for their services, however some also offer bulk-billed services for concession card holders. You may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates, click below to learn more.

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  • What kind of services do you provide?

    We can help you with general health check-ups, treatment for mental health conditions and therapy that helps individuals, couples and families improve relationships, confidence and live life well. Click below to learn more about the services we offer.

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