Leanne McGainLeanne McGain
Clinical Social Worker

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work, RMIT
  • SSFT, Single Session Family Therapy, The Bouverie Centre, Victoria’s Family Institute

 Special Interest

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Disabilities
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Illness
  • C0-morbid Mental Illness
  • Chronic Illness
  • Substance Use
  • Personality Disorder
  • Family Therapy, inclusive of Single Session Family Therapy
  • COPMI (Children of parents with a mental illness)
  • LGBTIQ counselling and advocacy
  • ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community counselling and specific training
  • NDIS

Background

Leanne is a clinical social worker with extensive experience in the field of mental health with children, adolescents and adults over the last 20 years.

Leanne is incredibly passionate about, working with marginalised and minority communities with a good understanding of specific needs including those from the LGBTIQ and ATSI communities, each individual and their families and or carer/s  in a way that achieves the best possible outcome seeking to install or reinvigorate a sense of hope and self-determination.

Previously Leanne has worked for many years in the field of trauma and abuse providing therapeutic interventions to children and adolescents, which is why Leanne now has a particular interest in trauma, grief and loss.  Leanne also has expertise working with individuals who have a physical or intellectual disability.

Leanne provides relationship counselling and family therapy; with a warm and supportive approach to the complexities and challenges that often face us.  Leanne has extensive training in working within relationships including how best to approach the family structure and factoring in children’s needs, providing a space to safely and neutrally work through conflict, custody issues, sexuality, the role of a carer, changing future directions and the impact of longstanding trauma

Leanne specialises in providing therapy , with targeted goals, and directs counselling to individuals suffering from but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Psychotic illnesses, Co-morbid mental illness, chronic illness and substance use Disorder and Personality Disorders.

She is also a Clinical supervisor and an EAP counsellor and has a passion about contributing to enhanced workforce development.

She operates from an evidence-based framework with particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Single Session Family Therapy (SSFT). Leanne is a Mental Health Social Worker with a wealth of experience.

Registrations and Memberships

  • Member of Australian Association of Social workers (MAASW)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)