Liggia is a senior mental health social worker accredited by the AASW. She has worked for 20 years in the welfare sector as a refuge worker, in Aged Care, Community development, Youth services and as a Community Health counsellor. Liggia has specialised knowledge in relation to family violence and has worked on multiple statewide activist projects.
Liggia has worked with many marginalise and traumatised clientele: asylum seekers, refugees, Indigenous and those who have psychiatric illnesses. She has an interest in assisting individuals who have survived childhood traumas, grief and loss issues, sexual assault and mental health. She enjoys working with both young and mature adults.
She also has extensive experience in working with anxiety and depression, parenting, relationship issues and general stress management.
She is an experienced group facilitator and has run meditation and relaxation groups, Women’s family violence support groups, grief and loss groups and building self-esteem groups.
Liggia works from a person centred approach and uses strategies from cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Interpersonal therapy and mindfulness.
The central foundation of Liggia’s work stems from her belief that there is hope and each individual can be supported to have a better quality life. She has a focus on her client’s health and wellbeing. Summarising her personal and professional ethics, Liggia has a simple philosophy “I want to provide a safe space for people to share their story and experience positive change”.
Registered provider with Medicare, ATAPS CareinMind and Victims assistance of Crime programs.