Mrs Lilian Mariano


Lilian Mariano

From Fri 26 Apr

Hi, I'm Lilian

Welcome! I am sincerely glad you are here!
Let's embark on this amazing journey together!

From a young age, my sole aspiration was always clear - "I wanted to be helpful". At the tender age of five, I confided in my mom about my ambitious dream of becoming a "brain doctor." In my youthful innocence, I believed that I could surgically remove "sadness" as if it were a tangible entity. While my understanding of the intricacies of the human body has evolved, my unwavering passion for aiding others has remained constant.

In 2017, I embarked on a new chapter, relocating to Australia with my partner, two suitcases, our cherished wedding photo album, and a plush toy my mom had given me when I was three. Over the past five years, I worked as a Counsellor and Clinical Director for a prominent not-for-profit organization, extending support to farmers and farming families grappling with the aftermath of natural disasters. This experience deepened my connection with this beautiful country, providing insights into its people, values, and culture.

Prior to relocating to Australia, I sustained a private practice in Brazil for over two years, committed to delivering accessible psychological services to vulnerable individuals. With over 13 years immersed in the Health Industry, caring for people and dedicated to continuous learning, my journey has solidified my understanding that supporting people throughout their life's endeavours is not just a career, it is my purpose — my Ikigai 生きがい (Ikigai is a Japanese concept referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living.)

My Approach

I believe in a compassionate, client-centred and evidence-based approach to therapy, which integrates the latest psychological science, comprising concepts from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Neuroscience to collaboratively tailor a unique holistic treatment plan to fulfil each client's needs and goals in therapy.

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Main areas of expertise

  • Meaning & Value
  • Communication
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain

"The good life is a process, not a state of being...
It is a direction not a destination..." Carl Rogers

My style is

  • collaborative
  • compassionate
  • empathic
  • warm
Meaning & Value
Workplace relationships
Grief and Loss
Low mood
Fear of Failure
Social Anxiety
Work Stress
Chronic Pain

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