Lara Kocijan Addiction Psychologist

Lara Kocijan


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”


Lara is a registered Clinical Psychologist who helps people tackle tough life challenges and foster compassionate and nurturing relationships with themselves. She’s deeply curious about human behaviour and understanding why we do what we do, particularly when it comes to anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues. She also provides support for those with substance & behavioural addictions and trauma related conditions. 

Her therapy style is client-driven, working closely with individuals to help develop life skills and encourage self-exploration. She works collaboratively, with warmth and compassion, and provides a gentle “kick up the butt” if necessary.

Addiction Psychologist Sydney
Lara Kocijan Psychologist Indigo Project

Lara grew up in the hinterland of north, coastal NSW, where she developed a deep love of nature and the outdoors. She fell in love with the simplicity of rural living & the quiet, open space. She spent her childhood between the bush and the beach, and loves the wild, unpredictable, vast and inspiring nature of both.

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Lara’s tip on sharing opinions

When sharing an opinion, it’s important to be mindful of our intentions. So why am I sharing this piece of information? Because if my intention is to change people’s minds, then I have no control over whether that’s going to be the guaranteed outcome. If I’m sharing this to offer another perspective, I have to stay aware that people can (and probably will) say whatever they want about it. Putting space between who you are and what you have to say is a way of buffering – so the attack doesn’t feel so personal.

Outside the therapy room

You can find Lara getting outdoors, exploring nature and hiking. When she’s not adventuring she’s on her sofa consumed in an awesome book or podcast. She also enjoys a latte and a deep chat with good friends.

What I’m Reading…


‘The Road Less Travelled’ by Scott Peck, and I’m hooked. It explores ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can give us a greater understanding of ourselves. Inspiring stuff.

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$160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
$285 without Medicare Rebate
Wed, Thur & Fri

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