Bsc Applied Psych, MA Couns Psych

Appointments also available via Telehealth – Contact me below for more information

About Laura

I am a registered psychologist who works with children (5+), adolescents and adults. I recently moved to private practice from a family/community mental health organisation where I also worked for a trauma-specific program and LGBTIQ+ specific service. I also bring experience from prior work in private practice, work with adolescents and work specifically with addiction. In my work I have a warm and client-centered style and place an emphasis on creating a safe therapeutic space for clients. I am trained in and use a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions combined with person-centered therapy. I have completed some training in Emotion-focused Therapy and Schema Therapy and use these in my work. In my work with children I combine play, creative interventions and talking therapy, and work systemically involving family members and schools. I am able to provide appointments in German and Finnish.


I work from Level 1, 411 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065 (after-hours appointments also available).

I provide individual therapy to address a range of concerns including:

  • General mental health concerns (e.g. depression/anxiety) in childhood, adolescence, adulthood.
  • Family, peer, workplace/school difficulties in childhood, adolescence, adulthood.
  • Concerns around substance use
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes & adjustment difficulties
  • Cultural conflict & adjustment
  • Trauma
  • Relationship & attachment issues
  • Sexuality & gender identity


  • Standard Individidual Consultation fee 180 AUD
  • In some cases a reduced fee of 150 AUD or bulk-billing/low-income fee can be negotiated e.g. for students. Contact me for more information.
  • Clients with a valid GP referral and Mental Health Care Plan are eligible for a Medicare rebate of 87.45 AUD per session.


Laura Kemppainen (Psychologist)

0432 867 845

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ABN 24 19 329 376

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