Lauren Mulcare

Lauren Mulcare

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician

Pronouns: She/Her

Lauren is a psychologist who adopts an empathic, compassionate and warm approach to therapy, helping clients feel safe and supported to explore their thoughts, feelings, concerns and goals.


Lauren is passionate about understanding what works for her clients in therapy, and adapting her approach to support the needs of each individual person. Lauren adopts a warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach to help people feel safe and supported to share their concerns and stories. Lauren develops strong relationships with her clients and works collaboratively with each person to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and their goals. Lauren believes in highlighting a client’s strengths and drawing on these strengths to work towards their goals.

Experience and Interests

Lauren has experience working across a number of settings, including private practice, outpatient settings including a group therapy program, an eating disorder inpatient unit, and in youth mental health. Lauren has experience working with adolescents and adults presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, perfectionism, difficulties managing distressing emotions, sleep disturbance, and problems with self-criticism and self-esteem.

Lauren has a special interest in working with psychological difficulties relating to perfectionism. Lauren’s postgraduate research investigated the relationship between perfectionism and psychological distress, and the role self-compassion plays in protecting oneself against distress. Lauren is also trained in and experienced with Eating Disorders and is recognised as a Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician by the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).


Lauren works collaboratively with her clients to understand their goals and adapts her approach to suit each individual’s needs. Lauren’s practise is informed by evidence-based interventions, particularly drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness approaches. For treatment of eating disorders, Lauren is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E), and has also recently undertaken training in Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM).

How Lauren is Described by her Clients?

Lauren is described by her clients as warm, friendly, thoughtful, with a calming presence and good sense of humour. Lauren has an ability to put people at ease, particularly when seeking help for the first time.

Lauren Personally

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new recipes, watching and playing sport, and appreciating the hidden wisdom in sitcoms.