Dr. Elizabeth Landau

Dr. Elizabeth Landau

Provisional Psychologist | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

** Not currently accepting new clients **

Elizabeth’s Work as a Therapist


As your psychologist, Elizabeth takes a personalised, holistic, and empathic approach to therapy. Since beginning her clinical practice in 2011, she focuses on the psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors known to impact your mental health and relationships.


Elizabeth is passionate about supporting individuals and couples communicate their needs, identify their strengths, and build long-term strategies for well-being and relationship fulfilment.


She stays up-to-date on mental health issues and psychological treatment interventions that are at the forefront of research and evidence-based practice. She uses both her scientific and clinical backgrounds to support clients to achieve their goals.


Elizabeth also offers counselling in Spanish (ofrece terapia en español).


Experience and Training as a Psychologist


Elizabeth is originally from Southern California, where she trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist after completing a Master’s degree in Counselling. She then worked as a therapist in the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.  Since moving to Australia in 2015, she has continued to support the mental well-being of adolescents, couples, and adults here in Melbourne through her Ph.D. training and the Psychologist registrar training program.


Throughout her career, Elizabeth has gained extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, relationship distress, LGBTQIA+ stressors, and trauma, and has specialised training in suicide intervention (ASIST).


She supports same- and opposite-sex couples and persons of all genders in working through communication-style mismatches, periods of emotional disconnection, infidelity and mistrust, trauma, and child rearing conflicts.


Elizabeth has also worked extensively with adolescents and is passionate about promoting adolescent mental health.  She dedicated her PhD research to investigating mindfulness-based treatments for adolescents and the benefit they have on sleep, mood, and physical health.  She is skilled in supporting both teens and parents of teens during this important developmental stage.


In addition, Elizabeth has published several scientific articles in leading psychology journals and frequently gives public talks and lectures about the health benefits of psychological treatment interventions. She is still actively involved in research identifying successful treatments that create lasting improvements for psychological well-being.


Using evidence-based therapy techniques to help her clients, Elizabeth draws from Mindfulness, which focuses on staying present to your experiences; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which enables you to identify and explore the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which supports clients identify their values and commit to actions which bring forth richness and meaning to life; and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which explores attachment bonds and helps couples have more empathy for each other so they can build deeper connections.


Therapy Credentials and Professional Memberships

  • PhD in Psychology from the University of Melbourne
  • Master’s degree in Counselling from California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Australian-registered provisional psychologist (PSY0002189205)
  • California-registered Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 119359)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


Elizabeth is highly qualified to help you solve your relationship problems and to have a rich and meaningful life.


Book your counselling appointment with Elizabeth by calling her at 1300 784 184 or emailing her at elizabeth@couplesmelbourne.com