Lorraine Novelle

Lorraine Novelle

Position: Social Worker
Service Reach: Benalla, Shepparton & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work, Master Forensic Social Work
Categories: EAP
Location: Benallla, Shepparton

Professional experience

Lorraine has been a Social Worker for 20 years, graduating from Curtin University in 2003. She has worked in the public mental health field for 16 years, particularly in the rural regions of Western Australia and Victoria, where she moved to seven years ago.

Lorraine supports clients living with anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD and those dealing with domestic violence, anger management and self-worth issues. She uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to support her clients.

Lorraine completed her Masters from Monash University in 2015 and is currently studying Clinical Application of Neuroscience.

What Lorraine loves about working in mental health.

“The challenges of assisting people to overcome trauma and pain. Allowing clients to be heard, understood and they being able to direct their therapy, as much as possible. The laughing, crying and being a team together.”


  • Bushwalking
  • Training my dog
  • Meeting people
  • Baking cakes for our First Responders

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