The Sanctuary Byron Bay is delighted to welcome Micha Lerner to our Sanctuary ‘family’ this year. Micha is a registered psychologist and joins the Sanctuary team as a senior psychotherapist. Originally from Israel, Micha completed his post-graduate studies at Bond University, researching drug induced spiritual experiences - a topic of great interest to the research community.
Micha has worked extensively in both mental health and drug and alcohol settings, more recently as a dual diagnosis specialist coordinator at Mirikai, a program of the Gold Coast Drug Council in South-East Queensland. Micha’s earlier experiences leading programs for youth in addiction and youth in distress led him to consolidate his clinical interests in a psychology degree but throughout his professional life, Micha has remained involved in education, treatment and advocacy for improved treatment for young people with complex needs.
We are fortunate to have someone with Micha’s experience and expertise joining our multidisciplinary team as it takes a collaborative mindset to work well with other professionals. The Sanctuary’s success is largely founded on the careful selection of staff and the depth and breadth of experience each of them bring to our integrated team.
Fortunately, Micha’s own vocational preferences ensure a perfect fit. In his own words:
“I’ve always thrived on working as part of a team – it suits me well – and the Sanctuary is like no other workplace. There’s a real sense of family here – a sense that there are many excellent minds working together for the benefit of our clients. With my colleagues sharing the same sense of passion, energy and enthusiasm for our work, we’re truly in a unique position to really make a difference to those seeking help.”