Empowering people to make meaningful changes with their lives.

Hi, I'm Olga Lavalle

I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a warm empathic approach, empowering you to achieve your goals. With the use of a variety of approaches, I am dedicated to assist you to make positive changes to improve your mental health.  My supportive, warm and non judgmental approach helps you to feel at ease to openly share your concerns. Treatment is based on evidence-based best practice principals and tailored to meet your individual needs.

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Shhhh…………I’ve Got a Secret

Well, you’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been? I haven’t written a blog since August. In all honesty, I’ve meant to, but okay I admit I’m just like you and have probably taken on too much. Yes, I’ve been busy, and I’ve been working on a project of mine for the...

Is ‘No’ a Dirty Word?

When was the last time you said "No" to someone, whether it’s your friend, your boss, or a family member?.... Can you remember?.... Well if you're like lots of other people it’s probably been never or maybe once or twice - and even then you were probably plagued with...

Looking for happiness? Your 5 Step Guide is Here

As I sit in my office, I hear many people say, “I just want to be happy”, “Why do things always go wrong for me?”, “Everybody is always so happy, except me”. On and on it goes. So, it seems that everyone just wants to be HAPPY! Like my clients, I am asking you what...

Therapy for Young People

Adolescence is the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. It is a time of discovery and commonly raises issues of independence and self-identity. We offer a warm friendly environment for adolescents from 16 years of age to talk about their concerns.

We focus on treatment of depression, anxiety, bullying, stress, self-esteem, drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, relationships and any general adolescent issues impacting on general wellbeing.

If you have noticed the following issues with your child, counselling with a child psychologist may be helpful:

    • Defiance, tantrums, or oppositional behaviour
    • Mood changes, such as crying more, appearing sad, or worrying excessively
    • Anxiety about separating from you, or “clingy” behaviour
      • Refusing to go to school
      • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
      • Risk-taking behaviour
      • Self-harm
    • Being bullied
    • Difficulty connecting with peers
    • Decline in performance at school
    • Difficulty adjusting to changes, such as parents separating or loss of loved ones

Adults

Mental health is about being cognitively, emotionally and socially healthy that is the way we think, feel and develop relationships will be determined by our overall mental health. When we are mentally healthy our learning, daily functioning, and productivity increases and have positive social relationships.

Certain mental health conditions can cause distress, impact on day-to-day functioning and relationships. We provide a warm therapeutic environment to help you improve your mental health.

We provide treatment for mental health conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Childhood and Adult Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Self Esteem and General Wellbeing

Community

We pride ourselves on promoting positive mental health in the community. Contact us to discuss any consultations to community or sporting organisations on mental health issues.

Corporate

Workplace stress increases absenteeism, sick leave, high staff turnover, and decreases productivity. Contact us to discuss our mentally healthy workplace program.

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No one likes to get out of their comfort zone but to make changes and move in a positive direction you have to take this first step.

Yes ...... you have to get out of your comfort zone..... yes I have had to get out of my comfort zone.

Yes .....it’s scary!
Yes..... the first step is hard!
Yes..... there’s aways reasons to not try!
Yes.... you can stay the same!

But is this what you really want.... to not make changes to lead a more fulfilling life because of fear.

If so, you don’t have to do this alone.. here at Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates we can help you make the positive changes and support you facing your fears to reach your potential.

We’re here to help..... call us on 42445636 to discuss how we can help you.
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What are you doing for self care this weekend?
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Today is world mental health day and here I share how I keep the workplace mentally healthy!

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Today is World Mental Health Day.....and this is what I do to keep the workplace mentally healthy. Here at Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates we not only help people individually we also help organisations. Call us on 02 42445636 to see how we can help you.
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221-229 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500

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