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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.

Just DO IT!

Just DO IT!  So, you’re feeling overwhelmed? Well, who isn’t? Yep, we’re all feeling stressed, worried, trying to work, look after kids, (and it doesn’t matter if they are 19 and 21). They’re still your kids, aren’t they????? They still need advice, guidance and...

5 Reasons Why You’ve Got No Motivation

I often hear people say “I’m waiting for my motivation to come back” or “When I get my motivation back I’ll start……”, even “when I’m in the right mind frame”. Well I’m about to tell you that motivation isn’t coming and no matter who you are or what you do, everyone...

Your Grief is YOUR GRIEF

Everybody will experience grief at one stage in their lives, as it’s a natural response to loss, and includes emotional, cognitive, physical, behavioural and spiritual reactions. No one theory captures the grieving experience of everyone and that is okay. But I want...

Get a sneak peek of my book The New Normal

Have you ever felt like standing up for yourself wasn’t worth the argument? Do you feel heard, respected and valued in your relationship? #divorce #separation #relationships #psychology ... See MoreSee Less

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This fortnight we are going to look at some of the issues around separation and divorce. Sometimes doing the right thing doesn’t feel good. If you need help to navigate your separation or divorce, contact a professional. #divorce #separation #psychology ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates

With 17 more sleeps 😴 until Christmas🎄we went to visit Santa 🎅 at Wollongong Central. Santa 🎅 asked us have we been naughty or nice? We said "of course we have been nice".

Santa 🎅asked us what we wanted for Christmas🎄and this is what we said ........
Dr Olga Lavalle said "For Christmas I want everone to look after their mental health and reach out if you need some help".

Shanna White said "For Christmas I want all children to feel loved, nurtured, supported and understood by one special person".

Janelle Gallagher said "For Christmas I want the everyone to continue to break down the stigma of mental illness" and

Chloe Lavalle said "For Christmas I want everyone to dig deep and donate to help those who have been affected by the bushfires and all the firefighters working tirelessly".

We wish you all a Merry Christmas🎄and a Happy New Year 🎆.

For anyone needing help and support ring:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline Official 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
or 000 if a life is in immediate danger.

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4 days ago

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JK Rowling describing depression. She was also developed the dementors as a physical representation to describe her feelings of depression. #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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We always enjoy all opportunities to network with other inspirational women in the Illawarra Illawarra Women in Business ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes the people who love us are the best people to support our mental health. #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates

Dr Olga Lavalle had the pleasure to be a guest on the BrainShape Podcast talking about grief.

BrainShape Podcast episode (#39) is now available on all of podcast platforms: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox & iHeartRadio. The episode can be listened to directly through their website www.brainshape.ca/podcast/grief-olga-lavalle.

Thank you BrainShape.ca for the invitation it was a pleasure to be on the show.

#BrainShapePodcast #wollongong #privatepractice #psychologists
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6 days ago

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Using medication isn’t a failure, it’s a treatment. Well said Amanda Seyfried. #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Actor and comedian, Sarah Silverman, gives a new lens of panic attack. #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #EmpoweringPeople #professionaldevelopment ... See MoreSee Less

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Mental health affects us all, even royalty. No one is immune. #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences ... See MoreSee Less

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221-229 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500

Phone: 02 42445636
Fax: 02 42731167

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