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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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...

Sleep…if only I could!

Sleep is such a vital part of staying mentally and physically healthy, but how do you get it? Sleep (or not enough of it) is implicated in depression and weight gain. Experts advocate between 7 - 9 hours of sleep is optimum. Me - I need 8.5 hours of sleep per night to...

Technology as Therapy

Did you know technology can be used in therapy to help people deal with fears? Or help with meditation or relaxation? Or even to help distract people from pain? Today, technology is being blamed for increasing social isolation, lowering communication skills,...

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The only way to start a conversation about suicide is by being gentle. #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle #wollongong #womeninbusiness #ilovewollongong #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences #childpsychology #familytherapy #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical #medicine #forensicpsychology #forensic #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #empoweringpeople #professionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapy #couplestherapy #strongfamilies ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ve never met someone who was suicidal, who wanted to feel that way. #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle #wollongong #womeninbusiness #ilovewollongong #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences #childpsychology #familytherapy #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical #medicine #forensicpsychology #forensic #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #empoweringpeople #professionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapy #couplestherapy #strongfamilies ... See MoreSee Less

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These statistics are horrible. If you know a man who may need to talk, don’t just wonder if they’re ok, find out. #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle #wollongong #womeninbusiness #ilovewollongong #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences #childpsychology #familytherapy #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical #medicine #forensicpsychology #forensic #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #empoweringpeople #professionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapy #couplestherapy #strongfamilies ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is R U OK Day
Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?
Starting an R U OK? Conversation with these four steps:
1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in

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These are some, but not all, of the possible signs. Some people don’t show any of these but they can be helpful if you are worried. Ask the difficult question. #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle #wollongong #womeninbusiness #ilovewollongong #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences #childpsychology #familytherapy #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical #medicine #forensicpsychology #forensic #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #empoweringpeople #professionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapy #couplestherapy #strongfamilies ... See MoreSee Less

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Suicide of someone you love can come as a complete shock. Dealing with the grief of suicide is complex and difficult. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help for yourself. #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #psychology #mentalhealth #privatepractice #drolgalavalle #wollongong #womeninbusiness #ilovewollongong #smallbusiness #illawarra #psychologist #humansciences #childpsychology #familytherapy #psychologicalassessments #health #selfcare #medical #medicine #forensicpsychology #forensic #knowledgeispower #adolescentmentalhealth #empoweringpeople #professionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapy #couplestherapy #strongfamilies ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day for shining the light on suicide prevention. If you’re struggling help is available. Reach out to those around you, you don’t need to do this alone.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Lifeline (24-hour crisis telephone counselling) 13 11 14
Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467
Call 000 for urgent medical attention or police attendance

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