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!...... THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT GRIEF

Why? because it's written from two perspectives...…..from a professional and a personal one, as a widow and mother.

Why? because I don't only tell you about how to support children, but I introduce you to my children> Yes my children wrote about their fears and feelings when they found out their father had died.

In this book....NO I don't promise you that grief will ever end, because it simply does not...... But I do provide you with simple practical strategies to help you adjust to your NEW NORMAL.

If you want to find your ‘New Normal' then this book is for you ...…. because "I'm surviving this and so can you"!

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221-229 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500

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