About Dr Olga Lavalle

Dr Olga Lavalle established her own psychological practice in 2006 after 18 years working in the public sector. She is the founder and principal of Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates, leading a team of highly skilled and experienced psychologists.

During the early stages of Olga’s career, she worked in community mental health, conducted research projects in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, developed staff training programs on managing aggression and violence, and worked on inpatient mental health units.

Olga has also published in scientific journals and presented at local, national and international conferences. She continues to publish articles for online media and is regularly interviewed by journalists. Olga has an interest in the assessment and diagnosis of adult mental health disorders. She provides evidenced based treatment, and her work falls within current best practice principles which is maintained through her commitment to ongoing professional development.

Olga is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and holds endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, as well as the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. She provides specialist psychological services under Medicare, is an Employee Assistance Program provider and an approved WorkCover NSW provider. Additionally, Olga consults to workplace and community sporting organisations.

Olga has authored the newly released book ‘The New Normal: A Widow’s Guide to Grief’.

In 2019 her book has been a double award winner at the International eLit awards.

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Sometimes we forget what’s right in front of us. When was the last time you and your teen just hung out? Find out what they like doing and go do that with them this weekend. #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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When things get too much, sometimes all our teenagers need from us is to sit beside them, listen and help them regulate their emotions. #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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Talking with teenagers can be hard. One of the best things we can do is give them appropriate language to talk to us. Does your teenager know how to tell you what they are feeling? #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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It doesn't have to be the awkward "talk" of the past. Teaching Teenagers about sexuality empowers them to make healthy decisions for themselves about love, sex and relationships. #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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Dr Olga Lavalle and Shanna White attended the IWIB networking lunch yesterday. It’s Always lovely to meet up with other business women in the Illawarra ... See MoreSee Less

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Teenagers will naturally compare themselves to others. Help your teenager to put their comparisons into perspective to reduce stress and anxiety. #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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Never in our lives is the influence of our peers stronger than as a teenager. Supporting your teenager to navigate through difficult social situations builds trusting healthy relationships. #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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Fighting with your teenager is not unusual. But do you fight fair? If you don't, how will they learn to? #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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