Known for her warm and caring approach, Dr Olga Lavalle is highly regarded as an empathetic, knowledgeable and compassionate psychologist.
An accomplished author, speaker and presenter, Olga is dedicated to helping people create positive change within their lives. She established Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates as a psychology practice which values its clients and is dedicated to helping them achieve their wellbeing goals.
With more than thirty years of experience working in the mental health sector, Olga has worked in community mental health, collaborated on research with the University of Wollongong, developed staff training programs on managing aggression and violence, and worked on inpatient mental health units.
She brings her diverse experience and positive approach to everything she does, and believes in the power of psychology and treatment in helping people to improve their lives and overcome challenges.
In 2019, Olga released her highly acclaimed book The New Normal: A Widow’s Guide to Grief, based on her own experience of grief after her husband died suddenly in 2014.
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 continues her learning and professional development, and is looking forward to continuing to build on the success of her practice.