Meet our team
Dr Olga Lavalle
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 provides evidenced-based treatment tailored to each individual client’s needs. She draws from various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
She continues her learning and professional development, and is looking forward to continuing to build on the success of her practice.
“We all go through periods of struggle in our lives. My approach is to provide a tailored and personal approach to each and every one of my clients, so that together we can create a path back to happiness.”