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Dr Olga Lavalle

Dr Olga Lavalle

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Olga Lavalle has been working in adult mental health since 1988, and leads a team of experienced psychologists.Olga conducts assessments, determines diagnoses, and provides treatment for adult mental health disorders. She also has a special interest in grief and loss.

Olga commenced her career in the public sector. She has worked in Community Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health Units, and worked on research projects with the Illawarra Institute for Mental Health at the University of Wollongong.

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. Olga's work falls within current best practice principles, which is maintained through her commitment to ongoing professional development.

Olga provides Clinical Psychology services under Medicare, is an Employee Assistance Program provider, and an approved WorkCover NSW provider. Additionally,  Olga consults for workplaces and community sporting organisations.

Shanna White

Psychologist

Shanna White is a registered Psychologist and Family Therapist with over 10 years’ experience in mental health care. She has worked with many different clients, ranging from children to adolescents, as well as adults. Shanna works with complex trauma, using Trauma Informed Therapeutic Care with highly evidenced models, in order to help clients recover. These models include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.

Shanna also works with clients who have behavioural issues (both in the home and in school), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum
Disorder, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Phobias, and social issues. She conducts a range of assessments, including cognitive, vocational and behavioural assessments.

Shanna conducts Behavioural Support Planning for both forensic and educational settings and Parenting Capacity Assessments for both children’s and family court.

In addition to these aspects of Shanna's profession, she is also a trainer and psycho-educational facilitator for health care professionals, providing both individual and group Clinical Supervision.

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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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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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