Olivia is a registered psychologist with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and currently holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Olivia has experience in working with clients across the lifespan and diverse cultural backgrounds. She has worked in several settings, including university counselling clinics and residential aged care facilities. Olivia has experience in assisting clients with anxiety, panic, depression, grief and loss, stress, motivation and procrastination, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, sleep difficulties, adjustment, and trauma. Olivia is particularly interested in perinatal mental health, and her Masters thesis investigated how women discuss their experiences of body image during pregnancy.
Olivia believes that feeling comfortable with your psychologist is an essential component of therapy. She prioritises using a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and collaborative approach to ensure her clients feel respected, heard and understood. She aims to work with her clients to develop an individualised treatment plan, and draws on evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, compassion-focused therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness techniques. Olivia enjoys working to empower her clients to live fulfilled and meaningful lives in line with their values.