Alannah Giavara

Psychologist

MPsych (Ed&Dev)
BPsychSci (Hons)
BPsych (Crim&Psych)

Alannah is a registered psychologist who completed her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is passionate about working with young people to support and advocate for their wellbeing, and has particular interest in working with autistic youth, as well as with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.

Alannah believes in using a person-centred, strengths-based approach, as she believes that the best outcomes occur when young people are provided with the opportunity to feel heard and be involved in the decision-making process. She also utilises therapeutic approaches that vary depending on the client’s goals and values but include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.

As well as individual therapy, Alannah has experience facilitating group programs related to anxiety management and supporting autistic kids and teens to discuss and address areas that are important to them. She enjoys creating a space for young people to have shared positive experiences and learn from one another.

Alannah also conducts cognitive, educational and social/emotional/behavioural assessments to assess young people’s strengths and areas of difficulty. She provides comprehensive reports which include strategies and recommendations that will be useful for both the home and school environment.

Outside of work, Alannah’s interests include reading, cooking and, a new one, martial arts! She can also often be found playing with her cheeky dog, Luna.

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