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 in youth mental health and normalising the process of help-seeking behaviour. Alannah has experience working with children and adolescents in various areas including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, emotional regulation and social skills.

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 needs but include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.

Alannah believes in being collaborative and engaging with families and schools to promote better outcomes across home and school environments and increase long-term wellbeing.

As well as individual therapy, Alannah also has experience facilitating group programs related to improving social skills and anxiety management. 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 puppy, Luna.

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