Olga Torgovnikova

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Taking new client enquiries. 

Olga is a registered Psychologist consulting in the Geelong region, completing her Clinical endorsement to be a Clinical Psychologist. She provides trauma informed support to young people (16+) and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns and interpersonal difficulties. Olga has particular interest in dysregulated mood, parenting difficulties and substance use related problems.

Olga’s compassionate and sincere nature is teamed with her belief that each person is deserving and capable of a fulfilled life. She aims to provide a nurturing environment to empower her clients to understand and address their barriers to the life they wish to live. She has previously worked in private practice and school environment.

Areas of Practice
  • Mood Disorders including:
    • Anxiety-related
    • Depression
    • Anger management
  • Trauma related presentations
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Childhood adversity
  • Substance use related concerns
  • Parenting stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep related problems
  • Stress related difficulties
Therapeutic Approaches
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) (undertaking
    training in August 2021)

Olga’s therapeutic approach is adapted to the presentation and needs of the
client. This ranges from solution focused, skill-based treatment to deeper
therapeutic healing of long standing unhelpful behavioural or emotional
concerns.

Professional Memberships

The National Psychology Board – AHPRA (Membership number:
PSY0002270956)
Australia Psychological Society (Membership number: 203900)

  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Academic Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical) – Federation University Australia
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Federation University Australia
Bachelor of Psychological Science – Federation University Australia

Referrals and Funding
  • In order to see Olga, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
  • Olga is a registered Medicare provider. 
  • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
  • No other funding options available.
More information about Olga

Olga moved to Australia from Russia during primary school years. Having Russian cultural background, Olga has a lived experience of migrating to a new country and learning English as her second language.

Olga holds a belief that each person and their story is unique and seeks to understand you for who you are and understands that what has happened to you may have led to the difficulties you may be experiencing. Through this understanding you can build your skills to manage tough situations, process past and unpleasant events or help you recognise and shift unhelpful behaviours or thoughts.

In her spare time Olga enjoys delving into therapeutic literature, road trips with her family and rejuvenating walks in the nature.

Availabilities

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm

Send us a message

Please enter your details and a brief summary of your enquiry. We endeavour to reply to all enquiries within 48 hours. Once we have received your enquiry we will be in contact to arrange a time to have brief telephone conversation in order to clarify any questions and assess if we are the right service for your needs.  
Please note, at the moment due to demand, some of our Clinician’s diaries are closed and they are not currently taking on any new clients. In this instance, we advise you to enquire at other Clinics in Geelong or consult your GP if you need immediate support.  

Please note, we are not an emergency or crisis service. Wait times can apply to see our Clinician’s. If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or a relevant mental health support service, such as:

Lifeline
13 11 14

Barwon Mental Health Services 
1300 094 187 (24-hr service)

Kids Help Line 
www.kidshelpline.com.au
1800 551 800

Mens Line
www.mensline.org.au
1300 78 99 78

Women's Domestic Violence
www.wdvcs.org.au 

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