Olga Torgovnikova | MAPS

Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Co-ordinator

(She/her)

Accepting new clients.

Olga is a registered Clinical Psychologist consulting in the Geelong region, and the Neurofeedback Co-ordinator at Breathe Psychology. 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, past childhood adversities 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
    • Complex trauma
  • Substance use related concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep related problems
  • Stress related difficulties
Therapeutic Approaches
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills
  • Neurofeedback

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

  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists

EMDRAA Associate Member

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. She 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, Olga aims to support you to develop your skills to manage tough situations, process past and unpleasant events and to 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 9:30am – 4:15pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 4:15pm
Thursday 9:30am – 4:15pm

How can we help?

As part of our client intake procedure, we ask all new clients to complete an online form that helps us determine whether we are the right service for your needs, and which of our psychologists might be best suited to you.

Please send us a message below and enter your details along with a brief summary of your enquiry. We endeavour to reply to all enquiries within 48 hours.

If you are experiencing any of the following or fall under this category, our service is not appropriate for you. This is due to the current teams key areas of practice: 

- Under the age of 18 years old
- Psychotic disorders or symptoms
- Current substance use problems
- Bipolar
- Eating disorder

Please note, the can be wait times to see some of our Clinician’s. 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. If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or a relevant mental health support service, such as:

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Clinic hours:  Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

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