Alissa McAlpine Psychology

COUNSELLING

PSYCHOTHERAPY

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

About.

About me.

I'm Alissa, an experienced, kind and empathetic registered psychologist. I've been working in mental health for over a decade and have focused on youth mental health for most my career. See my LinkedIn for more info.

I value engaging, kind and attuned counselling. I'm trained in numerous evidence-based psychological therapies and tailor them to suit the person I'm seeing. I want to respect who you are, where you're at and what you'd like to get out of counselling.

Who I see.

I work with older children, adolescents, young adults, parents/carers and families. I am very knowledgeable in all-things youth mental health - particularly cognitive/socioemotional development, teen-specific parenting strategies and an honest understanding of what it's like to be figuring life out as a young person.

If I have supported you before, you are very welcome to get in touch if you'd like to reconnect.

What I offer.

I offer individual counselling, family-inclusive sessions and family sessions. I have a niche interest in educational engagement so I can liaise with schools and help you navigate the system. See the list of services here

I also offer clinical supervision for professionals working in the youth mental health sector (youth workers, case workers, allied health professionals, early career psychologists) and for education staff looking to deepen their understanding of youth mental health, school refusal and incidental counselling.

What to expect. 

You can expect to be listened to, cared for and given choices about what happens. Things will go at your pace while you build trust in me as your psychologist. The first session will be a conversation about what is going on and what would work, and for you to suss out if we click. 

Starting counselling can be nerve-racking as well as a relief or even something you're sceptical about. All of these feelings are okay and we can talk openly about what it's like for you.

Confidentiality.

I provide a confidential, safe and inclusive space. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of good therapy - you can learn more about it from ReachOut and Youth Beyond Blue.

Cost. 

The services I offer and the fees are listed here.

My services are very cost-effective in comparison to the current industry rates recommended by the Australian Psychological Society.

How to book.

Please e-mail me to make an enquiry. I will arrange for you and I to have a quick chat to figure out what would be the best fit for your needs.

COVID-19 Telehealth Update

Telehealth (video) and Telephone sessions are now available to all

In-person appointments remain available

I am acting on Government advice in real-time to keep you safe. Your health is my priority.

 

Contact.

G03/27 Atchison Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Within the multidisciplinary Stella Health Centre 

5 minute walk from bus stops and Wollongong train station

On street parking available

alissa@alissamcalpinepsychology.com.au​

fax: 4204 1546

Phone details are available upon request

Bookings are essential

Referrals and Mental Health Treatment Plans are not required to book