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Kelly Grlyak

Founder at We Connect Psychology

B. Arts Major Psychology, PG Dip Psychology
Associate MAPS
Registered Psychologist
Psychologist Registration Number: PSY0001320904

Kelly has a special interest in Youth and Adult Psychology:

  • Youth mental health
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Workplace injury
  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Perinatal psychology

For over 11 years, Kelly Grlyak has worked as a psychologist supporting children, adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural, educational and mental health difficulties. Kelly strives to support her clients to reach their treatment goals by providing individualised support through the use of evidence-based therapies. Kelly believes a life lived well is based on connections including good relationships with yourself, family, friends and the community.

Kelly has a special interest and expertise in youth mental health. She has experience working with young people in the high school setting, at Headspace (a community-based youth mental health service) and in private practice. Kelly has also worked with children in a primary school setting and in private practice.

Kelly is also passionate in supporting adults and young people through significant life events including grief and loss, family separation, relationship breakdowns and difficulties, career challenges and trauma. Kelly understands that life can be challenging and she aims to make her clients feel supported during these times.

Kelly is an Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society and holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society’s interest group for ‘Psychology of Eating, Weight and Body Image’. She is also involved in the interest group for ‘Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology’ and ‘Trauma and Psychology.’ Kelly values ongoing professional development and ensures she is up to date with the latest research and practices in psychology. She is trained in numerous psychological therapies which she incorporates into her counselling approach.

The following evidence-based therapeutic processes may be utilised by Kelly if they best fit your needs:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Enhanced
  • Dialectical Behavioural therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma- Cognitive Behavioural therapy
  • Gottman Couple Therapy
  • Strength based therapy
  • Comprehensive behavioural intervention for Tics
  • Non-directive pregnancy support

A wide range of services.

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