Amanda O’Neil

Melbourne | Telehealth 

Individual Therapy & Assessments

Amanda (she/her) is a provisional psychologist who enjoys working with people of all ages but is especially passionate about supporting children and young people in working towards positive educational, social and emotional outcomes. When it is appropriate for the care of the young person, she is also comfortable engaging collaboratively with the young person’s wider support network, including parents, teachers, and medical or other allied health professionals.
Before embarking on a career as a psychologist, Amanda spent many years working as a teacher, both nationally (New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria) and internationally (England, Ireland, Japan and China), and several years working as a school counsellor. These experiences involved classroom teaching, as well as providing individual support for young people with a range of additional needs across primary and secondary school settings. She is currently completing a combined Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/PhD, with her PhD focused on school refusal in young people with complex needs.
Amanda aims to create a warm and inclusive therapeutic environment and engage a strengths-based approach in her work with clients. She is experienced in administering a range of psychoeducational assessments and providing therapy that is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
When she is not studying, Amanda loves to spend her time reading, going to the theatre and planning her future travels.

Qualifications/Industry Associations:
  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Educational Psychology)
  • Master of Education (Gifted and Talented)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (School Counselling)
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/PhD (current studies)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Student Member

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