Michelle Ryan-Gittens

Michelle is the Director of the Osborne Park practice and is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience supporting children, parents and families. Her warm and friendly manner helps her clients quickly feel safe and welcome.
She utilises a range of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, ACT, neuroscience and mindfulness-based therapies and programs to support behaviour management, emotional regulation and building positive relationships. Michelle is passionate about parent and child wellbeing and works alongside her clients to create personalised goals and meet individual needs. She engages her younger clients in enjoyable and meaningful activities while they problem-solve, learn new skills or explore what is on their mind.

Michelle’s areas of interest include:

  • Child and adolescent issues (0 – 18 years)
  • Anxiety including school and separation anxiety
  • Anxiety related to current events and global issues (e.g COVID-19, eco-anxiety)
  • Fears and phobias
  • Resilience and self-confidence
  • Family separation and transition issues
  • Sibling and new baby relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Behaviour management
  • Emotional regulation (inc. Zones of Regulation)
  • Sensory sensitivity
  • Selective Mutism and extreme shyness
  • Sleeping and routines
  • Toileting
  • School and learning issues
  • Friendship, social skills and bullying issues
  • Protective Behaviours and Keeping Kids Safe
  • Overthinking and perfectionism
  • Parenting skills and emotion coaching
  • Parenting stress and exhaustion
  • Parenting children with disabilities
  • Women’s wellbeing and issues related to fertility, menopause, and in-law relationships
  • Occupational stress and workplace conflict for teachers and school staff.

Clinical Experience and Background:

Michelle has worked in a wide range of settings including schools, early intervention centres, home-based parenting support, foster care and organisations for children with disabilities. She has run numerous parenting programs and workshops on topics such as: Tuning in to Kids, Child Friendships and Conflicts, Children and Anxiety, and Managing Behaviour.

Her ongoing work in private and government schools has provided Michelle with extensive experience counselling teachers and school staff in areas of occupational stress and managing workplace conflict. She has presented engaging workshops on workplace stress management and recently ran a series of telehealth presentations on supporting employees through COVID-19 and isolation.

Michelle completed her Psychology qualification at University of WA and her Diploma of Education from Murdoch University. She has also completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, is a member of AHPRA and an Assoc member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Services offered by Michelle Ryan-Gittens

Children’s Psychology

Helping your child grow

Adolescent Psychology

Supporting teenagers through difficult challenges

Adult Psychology

Support with life’s challenges
Michelle Ryan-Gittens
Unit 3/134 Main St
Osborne Park WA 6017

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