Tanya Osicka

Psychologist

DPsych (Health) GDipPsych GradCertGer BA MAPS

Tanya OsickaDr Tanya Osicka is a registered psychologist who has experience working with adults of all ages, adolescents, couples, and groups. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Tanya has a special interest in working with older adults. This first developed when she worked in the aged care industry as a direct care worker while completing her psychology studies. In addition to her Doctorate in Health Psychology (Deakin University), she holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Gerontology (Latrobe University).

Tanya has co-authored two peer-reviewed publications, and continues to be involved in research with her honorary research position with the Szalmuk Family Psycho-oncology Unit at Cabrini Health in Malvern.

Areas of interest include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Positive ageing
  • Cancer and other chronic health conditions
  • Palliative care and end of life
  • Infertility
  • Parenting and relationship issues
  • Functional bowel disorders (e.g. IBS, coeliac)

Therapeutic approaches Tanya uses include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative and life review therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)