Olivia Donaghy


Olivia Donaghy is a registered psychologist who focuses on

  1. Supporting people with diverse sexuality and/or gender expression, including living non-binary, those experiencing gender incongruence or those seeking medical treatments for gender dysphoria. Supporting parents and families of gender diverse or intersex children or teenagers
  2. Child and Adolescent mental health: young people experiencing distress, low self esteem, risk taking behaviour, anxiety, depression, body image or relationship problems
  3. Supporting parents of young children with social emotional and behaviour difficulties and/or problems at school. Challenges like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Attachment disruption


Olivia operates a small private practice and offers appointments on Tuesday only from 9am through to early evening. Enquiries or bookings can be made by fax or email.

  • od.psychologist@gmail.com
  • Fax: (07) 3112 5066
  • Phone number is restricted.  If you call the administration number you will be supplied with the email contact listed above.

Professional background

Qualifications: B.A. (Psychology) U.Q; Postgrad Dip (Psychology) C.Q.U.; Postgrad Dip Statistics, Trinity College.

Olivia has 15 years experience working with adults and young people in the NGO sector in various counselling, program development and leadership roles and as a psychologist in public community mental health. Concurrent with private practice Olivia works as a senior psychologist within Child & Youth Mental Health. Whilst Olivia tailors her practice to individual needs and preferences her therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory and combines a systemic lens with evidence based interventions drawn from ACT, CBT, Family Therapy, MBT/mentalization and skills training. Her practice framework encompasses a belief in human dignity and potential for change. She is motivated to assist people to achieve the outcomes that they set for themselves.

Registrations and Memberships

  • Australian Health Practitioners Registration PSY0000979791
  • Australia and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health



A standard fee of $160 per 55minute session applies to all counselling sessions. A concession rate of $120 per session for eligible concession card holders. Referrals are not required but a GP or Psychiatrist referral will enable you to access an $84 rebate. Private health insurance rebates may apply if ineligible for medicare rebates.

Conference presentations

O’Brien, N., Donaghy, O. & Hunter, M. More than a cup of tea: an evaluation of an intervention program empowering parents to be effective members of the treating team for young people with eating disorders. 2014 ANZAED Conference: Driven Bodies Driven Brains Fremantle, Australia. 22-23 August 2014

Donaghy, O. A cis-gendered therapist’s journey supporting children and adults of diverse sex or gender. MindOut Conference, Sydney, 26-27 June 2014

Donaghy, O.& Pitt, D. Psychological Support of the Gender Diverse Community. The Third International ANZPATH Biennial Conference, Adelaide, 4-6 October 2014

Olivia Donaghy (15 April 2015) Gender Diversity: responding to gender incongruence and/or people who identify as transgender Webinar, National LGBTI Health Alliance