Olisha is a registered psychologist with a background in mental health. Olisha has lived most of her life in New Zealand but also worked for an extended time in Australia, returning here in 2016.
Olisha began her career in psychology through developing and running a re-integration programme at a local high school for at-risk youth. This led to her pursuing a long-term venture in Australia where she worked extensively in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, including the Early Psychosis team.
Olisha also works as a psychologist for the NZ Ministry of Education working with severe and challenging behaviour presentations. Olisha has the knowledge and expertise working with varied clients and presentations. She is trained in a wide range of evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches.
Olisha has a dynamic, collaborative and flexible approach to working with all her young people and their families. Olisha is passionate about creating a meaningful and sustainable change to achieve better health outcomes for all young people and their families.
In her spare time, Olisha also assists in supporting a not for profit organisation who work with self-esteem and self-empowerment workshops.
Attachment and trauma
Cultural perspectives on Mental Health
Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation
Resilience and Well-being