Dr Alicia Handley is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Alicia has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have:
- Anxiety disorders
- Major depressive disorder
- Eating disorders
- Elevated perfectionism
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Sleeping difficulties
- Adjustment difficulties
- School refusal
- Difficulties obtaining a work-life balance
- Emotional or behavioural difficulties
- Parenting struggles
Alicia provides a number of evidence-based psychological therapies, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)
- Metacognitive Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Alicia is registered to provide Clinical Psychology services under Medicare.
Background, qualifications and experience
Alicia has always had a keen interest in wellbeing and helping others, which is what led her to pursue a career in Psychology. She has completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at the University of Western Australia, a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at Curtin University and a PhD in Psychology at Curtin University. Alicia has published multiple research studies and has presented at conferences across Perth and in London.
Alicia has had experience working across university, government, school and private practice settings. She has lectured in Psychology at Curtin University, worked at the State Child Development Centre, provided psychological services in primary and high school settings and spent considerable time working as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
Alicia creates a safe, supportive space, in which individuals can discuss their concerns. She carefully chooses evidence-based treatment techniques to suit the particular needs of each person.