Welcome to Belmont Psychology
Belmont Psychology is an established practice offering clinical services and interventions to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We aim to provide accessible, high quality health care to manage personal and interpersonal difficulties.
Belmont Psychology comprises of two Clinical Psychologists and a Registered Psychologist. Practitioners have their own areas of interest to support you with a wide variety of difficulties, including:
- Anxiety and phobias
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Divorce or separation
- Adjustment issues
- Sleep problems
- Sexual abuse
Dr Rita Alvis
I founded Belmont Psychology in 2008 to provide quality yet affordable psychological support in the area. My interests are in working collaboratively with children and adults to provide strategies to manage their mood and change unhelpful behaviour. I am experienced in addressing difficulties relating to depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment issues and grief. I use schema therapy to help resolve past trauma. I am also qualified in providing pregnancy support counselling.
I completed my PhD and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. I have been registered as a Clinical Psychologist since 2006. In previous roles I have worked in the public mental health service with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and young offenders and their families.
I work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
I am a registered psychologist with APHRA and the Psychology Board of Australia. During the past 15 years I have been working as a psychologist across government and non-government sectors, especially in providing multi systemic interventions with families, children and adolescents at risk.
I joined Belmont Psychology in 2013. I provide interventions to adults, children and adolescents presenting with a range of psycho-social difficulties including depression, anxiety, addictive behaviour and trauma.
My passion is client centred approach and holistic psychotherapy incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy.
My focus is on empowering the client and working with their strengths.
I work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
I have recently started work with Belmont Psychology following many years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in the public sector. I find it very rewarding to work with children and their families to overcome difficutlies they experience with anxiety, trauma and depression. I have extensive experience working with parents to strengthen their relationship with their child and to foster their child’s development. I also value opportunties to work with adults to address current and past issues which impact on their daily functioning.
I graduated with my Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme at the University of Western Australia in 1994. I work collaboratively with my clients, using a therapeutic framework which is comfortable for them. This might include cognitive behavioural therapy, play techniques, a personal construct or narrative approach. I enjoy my work and keep up to date with innovative interventions through regular reading and attendance at seminars. I have provided training and supervision to many psychologists during my career and am also registered as a primary and secondary supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
I work on Thursdays.