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Shakayla Gallo

Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Registrar)

Shakayla is a registered psychologist who completed her training in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists inc. 


Shakayla enjoys working collaboratively with children, adolescents, adults and their families. She has supported individuals with various presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, emotional regulation difficulties, disordered eating and family relationship difficulties. She has worked with clients and families across a range of settings including in schools, private practice, hospital, and other clinic settings.


Shakayla’s approach is warm and empathetic as she is passionate about creating a safe space and building a strong rapport with each of her clients. She utilises a range of evidenced based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Shakayla is also able to administer a wide range of psychometric assessments in all age groups relating to learning, developmental delays, behavioural/emotional difficulties and attention/concentration.


Outside of Better Life, Shakayla enjoys being active, going to the beach, surfing, and spending time with her family, friends, and Golden Retriever.

Areas of Interest
  • Generalised Anxiety or excessive worry

  • Social Anxiety

  • Specific Phobias

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Attachment

  • Disordered Eating

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Parenting (Circle of Security) and Family Relationships

  • Cognitive, learning, memory, and emotional/behavioural assessments.

  • Children 

  • Adolescents  

  • Adults

  • Families  

  • Monday

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