Justin Vella

Justin is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who holds general registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Justin received his clinical training at the Australian National University, where he is currently working towards a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Issues he is able to assist with include:

  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania), tics and problematic habits
  • generalised anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks and social anxiety
  • lifestyle changes, relationship difficulties and work-related stress
  • depression
  • grief
  • anger management issues


Justin’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has developing interests in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy and Schema Therapy. Justin prioritises forming a strong, frank and respectful rapport with each client, anchored around mutually agreed goals. He is a registered Medicare Provider. Appointments available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Appointments available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

To email Justin: Justin@optimalhalth.com.au