Mahlia Ryan

Mahlia Ryan

Bachelor of Psychology, Honours in Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology.

Pronouns: She/Her

Mahlia is a warm and empathetic psychologist who values building a strong and supportive relationship with each of her clients. Mahlia strives to create a safe space for clients to share their experiences and work towards their individual goals.


Mahlia tailors her therapeutic approach to the specific needs of each client, taking the time to fully understand each person’s unique experiences and challenges. Mahlia collaboratively works with clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and make positive changes towards their individual therapy goals. Mahlia understands that the client is the expert in their own life, incorporating their feedback, insights, and strengths throughout the treatment process.

Experiences and Interests

Mahlia has experience working with both children and adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. She has worked across a number of settings including, hospital, outpatient, and community mental health services. Mahlia also has experience conducting group therapy and working with clients via Telehealth. Mahlia has worked with a range of presentations including, but not limited to anxiety disorders, depression, stress, relationship and interpersonal issues, emotional dysregulation, adjustment issues, attachment difficulties and sleep disturbance. She has also worked with individuals who experience chronic medical and/or physical health conditions.


Mahlia uses evidence-based psychological interventions to assist clients in achieving long-term outcomes. Mahlia is well trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also draws on principles from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT).

How is Mahlia described by her clients?

Mahlia is described as a friendly and gentle psychologist. She is known for her warmth and ability to make others feel comfortable.

Mahlia personally

In her spare time, Mahlia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, walking her dog, and exploring new restaurants.