Engage 1on1 consists of a team of clinical and general psychologists providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. At some point in our lives we all experience stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and other life challenges. Seeking counsel from a professional Psychologist can assist in navigating challenges to see issues through a different lens.

Engage 1on1 Psychologists collaborate in teams for specific client age groups. Our client intake team are sufficiently skilled to connect you with the appropriate Psychologist for your life challenges. We see GP referred clients, Paediatrician referred clients, and private clients, for counselling and intervention therapy.

Engage 1on1 Psychologists also provide services within over 40 Primary and Secondary Schools located throughout metropolitan Melbourne, at no cost to school or families, supported through the use of GP Mental Health Care Plans.  School based psychologists use a holistic approach with families and well-being coordinators to support young people to develop ongoing emotional resilience, improve self-confidence and adopt a positive approach to engaging with life.

Our psychology services offer practical, evidence based strategies to promote sustained mental health and assist people develop new skills for coping with and overcoming life’s challenges.

As specialists in evidence based psychology practice (i.e. Cognitive Behavioural approaches) we are committed to continually improving our knowledge and utilising up-to-date research findings to inform our clinical practice.

Amanda Cotta (BSSc., MEd. Psych, MAPS) is the Principal Psychologist for Engage 1on1.  Amanda has a clinical caseload and provides clinical support and advice, where required, to members of the Psychology team.

All Engage 1on1 psychologists are qualified with a Masters degree or Doctorate, registered with the national board (AHPRA) and have a current ‘Working With Children’ check.

Our Psychologists have a depth of professional skills and experience and use a range of therapy techniques to help you develop practical strategies and new ways to navigate life’s many challenges.

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Regrets and guilt
  • OCD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Grief and loss
  • Workplace issues
  • Self-harm
  • Assertiveness / confidence
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Maternal mental health
  • Self care
  • Anger management
  • Early intervention
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Unemployment worry
  • Bullying
  • Self compassion
  • Phobias
  • Identity and self image
  • Parenting strategies
  • Sleep health
  • Separation and divorce
  • Learning difficulties
  • Emotional development
  • Mood disorders
  • Personal strengths
  • School refusal
  • Transition and change
  • Panic and fear
  • Eating dysfunction
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation skills
  • Family conflict / violence
  • Attention deficit
  • Social development
  • Emotional regulation
  • Communication skills
  • Substance use
  • Separation/attachment
  • Behaviour modification
  • Sibling rivalry / discord


To create a safe, open and trusting space where individuals feel heard, validated and understood to enable lasting positive change



To be a trusted resource providing quality, evidence-based mental health support to clients, empowering them to achieve lasting positive change



COMPASSION – We approach every client and staff member with genuine care, empathy and kindness.

INCLUSIVITY – We respect and value the diverse backgrounds of our clients and staff. We strive to create an equitable practice, where all feel welcomed, respected and understood.

INTEGRITY – We uphold the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our practice and in our interactions with clients and staff

COMPETENCE – We strive for excellence and maintain our skills and knowledge through further education, supervision and reflective practice, in order to deliver the highest quality professional services

PERSONAL GROWTH – We foster self-discovery, empowering clients and staff to develop self-awareness, resilience and the skills necessary to navigate personal challenges