Alexander Svenson

Alexander Svenson

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Psychology with 1st Class Honours
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate of Economics
  • Master of Economic Analysis
  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor

Meet Alex

Alex is passionate about helping people get through difficult periods in their lives and sharing in their journey of self-discovery. He works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective that he tailors to the individual, and incorporates techniques from other approaches to improve treatment outcomes.

Alex has experience working in public health, private practice, and not-for-profit. He has provided assessment and evidence-based treatment to individuals across the lifespan from adolescents to older adults experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. In addition to his work with MyLife, Alex is employed as a clinical psychologist at the Black Dog Institute, and he is also completing a PhD. He is a board-approved supervisor, providing clinical supervision to psychologists in training. He hopes to eventually combine his interests in psychology and behavioural economics.

Alex was born in Norway but now calls Sydney home. He speaks English, Norwegian and intermediate level Greek. Alex loves walking in the forest, be it Australian bushland or Norwegian pine forest, and reading and learning new things. His favourite part of the day is sunset when the sky fills with colour.

Areas of special interest

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Insomnia
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (excessive worry)
  • Health anxiety
  • Social and performance anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • OCD

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Distress tolerance techniques (e.g. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy techniques)
  • Mindfulness-based interventions

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001647635)
  • Endorsement of clinical psychology as an area of practice with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Board Member of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

  • Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT)
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor


Alex sees clients at our Alexandria consultation rooms and online via video on Thursdays and Fridays.