B Psych, MAPS, MMHPN
Sahba Saberi, founder and the principal psychologist at Delasa Psychology, is an experienced psychologist that has worked in both private practice and non Government/non for profit (NGO) settings for over 14 years. She has worked extensively with refugees and other survivors of trauma and is experienced in working across different cultures and ethnic groups. She has assisted adults, adolescents, children and elderly clients over her years of practice.
Sahba has undergone rigorous mindfulness training and utilizes an integrative treatment approach using evidence based therapies including:
- Cognitive-behavioral psychology (CBT)
- Emotion regulation strategies – including somatic/interoceptive exposure
- Schema therapy
- Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Solution focused brief therapy
- Relaxation strategies
- Group therapy and education
She is a firm believer in the utilization of arts, creativity and play in the therapeutic process.
Sahba is a Registered Psychologist who completed her training at Murdoch University. She is an approved Medicare Provider of Psychological Services and a member of:
- The Australian Psychological Society
- The Mental Health Professionals Network of Australia
Sahba has has special interest and experience in the following areas:
- Treating personality disorders, including borderline personality, schizoid personality and so on.
- Assisting clients of all age groups with poor concentration and ADHD
- Improving relationships (couples and families)
- Prevention of mental illness through group programs and workshops
As a person, Sahba is warm and approachable and has a strong passion in helping individuals and communities increase their life satisfaction and happiness. She was a receiver of the 2007 Interfaith Harmony Award in recognition of her outstanding work with African and Afghan youth and children through a values education program, as well as her counseling work with migrants and refugees in Western Australia.
Sahba offers therapy in English, Farsi/Persian and Dari languages.
In addition to therapeutic services, Sahba also provides supervision and training to psychologists and other mental health workers wishing to expand their expertise in the following areas:
- Mindfulness strategies and techniques
- Body/interoceptive therapies such as emotion exposure or somatic experiencing
- Improving assessment and diagnosis with the aim of enhancing psychotherapy outcomes
Dip. Couns, Adv. Dip of Graphic and Visual Art, MACA
Yasaman is a qualified Counsellor, an experienced Artist and an Art Teacher who aspires to create a therapeutic space that cultivates growth, facilitates healing, identifies abilities and empowers individuals in their uniqueness, in an environment free from judgments and biases. She believes that often in life the solutions to our problems are right around a corner, hidden from us, and a creative mind is more equipped to discover them. She uses creativity to broaden her clients’ perspective and sharpen their curiosity in order to assist them with problem solving, emotion regulation and trauma recovery.
As a person Yasaman is empathetic and believes in the nobility of our existence. When you meet with Yasaman her most important objective is to get to know you deeply and take you through a journey of self-discovery. From that platform the two of you collaboratively develop unique solutions to help you improve your quality of life and resolve the life issues that you are facing.
As a well-respected art teacher, with a Graphic/Visual Art degree from Netherlands, her students have often found their time with Yasaman to be healing and therapeutic, beyond simply learning art skills.
Additionally, Yasaman draws upon a range of therapeutic approaches, including:
- Cognitive-Behaviour therapy (CBT)
- Person-Centred therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Art therapy
- Solution-Focused therapies
She believes in a Strength-Based approach and sees mental health as one of the most important factors in a person’s life. She never stops learning and takes every opportunity to advance her skills and professional expertise.
Yasaman has also been working as a lecturer, teacher, tutor, artist and interpreter in the last 20 years in a variety of settings, and in different institutions and government departments. She has completed training in Aboriginal Studies, helping families in cultural transition, and suicide prevention programs. In her various roles, she has helped people in different settings such as in courts, hospitals, health and mental health institutions, schools, detention centres, community centres etc. This has given her a broad understanding of various cultures, social groups, as well as the systems and governing bodies, which can be valuable in helping her clients.
Whatever your current circumstance Yasaman is looking forward to helping you create the beautiful life outcomes you desire. Make an appointment with Yasaman via Delasa Psychology today!