Principal Psychologist

Noosha Mehmanli Anzab
Hello! My name is Noosha Mehmanli Anzab and I am the Principal Psychologist at Psychfirst. I hold registration as a General Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a division of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and registration as a Clinical Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). I am a Member with the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi) and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ABS).
I hold a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology (University of Western Sydney, 2010), a Bachelor of Psychology (University of Western Sydney, 2013) and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Australian College of Applied Psychology, 2014). I spent the 3 years following my Masters degree dedicated to Psychology Coursework, undertaking my placement at the leading clinic of PSYCHmatters in Concord NSW, under the supervision of Dr Rose Cantali. I have continued working at PSYCHmatters and have also established a new premise at Ryde. Annually, I present at The Specific Learning Difficulties Association of New South Wales in Concord, on Anxiety in both children and adolescents.
Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents and adults. Currently, I am working with adults only. My particular interest is in working with interpersonal problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and anxiety. I have several years of experience in grounding, relaxation strategies, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy 
Previously, I have had careers in Luxury Retail Management, Coaching and Training as well as Rehabilitation (Psychiatric and Occupational) employing my Psychological services in both an Occupational and General setting.

My preferred modality is a humanitarian and person-centered approach with heavy consideration to contemporary psychotherapy. My aim is to aid and support the emotional health and well-being of clients. Within the therapeutic setting, I believe every client has the right to be heard in a confidential environment, free of any judgement. I try to be understanding, using a collegial approach to help you work through difficult times and situations whilst working together towards a common goal, and in turn, achieving positive changes to overall health. 
I have previously worked within Villawood Detention Centre as a Counsellor providing therapy to refugees from all around the world and I have worked as a counsellor in Community Outreach Ministries with homelessness, drugs and alcohol prior to establishing work in private practice.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our son, as well as watching or listening to documentaries. I love cheese, patisseries and a dreamy cup of coffee. I am of an Iranian background and am fluent in Farsi.
I enjoy working creatively and adaptively to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for clients, whilst often working outside the square.
I am SIRA Accredited for Worker's Compensation Claims and am certified to work with CTP Insurance claims. I am also a Work and Development Order Sponsor.

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