Psychologists study the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of behaviour. They provide services in a range of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools, and private practices.

Health psychologists specialise in understanding the effects of psychological factors related to health and illness. They use evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy to help people adjust to acute, chronic, or complex medical conditions; and also assist people with mental illness.

Services

Clients can range across all ages from preschool to the older Australian. Areas of practice include:

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Community psychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Educational and developmental psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Organisational psychology, and
  • Sports and exercise psychology

Their role includes:

  • Working with medical practitioners and other health care professionals to implement patient programs to promote health, prevent illness and to facilitate chronic disease self-management
  • Working with individuals to make lifestyle changes to maximise health and functional outcomes
  • Addressing emotional and behavioural factors related to adjustment to chronic conditions or injury
  • Helping patients with life-threatening conditions to manage pain, cope with medical interventions and the side effects of interventions
  • Assisting individuals to adhere to treatment regimens
  • Providing support to patient’s families and carers.

For specific information on the services provided by our Psychologists, please read their bio below.

 

How To make an Appointment

This service is available only to patients of Hampstead Health Family Practice with a referral from one of our GPs only. Bulk Billing is available with a mental health care plan. If you wish to make an appointment, please call Reception on 8162 9817.

 

 

Our Staff

Amanda Litten

Bach SocSc (Psych) (Hons)

Before gaining my qualification as a psychologist, I worked with public housing tenants in a variety of roles for approximately 11 years, and in the public health system. Once my children had completed school I was free to pursue my passion and commenced my university degree in psychology as a mature aged student, while still working in the public health system. I completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Hons) in 2014. For the last 4 years I have worked as a psychologist across the Mid North region of South Australia delivering a range of psychological services to children in educational sites. In my private practice, I have provided predominantly CBT-based 1:1 therapy for adults. I am passionate about empowering people to make positive changes in their lives by helping them to apply principles to adjust their behaviours and the way they view their world. I value and apply practical, realistic and easy to implement strategies that make a difference to people’s lives. My specific areas of interest are helping clients with depression, anxiety and those who have experienced trauma.  My private practice is after hours, and restricted to adult clients who do not work for the Department for Education.

Ebrahim Rezaei
PhD in Clinical Psychology

Ebrahim is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with adults to improve their wellbeing. He has been providing psychotherapy for 15 years. Ebrahim completed is doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010. His research background and experience is in the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, and depression. He worked as the assistant professor of Clinical Psychology in Iran and has published numerous scientific journal articles in the areas of anxiety, depression, drug abuse and psychosomatic disorders. In his clinical practice, Ebrahim delivers cognitive behavioural therapy and other evidence based treatments to adults for a range of emotional and behavioural problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and PTSD. Ebrahim’s therapy approach is based on principles of CBT, behavioural activation and cognitive processing therapy. He also provides psychological services for clients from culturally and linguistically different background (i.e. Iranians and Afghans).

Ebrahim is a registered Medicare provider and holds registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.  He supports bulk-billing clients and believes all patients are deserving of free psychological services.

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