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Dr Debbie Zaks

Qualifications and Professional Memberships
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Therapist Type
  • Clinical Psychologist
Registered for Medicare?
Yes. Medicare Number: 4205419J
Contact Details
Consulting Address
1091 Glenhuntly Rd
Glenhuntly VIC 3161
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Consulting Details
Areas of Speciality
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress and Coping
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Pain Management
  • Addictions
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
Treatment For
  • Adults
Languages other than English No
Hours/Consulting Times Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 8am-3:30pm
Fee Details Standard fee is $180;
Health care card holders: $165
medicare rebate is $124.50
Other I run a low-cost OCD group treatment program and welcome expressions of interest to participate. Medicare rebates apply.
Treatment Details
Therapeutic Techniques Used
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Hypnotherapy (hypnosis)
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Visualisation techniques
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindful self-compassion training
Outline of Treatment approach
As a therapist I consider it paramount to offer people:
-A safe environment in which to discuss personal issues and gain support.
-A real human to human connection based on care, understanding, mutual respect, and compassion.
-Therapy that is carefully tailored to meet the needs of each individual person.

I am passionate about helping people to:
-enhance their capacity to be present in the moment
-cultivate greater self-awareness and self-acceptance
-nurture fulfilling relations with self and others
-discover new ways to relate to unhelpful thoughts and urges so that they are not in control of one's life
-Learn how to manage intense emotions with mindful acceptance and self-soothing
-develop greater understanding of the origins of certain symptoms or struggles with a view to greater freedom from old patterns that are no longer helpful
-tune into their own inner values, strengths, resources, and wisdom towards greater empowerment
-build practical coping skills to handle problems and stress
-build a healthy lifestyle that supports psychological wellness


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