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North Shore Psychology

Psychologist Profiles

Dr. Zoya Jamshidi

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Zoya Jamshidi

Dr. Zoya Jamshidi is a fully qualified clinical and counselling psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Zoya holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology from The University of Sydney, and a Doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology from Macquarie University.  Zoya’s doctoral research focused on co-occurring anxiety and depression and the role of family functioning in adolescent anxiety and depression.

Zoya has experience delivering both group and individual treatments in hospitals and outpatient clinics, helping people discover the necessary awareness and skills needed to manage or resolve their difficulties. Zoya has also been responsible for developing and implementing group treatment programs for adults attending a mood and anxiety disorders psychiatric unit, as well as providing an outreach program for HSC students in country areas. For over 6 years, Zoya worked towards gaining experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders at the Macquarie University Emotional Health Clinic. Zoya remains actively involved with Macquarie University, delivering lectures in Ethics to fourth year psychology students.

With a special interest in using evidence-based therapies, Zoya utilises a range of techniques drawing from Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance-Based Therapies. In particular, Zoya has clinical experience and interest in providing treatment within a schema therapy framework, useful for clients wishing to better understand and resolve ongoing emotional and behavioural difficulties, including relationship problems, poor self-esteem, difficulties dealing with intense emotion, and with long-standing mood and anxiety problems.    

Bound by the professional regulations and ethical codes of conduct set by the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society, Zoya is committed to providing a high quality of care to all her clients within a warm and supportive therapeutic environment. She aims to continuously further her clinical knowledge through ongoing professional education and training.

Adena Silverstein

Counselling Psychologist

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Adena is a fully qualified psychologist registered with The Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Adena holds a Masters degree in Psychology (Counselling) as well as a Bachelors degree in Education Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts. She has clinical interest and expertise working with relationship issues, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, family matters, parenting, workplace functioning and issues related to grief and loss. She has experience treating distress that occurs in the context of life transitions and adjustments. She also values and undertakes regular professional development training on various therapy styles and presenting problems.

Adena works with children, adolescents and adults and provides evidence-based techniques within a variety of therapeutic frameworks including Systems Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based therapies, as well as Interpersonal Therapy. Therapy is offered in a collaborative framework whether it be short-term solution-focused work or working with longer-standing emotional or relational problems. Adena shows genuine and empathic support for her clients, engaging in a collaborative relationship to enhance client wellbeing. Sessions are tailored to assess and address specific needs of each client, aiming to assist people to find effective ways of coping, reduce distress, and develop skills and strengths to overcome challenges.