Accredited Mental Health Social Worker/Therapist

Nasim Yazdani

offers counselling and psychotherapeutic support to clients with mental health challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to:

Nasim's Specialties

Nasim has Accreditations in EMDR Therapy and specializes in healing from Childhood Trauma using innovative methods such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Psychotherapy), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices to name a few. Furthermore, Child counselling (minimum age 7), Managing Adolescent Violence within the Home, Family Therapy and Couple Counselling is also provided.

Pricing

Gap Fee

$195 per session or 

$

110.00


if you hold a Mental Health Care Plan.

A Mental Health Care Plan enables you to access your Medicare health benefits and entitlements and is highly recommended for accessing this service.

EMDR

$195 per session or

$ 110.00
if you hold a Mental Health Care Plan.

Please note that, at times, we may need to book your session for a period of 90 minutes. In which case, the costs are $295 for every 90 minutes or $210.00 if you hold a Mental Health Care Plan.

A Mental Health Care Plan enables you to access your Medicare health benefits and entitlements and is highly recommended for accessing this service.

Couple Therapy

$195 per session or 

$

110.00

if you hold a MHCP.

A Mental Health Care Plan enables you to access your Medicare health benefits and entitlements and is highly recommended for accessing this service.

NDIS and Work Cover fees

As an approved NDIS provider and an approved WorkSafe provider, fees for eligible clients are handled directly with these organisations. NDIS clients are charged at the rate of $193.99. 

Court Documents

Preparing Court documents will be $230 per page.

Late Cancellation Fee Policy

Out of respect to clients on the waitlist, Nasim has a late cancellation policy. A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointed time.

A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, you will be charged the full payment of $165 for this missed/late cancelled appointment.

Vision

Nasim believes in the principals of the Baha’i faith, and as such, she believes that “all humans are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch”. Equality and fairness are therefore in the core of her practice.
Whilst she acknowledges that as human beings, we may all have our own unique differences, Nasim endeavours to provide everyone with the same unique opportunity to thrive and become the best version of themselves.

As an NDIS provider, she accepts every individual for their differences, physical restrictions and unique views, and treat everyone equally, whilst tailoring the service to your individual unique needs.

Mission

Nasim chose Social Work practice, to support and empower people to see beyond their physical or mental challenges, through:

Nasim’s approach to therapy empowers you to understand and develop a connection between your feelings, thoughts and body sensations. Through empathy, curiosity and connectivity you will be supported in developing mindful techniques that re-establish a connection between your mind and body, and use your body’s inherent wisdom to move towards integration and stability.

NDIS Plans

As an NDIS provider, eligible clients are treated based on their individualised NDIS plans. Here, people are empowered to utilise their NDIS plans effectively, based on their personal goals.

Get in Touch

Email: reception@mindmattershealth.com.au

Phone: 0424881567

More about Nasim Yazdani

Nasim is a recognised mental health social work provider with Medicare Australia, Work Safe and NDIS, delivering clinical social work services, counselling and psychotherapy to people with mental health disorders. Nasim has an extensive level of work experience across both public and private sectors, including for organisations such as the Victorian Government, Anglicare and HeadSpace. 

Nasim has her Accreditations in EMDR Therapy, which is a psychotherapeutic treatment, designed to alleviate the distress associated with trauma responses.

Nasim also has formal training in other modalities such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems’ Therapy. Furthermore, Nasim has incorporated doing Arts, and at times, the use of Sandtray in her private practice, to assist with vertical neuron integration, stabilisation, overall regulation and leading clients towards transformation. 

In recent years, Nasim has had the experience to work closely with patients from Intensive Psychiatric Units across East Melbourne as a Dual Diagnosis Counsellor.

The above complies with the standards of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA). 

Her areas of expertise include the following:

  • Providing psychoeducation, counselling and therapeutic support to clients who present with symptoms or diagnosis of Mental Health disorders. These Mental Health Presentations include, but are not limited to, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bi Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression, Eating Disorders, Drugs or Alcohol Use Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, with complications of Suicidality or Active Hallucinations.
  • Ongoing counselling and therapeutic support to children and teenage clients around managing Drug and Alcohol Use Issues, Self-esteem issues, Anxiety, Identity Confusion, Suicidality, Depression, Adolescent Violence within the Home, Better Communication, Exposure to Domestic Violence, Neglect, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse or general Childhood Trauma. Family Therapy is often provided during sessions to achieve better outcomes, when working with Adolescent clients.

  • Safety planning around high risk situations, including Domestic Violence, Suicidality or Psychosis.  

  • Relapse Prevention and Harm Minimisation.

  • Providing ongoing counselling and support to clients with Dual Diagnosis of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Use Issues.
  • Couple Therapy.

  • Providing parenting advice and support to parents.

  • Initiated the “Arts and Parts” Group in Anglicare Victoria for clients, integrating modalities such as IFS and Art Therapy, to develop awareness and acceptance of parts, in a non-judgemental, regulating way. Thus far, has successfully ran 1 group.  

  • Providing a trauma informed practice to vulnerable children. 

Qualifications and Relevant Training:
 
  • Bachelor of Social Work – 2006.

  • Accreditations in Mental Health Social Work – 2021.

  • EMDR Therapy Training Level 1 and Level 2 – 2022. 
  • Accreditations in EMDR Therapy 2023. 
  • Professional Development Training; IFS Model – Deepening IFS – 2022.
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – Level 1 – 2023.
 

Values

Fairness

Nasim believes that regardless of your gender, sex, sexuality, physical or mental complexities, race or age, we all should be given equal opportunities to grow personally and spiritually through systematic and conscientious therapy.

Empathy

Through paying attention to your feelings and thoughts at a verbal and visceral level, flowing through your thoughts and bodies, Nasim connects with your inner world, to achieve a strong sense of your reality and what you endure every day. Nasim firmly believes that only through this naturally emerging interactive dance, moving towards regulation and integration is possible.

Innovation

Nasim has completed extra training and studies in latest clinical and social psychology techniques, proven and backed by neuroscience research, in order to provide you with advanced therapy. Nasim constantly looks at enhancing her knowledge and understanding of different psychotherapeutic techniques, by participating in up-to-date trainings and seminars, to pass on the benefits to you.

Professionalism

Nasim thrives on providing a consistent, reliable, and honest service, with a great experience and outcome in mind for clients. In regard to clients with NDIS plans, Nasim complies with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018, which has been developed in line with the National Standards for Disability Services and the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

Respect

Nasim respects and values all people despite their differences and firmly believe that despite their backgrounds, people have the right to make their own decisions, to be free to live the life they choose, and to have the same rights and freedoms as any other member of the community. As an example, whilst in the past, a person’s physical limitations could be met with systematic discrimination, Nasim actively endeavours to change this, by recognising people's strengths and applying the understanding that people have full and equal human rights, despite their physical limitations or mental diagnosis.

Ethical

Nasim prioritises the integrity and confidentiality of her clients above all, through providing an honest and transparent service, as well as following strict protocols that ensure your privacy. Moreover, Nasim abides by Australian Association of Social Worker’s standards and regulations; and complies with Australian Social Services and National Disability Insurance Scheme practice principals.