Ilia Ghanizadeh

Provisional Psychologist

About Ilia

Ilia is a calm, patient, compassionate, warm, friendly and open-minded psychologist. She has excellent communicative skills to provides her clients with an accepting, sympathetic and comfortable atmosphere to share their concerns. Being bi-lingual (English & Farsi) and familiar with various cultures, particularly Eastern cultures, facilitates her understanding of clients’ concerns and building therapeutic relationships with them. She has unique and remarkable life experiences as an immigrant and a victim of domestic violence who eventually had overcome all her life issues. Now she is a stronger and successful woman who is ready to share her psychological knowledge and life experiences with her clients. She holds four academic degrees in psychology including clinical psychology. Further she was trained as a psychoanalyst, hypnotherapist and neuro-therapist with client-centered and humanitarian approaches. Thus, she is able to provide individually-tailored psychological services to her clients targeting the core of their problems.

After being graduated, Ilia started her career as a psychologist in a psychiatric hospital with main focus being on diagnostic interview and assessment. Later she stared working as a volunteer in a rehabilitation center with mainly females suffering from personality disorders. During this time she was receiving training as a hypnotherapist. While doing her Master’s degree in psychology, she was offered to work with her supervisor to develop a new practice with novel methods and technology (Neuro-feedback, TMS & QEEG). She started her job in that clinic as a psychologist and neuro-therapist with humanitarian approach. Meanwhile, she had training in psychoanalysis as well. After a year, she became a psychologist in the most demand with 16 psychologist working under her direct supervision. She had worked there for three years before having her own private practice. Her client-centered- humanitarian approach along with her practical experience and knowledge of hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis techniques and brain function assisted her to become a remarkably successful psychologist before immigrating to Australia.

Presenting Issues:

  • ADHD
  • Aggression
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counselling
  • Child Counselling – 0-4 (Infant)
  • Child Counselling – 13-17 (Teenager)
  • Child Counselling – 5-8 (Child)
  • Child Counselling – 9-12 (Preteen)
  • Depression
  • Depression – Postnatal
  • Elderly & Aged Care
  • Eating Disorder
  • Family Counselling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Mediation – family
  • Mediation – workplace
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationships – Couples Counselling
  • Relationships – Individual
  • Relationships – Same Sex Couples
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Transgender
  • Violence
  • Violence – Family Violence
  • Weight Management
  • Work Cover
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Workplace Issues


  • Honors in Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Clinical Psychology