Dedar is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes everyone has the right to feel heard and to work towards healing. She believes in providing evidence-based and effective treatment irrespective of one’s age, gender, sexuality, upbringing, socio-economic background, culture or religion. Dedar aims to create a warm, safe and trusting environment for her clients to allow engaging in meaningful therapeutic work.
Dedar has experience working with both brief and longer-term therapy frameworks across non-for-profit organisation settings supporting youth and adults before joining In Touch Health. Dedar enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to reach their unique therapeutic goals. She prioritises care that is person centred, trauma informed, culturally sensitive and has a passion for working with refugee and migrant communities. Dedar can understand and speak Kurdish (Sorani).
She provides therapy for adolescents and adults experiencing a range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, trauma (current, childhood and single event experiences), grief and loss, unwanted substance use, anger, self-esteem difficulties, body image concerns, emotion dysregulation as well as interpersonal and family conflict.
Dedar tailors her treatment uniquely to her clients’ needs and preferences and draws on a range of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dedar’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychological Studies from Western Sydney University, a Bachelor of Psychological Science (First Class Honours) from Southern Cross University and a Master of Professional Psychology from Wollongong University.