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Clinical psychologist

PHD. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (UJ)
MA. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (UJ)
POST GRAD CERTIFICATE IN MINDFUL BASED INTERVENTIONS

Rivonia & Online

Laila
Jeebodh Desai

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ABOUT

LAILA

SERVICES

ADULT INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
ADOLESCENT THERAPY
CHILD THERAPY (0+ YEARS)
CUPLES THERAPY
FAMILY THERAPY
GROUP THERAPY

AVAILABILITY

MO - 

TU - 

WE - 

(16:00 - 18:00)

TH - 

(16:00 - 18:00)

FR - 

SA - 

(09:00 - 12:00) & (13:00 - 14:00)

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH

AREAS OF INTEREST

DEPRESION & ANXIETY
TRAUMA & BEREAVEMENT
NERO-DEVELOPMENTAL
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
EXISTENTIAL CRISIS
IDENTITY CHALLENGES
GENDER RELATED CHALLENGES
RELATIONAL CHALLENGES

Laila Jeebodh-Desai is an Educational Psychologist at St Peter’s college where she provides Psycho- Educational Assessments and Therapeutic Interventions which includes Mindfulness-Based practices, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused brief therapy and other blended techniques. Laila also practices as a lecturer at the South African College of Applied Psychology in Johannesburg since 2016. As part of a community outreach, Laila is part of the Atlantic Humanitarian Relief group, which is a non-profit organization which conducts medical, surgical, psychological and humanitarian missions in Jordan Amman to assist Syrian War Traumatized Refugees in camps. Laila’s narrative entails global and unique domestic experiences from living and working in South Korea teaching English to children and adults, then returning to her homeland in South Africa to complete her Honors and Master’s degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. Laila also worked in a school with special needs children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). As part of her internship program she thoroughly enjoyed her experience of working at King David College and immersing herself to understand and celebrate Jewish ethnicity. Proudly a diverse South African female and passionate about Mindfulness practices, Laila is also a member of the Institute of Mindfulness in South Africa (IMISA).
Laila is currently completing her PhD through the University of Johannesburg. Her study focuses on Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) War Traumatized Refugees. A proud Mom to her Beagle, Rocco, and wife to a Zimbabwean, Laila enjoys spending her free time travelling, exploring diversities, diving, cooking, boxing and spend quality time with her family.

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