Nikki Zerman Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

MPsych, B.A. (Hons). MAPS

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East Melbourne
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Hello, my name is Nikki Zerman

I work with men, women and couples or parent/infant dyads on a range of concerns during the perinatal period. My main areas of expertise are around supporting families at all stages of the transition to parenting, from planning to have a child up to three years post-partum.

My therapeutic style is to use a combination of approaches, individualised to clients' needs to support parents' and infants' mental health and emotional wellbeing, while also helping parents to develop positive attachment relationships with their infants and to strengthen their ability to read their infants cues. I use a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. I also draw on systems and attachment theory to better understand the dynamics of the family and enhance relationships.

I see clients who have difficulties with fertility, perinatal (ante & postnatal) mood disturbance, birth trauma, difficulties with adjustment to parenting, grief and loss, want support with parent-infant interactions and attachment as well as maintaining a healthy couple relationship in the transition to parenting.

Issues I can help with

Adjustment DifficultiesMy Self, My Family, My Relationship
AnxietyMy Family, My Self, My Relationship
CommunicationMy Relationship
Critical Incident Debriefing
Depression & MoodMy Family, My Relationship, My Self
Family Planning My Self
Family Separation My Family, My Relationship
Family Therapy
FertilityMy Self, My Family, My Relationship
Grief & Bereavement My Self, My Relationship, My Family
Infant LossMy Self
Infant Sleep
Life TransitionMy Work, My Self, My Family, My Relationship
Marriage Counselling
New ParentMy Family, My Self, My Relationship
New Parent - Dad
New Parent - Mum
Parenting My Family, My Relationship, Group Work
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety
Relationship Counselling My Relationship, My Self
Self Esteem & Self DevelopmentMy Self
Sexual ConcernsMy Relationship
Social Anxiety
Trauma & PTSDMy Self, My Family
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PO Box 142,

East Melbourne 8002