Samira Wiemer

Making Psychology Accessible to Everyone

MProfPsych BPsychSci (Hons) DipCouns MAPS

Provisional Psychologist

Know Samira

Samira Wiemer is a diverse Provisional Psychologist, passionate about supporting individuals through life transitions, multicultural and family challenges, to bring happiness and fulfilment into their life.

Warm & genuine in nature, Samira believes that sometimes, particularly when facing a challenging situation, all that is needed is understanding, encouragement, support and acceptance. Ensuring clients can focus and have greater clarity to allow them to make small changes in their life, is important to her. She wants clients to experience substantial improvements first-hand and see how this can positively affect their future.

Raised in a multicultural family in Chicago USA, Samira developed an appreciation for psychology in her teenage years. After travelling, moving to Australia and starting a family, she became more determined to become a psychologist. Her personal experience raising five young men and witnessing other parents’ struggles gave her a real empathy for women’s mental health struggles, and her desire to help others evolved. 

Samira’s Experience & Approach

Curious and attentive in her sessions, Samira ensures she creates a non-judgemental space for you to have a voice. She takes a collaborative approach, likes to work as a team and is solution focused. Believing everyone is entitled to a fulfilling and rewarding life, her sessions are open, providing a safe place for clients to open up away from the busyness of everyday life.

As an experienced Provisional Psychologist at Creating Change, Samira combines a Master of Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degrees, with a Diploma of Counselling. Her training includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and has studied how parental burnout affects couple’s relationships.

Passion

Samira has a particular interest in women’s issues, parenting support, and navigating adolescents through their teenage years. As a result of her upbringing, she has a unique perspective on religion, and the optimism in her sessions is infectious.

Her level of expertise is evident in the broad range of presentations she treats: stress, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, life transitions, parenting, family relationships, adolescent issues, culturally sensitive issues, mixed culture families and emotional regulation.

Known For

Samira’s accomplishments include her research project on the effects of parental burnout on a couple’s relationship. Through her research she discovered that parental stress is linked to adult and child functioning, the quality of parent-child relationships and the parental relationship. It was concluded that that the best way to support parents is through ongoing research and providing psychoeducation.

Samira has recently published the manuscript “Spread Too Thin”: Parent’s Experiences of Burnout During COVID-19 in Australia” with the Journal of Family Relations. The manuscript examined the impact of COVID-19 on parents both quantitatively and qualitatively. The outcome was that parents reported increased stress and a loss of coping mechanisms during lockdown, and this commonly led to negative outcomes. Parents struggled to cope with the additional responsibilities and the reductions to resources created by COVID-19 restrictions.

On a Personal Level

Samira loves the outdoors – both coastal and bushwalking. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and good food.

Samira’s Appointments

Samira is a devoted therapist at our practice. She is available for appointments on Wednesdays, Fridays & alternate Tuesdays & Saturdays.

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"It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change - Queen Elizabeth II"