I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist based at Umhlanga in private practice. Offering psychotherapy focusing on emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components to assist individuals to cope with daily challenges and difficulties. My expertise includes working with relationship conflicts, anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders, postnatal depression, family-related challenges, grief, acute post-traumatic stress, workplace-related stress, and conflict management.

I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, where I conducted research on the stigma surrounding mental health. I subsequently published articles in International and local journals regarding issues around mental health stigma.

On top of holding the above qualification, I have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with Honors in Psychology. Prior to pursuing my purpose as a Clinical Psychologist, I worked for over 12 years in the public sector occupying roles in senior management and in the private sector where I worked as a Diversity Specialist.

Driven by my interest in human development and empowerment, my additional qualifications include a Master’s degree in Public Management and Development, an Honors degree in Public Management and Development (University of North-West), a junior bachelor’s degree in Social science (University of Kwa- Zulu Natal), diploma in project management (University of Pretoria). My vast work experience increased my skill and knowledge of human behavioral issues and I gradually developed an interest and passion for working with women, adolescents, individuals, and a variety of groups.

I have been honored to be a guest speaker at conferences, and local and national radio stations sharing my expertise in mental health and general life issues.

I am a God-fearing mother and wife who is passionate about empowering women within my society and a Philanthropist. I was one of the leaders and advisors in the North West women’s prayer group. I have been a public speaker at conferences, and local and national radio stations sharing my expertise in women’s empowerment and mental health.

– Dr. Portia Monnapula-Mazabane