Dr Kimina Lyall | MAPS

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)


Kimina is a psychologist and clinical registrar, having completed a doctor of psychology (clinical) at Deakin University. She practices holistically and aim to provide heart-centred, evidence-based therapy.

Kimina believes mental illness can be likened to an injury. With the right care and treatment, recovery or improvement is always possible. Regardless of who you are or what has happened to you, her aim is to create a safe place for you to explore your own experiences and to build meaning and healing.

Areas of Practice

Kimina works with a range of Mental Health concerns. You might come and see Kimina for:

  • Depression/sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anger and rage
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress and burnout
  • Disordered eating
  • Hearing voices
  • Loneliness
    Therapeutic Approaches
    • CBT
    • CBT-E (enhanced) for eating disorders
    • Narrative therapy
    • Mindfulness based treatment
    • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Professional Memberships
    • Psychology Board Ahpra, general registration: PSY0002178709
    • Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
    • Iyengar Yoga Australia (Teacher Trainee)
    Academic Qualifications
    • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Deakin University
    Referrals and Funding
    • In order to see Kimina, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
    • Kimina is a registered Medicare Provider. 
    • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
    • No other funding options available. 
    More About Kimina

    Kimina is a proud member of the LGBTIQA+ community and welcomes any opportunity to support that community. She is a former journalist and has spent many years working with and training journalists and other media professionals to become aware of, and respond to, the impact of vicarious trauma. She has held senior roles in large organisations and knows the challenges of leadership and workplace stress.

    Kimina has also worked within Aboriginal controlled health centres and understands the importance of social and emotional well-being within the context of intergenerational trauma and structural injustice.

    She is passionate about responding to the climate emergency, and believes we need to share our planet with all creatures. She is also a Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia) and her yoga practice and philosophy guide her values and perspective.


    Wednesday 9am – 4.30pm
    Friday 9am – 4.30pm

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    Please enter your details and a brief summary of your enquiry. We endeavour to reply to all enquiries within 48 hours. Once we have received your enquiry we will be in contact to arrange a time to have brief telephone conversation in order to clarify any questions and assess if we are the right service for your needs.  
    Please note, at the moment due to demand, some of our Clinician’s diaries are closed and they are not currently taking on any new clients. In this instance, we advise you to enquire at other Clinics in Geelong or consult your GP if you need immediate support.  

    Please note, we are not an emergency or crisis service. Wait times can apply to see our Clinician’s. If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or a relevant mental health support service, such as:

    13 11 14

    Barwon Mental Health Services 
    1300 094 187 (24-hr service)

    Kids Help Line 
    1800 551 800

    Mens Line
    1300 78 99 78

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