Ms. Payal Parmar

About Me

I approach clients from a place of curiosity and compassion for the issues that have led them to seek therapy. In a safe, transparent, and non-judgmental way, I collaborate with you to better understand how past experiences and relationships are informing and influencing the present. I am a registered clinical psychologist who has extensive experience to treat a range of psychological difficulties, with an emphasis on cultivating greater psychological flexibility, self-compassion and well-being. I am very passionate about working with clients who feel stuck even after years of therapy. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed and I am passionate about helping adults with trauma related difficulties. I practice exclusively as an EMDR Therapist, incorporating Somatic and Attachment focused therapeutic approaches, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Parts work (Ego States Therapy) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to "dig deeper", to “resolve” the sources of pain, anxiety, fear or sadness, be it due to trauma, neglect or losses.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Clinical Psychologist - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) EMDR Trained Clinician - The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS) Fellow, Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists Member, EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English