Doukessa Lerias

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (General)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Distinction)
  • PhD Candidate in Psychology
  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor

Meet Doukessa

Doukessa is dedicated to improving her clients’ mental health and wellbeing by providing a positive and empathic therapy relationship and developing her skills in the most up-to-date psychological approaches. She has had a dynamic career and gained wide-ranging experience in community mental health, psychiatry, and mental health research, as well as with executive and life coaching. Doukessa has extensive experience in working with people across the lifespan from adolescents through to older adults.

Doukessa holds a PhD research position for the Australian Research Council Project titled “Rebuilding Life After Migration,” where her expertise in clinical psychology will focus on the psychological wellbeing of immigrant youth in Australia, the USA and Canada.

Doukessa is bilingual and speaks Modern Greek. She’s a good cook and passionate foodie who also loves to read, swim and run. Doukessa’s favourite seasons are autumn and winter.

Areas of special interest

  • Anxiety Disorders (panic attacks, agoraphobia, social phobia, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, PTSD & OCD)
  • Depression
  • Workplace challenges & burnout
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Grief & loss
  • Youth mental health (16+)
  • Drug & alcohol misuse
  • Problem gambling
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Bulimia, binge eating & body image issues

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Behavioural Activation Training (BA)
  • Professional coaching
  • Domestic violence counselling
  • Grief counselling
  • Resilience training

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001345638)
  • Endorsement of clinical psychology as an area of practice with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • International Coaching Federation Member (0090551761)
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor


Doukessa sees clients at our Alexandria consulting rooms and online via video on Thursdays and Fridays.