Shamila Kumara

Shamila Kumara

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology

Meet Shamila

Shamila is a warm and curious therapist, who aims to create a judgement-free space where all clients can feel their most comfortable.

She has worked in various settings, including university clinics, gambling clinics, disability services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, private psychiatric hospitals, employee assistance programs, private practice and public health services. In addition to her work at MyLife Psychologists, Shamila also works in community mental health services specialising in drug and alcohol support.

Shamila is always up for trying new hobbies. Some current favourites are dog-spotting on leisurely walks, reading a good book and enjoying good podcasts.

Areas of special interest

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Substance use and addictions
  • Emotion dysregulation

  • Psychosis

  • Adjustment to major life changes

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Memberships & registrations

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0002268949)
  • Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare


Shamila sees adults at our Alexandria consulting rooms and online via video on Mondays and Thursdays.