Khalida Nasir


Jacqui Kemmis-Riggs


Khalida Nasir

Khalida Nasir



“Many of us can feel stuck from time to time. I want you to know that we don’t always have to do it alone; sometimes reaching out for that extra little support makes all the difference. When you share your story you are creating pathways to change & taking the first step towards living a life of your choosing. I am passionate about working together to see positive change that is aligned with your values and needs.” – Khalida Nasir

Khalida understands that there are times in our lives that things don’t feel quite right. During this time we may feel alone in our struggle and like there is no way out. She likes to take a non-judgemental and holistic approach in supporting you along the way to take a step back, gain some clarity and move forward with confidence.



Khalida has experience working across varied environments and has extensive experience as a group facilitator in delivering programs developed for children their families, adolescence and adults for a variety of concerns. She holds a concurrent position at the Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program.  She works confidently with diverse cultures and in situations where cultural awareness and appreciation are integral. 

Khalida is a strong advocate for attending to mental health and wellbeing in the same way we do other parts of our lives and promotes keeping balance whilst exercising self-compassion along the way. Khalida works with a range of clinical presentations and is particularly passionate about working with children and adolescents.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & Health

Macquarie University

Bachelor of Psychology

University of Western Sydney

Masters of Clinical Psychology

University of Wollongong

Khalida is fluent in English, Dari, and Farsi and is available to provide therapy in each of these languages.

Special Interests

Khalida has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child & Family Presentations
  • ADHD
  • Social Skills & Assertiveness Training
  • Emotion Regulation & Non-Suicidal Self Injury
  • Psychosis
Therapy approaches

Khalida is trained and experienced delivering a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cool Kids Program; Confident Carers Co-operative Kids Program
Registrations & memberships
  • Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #PSY0001885401)
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Implementing evidence-based treatment is integral in Khalida’s interventions as a psychologist. She regularly attends seminars and workshops geared towards professional development and keeps herself up to date with the latest clinical research and training.

Khalida’s research to date has focussed on outcomes from utilising published mindfulness based interventions with a cohort of Australian adolescents and young adults. Khalida investigated the impact of using mindfulness interventions on daily stressors and anxiety levels, whilst seeking to understand the mechanisms relating to emotion regulation and attention.