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Maia Zway

Clinical Psychologist

MA Clin Psych (UCT)

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About Maia

I am a registered clinical psychologist practising from Oakdale Practice in Newlands. I work with adult individuals, adolescents, children, and families. I work from an integrative psychodynamic approach, but I also incorporate other modalities depending on the client’s needs. I aim to create a safe, empathic, and collaborative therapeutic environment.  I work from an LGBTIQA+ affirmative stance.

Why therapy

Welcome. Making the decision to start therapy takes courage, and finding the right therapist for you or your family is essential. Feel free to explore my site and ask me any questions you might have.

So, why therapy? People seek therapy for many reasons. Therapy can help you or your child to:

  • Overcome distressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other psychiatric disorders.

  • Learn to manage overwhelming emotions.

  • Understand the patterns in your life that may be repeating themselves and hindering your development.

  • Improve relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and yourself.

  • Process past traumas and experiences that may be preventing you from functioning optimally in the present.

  • Improve you understanding of yourself and focus on personal growth and development.

My areas of interest

I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting problems. My areas of interest include,but are not limited to, the following:

Adjustment to life changes and stress

Mood disorders (depression, bipolar)

Identity development and struggles with self-worth


Medical conditions, chronic illness, and chronic pain

Parental guidance and support

Trauma (including childhood trauma)

Relationship difficulties

Child and adolescent problems including behavioural problems, relational problems, mood, anxiety, self-harm

"Psychotherapy can be one of the greatest and most rewarding adventures, it can bring with it the deepest feelings of personal worth, of purpose and richness in living. "  

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