Stephen graduated with a Master of Professional Psychology and holds a provisional psychologist registration. Additional training and specialisation include:
- EMDR 2.0, an enhanced version of EMDR Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR),
- EMDR Therapy for Children and Adolescents,
- Attachment-Informed EMDR,
- Internal Family Systems-Informed EMDR,
- Clinical Hypnotherapy,
- Mindfulness-Integrated CBT,
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Stephen uses EMDR therapy as a holistic therapy system to target and help resolve his client’s mental health challenges. This evidence-based approach is effective for many trauma-related presentations and co-morbid anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and addictions.
Stephen influences include eastern philosophy, transpersonal psychology and the non-ordinary states of consciousness, and a lifelong practice of yoga and traditional martial arts.
Stephen was born in Paris, France and is a native French speaker. If requested, Stephen can run the therapy session in French.
Stephen is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society and registered with AHPRA. While Stephen practices under the name Stephen Jacobs, his legal birth name is Stephane Jacques Zerbib, which is linked to his AHPRA registration number PSY0002394337.
As a Provisional Psychologist, Stephen does not offer the services a Registered Psychologist would offer (no Medicare or health funds rebates). At this time and until obtaining his full registration, Stephen offers mental health therapy services specialising on trauma presentation.