At Riverlands Therapy Services we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and personable team of therapists, with expertise covering all age groups and a wide range of psychological specialities.

We offer treatment for all presenting psychological needs, and cognitive, developmental and behavioural assessments for all ages.

Our team can assist with referrals via Medicare, WorkCover, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s), NDIS, Private Health Cover.

Please review our team member profiles below and feel free to ask one of our friendly reception staff for more guidance on selecting the right therapist for your needs.

Meet Our Team

Ken Ferris

Ken Ferris - Director

Clinical Psychologist
Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Ken works from –
Blaxland on Monday & Thursday
Penrith on Tuesday & Wednesday

Ken has fifteen years’ experience working with children, adults, families and couples, across Government and Private settings, having provided therapy, assessment and educational services.

Ken incorporates Attachment and Schematic approaches, and works proficiently with presentations of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Behaviour Management, and workplace conflict among others.

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Renee Ferris

Renee Ferris - Director

Registered Psychologist

Renee works from –
Penrith on Monday & Thursday
Blaxland on Tuesday & Friday

Renee has over fifteen years’ experience in private practice, these days working primarily in the area of trauma and attachment in adolescent and adult clients. In particular, Renee sees an increasing number of emergency service personnel.

Focusing her therapeutic practice and professional development on more psychoanalytic, attachment-based approaches, Renee utilises IFS, EMDR, Schema Therapy and mindfulness as the foundations of her therapeutic approach.

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Samantha Sach

Samantha Sach

Clinical Psychologist

Samantha works from – 
Blaxland on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Penrith on Thursdays

Samantha has over ten years’ experience working as a School Counsellor. At Riverlands, Samantha works with children from age 11, adolescents and adults, including people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.  She works with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-harm, grief, and low self-esteem.  She is a Board-approved secondary supervisor for provisional psychologists.

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Arshia Razavizadeh

Arshia Razavizadeh

Registered Psychologist

Arshia works from –

Penrith on Monday, Friday & Saturday

Arshia has extensive experience working alongside individuals with complex needs and their families. Arshia has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and different age groups, from adolescents through to geriatrics. Using a person-centered approach he has worked with clients who have presented with a variety of genetic, neurodevelopment, neurodegenerative, psychiatric and behavioural challenges.

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Debbie Robinson

Debbie Robinson

Registered Psychologist

(also providing cognitive assessments)

Deb works from –

Blaxland on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Debbie is a Registered Psychologist, having worked as a School Counsellor for the past decade, including a Counsellor Exchange experience in Vancouver, Canada. With a genuine interest in people’s stories, Debbie is conscious of how life experiences have shaped unique individuals and enjoys working alongside the client throughout their therapeutic journey.

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Julie Xiberras

Julie Xiberras

Registered Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Julie works from –

Penrith on Tuesdays

Julie has experience working with a variety of presentations including self-harm, suicide risk, complex trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, Post Traumatic Stress, Personality Disorders, alcohol and substance use issues and anger management. Julie has a particular interest in the area of trauma and recovery.

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