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Luciana Zeni

Location: Mona Vale Telehealth - Video Consultation



Luciana has a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology. She is post-graduated in Analytical Psychology and in Psycho-oncology, and holds a Master’s degree in Science (palliative care and psycho-oncology). Luciana is registered as a psychologist in Australia (AHPRA) and a Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi).

Luciana has extensive experience in helping adults experiencing emotional difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment issues to life transitions (immigration, grief and loss, chronic illness), relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger management issues, addiction, and trauma.

Luciana understands that each patient requires a different treatment strategy and integrates diverse approaches on her practice, such as elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy).



Luciana has experience as a supervisor, and has worked as a university lecturer and mentor of post-graduation students in Psycho-oncology.

Luciana is co-author of the book “Discussing Psycho-oncology” (Costa, Nakamoto & Zeni, Lemar, 2009). She has written several papers and presented at many conferences internationally. Luciana is an understanding and supportive therapist who works from our Mona Vale office.


  • MELO AFV, ZENI LL, COSTA CL, FAVA AS. The importance of the psychological monitoring in the process of accepting the death. REVIPSI, v.13, n. 1, 2014.
  • DETTINO, ALA.; TEODORO, AL; FANALLI, MF; COTRIM, TH; ZENI, LL; Fumis, R. R. L. ; SERRANO, S C. Palliative care and oncology: the experience of introducing the Palliative Care unit at Hospital A. C. Camargo. Revista Brasileira de Cuidados Paliativos, v. 3, p. 09-18, 2012.
  • DETTINO ALA, PONTES LL, PAGANO T, et al. Distress in gastrointestinal cancer: Distress thermometer (DT, NCCN) – Validation to Brazilian Portuguese. [abstractl. J Clin Oncol 2011; 29: 2011 (suppl 4) A608.
  • ZENI LL, DETTINO ALA, COSTA CL. Translation, transcultural adaptation and validation of NCCN Distress Thermometer (into ortugues ortuguese). National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). In: Annals of first Brazilian Congress on Palliative Care.
  • COSTA CL, NAKAMOTO L.L., ZENI L. L. (coord.) Discussing Psycho-oncology. São Paulo: Lemar, 2009.
  • ZENI, L. L., COSTA CL. Psycho-oncology and the hero’s journey. In: Discussing Psycho-oncology. São Paulo: Lemar, 2009, p. 35-49.


Stress and Adjustment difficulties
Grief and Loss
Trauma (PTSD and Complex PTSD)


  • Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology
  • Post graduated in Analytical Psychology and in Psycho-oncology
  • Master’s degree in Science (palliative care and Psycho-oncology)


Member of AAPi
Registered with the Psychologist Board of Australia (AHPRA)