Lerato Msimanga

Clinical Psychologist

I started my journey as a lay trauma councillor in Douglass Dale and did community volunteer work while I was working as a Project Manager in the ICT industry. I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). I completed my internship at the Child Psychiatric unit at Chris Hani Barangwanath Hospital, gaining experience in child play therapy, parent counselling and psychometric assessments; and at the Psychotherapy unit (Ward 4/5) at Tara Moross Hospital working with individuals with mood, anxiety, personality disorders/traits, conversion disorders, difficulties with coping skills and emotional dysregulation. My community service year was completed at Psychotherapy unit (Ward 4/5) at Tara. I ran DBT, parenting programmes, Life skills, family support, interpersonal groups and Psychotherapy for patients. I am currently in private practice.

I am passionate about helping individuals to integrate, and function optimally through providing an emotionally supportive space. I prefer Psychodynamic and DBT Approach.

My areas of interest include

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Personality disorders/traits (including self-sabotage, self-harm, sense of identity difficulties)
  • Support therapy for various medical and psychiatric conditions (including conversion disorders, schizophrenia, TLE, cancer, autoimmune disorder i.e.Lupus etc )
  • Adjusting to life transitions (work, marriage, parenting, loss, trauma etc)
  • Addiction recovery support
  • Relationship difficulties

I offer the following services

  • Long term and short term Individual Psychotherapy
  • Play therapy for children (5 to 13)
  • Support groups (DBT, trauma, grieving, parenting etc)
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Parent Counselling
  • Corporate wellness interventions


  • English
  • Setswana
  • Isizulu
  • Sepedi
  • Sesotho

Practice Number: 0129739
HPCSA Number: 01297

- Meriting Therapy Centre, Waterfall Office Park, A14