Our Therapy Team

All our therapists are qualified allied health professionals and are registered with the HPCSA.

The founders, Renisha Naidoo and Basheera Surty are Occupational Therapists with more than 10 years experience in private, government and community settings. They are also social entrepreneurs, problem solvers and best friends. 

My Online Therapist exists to make finding support for parents and children easy.  With a network of therapists from diverse backgrounds and experience, you are sure to be connected with the best support.  

Basheera Surty

Co-Founder | Occupational Therapist
I grew up in Rustenburg and now I live in Johannesburg. I trained and got my certification as a neuro-developmental therapist and have a special interest in sensory integration. I am also the founder of Diketo Inclusive Education, an organization that supports and trains Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners in building inclusive communities. I have worked with and learnt from some amazing organisations in the NPO sector (such as Cotlands, Afrika Tikkun, Play Africa, Uhambo, Malamulele Onward and Thusanani Children's Foundation) as well as the government departments of Basic Education and Social Development. I was nominated by News 24 as one of the “100 Young Mandela’s of the future” based on my work on inclusion for children with disabilities. I am passionate about creating opportunities for social justice where all children can be free and independent to develop at their very best. I see online therapy as a vehicle to make this possible in a culturally appropriate and fun way!

Renisha Patel

Co-Founder | Occupational Therapist
I’m originally from the Eastern Cape but live in Cape Town now. I’m passionate about creating spaces where all children can feel empowered and included. I have worked in special needs education, employment programmes for young people with disabilities and with community organisations as an innovation manager to applify impactful initiatives. I see online therapy closing the gap between those who can access private therapy services and those who cannot and THAT makes me so excited! I am also a mother of twin girls and have experienced the value of online support during the early years of my children’s lives. My hope is that the principles of play and conscious parenting can be more widely spread through our online services.
Kate Occupational Therapist

Kate Golesworthy

I am passionate about inclusion and creating opportunities for people to feel seen, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential. I love that online …

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Mia Speech Therapist

Mia Zandberg

I am originally from Cape Town but live in Kakamas in the Northern Cape now. I have experience in the public and private practice settings …

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WhatsApp-Image-2020-07-07-at-19.37.30 Occupational Therapist

Minenhle Mthembu

I work at a special school in Johannesburg. I am passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing in both children and adults, and providing clients …

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Karen van der Meulen Occupational Therapist

Karen van der Meulen

I am an occupational therapist with a special interest in children with developmental delays and other learning barriers. I have worked extensively with children who …

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Rebecca Jade Speech Therapist

Rebecca Jade

I currently reside in Durban. I am open to the concerns of parents and caregivers alike and the importance of early intervention. I am passionate …

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Langelihle Lucy Shabalala Speech Therapist

Langelihle Lucy Shabalala

I was born in Johannesburg but went to school in different parts of the country. I am a multi-lingual speech therapist, I spent my high …

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nono Speech Therapist

Nono Njongwe

Nonyameko ‘Nono’ Njongwe is a Speech-Language and Hearing Therapist and Early Interventionist. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing therapy from …

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Zulaikha Speech Therapist

Zulaikha Goolam

I am passionate about working with children with special educational needs, and promoting disability inclusion across various contexts. I value the development of therapy services …

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Anisha Speech Therapist

Anisha Dhaya

I am passionate about working with individuals with stuttering difficulties, and providing therapy in one’s home language. I believe online therapy allows me to reach …

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Itumeleng Selinda-min Counsellor

Itumeleng Selinda

I’m Itumeleng Selinda, with a B. Psych Degree and an HPCSA Registered Counsellor. I also have a background in Narrative Counselling and Christian Counselling. I …

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Tashmira Speech Therapist

Tashmira Singh

There’s always something magical and something to believe in. I believe in kindness and pinky promises, fairytales and gremlins, wizards and fantastic beasts – but …

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Ansia Remedial Teacher

Ansia Moodley

I live in Cape Town and I am passionate about assisting children with a range of special educational needs to help them reach their full …

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Shira Special Needs Teacher

Shira Arcus

I am passionate about quality education for all children, and creating inclusive education systems and inclusive societies. I think online therapy is a wonderful way …

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Kirsten Educational Psychologist

Kirsten Murphy

I am passionate about working with children who have learning difficulties, and especially enjoy play therapy, psychotherapeutic work with children, and individual counselling with children …

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Ashton Remedial Teacher

Ashton Mountfort

I believe in the power of inclusive and personalised education and I believe that EVERYONE is capable of learning and succeeding. I believe too, that …

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Mellisa Adonis-Swartz Occupational Therapist

Mellisa Adonis-Swartz

Hello to all the beautiful people. My name is Mellisa and I’m an occupational therapist. My ❤ beats for OT. It’s not just a job. …

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Online therapy is easy for everyoneIt offers quick access to support from a therapist without additional disruptions in your life or your child’s life. Online therapy is required to meet the same standards as any other therapy practise. For therapists, the online service saves time, fuel and administration. The technology allows for proven therapeutic programmes to be easily used with clients.

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