About Dr Zizz


Jana van Niekerk (Dr Jana Lazarus, AKA Dr Zizz) is a therapist who holds an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (Tavistock, London), an MA in Clinical Psychology (Stellenbosch), and a DPhil in Psychology on the subject of infant observation in community psychology interventions (Stellenbosch).

Her special interests include children, addiction, self-esteem, and spiritual life coaching.

After graduating in 2003, she did her community service in the military. She’s worked at The Health Team and Change Matters in Kalk Bay, where she currently runs Shamballah Play Therapy. She also offers groups for young people at Optima@Rustenvrede Hospital in Stellenbosch, a Child and Adolescent Unit in Stellenbosch which is the first in the country where children with emotional problems can be admitted with a parent, for a therapeutic program.

Jana sees people of all ages and her practice is currently online. See her Psychology Today profile to learn more about her sessions.