Dr Zana Marovic, Phd

Clinical Psychologist, Johannesburg


Psychotherapy encourages us towards exploring how we might lead a more fulfilling and authentic life. It helps us to accept and make necessary changes to live in a more constructive and fulfilling way. Providing caring, non-judgmental and inspiring environment to explore, reflect, and make decisions with confidence leads to healing process and transformation.

I believe in building an authentic, trusting relationship with each client that aim to embody warmth, optimism, curiosity and empathy. I conduct individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescence and adults with an appreciation of the particular cultural, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds of my clients.

My approach is integrative and holistic and draws from variety of my training and interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, systemic therapy, hypnotherapy, cybernetics and quantum physics, transpersonal-spiritual therapy and yoga. I am HPCSA registered clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist, as well as an accredited psychotherapy supervisor and trainer for psychology continuous professional education (CPD).  I am also a registered yoga teacher.

Psychotherapy sessions are held either in a traditional face-to-face way and/or using a remote online platforms, such as skype, zoom, etc. I am contracted  out of medical aids consequently it is client’s responsibility to claim from their medical aid. 2021 fee is R 1500 per session  ( medical aids refund between R 1100 and 1400). Please check page on services for more detailed information of services that I offer.

I believe in

Baby steps

Starting with the most accessible aspects and once client feels positive and motivated introducing more challenging aspects.

Therapist needs to be genuine and real

It is important to be authentic with clients. Appropriate sharing with clients can enhance clients’ ability to be real and honest.

Therapy as inspiring process

In times when life feels like being stuck in a dark tunnel encouragement and wisdom from the therapist can help clients to remain engaged while inspiring and daring them to be the best of who they are.

Baby steps

Starting with the most accessible aspects and once client feels positive and motivated introducing more challenging aspects.

Holistic, spiritual & transpersonal approach

I believe that respect, knowledge, and compassion in psychotherapy are leading to wellness, new beginnings and joy. In my approach I foster an integration of body, mind and spirit as well as transpersonal vision which deepens connections with one-self, others and larger sense of being.


Below are some of the services I offer. These span all the way from therepay to wellnss retreats and courses.


The goal of good psychotherapy is change, and a qualified therapist is professionally trained to help you identify and work towards your goals. A good therapist is someone you can easily talk to and cares about you and your problems. Therapists are professionally trained to work with you…

Holistic Retreats

Holistic retreat is an opportunity for self-growth, rejuvenation & consciousness expansion. Retreat takes you inside of yourself and helps you regain a balance between head, heart, body and soul by using a selection of modalities such as: gentle yoga postures, breathing, relaxation, chakra balancing, meditation, positive psychology exercises, stress-management techniques and other self-discovery techniques. Dr Zana Marovic has been facilitating holistic retreats for over twenty years from Melody Hill Lodge in Magaliesburg.


Below is some helpful information on the types of disorders I deal with. This is aimed to help you understand your situation and give you the tools to work through it.

Annorexia Nervosa

The key features of anorexia nervosa are refusal to sustain a minimally normal body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, despite being underweight and distorted view of one’s body or weight, or denial of the dangers of one’s low weight. There are two types of anorexia, the restricting type and the purging type…

Abuse & Trauma

Abuse-related trauma can develop after someone has been sexually or physically abused and/or emotionally abused or neglected, usually in childhood. The abuser is often an older family member or a close family friend or relative. Trauma can change the way a person develops, emotionally and psychologically.

ADD/ADHD in Children

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined or day-dreamers.


When times get tough, we can can all do with some uplifting words. The below are some inspiring posts that will help you through the tough times.


There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Being Busy

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.


I walk down a street and there’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. It takes forever to get out. It’s my fault.