Sabina is a sought-after psychologist, presenter, broadcaster, facilitator and writer specialising in relationship and couple challenges, life transitions, career change and workplace issues, parenting, as well as mental health, stress and well-being across the lifespan. 

Sabina's passion is creating discussion and facilitating story telling around the universality of the human experience with warmth, humour and insight. Sabina is the Resident Psychologist and Social Commentator on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and the top-rating Afternoons program at Radio 3AW

Sabina hosted and mentored on Dream Job, an original 8-week TV series airing on Channel 9, following 16 Australians on their journey to finding a new career path. She was an expert on Season 1 of Channel 9’s observational documentary, Married at First Sight, and her expertise and comments are regularly sought in lifestyle, business and women’s media nationally.

Sabina is a speaker and MC with leading speakers’ agency, Saxton, and she is listed on the Media Referral expert database with The Australian Psychological Society. She is also a Consultant Psychologist and Coach with Transitioning Well and Corporate Health Management.

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In addition to her expertise and interest in human behaviour, Sabina is also a communications specialist, with almost a decade of experience working in public relations and marketing roles in Melbourne, San Francisco and London. 

During this time, Sabina worked in both in-house and consulting roles, with a variety of clients across a range of sectors including retail, consumer, telecommunications, health, hospitality, education, the arts, gaming, and professional services.

Sabina Read is a leading figure in well-being, psychology and relationships in Australia with teriarty qualifications including MPsych, BA PsychSc (Hons), Grad Dip Psych, BA (Communications), MAPS qualifications.

Sabina has broad experience in counselling, facilitating, coaching and consulting with organisations, groups, individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.

She undertakes media, facilitation, MC, and speaking roles with ease and enjoys sharing her passion and aptitude for creating discussion and dialogue around the universality of the human experience with warmth, humour and insight; making them accessible and thought-provoking.

Sabina believes we all share more commonalities than differences, and she delights in creating moments which leave us all feeling less alone.

Sabina lives in Melbourne with her husband, two teenage daughters and two rescue dogs.

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Private practice:

Sabina currently works in private practice in inner south eastern Melbourne where she helps clients seeking to manage life’s personal and professional challenges.

Media Commentator:

  •, Resident psychologist / writer

  • 3AW Radio, Resident psychologist

  • Channel 7, The Morning Show & The Daily Edition



Ongoing professional development and memberships/affiliations:

Sabina is committed, passionate and curious about her on-going professional and personal development.

She has attended training programs and workshops on Gottman Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2), mindfulness, anxiety, panic, OCD, phobias, PTSD, sleep, couple counseling, coaching, ACT training, family therapy, and eating disorders.

Sabina is a member of the following professional bodies and groups:

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  • The APS Child Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group

  • Psychology of Relationships Interest Group

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Interest Group

  • Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group


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'It was a pleasure to welcome Sabina Read as a keynote speaker to all four of the Australian Positive Schools conferences in 2018.  Sabina proved to be an engaging, humorous and inspiring presenter with a wealth of valuable knowledge to share.  Her presentation helped us, the audience, find out more about the ingredients of a successful personal relationship and offered some great ideas for keeping our own relationships on track on a daily basis. Many delegates chose to specifically comment on Sabina's talk, emphasizing its relevancy, value and importance.  Sabina was a joy to work with and fabulous to spend time with. I recommend her highly." 

Dr Helen Street

Founder and Chair, The Positive Schools Initiative
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, 
University of Western Australia

Sabina was very well received by our leadership group. She got them thinking and talking about resilience and stress in a very pragmatic and understandable way.

City of Greater Dandenong



Sabina read the audience well, and responded to their needs. She had a strong perception of the group and its needs and I appreciated the way she read the vibe as she went and was flexible enough to adapt her presentation to the feel of the group. I also appreciated her understanding in the lead up to our event.

Berry Street

Sabina is capable, intelligent, warm and respectful in her interactions with clients and staff...she establishes excellent rapport with all clients and they really respond to her warmth and empathy for them.

Dr Heather McCormack



Thank you again for Sabina's presentation at our conference. We had such a huge positive response from the attendees and they were all really inspired by Sabina's presentation in particular. There was much learnt from the day and Sabina played a big part in that. We really appreciate the time she spent with us at the conference, especially the time spent with attendees after her presentation.

Murrindindi Shire Council

Sabina has natural relational skills that have become honed and precise. She is clear thinking, appropriately critical and reflective, compassionate and empathetic.

Dr Sophie Holmes



Sabina truly excels in interpersonal skills. She establishes rapport with everyone, from Chairman of the Board to Wall St Journal reporter, with the same degree of openness and ease.

Nina Hamberg

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