Videsha SamaPsychological Recovery Specialist

Professional Experience

Videsha has worked as a Psychologist, Senior Rehabilitation Consultant, Team Leader within the workplace occupational rehabilitation industry. She has experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services within a variety of schemes including NSW WorkCover, Comcare, CTP, DVA, ADF and Life Insurance. She further has clinical experience working as a Psychologist in the private setting as well as providing support to employers in managing employees mental health and other related medical conditions that impact on their functioning at work. Videsha has gained experience working in claims management as a Senior Case Manager with EML TMF in their police portfolio managing severe psychological injuries.

Videsha has had ten year’s rehabilitation experience working in the compensation sector, working with a wide range of individuals suffering from physical as well as psychological health conditions and injuries. She has extensive experience in conducting Vocational Assessment, Earning Capacity Assessments, Psychological Assessments and developing rehabilitation programs to assist clients with injury or illness to achieve their recovery goals. She further has experience in providing psychological treatment and vocational counselling to clients to assist them with managing various psychological conditions and managing return to work barriers to help them to accept and adjust to life following injury.

Videsha is focused on understanding the needs of all parties involved and with open and collaborative communication with all stakeholders, she aims to achieve timely return to work outcomes that are sustainable. She ensures that rehabilitation programs are individualised and tailored to the needs of the parties involved and are within the best practice guidelines. By promoting the health benefits of work and being proactive in assisting clients in a genuine, empathic, non-judgemental and helpful manner she is able to aid their recovery and assist them to achieve their recovery and return to work goal.


Videsha has a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Health Science (Health Services Management) from the University of Western Sydney. Videsha is also a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.


  • Supporting sustainable work for neurodiverse employees with ADHD

    In Australia, ADHD affects approximately one in 20 people [1]. ADHD can go undiagnosed in childhood and adult presentations may differ from childhood presentations of ADHD. Adults with ADHD may experience challenges with memory, organisational capacity and abilities, concentration and focus, and emotional regulation and social communication (these presentations can vary in every individual). However, people with ADHD can also possess certain strengths such as creativity, innovation, and intrinsic motivation, which can be further developed with the right support. 

    March 3, 2023
  • Managing neurodiverse employees

    When neurodiverse employees thrive and obtain high performance, it is often due to their differences and behaviours being well understood and accepted within their organisations. It also occurs when supportive leaders work with the individual to identify their strengths, weaving these into the job design of their role. Where organisations have put appropriate support measures in place, neurodiverse individuals prove to be comparable to neurotypical employees in work quality, efficiency and productivity and in some cases exceed their neurotypical counterparts in innovation.

    February 17, 2023
  • Addressing psychosocial risks to support return to good work

    Returning to and recovering at work is an important part of rehabilitation following a psychological injury. It helps with recovery, prevents relapse, and provides individuals with appropriate social connections and support mechanisms. However, when an employee returns to work, following a psychological injury, working environments must be safe and free from psychological harm to prevent further risk to their mental health and wellbeing. 

    February 8, 2023
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