Degree: BBSt. (Psych), GradDipPsych (Honours), GradCertDisSt
Jessica completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) at Swinburne University and her Graduate Diploma of Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Jessica also has a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies from Flinders University.
Jessica has worked in the Disability and Community sector for the last five years across varied non-government roles. Jessica has recently returned from working as a Provisional Psychologist in the rural town of Roma, where she worked with a diverse and varied caseload and engaged with the local and surrounding communities.
Jessica is also a registered Behaviour Support Practitioner and has experience in writing, implementing, and reviewing Positive Behaviour Support Plans which include Restrictive Practices, along with training support teams, caregivers, and other stakeholders.
Jessica works collaboratively with clients, and combines evidence-based treatments with a warm, non-judgmental, strengths-based approach, to help clients struggling with a range of difficulties and to provide them with the necessary tools to achieve their goals.
Jessica’s approach includes Positive Behaviour Support, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solutions Focussed Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy.
She has experience treating a range of mental health issues including, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Jessica is looking forward to supporting participants of the NDIS achieve their goals and working to achieve her registration as a General Psychologist.
Favourite Sandwich: Beef and relish or a salad sandwich with cheese and beetroot
Favourite Superhero: definitely Catwoman
Most inspiring part of your job: supporting participants and their families to achieve their goals and progress towards living with increased quality of life.
If you were a pasta which shape would you be: Angel hair – so I can have perfect dreamy hair…. Or dinosaur-shaped pasta