Jessica is a clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). She completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University with her doctoral dissertation exploring parental exposure to traumatic life events and the effects on parenting practices, parent-child attachment and child psychological well-being. Prior to working at Mindright, Jessica worked in several acute inpatient settings and has gained considerable experience working with individuals in crisis, following trauma and with a range of other complex mental health concerns.
Jessica works predominantly with adults and older adolescents experiencing adjustment difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder) and interpersonal/relationship difficulties. She also has a specific interest in working with women and men experiencing perinatal mental health concerns including fertility and pregnancy-related anxiety and depression, anxiety related to childbirth, traumatic childbirth, difficulties adjusting to the parenting role, parent-infant attachment difficulties, grief related to infertility and miscarriage, and parenting practices of infants and toddlers.
Jessica provides both long and short term psychotherapy and tailors her therapeutic approach to meet individual needs and goals. She utilises a combination of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. Jessica also draws on attachment theory and psychodynamic frameworks in her work. Jessica collaborates closely with GPs, psychiatrists, obstetricians and other health professionals where necessary.
Jessica consults at Mindright in Bondi Junction on a Monday and Thursday.