I am committed to supporting children to express and explore themselves in the best way they know how – through play. I understand that each child and family’s therapeutic journey is unique and that it should be treated as such with the upmost respect and dignity.
Together we can work through difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, peer problems, bullying, bereavement, coping with the new dynamics of a parent separation, challenging behaviours, attention difficulties, emotional dysregulation, abuse and/or trauma, to name a few!
A little bit about myself! When I’m not working, I’m usually home running around with my two dogs, or curling up on the couch watching some Netflix or reading a book. My latest project is in the garden, creating a veggie patch!
Jessie works with children 2- 12
Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play (Deakin University)
Learn to Play Certification (Deakin University)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Federation University)
Certificate III in Individual Support
Bachelor of Social Work
Grad. Cert. Developmental Trauma
Grad. Dip. Community Development
Masters of Clinical Family Therapy
Tuesday 2pm-8pm, Thursday 3pm-7pm
The Owner of The Therapy Hub.
Welcome. I help teenagers and young adults who want to be happy, confident and live a meaningful life. Sometimes we’re weighed down by anxiety, stress, depression or trauma. Issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem can make life difficult to enjoy. This can often leave us feeling stuck.
Life can be tough. I totally understand, and I’m here to help. Together we’ll figure out who you are, who you want to be, and how to get you there. I incorporate a range of techniques such as ACT, CBT, EMDR and mindfulness in my work to support you in this process.
What else can I tell you about myself? I’m a little bit of a nerd and don’t take myself too seriously – life’s too short! I’m your classic animal lover, especially dogs. I really love the great outdoors – hiking and camping (expect I hate mosquitoes!)
My approach to therapy is direct, yet genuine and supportive. I have a sense of humour about myself, and I encourage my clients to adopt the same attitude. I am incredibly enthusiastic and I am excited to work together and create meaningful and lasting change in your life.
Everything we talk about is just between the people in the room (unless there are safety concerns, I’ll explain all that to you in our first session). Think of me as your trusted confidant. Someone who is ready to listen, never judge – but to also be honest with you in order to bring forward positive change
‘’I’m 100% invested in this process. I am passionate about helping people feel understood and heard. Overcome past painful experiences and helping couples and families increase connection with one another.’’
My particular areas of interest and passion include, but are not limited to are
Working with adolescents and young adults
Gender and sexuality exploration
Working with Trauma & difficult life experiences
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology), Monash University
Masters of Social Work (additional research year/ thesis) The University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma of Youth and Adolescent Mental Health , The University of Melbourne
Masters of Family Therapy, LaTrobe University
Member of the Australian Association of social workers
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Accredited ‘Tuning Into Teens’ Parenting Program Facilitator
Completed level 1 Gottman Method Couples training
Accredited Youth Mental health first aid facilitator
Monday , Tuesday and Thursday