Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist, Developmental Psychologist
PhD, MCPP, B.A., Dip.Ed., B.Ed., B.Ed (Counselling), MVCPA, MPPAA, MAPS
Jennifer (Jenny) has 30 years experience as a Psychologist and Child Psychotherapist working with children and families in private practice, community and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. She worked as a Child Psychotherapist at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for 20 years. Jenny has a special interest in working with new parents and families with infants and young children, and also sees families who have a child with a medical condition. She provides a reflective and supportive space to help families through stressful periods, helping children, adolescents and parents to discover and use their personal resources, to facilitate development and adjustment. Jenny provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
Informed by her clinical research in the area, Jennifer also offers a service to families where the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition in a child often brings enormous challenges for the family. Jennifer provides a reflective and supportive space to help families through these times of great stress, helping parents to discover and use their personal resources, to facilitate adjustment.
Jenny works with:
- Infants and toddlers with their parents
- Under 5’s and older children
- Adolescents and young adults
- Parents and families
Presenting problems may include:
- Emotional symptoms and behavioural issues of infancy, childhood and adolescence
- Emotional aspects of developmental delay
- Infants, children and adolescents with a chronic illness
- Attachment-related issues
- Depression and anxiety
- Peer-relations and study stress
- Adjustment issues
Jenny also offers clinical supervision.