Jo believes that the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance and as such strives to provide a comfortable, safe, caring, supportive and non-judgmental environment. Jo ensures that a collaborative approach is undertaken with each individual so that they may work together to navigate the presented difficulties. Jo is aware that there is no ‘one size fits all’ for therapy and adapts the therapeutic process to each person based on their difficulties, individual needs and personal strengths.
Jo has worked individually, with groups, and with families in a variety of settings, including the university psychology clinic, camps for disadvantaged children, private practice, and adolescent outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. At these settings, Jo has worked with children, adolescents, families, adults, and older adults. As a result, Jo is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychology difficulties.
Jo provides evidence-based treatments and has worked extensively within the following therapeutic modalities: Systemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy. Jo has completed the equivalent of a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree, though is still working towards her PhD (Clinical Psychology), which is on the subject area of Eating Disorders within the perinatal period. Jo has worked academically at the University of New England and in research at the University of Sydney.
Jo works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during work hours and is flexible to meet before school/work. Jo is registered with Medicare as a provider of Psychology services and as such clients will be eligible to obtain a rebate from Medicare or from their health insurance provider, where applicable. Jo is a member of the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Jo is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.