Dr Jess Green
Jess is a warm, kind and experienced Clinical Psychologist, who has worked with children, adults and families since 2012 in a range of settings including the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, and in private practice.
Jess works collaboratively with her clients to establish a joint understanding of their difficulties and a plan for therapy which draws on evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, family systems and attachment-based approaches, tailored to individual needs and values including faith beliefs.
Jess has a particular interest in supporting parents during the challenging years of raising infants, pre-schoolers and primary aged children. Jess has significant experience in assisting parents to better understand and improve behavioural difficulties, anxiety and depression, and parent-child relationship problems. Jess has enjoyed leading Tuning in to Kids groups for the past six years, which provide a space for parents to connect around the joys and struggles of parenting whilst learning new skills in emotion coaching. Jess is also a registered facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting, a program which encourages parents to better understand and meet their child’s emotional and relational needs. The program looks at how to enrich each child’s emotional development and supports parents to “Delight In” and “Be With” their child while also exploring ways to be “Bigger, Stronger, Wiser and Kind”. Jess runs Tuning in to Kids and Circle of Security parenting groups at Valley Family Health, but is also able to teach these skills as part of individual parent sessions.
Alongside her work with children and parents, Jess has a special interest in assisting men and women to overcome difficulties related to their eating, weight or body image from a non-diet Health at Every Size (HAES) framework, helping them to find a way of eating and being that is sustainable, enjoyable and intuitive.
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLP)
Circle of Security Parenting ® Registered Facilitator
Tuning in to Kids ® Registered Facilitator
Health at Every Size (HAES) Verified Provider