Our Psychologist Jennifer Dawson

A Psychologist Approach

Jennifer assesses needs and tailors her support to best suit the individual. She uses a combination of therapeutic approaches – such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy and Relaxation techniques

She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), CBT Exposure Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) that can be useful in resolving longstanding significant and complex trauma.

Psychologists study the way people feel, think, act and interact. 

Through a range of strategies and therapies they aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote emotional wellbeing.

(Australian Psychological Society)

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About Jennifer

Jennifer Dawson is a Registered Psychologist with a private practice in Greensborough, Melbourne. She is a consultant and trainer offering clinical supervision for individuals and organisations. Jennifer is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has held a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) since 1997. She is also a Registered and Accredited Psychologist.

She has worked across a range of government agencies as well as in the non-profit sector within family violence, mental health, disability, asylum seekers and homelessness.

Her experience as a Psychologist includes working in schools, children’s services, family violence, training and supervising clinicians in individual and team settings, developing therapeutic group programs and resources, managing counselling programs and providing individual counselling.

Areas of expertise

Jennifer’s particular areas of expertise and interest is in supporting adults, adolescents and older children who are facing issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma experiences
  • Family Violence
  • Panic disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Self Harm
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Anger issues
  • Bullying
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Sleep Problems
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adjustment disorders