Jessica Ciarma

Jessica-Ciarma-Medicare-Bulk-Billing-Psychologist-near-northcoteJessica Ciarma

Registered Psychologist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Jessica is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, after completing her Masters degree at Australian Catholic University. Jessica also graduated with First Class Honours from RMIT University, and completed her Bachelor degree at Deakin University. She is currently working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

Jessica is passionate about her work, and enjoys working with clients of differing cultural backgrounds and with diverse presenting issues. She works primarily with adolescents and adults.

Jessica is experienced in treating a range of mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety disorders, including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder and social anxiety. She also has experience working with clients undergoing adjustment related issues, stress, grief and loss, sleep disturbance, and emotion regulation difficulties. One of Jessica’s main interests is working with clients with eating disorders  (e.g. Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa) and related issues, such as poor body image. Jessica understands that eating difficulties and body image concerns are common in many, and encourages those suffering from such difficulties to seek the support that they need.

Jessica prides herself on using evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also uses techniques such as assertiveness training and motivational interviewing. Her approach is essentially client-entered, and she likes to provide supportive therapy, where the client is heard and feels listened to, but is also given strategies where necessary to assist in improving their mental health. She enjoys setting goals with clients in order to assist them to live a fulfilling life, in line with their values.

Jessica is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Reservoir office.

Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Jessica.

Our online self-service booking system is undergoing a major overhaul, and will be unavailable until the end of 2018. Until then, our friendly reception team is happy to take your call and book your appointments for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.