Daniela Jensen

Daniela is a fully registered psychologist and has a Masters degree in Health Psychology. She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). In her practice, some of the approaches adopted include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, Behaviour Management, Relaxation and Visualisation, Social Skills Training, SonRise program, Relationship Development Intervention, Applied Behavioural Analysis and Play Therapy. Daniela primarily works with children and young people and their families around issues including: parenting concerns, behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression, social skills development, coping with separation or conflict, bullying and friendship issues, school anxiety and refusal and coping with adjustment to change. She educates her clients about topics in a creative and age-appropriate way and she collaborates with the young person to identify strategies and tools that they can implement to assist them to manage their particular struggles or difficulties. Daniela has worked extensively with neurodevelopmental disorders and diagnoses, such as ASD or ADD/ADHD, as well as educational difficulties, including Specific Learning Disorders. Daniela has a keen interest in working closely with children, adolescents, families and adults to help them overcome life challenges and is passionate about assisting those who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Daniela has previously provided services to young people through individual consultations and within educational settings, has supervised Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) programs for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has provided workshops on behaviour management to parents and teachers. Daniela is supportive of working as part of the multidisciplinary team, such as occupational therapy and speech therapy, and is a firm believer that children with autism can significantly improve their life skills with appropriate and intensive assistance, such as building social rapport, self-regulation and communication. .

What you will need for an initial appointment:
- A referral from your G.P.
- Medicare card and mental health care plan to receive the Medicare rebate.
- If applicable, your claim number for WorkCover/DVA/TAC/ComCare.