Jessica Gardner

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist


Jessica Gardner is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Family Therapist and EMDR therapist with experience in private practice, community organisations and schools. She is a friendly and down to earth therapist who works with clients of all ages, with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families.  Whatever the challenge that brings people to counselling, Jess works collaboratively with clients and their strengths to see them thrive. Jess has a special interest in trauma and draws on systemic and integrative frameworks which consider individuals in the context of their family, community and broader systems.  Jess utilises approaches such as EMDR, family therapy, play therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Jess enjoys good books, the beach and growing veggies to share.

Qualifications and Professional Associations

  • Master of Clinical Family Therapy (Bouverie Centre – Latrobe University)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (University of South Australia)
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AMHSW)
  • Member of the EMDR Association of Australia

Jess sees clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.