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Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
Health Sc. (Beh Sc). Grad Dip. Psych. Post Grad Dip. Psych

Janis is a Registered Psychologist and brings to DS Psychology Group more than 16 years working within the community support system. Janis has extensive experience working with people across the lifespan and has held a number of significant roles across different sectors including community mental health, and vocational counselling. Janis is able to help adults and older adults with grief and loss, anxiety/depression, adjustment issues, trauma and chronic pain, parenting, workplace stress and career guidance. Janis also has an interest in supporting carers of people with severe mental illness and is able to provide couple counselling.

In addition Janis  holds a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health. As a former Headspace Clinician and School Psychologist she is able to help children and teenagers with school refusal, bullying, academic stress, depression, anxiety and friendship concerns. She has also spent more than two years working in GP Clinics in rural NSW and VIC helping marginalised clients of different cultures, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and supporting people with high risk mental health; working with those impacted by long-term unemployment.

Janis offers a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space from which to take that first step towards strengthening your emotional wellbeing and resilience. Janis works collaboratively with her clients to recognise and build on their existing strengths, to better manage their emotions and to confront the various challenges that are standing in the way of where they would like to be in their lives and relationships. Janis works to support her clients to relieve their current distress, and to develop healthier long-term ways of coping for when times get tough. Janis also works collaboratively with doctors and other health professionals and is registered with Medicare, health funds, TAC, Worksafe and Victims of Crime.

Clinical Specialties

Adults :

  • Carer issues
  • PTSD and Trauma (injury, sexual assault, abuse)
  • Family Violence
  • Anxiety (generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic)
  • Chronic pain
  • Vocational and career concerns
  • Relationship conflict
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Depression (and suicide ideation)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life transitions/Adjustments (including health conditions)
  • Parenting assistance

Children and Adolescents :

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Academic stress
  • Depression
  • School refusal
  • Adjustment issues (school changes, health conditions)
  • Relational concerns
  • Separation/divorce/family issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Behavioural issues (anger, at risk behaviours)
  • Vocational guidance

Client Groups:

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Children (8 + years)
  • Adolescents
  • Older adults

Therapeutic Specialties:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Skills training
  • Couple Therapy

Janis offers appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays including evening appointments at our Ringwood Office