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RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF

WELCOME TO LILAC PSYCHOLOGY

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Jessica (she/her) is the Director at Lilac Psychology. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the EMDR Association Australia (EMDRAA).

Jessica supports her clients to utilise their personal strengths and inner resources to overcome challenges, regulate emotions, feel empowered, re-connect, and develop self-awareness and understanding.

 

In her approach, Jessica values flexibility, creativity, authenticity, and evidence-based knowledge. She believes in growth and resiliency and in finding meaning in adversity and imperfections.

As a bilingual and bicultural person with a French background, Jessica is also passionate about supporting Melbourne's French and francophone communities.

"I believe that therapy is not always about change. It is about being heard, seen, held, and guided to discover, (re)connect with, and nurture what is already there, including your own qualities and healing abilities. At Lilac Psychology we believe that in the right environment,  find the courage to reconnect with their authentic self  in order to make sense of their own internal world and to create space for it to grow."

- Jessica.

PHILOSOPHY

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Jessica’s approach is integrative, trauma-informed, and client-centred.
 

Therapy looks different for each and every person, and Jessica places an emphasis on working collaboratively with her clients to set treatment goals and tailor her approach to meet their individual needs and personalities.

 

Jessica’s clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based and trauma-informed therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness.

As people and the world continuously evolve, so does psychology. Being a therapist is therefore an ongoing process and Jessica firmly believes that it is her professional and personal responsibility to continue growing and learning new ways of understanding and helping people. In view of this, Jessica is constantly engaging in professional development activities to evolve and further her practice by training in different therapies, deepening her knowledge and understanding of psychology, and developing new skills. Jessica also attends regular professional supervision as well as her own personal therapy. 

THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest predictors of treatment outcomes. Jessica has conducted her own research on the therapeutic relationship. She therefore places above all a strong emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, authenticity, and collaboration. Finding the "right fit" is a key aspect of therapy and it is therefore important to know that there should be no pressure to commit to any particular therapist and that Jessica welcomes open communication around this.

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JESSICA'S AREAS OF INTEREST & PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE 

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Complex PTSD

  • Developmental and attachment trauma

  • Depression and low mood

  • Difficulties related to expatriation

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Neurodiversity

  • Panic attacks

  • Anger 

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Sexual/intimacy issues

  • Life transitions and adjustment difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Personal growth

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS
ON YOUR OWN

SERVICES
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SERVICES

Jessica works with adults in individual therapy and is trained in a range of evidence-based and trauma-informed modalities, based on your individual needs and requirements, including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) (Levels 1 & 2)

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) (Level 1)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  •  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Psychodynamic 

COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS & ADOLESCENTS
THÉRAPIE EN FRANÇAIS

People seek therapy for a range of reasons including improving mood and well-being, working through difficult emotions or traumatic experiences, addressing mental health difficulties, feeling stuck or directionless, or seeking support and clarity while navigating life transitions. 

You may also like to work with Jessica simply to better understand yourself or work on personal development, which might include clarifying your values, re-connecting to yourself and others, making an important decision, increasing your confidence, or finding more meaning and purpose in your life.

Jessica is bilingual and can also provide counselling & psychological services in French.

Psychologue clinicienne, je suis française installée à Melbourne depuis plus de dix ans. Si vous êtes français ou francophone et souhaitez faire votre thérapie dans votre langue natale, je peux vous accueillir et vous accompagner en français. Je suis enregistrée auprès de Medicare et de AHPRA, et je vous accompagne où que vous soyez en Australie en visio, ou en présentiel à St Kilda, Melbourne.

Je propose un accompagnement psychologique utilisant une approche intégrative et sur mesure que nous développons ensemble en fonction de vos besoins. Je vous aide dans la compréhension et la gestion de vos émotions, et j'accompagne les personnes souhaitant travailler entre autres sur leurs angoisses, état dépressif, expériences traumatiques, troubles anxieux, difficultés relationnelles etc.

 

Ayant passé une grande partie de ma vie à l'étranger et travaillé avec de nombreux expatriés, je connais également bien les difficultés pouvant accompagner l'expatriation telles que la solitude, le sentiment d'isolement, le déracinement, les différences culturelles, la recherche identitaire, ou encore la reconversion professionnelle. Vivre loin de son pays d'origine peut aussi accentuer les petits et grands défis du quotidien ainsi que les troubles de la santé mentale. Vous aider à exprimer et mieux comprendre vos souffrances liées à l'expatriation peut vous soulager, vous aider à avancer, et à faire place aux aspects positifs et enrichissants de la vie à l'étranger.

Sessions can be delivered via Telehealth or
in-person at our St Kilda location
CONTACT

GET IN TOUCH

22 Alma Rd, St Kilda

VIC 3182

Lilac Psychology respectfully acknowledges the Boon Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work in. We pay our respect to their elders, past and present, and recognise their enduring connection to the land, waters, and community.

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