Jennifer Gardner

Clinical Psychologist

MA (Clin Psych), BSC (Hons) Psych, MA (Couns), Grad Dip Couns, BAFA (Hons), Grad Dip ClinNutr, Grad Cert NutrMed, MAPS, MACPA

Trauma-Informed Therapy

Mood, Anxiety, and Emotional Dysregulation

Substance Use

Grief and Loss

Eating Disorders


Provider of Telehealth Services


About Jenn

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Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns, with particular expertise in treating complex presentations from age 15 years upwards, and across adulthood, including: complex/childhood trauma, dissociation (depersonalisation, derealisation), medically unexplained symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, eating disorders, grief/loss, mood/anxiety disorders (depression, bipolar, worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety), attachment disorders, adjustment disorder, emotional dysregulation and personality disorders. 


Jenn’s approach to therapy is individualised to each client’s needs, and informed by the understanding that for many clients, childhood trauma shapes and forms responses to current situations, and may underlie distress and difficulties. Similarly, adult onset trauma may also inform current difficulties. Jenn's caring, sensitive, relational style provides a supportive and safe therapeutic space for clients to learn skills to manage distress, and explore and overcome past trauma and/or current difficulties.

Jenn completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Australia, with specialist postgraduate training in both counselling and clinical psychology. She has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), and a Masters degree in Counselling from the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She is also a Clinical Supervisor for registered Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Social Workers.


Jenn has had clinical training and experience in a variety of mental health and community settings, including specialist university and e-mental health clinics, private practice, an NGO, and private hospitals specialising in treating mood and anxiety, and complex trauma and/or substance use, where she provided both individual and group-based treatments. She has knowledge of the South Pacific Private model, has previously worked with Blue Knot Foundation (the centre of excellence for complex trauma), and has worked in a local leading Private Hospital, primarily with in-patients and day program groups in the area of drug and alcohol (substance use), and day program groups with Eating Disorders. She has also facilitated day program groups for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Anxiety and Mood. Jenn has also provided training/educational workshops to Therapists and Nurses. Jenn continues to work with in-patients in the area of drug and alcohol.

Jenn is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a fully registered Counsellor on the ARCAP Register. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists (MACPA).


Jenn offers Psychological Assessment and Treatment for the following difficulties:

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  • Complex/Childhood Trauma

  • Dissociation and Depersonalisation

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Personality Disorders

  • Adult Attachment Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms

  • Grief and Loss

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Stress-Related disorders

  • Separation/Divorce

  • Depression

  • Bipolar

  • Anxiety, Worry, Panic

  • Obsessions and Compulsions

  • Self-Esteem Problems

  • Emotional Dysregulation

  • Clinical Supervision





Therapy For Individuals
Jenn uses a range of therapeutic approaches, individualised to each client,  such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), and process-oriented, insight, attachment-focused, and systemic family therapies. She uses a staged approach to treat complex trauma. Additionally, Jenn employs Grief and Loss, and Solution Focused therapies, and draws strategies from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy. She also offers EMDR.

Clinical Supervision




Jenn is trained in the Rise Up model of Clinical Supervision. She provides Supervision to registered Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Social Workers, and is a Consultant Supervisor to Therapy teams in organisations and NGOs.


Contact Details

To make an appointment, please contact Jenn:

0438 299 873 


When calling Jenn, please be mindful that due to her appointment schedule and hospital work, she may at times not be able to answer your call straight away. Please leave a message and Jenn will call you back as soon as possible. Similarly while Jenn checks her e-mails regularly during weekdays, there may be a short delay in replying to your e-mail due to her appointment schedule and hospital work. Please also note that Jenn does not take calls after hours or over the weekend outside of her consulting hours.

The practice is located at:


Grow Mindfully

Level 1, 134 Willoughby Rd




NSW 2065


Web Inquiry


For non -urgent inquiries, you can also contact Jenn via the

Web Inquiry Form below


Thank you for submitting your inquiry.                     Please note, in a mental health crisis or emergency, please contact 000. Other crisis &/or 24/7 numbers can be found in the 'If  In Crisis' section on this Website

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If In Crisis

This service is not a a crisis service.


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out to your Doctor (e.g., GP, Psychiatrist), your local Community Mental Health Crisis Team (1800 011 511), or go to the emergency department of your closest hospital.


If you feel suicidal and/or need to speak to someone immediately, you can contact the following services, which offer  24-hour assistance, 7 days a week: your local Mental Health Crisis Team (1800 011 511), Lifeline (13 11 14), Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636), or the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467). You could also contact the Police on 000 for assistance regarding a serious mental health emergency.

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