Jodi Thiessen MAPS MACBS

In my practice I seek to help you achieve healthy relationships as a foundation for good mental health. I am determined to help people with depression and anxiety to understand their symptoms and then get on with the things they want to do, to enjoy a more meaningful life. This starts with the therapist/client relationship, which for me is grounded in compassion and understanding, and is built on trust, confidentiality, and openness. Each of these aspects is vital as we work together to address your concerns.

I use the most up to-date methods and tools to help you identify the skills, strengths, and values that will point you towards who you want to be in this world. Depending on your particular needs, with your consent, we may also use psychometric assessment, observation, self-reporting, reports from family, close friends or teachers, to measure progress towards your goals.

Many people have suffered trauma in their lives such as loss, bullying, abuse, isolation, and severe stress and anxiety, we work through this together with gentle compassion.

There is no one path to achieve good mental health so choosing the best therapy is a collaborative process. So, wherever you are from, whatever your age, gender or orientation… let’s find a space of trust and learning together.

I offer therapy for a broad range of issues including:

  • Mood issues, depression, bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, fears or phobias

  • Low self-esteem or self-confidence

  • Teenagers and young people

  • Trauma

  • Work-related stress or performance

  • Perfectionism

  • Grief and loss

  • Time management, planning and study


I have also worked for many years as a researcher and project manager for humanitarian public health projects across the Pacific and the world for the United Nations. This cross-cultural work has provided me with important learning and perspectives on how things beyond our control, such as our culture, family, belief systems, and socioeconomic status can affect our thoughts and feelings.

When I’m not working, I love lounging around, chatting with friends over a cup of tea, or spending time with my children. I really value community and volunteering is very important to me. And whenever possible I love travelling to wildly exciting places (which is almost anywhere!). And, of course, I enjoy a good laugh.

If you want to find out how I can help you call 9876 1800 or email to make an appointment or you can book directly through HealthKit.