Jodi Thiessen MAPS MACBS

Jodi strives to help clients achieve healthy interpersonal relationships as a foundation for good mental health. She likes to help clients who have persistent feelings of depression and anxiety to get on with things they want to do to create a full and meaningful life. For Jodi, the therapeutic relationship must be founded in compassion and understanding and be built on trust, confidentiality, and openness.

Jodi uses the most up-to-date tools available to help identify positive and protective factors that will help clients achieve their goals. Using values as guideposts, in collaboration with her clients, she may also use psychometric assessment, observation, self-reporting, reports from family, close friends or teachers, to measure progress towards goals.

There is no one way for everyone to achieve good mental health so choosing the best method and therapy is a collaborative process that is best achieved with a strong, trusting relationship.

Based in Epping, she provides rebates for sessions through Medicare upon request from the GP. Bulk billing to clients who are unemployed or on low incomes is also available. Many health funds also provide rebates for psychology sessions.

Jodi offers therapy for a broad range of issues including:

  • Mood issues such as depression or bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, fears or phobias

  • Low self-esteem or self-confidence

  • Addiction 

  • Trauma

  • Work related stress or performance issues 

  • Adjustment problems 

  • Grief or bereavement 

  • Help with time management, planning and study

Jodi believes different perspectives and cultural viewpoints frame our experience and can be used to strengthen our lives. So, wherever you are from, whatever your age, gender or viewpoint… Jodi will help find a space of trust and learning together.

background

Jodi has also worked for many years as a researcher and project manager for health projects at the World Health Organization Collaboration Centre at the University of Technology Sydney and for other United Nations agencies. Jodi describes this cross-cultural work as giving her important learning and perspective on how culture can frame our thoughts and feelings.

In her spare time she loves being creative and travelling. But most importantly… having a good laugh…

If you want to find out how Jodi can help you call 9876 1800 or email jodi@bridgestreetpsych.com.au to make an appointment or you can book directly through HealthKit.