Jonathan is a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults, including in private practice, a child and adolescent mental health service, and a specialist mental health service for young people. In addition to his practice at Melbourne Children’s Psychology Clinic, Jonathan works at the Schema Therapy Institute Australia where he provides individual and group schema therapy for adolescents and young adults with complex mental health issues. He has previously worked at Headspace Sunshine where he developed and co-facilitated the ‘Music and Mood group’, which was a group therapy program that ran each school term and explored the role that music can play as a coping mechanism to help manage emotions. He is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults and helping them express their emerging identity and sense of self via music and creative interventions.
Jonathan has experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, OCD, self-esteem issues, depression, anger and oppositional behaviour, grief and loss, difficulties with body image and eating, and autism spectrum disorders. Jonathan is particularly interested in the treatment of complex emotional problems in young adulthood such as chronic depression, attachment and relationship issues, and supporting young people with a history of trauma and early stress. Jonathan adopts evidence-based treatment approaches based on a comprehensive assessment of the individual needs of each family, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Jonathan provides cognitive and educational assessments including for the purposes of diagnosing learning difficulties and developing a profile of strengths and weaknesses.