Platinum Health Group is pleased to announce Jennifer Smith, psychologist, is joining our professional practitioners at our St Andrew's Toowoomba Medical Centre from 27 July.
Jennifer’s work experience has been broad and has included work with adults, adolescents and children in counselling and assessment. She has experience treating a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, self-harm, adjustment issues, grief, relationship problems, learning difficulties, school-refusal, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma..Working from a client centred approach with evidence based treatments, Jennifer uses a range of focused psychological strategies; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neuropsychotherapy, Psycho-education and other creative modes of practice. Jennifer values working collaboratively with clients, families and other health professionals to provide a service that is caring, sensitive, honest and confidential
Jennifer says the pace and complexity of modern life demands much of us and we may all encounter difficulties at some time during our lives. Whether it be personal or professional relationships, changed circumstances or random events, we assume, often mistakenly, that we should be able to deal with these difficulties by ourselves. The reality however, is that for many people difficulties can arise as a result of long standing issues that they are un-aware of and which remain un-resolved. Alternatively, new circumstances and random events can present us with issues that we have never had to deal with previously. Fortunately, there is now a far greater understanding of cognitive development and mental health issues. Working together, we can find solutions with which to overcome these issues in order to navigate life’s challenges and find ways to live a happier and healthier life.