"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end"
A BIT ABOUT ME
DR JASMINE GREEN - PSYCHOLOGIST
I have a deep appreciation for how daunting and difficult it can be to ask for help - let alone asking help from what is essentially a stranger! I fully acknowledge the great lengths people go to before deciding to access professional psychological support. As such, I hope to introduce myself to you & tell you a bit about me. My name is Dr Jasmine Green & I am a fully registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I also hold a doctorate from the University of Sydney & I am the proud (and often exhausted) mother of two rambunctious, strong willed daughters!
I would describe myself as a warm, genuine & dedicated psychologist who is passionate about supporting adults, young people, families (& school systems where needed) to make meaningful changes. I absolutely love my work & I take a curious, respectful, non-judgmental & collaborative approach to therapy. The ultimate goal of any therapy session is to help my clients to develop not only an understanding but also the skills to help them lead a more fulfilling, satisfying & value driven life. My therapeutic approach helps people to identify their own unique values and goals, develop greater mental flexibility & resilience to better manage life stressors – whatever they may be. I am an 'advocate for people' and believe that therapy is more than a set of instructions or strategies, rather it is a collaborative relationship that allows for change in someone’s life.
I am experienced in providing a range of psychological support services with both adults and young people. As a school psychologist, I have had extensive experience working with adolescents and their families in the school system (inc. boarding). I have provided professional support to teachers, school executive & parents as well as played a key role in policy & procedure implementation, & whole-school mental health awareness. I am passionate about early intervention with young people.
I have also been employed as a casual lecturer & tutor for the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney, in addition to speaking at many international and national conferences. I have also published my research in many academic journals (see full list in my 'Linkedin Profile').
As a client of mine, you can be sure that I will be implementing evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help you (& your family) to have a different relationship with unhelpful thoughts, feelings or behaviours that are no longer ‘working for you’. Regardless of how long you may have struggled, I will work with you based on ‘where you are at’ when you first present. If you are already engaged with other health providers, I will coordinate care & regularly communicate with them (only with your consent).
My commitment to you is to bring curiosity, compassion,respect, warmth, humour, and a sound professional knowledge base to the work we will do together. If you would like to work with someone who is completely invested in your well-being then please contact me.
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"
Change Ways Psychology is a private psychology practice dedicated to supporting the mental health & well-being of adults and young people using evidence-based interventions. Dr Jasmine Green is an advocate for people - not just strategies & techniques. She supports people to be an agent of change in their own life. Change Ways Psychology aims to assist people to find a more helpful way of responding to the issues that ‘get in the way’ of living the life people want for themselves.
Dr Green's approach & interventions are drawn from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to:
Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling, Positive Psychology
Dr Green can provide psychological services to young people & adults with any of the following presenting problems:
• Anxiety, Stress, or Panic
• Depression & mood difficulties
• Sleep difficulties
• Anger management
• Relationship & family difficulties
• Adjusting to physical disabilities, disease or injury
• School difficulties - bullying, school refusal, friendship issues, exam anxiety, perfection paralysis
• Risk-taking, Self-harm & Suicidality
• Career/work adjustment concerns
• Lack of motivation
• Separation / divorce
• Bereavement, grief and loss
• Perinatal & Postnatal related concerns
Psychological Support - Adults
At Change Ways Psychology, clients will receive face-to-face psychological support using evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help you have a different relationship with unhelpful thoughts, feelings or behaviours that are no longer ‘working for you’.
Psychological Support - Adolescents
Just like adults, adolescents can experience significant difficulties with managing life stressors. I work collaboratively with young people and where appropriate their families, their support systems and their schools to assist them to mange the issues they face.
Perinatal & Postnatal Psychological Support
Having a baby is both an exciting & extremely challenging time. Feelings of anxiety or depression can make daily functioning difficult & can impact on relationships & the well-being of the baby. Both women & men can experience perinatal (during pregnancy and the year after birth) mental health issues & these can vary in intensity and symptoms. Psychological support can greatly assist people to cope with these symptoms.
If you’re worried you could have perinatal or postnatal anxiety or depression, be assured that with the right support, many mums & dads have come through this experience to find joy and fulfillment as a parent.
School Psychological Services & Consultancy Services
Having worked as a school psychologist (K-12), I am acutely familiar with the issues surrounding adolescents (& families) in the schools system (inc. boarding school). I am deeply passionate about early intervention with young people & I can provide tailored support to schools by assisting them to manage the difficulties associated with 'at-risk' students (e.g return to school plans).
I can also conduct presentations, workshops and seminars on a wide range of psychological topics for teachers, school executive, students and parents. My PhD research & publications are in the area of motivation, self-concept and academic achievement in high school (based on Professor Andrew Martin's work).
I can facilitate the .b program (Mindfulness in Schools Program), Peer Support Program Australia, RITE Journey, Cool Kids Program, Positive Education & Character Strength Based Programs, Friends for Life Program, Dr Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Problems Solving Approach
SESSION LENGTH & FEES
Your first session is an initial consultation where a detailed history will be taken as well as a discussion about the goals of subsequent sessions. The fee for an initial session is $200.
All subsequent sessions are between 50-60mins & are $185.
For those clients requiring long term therapy, a reduced hourly rate can be arranged. Most sessions are face-to-face however Skype or telephone sessions can also be arranged.
Consultation fees are payable at the time of the session. Fees represent payment for the psychologist’s professional knowledge and experience. This fee rate also accounts for planning and work done outside the session to support the therapeutic relationship (eg., liaising with other treating health professionals).
MEDICARE & PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS
Medicare rebates are available for psychological consultations under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. As of November 1, 2011 eligible people can receive up to 10 individual sessions with a registered psychologist in a calendar year. In order to receive a Medicare rebate your eligibility for a Mental Health Treatment Plan will need to be determined by a medical practitioner (GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist).
Once you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan you will be entitled to a Medicare rebate of $84.80 from the consultation fee. Your out of pocket expenses for consultations also contribute to your Medicare Safety Net threshold.
You will be provided with a receipt so you can access your Medicare rebate
For further information please see https://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/fact_sheet/
You may also be able to claim a rebate for psychological services from your private health fund. Private health fund rebates vary based on your level of cover and do not require a referral. We recommend that you check with your health fund directly for further information.
Please note: You can use EITHER Medicare or your private health insurance, but not both.
Life can be busy and at times you may need to reschedule your appointment at the last minute. I will do my best to be flexible, but please be mindful that cancellations made with LESS THAN 24 HRS NOTICE will incur a late cancellation fee of $80, as this time period is too short to offer your appointment to somebody else. * Please note - Cancellations are NOT covered by medicare
To help you avoid incurring a late cancellation fee, you will receive a reminder email at least 48 hours before your appointment.
As a psychologist & member of the Australian Psychological Society, I will maintain a professional and ethical standard of service that is competent, respectful, non-judgmental and confidential, as set out in the APS’s Code of Ethics.
See the APS website for more information
H. Jackson Brown Jnr
When you can't change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.
Change Ways Psychology is conveniently located near public transport - Bondi Junction Train Station and Bus Depot are within walking distance. There is paid street parking or 2hrs free parking at Westfield Shopping Centre.
** PLEASE NOTE - DR GREEN IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE & IS NOT TAKING REFERRALS **
Change Ways Psychology is NOT an emergency or crisis service.
If you need immediate help please call one of the 24hr telephone counselling services below or contact the Emergency Department of your local Hospital (000).
LifeLine - 13 11 14
Kids HelpLine - 1800 55 1800
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
BeyondBlue - 1300 22 4636
Sexual Assault, Family Domestic Violence Counselling Service - 1800 737 732
NSW Rape CrisisLine - 1800 424 017
Mensline - 1300 78 99 78
Black Dog SnapShot
Black Dog Bite Back
Mind The Bump (for expecting parents)
Stop Breathe Think
Breathe Think Do with Sesame Street
This Way Up Clinic
BRAVE Program for Teenagers
Shuti Sleep Program