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Jess Ranson: Clinical Psychologist

I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist with almost 10 years’ experience working in the mental health sectors in both Adelaide and Perth, WA. I completed my Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2021 after previously working for several years in mental health early intervention with children and young people. I hold membership with the Australian Psychological Society and, along with Inspired Psychology, also currently work with adults in public mental health.

I am driven by the experiences of individuals and believe people are the experts of their own lives, deserving not just psychological guidance, but empathy, dignity, and respect when at their most emotionally vulnerable. Above all, I prioritise creating a genuine, supportive environment where we can invest time in getting to know you and your situation to create a collaborative understanding, and better clinical outcomes (hopefully with some humour along the way!).

In my therapeutic approach, I value being strengths-based and recovery-oriented, combining the clinical evidence-base with the unique needs of individuals to achieve their goals. Thus, I tend to use an integrative style, crafting a tailored approach which draws from knowledge about attachment and trauma, and intervention modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema-Focused Therapy. I also have knowledge of Family Systems, Compassion-Focused and Radically Open DBT approaches.

I have experience working with both mood and anxiety disorders as well as more complex presentations, including psychosis, personality disorders, suicide and self-harm. I have a particular passion for the experiences of young people and helping them foster a deeper understanding of themselves, improve emotional regulation capacity and build self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience.