Psychologist

Joanna Paterson is a registered Clinical Psychologist, a full member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, and a Board Approved Supervisor.

Joanna has experience working primarily in private practice, as well as in public health and pain management, and enjoys assisting clients to develop the skills and insight they need to make positive and lasting change.  

Joanna works with adolescents, adults, couples and families, and can help with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, stress, anger, sleep disturbance, disordered eating, personality disorders, bipolar, chronic pain, drug and alcohol misuse, self esteem, relationships, and grief and loss.

Joanna uses a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT). Equine Assisted Clinical Psychology is also available for children and teenagers in Main Ridge.

Joanna provides a warm and empathetic space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and believes that everyone is capable of making positive change at any stage of life. 

Baci ❤️💕

Baci is a Bernese Mountain Dog and is with Joanna at the clinic most days. Baci is 5 years old and was bottle fed from 12 hours of age as her mother was sick when she was born. Baci is extremely affectionate and gentle and loves humans. She knows when people are anxious or upset and is there to offer a paw and a cuddle. In fact, sometimes Baci thinks she is a 50kg lap dog!

Baci loves a snack, short walks on the beach (not much stamina), and going out for brunch.