Dr. Jesse Smith

Clinical Lead

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Jesse is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed her training at the University of Melbourne where she received a Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD. Her PhD focussed on the association between functioning within the familial unit (relationships and parenting) and outcomes in children (emotional, behavioural and hormonal).

Jesse has received training in Schema Therapy, DBT, and CBT (including mindfulness). She strongly believes in the deeper level processing and lasting change that Schema Therapy can provide. Jesse uses emotion focussed, cognitive, behavioural, and experiential techniques to assist the client with building a better understanding of themselves and their current ways of coping. This understanding is then used to process, manage and heal internal triggers – providing the opportunity for growth and lasting change.

From her experience across forensic and mental health settings, Jesse has skills in working with the following: trauma, difficulties with emotional and behavioural regulation (including aggression and violence), personality presentations, mental health, coping through substance and/or sex, and relationships – including families, parent-child, and couples who are parenting. Jesse has worked with children, youth, young adults, and adults – providing treatment both individually and in group settings.

Jesse is warm, passionate, and curious in her approach. She firmly believes in increasing the accessibility and approachability of therapy for people from marginalised groups. She has worked with LGBTQIA+, First Nations Australians, and other religious and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Jesse works across Essendon and Carlton.

Jesse is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at Schema Therapy Institute.

Essendon: Monday (2pm-8pm), Tuesday (8am-6pm); Wednesday (8am-6pm);

Carlton: Saturday (8am to 5pm).