Jonathan Rasmussen

Clinical Psychologist

Jonathan is a clinical psychologist who has worked in private practice and a community mental health service with children, adolescents, and young adults. Jonathan is passionate about helping young people express their emerging sense of identity and navigate the challenges of growing up. He aims to make therapy relatable and guided by their input, utilising their interests and expertise about themselves while providing clear treatment plans that are tailor-made to their needs. Jonathan has experience working with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, OCD, self-esteem issues, depression, anger, grief and loss, difficulties with body image and disordered eating, and autism spectrum disorders. Jonathan is particularly interested in the treatment of complex emotional problems in young adulthood such as chronic depression, relationship issues, and supporting young people with a history of trauma and early stress. Jonathan adopts a range of treatment modalities depending on the individual needs of each client including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR and schema therapy.

Jonathan has expertise in providing both individual and group therapy with adolescents. Jonathan developed and co-facilitated the ‘Music and Mood’ group, which was a group therapy program at headspace that ran each school term and explored the role that music can play as a coping
mechanism to help manage emotions.

Jonathan works 2 pm – 8 pm on a Thursday and 10 am to 6 pm on a Friday at the new Essendon location. Jonathan will be running a schema therapy group program for adolescents on Saturday mornings.