Dr Jo Young

Jolee Young is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  She holds honours degrees in both Psychology and Education (School Psychology/Special Education) and obtained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Western Australia.  She has won academic awards for her work examining facial affect interpretation in boys with ADHD. 

With over 15 years clinical experience working with both children and adults, Jolee has a special interest in the management of anxiety and in providing practical assistance to those with executive function deficits/ADHD.  Jolee believes that the mind and body are connected and to truly address psychological challenges we must look at the person as a whole.

Jolee is able to conduct psychometric assessments to measure intellectual ability in children 6-16 years (e.g. WISC-V), psychological assessments to assess for ADHD and other behavioural conditions (e.g. Connors 3, SNAP-IV) and global screening assessments to screen for prevalent psychiatric, psychological, and educational conditions (e.g. PsychProfiler®).  Please note that a formal diagnosis of ADHD must be made by a medical professional such as a Paediatrician or Neurologist.

Jolee also has an interest in issues surrounding trying to conceive and infertility. She has extensive knowledge of assisted reproductive technology (e.g. IVF, ICSI, GIFT, ZIFT, IUI) and its psychological impact.

Jolee employs a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Therapy and Mindfulness. Therapy is designed to meet the needs of the client and is not a one size fits all.  When working with children Jolee tailors’ therapy to meet the specific interests of the child. 

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