Dr Jennifer Wheeler
Qualifications & Training
Jennifer is a fully registered psychologist with endorsement by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) as a Clinical Psychologist. She has full membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Jennifer completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her doctoral thesis investigated Borderline Personality Disorder and clinical risk.
Prior to becoming a psychologist Jennifer was a Business professional working in both the corporate and private sectors. She gained a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Therapeutic Approach / Area of Expertise
Jennifer has extensive experience in community mental health as well as in private practice. She has worked as clinical case manager, care coordinator, triage clinician, mental health practitioner, and clinical psychologist, assessing and treating a wide range of psychological issues and challenges.
Jennifer became a psychologist because she believes that everyone should be able to live a rewarding life pursuing their goals. Often individuals feel a sense that this is not materialising for them and develop anxiety, depression or other disorders. She collaborates with her clients so they are able to see unhelpful life patterns, ways of thinking or behaving, that are not congruent with living the life they desire and helps them make changes. As a person with extensive life experience across many roles Jennifer is able to offer a broad perspective to her clients problems. Jennifer believes that acceptance of what is currently happening in their life leads the way to help the client make the changes that they need to.
Jennifer utilises a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in the treatment of the following issues:
Anxiety, including social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Depression and bipolar disorder
Psychosis, including delusional disorders
Personality disorder (in particular, Borderline Personality Disorder)
Substance use disorders
Emotional regulation, impulsivity, and relationship problems
Grief and loss
Appointment Costs & Rebates
Appointments with Jennifer can be booked through our online booking system.
If you have a Medicare card and a referral from a GP or psychiatrist, you may be able to receive a Medicare rebate of $136.35, for up to 10 appointments per calendar year. Please speak to your GP about your eligibility for this rebate. If you have a private health insurance with extras, you may be able to receive a rebate via your private health insurance (you do not require a GP referral to obtain private health rebates).