B.Psych (Hons)




Grassroots Psychology was established in 2020 by founding Psychologist, Jessica Doak. Jess completed her Masters’ in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2018, and has since worked in various roles within public and private sectors, involving therapeutic intervention for children, families, and older adults, risk assessment and crisis management, developmental, cognitive, and psychological assessment, and various research projects.

Areas of interest:

- Psychological & Cognitive Assessment

- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
- Chronic mental health, neurodegenerative, and developmental conditions 
(eg. FASD, ASD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Dementia related illnesses)

- Equine and Animal Assisted Therapies 

- Depressive Disorders

- Adjustment Intervention
- Functional Behaviour Analysis
- Children & Adolescents
- Older Adults

Jess has a warm and authentic therapeutic approach. She mostly works with children and early adolescents, and older adults. Her therapy toolkit often comprises of cognitive-behavioural, trauma-informed, somatic, and acceptance and mindfulness frameworks. Where appropriate, Jess incorporates into therapy the natural environment, arts and creative modes, and members from her group of four-legged co-facilitators.


- Australian Psychological Society (APS) full member

- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) associate member 

- Medicare service provider

- Trained in the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD):

- Certified PuP (Parents Under Pressure) therapist:

- Trained in Behavioural Analysis and Intervention (Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis):

- Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with the EP Institute:

- Currently learning Auslan

P: PO Box 15 Pomona QLD 4568


T: 0474 467 381

ABN: 17 689 820 332

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