Jessica Pienaar Law

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Psych) (Hons), MPsych (Clin)


I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in private and public health services (general and psychiatric), the emergency service sector, schools and universities, as well as in private practice. As a result of these experiences, I am passionate about supporting clients develop self-awareness and skilfulness in coping with life stressors. I have a particular interest in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for emotion dysregulation and recovery from trauma. I have experience working across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults and older adults) and am committed to supporting families managing complex life challenges.  I have found that accurate assessment and collaborating with clients on treatment plans, strengthens recovery.

I have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development and have experience in a range of evidence-based interventions. In addition to my work at Aurora Psychology, I continue to be involved in academic teaching and am an AHPRA board-approved supervisor for provisional psychologists, as well as the clinical registrar program. 

I am trained in a range of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy.

Please note that I am only taking bookings for existing and previous clients at this stage. If you are a new client, please speak with our administrative team to determine which psychologist at Aurora Psychology will be a good fit for you.

I Work with:

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

Areas of Interest:

  • Emotion dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • Chronic illness and pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Adjustment to stressful life changes 

  • Body image issues

  • Disordered eating

  • Parenting

  • Job or study dissatisfaction

  • Drug and alcohol issues

  • Sleep problems

  • Cognitive and educational assessments

  • Learning difficulties

  • Self-development

  • Clinical supervision

Available Times:

  • Tuesdays 2pm to 8pm

  • Thursdays 1pm to 4pm