Jessica Pienaar Law
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.
I Work with:
Areas of Interest:
Emotion dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Chronic illness and pain
Adjustment to stressful life changes
Body image issues
Job or study dissatisfaction
Drug and alcohol issues
Cognitive and educational assessments
Tuesdays 2pm to 8pm
Thursdays 1pm to 4pm