Dr. Jessica Laird, MAPS, DPsych, RN


Online Therapy

About Me

I’m a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse in Australia. My areas of research have delved into improving the recovery of children and young people affected by sexual violence and exploitation. I love working with children, young people and adults, and people heal and create meaning making in their lives. I have worked alongside young humans involved in the out of home care system, child protection and foster care, specifically in the area of child sexual exploitation for many years.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Nursing Science Graduate Diploma of Neonatal Intensive Care Graduate Diploma of Psychological Sciences (Hons) Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Clinical Psychologist. Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Registered Nurse (Div 1).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility


  • English


  • Medicare

NDIS, Private, WorkCover, VOCAT