Search our directory and find your nearest “Lead The Way Certified” therapy dog & handler teams. Search for the right team by service category – Aged Care, Disability, Education/Schools, Health/Medical, Mental Health, Recreational or Volunteer
Here you will find the many graduates of Lead The Way AAI Institute. Our graduates have undergone intensive assessments, and agree to follow the strictest ethical, safety and professional guidelines. Lead The Way does not offer individual recommendations or endorsements, neither are graduates employees of Lead The Way.
Whats New? From 2019, all Certified Handlers will be listed in our Directory, including their level of certification!
Directory listings will include; the handler’s Certification Number and level (Certified Handler, Advanced Handler, Multi-Dog Handler or Practitioner) and will include the dog’s level of certification (Visiting, Advanced, Multi-Dog) and expiration date.
• Accredited EMDR Practitioner (Stage 1, Stage 2, Master Class)
• Advanced Certificate of Supervision
• Certificate 1V Clinical Hypnosis
• Certificate IV Counselling & Conflict Resolution
• Certificate Ethical Maturity – Supervision
• Certificate for Group Supervision
• Certified in Brainspotting™, Consultant, Supervisor and Expert,
• Diploma Clinical Hypnosis
• Diploma Ego State Therapy
• Graduate Diploma Advanced Counselling
• Masters Psychotherapy & Counselling
I have a focus within my work on grief &; loss, crisis and trauma, eating disorders and addictions and work with all presenting issues and symptoms that arise within the client work.
I work with adolescents and adults individually or in groups. I provide the choice of one hour session or intensive sessions of three hours on subsequent days in the one week. I provide clinical supervision individually or in group either face to face or by Skype.
My philosophy is to work together with each client to assist them to achieve their desired goals in a calm, safe and positive way. Underlying issues often play a significant role in what and how we feel. I use a combination of Psychotherapy, Brainspotting™, Animal Assisted Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Informed Therapy, Brain Based Therapies, Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Rhythm Drumming and Hypnotherapy to assist in identifying and working with any underlying issues.
I work in an integrative way that empowers and supports adaptive coping skills that see individuals as not only capable of surviving but thriving through celebrating resilience and self compassion and empathy for self and others.
EMDR and BrainspottingTM are advanced neurobiological psychotherapies that integrate and combine with talk therapies, expressive therapies, body centred psychotherapy and trauma specific and trauma informed therapies to support clients to make meaning in a way that allows healing and promotes living a more pleasant life.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Jessica is a Psychologist with a particular interest in working with children and adolescents. Jess has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, and is currently completing a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy combined degree, with her research focusing on child development. Through her experience working at Monash Children’s Hospital and within private school settings, Jess has a passion for working with children and their families. She has a special interest in supporting children and families experiencing a range of childhood emotional and developmental disorders. Jess approaches her work from a child-centred, play-therapy framework and focuses on building a unique relationship with each individual client.
In August 2018, Jess will also be working with a therapy dog, Poppy, utilising animal-assisted intervention.
Melbourne End of Life Doula Services
End of Life Doula
End of Life Doula (Support Service).
Volunteer Visiting (Hospitals, Palliative Care, Hospices, Aged Care Facilities, Home).
I can also provide Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) alongside psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals. If you would like to include an Animal Assisted Intervention (Therapy) dog in your sessions please call to discuss how I may be of assistance.
Certificate III in children’s services
First aid, asthma management, anaphylaxis certificates
Together we can provide social and emotional support for school students. Giving them more confidence and a calmer outlook. In the aged care Sammy can improve a person’s cognitive, social and emotional health.
Art of Life Counselling and Art Therapy
Bachelor in Counselling
Associate Degree in Holistic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Trans-personal Art Therapy
Trauma Informed Practitioner
Cert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency
Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
I specialise in trauma and confronting life experience recovery counselling.
I also work with anxiety, grief and loss, somatic and psychogenic
disorders and P.T.S.D.
In our one hour sessions together, I will be by your side to safely navigate
your recovery in the direction that you wish to go, at your own pace.
Note: This directory is intended as a general reference source of individuals who have completed our certification course(s), however please note that LTW makes no recommendation, endorsement or association with these individuals or businesses. Information provided should be carefully evaluated and users should make their own independent decision about their particular circumstances. Health professionals working in Australia must carry registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and teachers must be registered with their state board. Other professionals may carry memberships with relevant professional bodies. We recommend all AAI practitioners hold membership of AAIAA (Animal-Assisted Intervention Association of Australia).