“Enter into your child's play and you will find the place where their mind, heart, and spirit meet.”
Jessie is a passionate paediatric occupational therapist and a registered play therapist with many years of experience working with children and young adults across Australia. Jessie has worked in various mainstream schools, specialist schools, and early childhood intervention services, as well as community services, mental health services, private practice and hospital settings. Jessie also has experience in rural/remote practice, running parenting groups and providing mentorship, supervision, and consultative/training services to other health organisations.
Jessie is a mental health accredited therapist, who has completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy, and is currently completing a Masters degree in Play Therapy.
Jessie has completed extensive specialist training in play therapy, child-parent relationship training, sensory processing, attachment and trauma, and self-regulation, by renowned clinical experts.
With life long studies geared towards paediatric practice, Jessie provides specialised assessment and therapeutic interventions for children with a range of diagnoses and challenges.
Registrations and Memberships:
The Australian Occupational Therapy Association
The Australasian Pacific Play Therapy Association
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Registered Medicare Provider
Mental Health Accredited OT (BAMHS)
Jessie Carson (PostGradDip, BaOccThy, OTR, RPT)
Jessie's work with children and families is influenced by her experience and training in a broad range of theory, therapeutic modalities, models of practice, and interventions including, but not limited to:
Sensory Integration Theory
Child-Centred Play Therapy
Directive Play Therapy
Child-Parent Relationship Training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Social Thinking model
Culturally sensitive practice
The Alert Program
The Zones of Regulation
SELF- REG model
DIR Floortime approach
Handwriting Without Tears
Therapeutic aquatics (Hydrotherapy)
Sleep Wise approach
Toilet Time approach