“Enter into your child's play and you will find the place where their mind, heart, and spirit meet.”

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About

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 approach

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

Polyvagal Theory

Attachment Theory

Humanistic Theory

Child-Centred Play Therapy

Directive Play Therapy

Sandtray Therapy

Child-Parent Relationship Training

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Social Thinking model

Culturally sensitive practice 

The Alert Program

The Zones of Regulation

Trauma-informed practice

SELF- REG model

Auslan

Reflex integration

DIR Floortime approach 

Children's Yoga

Handwriting Without Tears

Therapeutic aquatics (Hydrotherapy)

Sleep Wise approach

Toilet Time approach

Therapressure Protocol

Mental health

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