about the founder

Jessica Barker is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience in both private practice and the community sector, and has worked with a wide range of clients including youth, families and adults.


She has a passion for working with youth and has been developing and delivering programs to young girls' in both school and community settings since 2006. Jessica founded Head Start Psychology in 2013 as a way to provide girls' with important knowledge and skills to help navigate the challenges of pre-adolescence, a time when girls' will undergo many physical, emotional and mental changes. Jessica works with girls' to improve their overall well-being and aims to inspire, motivate and empower them. 

Jessica is based on the Sunshine Coast and is also a Mother of two children, a role that she loves and is very passionate about. 

About Jessica

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