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about the founder

Jessica Barker is a Registered Psychologist with 18 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. 

In addition to developing and delivering workshops, Jessica also sees clients privately in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. She works with children aged eight years and above and adults around a range of concerns. If you are interested in finding out more about one-on-one sessions, please click HERE.

Jessica is also a Mother of two children, a role that she loves and is very passionate about. 

About Jessica

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