Miss Jenna Laroque

Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

B. Psych. Science (Hons), M.ClinPsych

Jenna Laroque is a passionate and empathetic psychologist who takes a strength- based approach in helping children and adolescents, and their family, in the face of adversity. Jenna believes that gaining a holistic understanding of ones context is key to facilitating change. As such, Jenna takes the time to build a genuine connection with young people in order to understand their social, educational, developmental, medical and family background.

Jenna has worked with children and adolescents in range of areas, including early intervention programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and facilitating groups for children with severe anxiety and social difficulties. Most recently, Jenna worked with adolescents and their families at Gna Ka Lun, the child and adolescent inpatient unit at Campbelltown Public Hospital.

Jenna has experience working with a range of presentations, including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, family interpersonal problems, school refusal, and Internet addictions. Whilst Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is Jenna’s primary theoretical framework, she has experience in other evidence-based modalities. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Jenna completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland, and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. Jenna is currently completing her clinical psychology registrar program to gain endorsement as a clinical psychologist.

Jenna’s areas of interest for children and teenagers are:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Child Sleep Problems

  • Behaviour Management and Parenting

  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • Stress Management

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Disruptive Behaviours/Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Attachment difficulties

  • ADHD (Inattentive and/or Hyperactive)

  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties

  • Social Skills

  • Learning Disorders

  • Bullying

  • Peer and Friendship Difficulties

  • School and HSC related stress

  • Self-Harm

Jenna typically sees children 5-18 years old and is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays