Contact Details
Name: jessica gerbic
Specialist Areas: Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Behaviour problems, Bipolar disorder, Criminal behaviour, Cross-cultural, Cultural Supervision, Depression, Domestic violence, Emotion regulation, Forensic, Gender Dysphoria, Grief and bereavement, Identity difficulties, Leadership, LGBTQ+ issues, Life transition & adjustment issues, Maori, Mental health, Mental illness, Mindfulness, Obesity, Peri & post natal depression, Phobias, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional burnout, Return to work, Self-esteem & self development, Sexual abuse, Shyness & social skills deficits, Suicide, Transgender, Sex and Gender Diverse, Trauma, Victim of crime, Women's health, Women's health, Work stress
Client Types: Adult
Location: Auckland
Bio: Ko wai au-
Ko Kopukairora tōku Maunga
Ko Waitao tōku Awa
Ko Mataatua tōku Waka
Ko Ngāti Pūkenga, Ko Ngāti Pikiao ōku iwi
Kei tamaki makaurau ahau e noho ana
Ko Jessica Gerbic tōku ingoa

If you are struggling to cope with life's stressors, feeling overwhelmed or stagnant. Jessica can help you by providing a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative therapeutic space. Her work focuses on overcoming challenges and finding better ways to cope. All in the hope of increasing one's self-efficacy and helping you live a life of meaning.

Jessica offers psychological services to adults online. She has experience working with people of different ages and cultural backgrounds in in variety of mental health settings, NGO and government organisations. Having previous experiences supporting children, adolescents, families, and adults with a wide range of difficulties including identity, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress management, burn out, PTSD and complex PTSD, relational and adjustment challenges, along with emotional regulation difficulties.

Jessica is a registered Clinical Psychologist specializing in psychological assessments and brief and long terms psychotherapy. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Auckland. Jessica currently works in public mental health within a Māori Adult Mental Health setting, and a within a Regional Youth Forensic team, providing psychological services within community and residential settings. Prior to this she worked as a youth worker within NGO and state sector for 12 plus years, providing behavioural and social skills interventions to adolescent and their family.

Jessica draws on evidence-based therapeutic approaches to suit the person she is working with. The modalities she primarily draws from includes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). She also interweaves and fuses various elements of Te Ao Māori into her practice where appropriate.
Availability: Telepsychology - late afternoon/evening

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