Jelena is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who completed an Honours degree (First Class) at Macquarie University and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney. Jelena believes that childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, are particularly important times for emotional, social, and cognitive development. Jelena values the collaborative nature of therapy and is passionate about providing evidence-based therapy that empowers and assists clients to work toward meaningful goals and enhance their resilience.
Jelena provides assessment and treatment for a range of difficulties in children, adolescents, and young adults, including anxiety (e.g., selective mutism, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, mood disorders, oppositional behaviour, and parent-child relationship difficulties. Jelena has worked in university, non-government, private hospital, and public outpatient and community mental health settings.
Jelena draws on a range of evidence-based therapies to meet individual’s needs and has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and parent management interventions for child behavioural issues. Jelena is an accredited facilitator of the Tuning in to Kids parenting program which focuses on building stronger parent-child relationships using the positive parenting approach of emotion coaching. Jelena also conducts psychometric assessments to assess cognitive ability, Specific Learning Disorders, and ADHD. Concurrent to her work at MindBox Psychology, Jelena works as part of the Sydney Local Health District Getting on Track in Time (Got It!) team, at Thomas Walker Hospital. She is involved in running an early intervention social and emotional wellbeing program with families of children in K-2 who present with behavioural and emotional problems.
Jelena is an Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), a registered medicare provider, and holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No: PSY0002102218).