Dr. Jacques Rizk
I’m a clinical psychologist and I’ve been a practicing therapist for over 20 years, working with a diverse range of people in a variety of community, hospital, and private practice settings. I see mainly teenagers and adults, and I have a special interest in supporting LGBTQIAP+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, and others) people and their loved ones.
I was born, raised, and educated in Australia, and hold a combined Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I’m registered to practice as a psychologist through AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and have an ‘area of practice endorsement’ in Clinical Psychology. I’m a member of the APS (the Australian Psychological Society), a fellow of the APS Clinical College, and a member of AusPATH (the Australian Professional Association for Transgender Health).
I help people of all sexual orientations and genders with their:
- Mood or Emotions
- Attachment or Relationship Issues
- Chronic Health Conditions
- Grief and Bereavement
- Work / Study Problems
- Personality Troubles
- Cultural Identity or Spirituality
- Existential / Life Direction Worries
My love of shaping the knowledge and practice of other clinicians extends beyond supervision, to running trainings and workshops, presenting at conferences, guest lecturing, and my involvement in other professional development events. Not only do I find this role tremendously enriching both personally and professionally, but these occasions are also opportunities for the exchange of information and skills that ultimately benefit the people and communities I’m most invested in reaching.
Some of the topics I cover during these professional development events include :
In 2023 I moved my practice to online-only, meaning that sessions are exclusively through videocalls and sometimes phonecalls (referred to as ‘telehealth’). I had 10 years’ experience counselling and supervising through telehealth mediums even prior to the pandemic, and I find this an effective way of delivering therapy that suits our modern context really well.
I only use evidence-based therapies that I’m extensively trained in, and those therapies are tailored to your specific situation.
I mostly use:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Clinical Hypnosis
My job, as I see it, is to help you access the answers, courage and skills within, and guide you towards the rich life waiting for you.
Want to Know More?
If you are considering me for your therapy needs, you'll find
all the key information here.
you'll find a longer read on my therapeutic practice here. If you are a trans, gender-diverse or non binary person
after a WPATH report, please look here.
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