Dr Joanne Thorburn

Clinical Psychologist

BA (History/Politics, Writing, Indigenous Studies), G Dip Teaching (Primary), MA (Writing), G Dip Couns, G Dip Psych, B Psych (Honours), M Psych (Clinical), PhD.

Dr Jo Thorburn is an AHPRA registered psychologist with an endorsement in clinical psychology. Dr Thorburn  completed her Ph.D. which comprised a global study investigating psychological recovery after a ruptured brain aneurysm. Jo is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health association, the Australian and New Zealand Academy and International Academy for Eating Disorders, EMDR association of Australia and is a Fellow of the Clinical College, Australian psychological society along with international affiliations of the British and American psychological associations. Jo is a Psychology board of Australia approved supervisor.

Jo has worked in a range diverse settings including Schools, Universities, Hospitals, G.P. Clinics, Corrections, and Private practice. Jo’s areas of interest include treating Children, Adolescents, and Adults, presenting with a range of issues such as: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Adjustment difficulties, Carer Difficulties, Parenting Difficulties, Relationship Difficulties, Disability, Panic, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Learning and Educational Difficulties, Living with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness.

Jo utilises an Integrative and evidenced based approach to her work that is individualised to each client’s unique needs. Jo draws upon a range of interventional techniques including CBT, EMDR, ACT, CFT, SFT, Neurofeedback, Mindfulness, Somatic, Experiential, Creative Arts and Writing. 

Jo is a registered provider with Medicare, TPS (formerly ATAPS), NDIS (Plan Managed and Self- managed participants only) and most major private health fund providers.

Jo is able to provide services with a G.P. referral or on a full fee-fee paying basis. Jo does not offer bulk billing, instead she offer services through Care in Mind for eligible clients.

Please note, Jo will not be accepting any new Worksafe Vic, TAC or VOCAT clients from the 31st of December, 2022. 

Jo does not offer bulk billing