Dr Jacqui Kemmis-Riggs is a warm and caring Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about perinatal mental health and early intervention. She currently works at Gidget House at the Mater Hospital and private practice.
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD from UTS. Her doctoral research focused on developing and evaluating a family-based intervention to improve parent-child relationships and associated outcomes for young parents and their toddlers who have experienced complex trauma. Jacqui has clinical experience in outpatient hospital, community and clinical research settings working with adults, adolescents, children and families. She is dedicated to collaborating with clients to enhance their strengths and help navigate the challenges that often come with the journey to parenthood.
Jacqui draws on a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies and attachment and family systems frameworks.