Hello! My name is Dominique (or Dom is much easier). I’m a mum of two, avid coffee-drinker, novice bike-rider and have established some impressive abilities to recall dialogue from Peppa Pig and Bluey.
I consider myself firmly entrenched in the Canberra lifestyle, having been here since 2004. I understand and empathise with the challenges that motherhood can bring but I know the power of surrounding yourself with a positive community. Mumma, we’ve got you!
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working across the mental health field. I completed my PhD focusing on suicide interventions (which means I have A LOT of hours of study under my belt!). I have worked across not-for-profit organisations and tertiary institutions. I also teach into undergrad and post-grad psychology courses with Swinburne University, continue research work with ANU and run Mental Health First Aid training courses.
I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPFG).
Mum & Me Psychology is designed by mothers for mothers. Having a new baby can be challenging and those first few months can be a blur. Knowing that you don’t feel quite right but not being sure what to do about it can seem overwhelming. At Mum & Me we get it. I invite you to prioritise your mental health and seek the support you deserve.
Whether you are having difficulty conceiving or are having baby number four, we can help support you through any challenges that you might face. You can contact me even if your current issue has nothing to do with your pregnancy or baby – we’re here to support women in this wild stage of life, no matter what the issue.
Common issues include:
• Difficulties conceiving (IVF)
• Grief/loss (miscarriage, termination, infant loss)
• Other mental health conditions
• Coping during pregnancy
• Preparing for birth parenthood
• Traumatic birth experience/birth debrief
• Adjustment to parenting
• Family dynamics
• Parenting challenges
• Relationship difficulties
• Difficult circumstances
• Self-esteem and self-confidence
• Returning to work/identity
In order to be eligible for the Medicare rebate, you will need to make an appointment to see your GP (under a mental health consult) and arrange a mental health care plan (this includes a referral letter and treatment plan) that you will need to bring to your first session.
I offer in-home psychology sessions across Canberra, Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra. This means that you can stay in your pjs, cuddle baby and get the support you deserve. There is nothing you need to prepare, just find a comfortable and quiet space where we can hold our session.
I also offer continuation of care via telehealth (online video/audio or telephone) so you don’t need to find ways to get to an appointment.
If you’re located outside of these areas, please get in contact with us and we can chat about possible support options.
Please note in-home sessions are offered on Mondays and online sessions on Thursdays.
Any woman who is currently pregnant or has been pregnant in the last year is eligible to receive a Medicare rebate for up to three 30 minute sessions with an approved Psychologist. ALL that is required is a letter from your GP.