Jo Banks

Joanne Banks

Child & Adolescent Provisional Psychologist

Jo is a registered provisional psychologist who is currently completing her Master of Educational Psychology at The University of Melbourne. She has experience working with children, adolescents and families, in a variety of contexts, including government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as early intervention and early education settings.

Jo utilises a person-centred therapy style and draws on components of various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as strengths-based and mindfulness approaches.

Jo has several years of experience working with children who present with challenging behaviours. She is also experienced in supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties, and social and emotional issues.

Jo values collaborating with families and schools and creating a warm and supportive environment through her practice. Above all else, she focuses on empowering the individuals she works with and is passionate about supporting children and young people to flourish.

Check out our video with Jo here: Meet the team_Jo


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology)

  • Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

  • Master of Educational Psychology (in progress)

  • Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, AHPRA

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training
  • 2- 18 years of age
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Emotion regulation
  • Social skills training
  • Family, relationship and interpersonal issues
  • Anxiety related problems
  • Learning difficulties
  • Cognitive and Educational assessments
  • Teacher strategies / School planning

Jo consults at the Niddrie clinic on Wednesdays.

Jo is available to see NDIS self managed clients and private clients.

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