Dr Mary Jessop is a senior Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Certified Physician of Lifestyle Medicine. Since completing her advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2001, Dr Jessop has worked in both public and private practice, including inpatient and community settings. Mary is an accomplished child and adolescent psychiatrist with particular expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of emotional, behavioural or psychological difficulties facing children, adolescents and young adults. Dr Jessop is one of only two Psychiatrists Australia who is a board certified physician of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Dr Jessop is a highly talented Brisbane-based Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and is skilled in providing a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for a broad range of complex psychiatric disorders. Dr Jessop’s approach is family focused, and she recognises the central and important role parents have to support children who are experiencing difficulties. Dr Jessop encourages parents to be involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management plan for their children.

Qualifications: M.B.,B.S., (UQ)., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Cert.Child.Adol.Psychiarty., Certified Physician (I.B.L.M).

Special Interests: Early specialist medical intervention in primary school children

Treatments: Individual Psychological and Psychiatric Treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Family Therapy, Medication (where appropriate)

Rebate Available: Yes

Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months or indefinite) or medical specialist referral (up to 3 months)

Availability: Yes. Due to high demand for treating Child Psychiatrists – Dr Jessop only accepts referrals for Children and Adolescents.


Specialty

Dr Jessop is a highly talented Brisbane-based Psychiatrist and is skilled in providing a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for a broad range of complex psychiatric disorders. Dr Jessop’s approach is family focused, and she recognises the central and important role parents have to support children who are experiencing difficulties. Dr Jessop encourages parents to be involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management plan for their children.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a Consultant Physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional, psychiatric, psychological and behavioural problems, evidence-based medication management, as well as psychotherapy (‘Individual Therapy’ or ‘Group Therapy’) for individuals, couples and families.

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