Rebecca has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). She is a registered Circle of Security Parent Educator.
To learn more about lovely Rebecca Gannon, read on …
What is your work background?
From 2015-2019 I worked with children and families in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health settings. I was part of a multi-disciplinary complex care and assessment team with Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists and Paediatricians.
I also supported families with a range of experiences including the Autism Spectrum, trauma, challenging emotions and behaviours, and parent-child relationship difficulties. I have been at Nest Psychology since 2018 and really love being part of the team here.
Why do you like working with children and families?
Every child has infinite worth as does every member of their family. As children grow and learn, helping them with challenges early on may mean they have the skills to handle similar difficulties later in life. Having positive experiences with warm psychologists early on in life can also help young people more readily access support later in life when they need it. I really believe that early intervention is vital to maximising lifelong well being, and involving families in treatment means that everyone has the opportunity to learn new ways of supporting each other.
What are your strengths?
I have a special interest in Autism, especially working with girls and women who are Autistic or experiencing Spectrum-related challenges. I believe in supporting Autistic people to be their neurodiverse selves. I also work in an integrated style with other allied health disciplines such as Occupational Therapists and Speech/Language Pathologists so that families have wraparound support to move toward their goals. I also have lots of experience supporting relationships between children and their caregivers using the Circle of Security approach
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy time with my young children, cooking and outdoor adventures. I’ve also recently started a PhD in Human Geography.