Jodie is a Clinical & Health Psychologist with a special interest in chronic illness management and psycho-oncology. Having chosen to work in the cancer field from her early years as a myotherapist, Jodie carefully carved out her area of interest from the moment she began studying psychology.
Jodie interned in the Psycho-oncology service at The Mater Misericordiae Hospital and worked at the John Hunter Children’s Cancer Hospital in Newcastle NSW. She has also worked with many families living with cancer in her private practices.
In 2010, Jodie commenced working as a clinical psychologist within a multidisciplinary team at The Glenrye Centre and as a health psychologist with the Health Services Centre, both at St John of God Healthcare. Here she worked in an outpatient mental health service and in a hospital rehabilitation ward treating patients with a variety of health conditions including cancer, diabetes, stroke, chronic pain to name a few. Jodie has also been involved in the Oncology Rehabilitation program at St John of God Healthcare and is currently runs the psychology sessions in the Survivorship Program at South West Health Care.
In 2011, Jodie launched her own private practice, The Psychology of it, and to this day endeavours to integrate activity into her sessions, offering her clients the opportunities to walk and talk, practice mindful eating in restaurants, and even engage in relaxation therapies whilst stand up paddle boarding.
Jodie also began working as the School Psychologist at Emmanuel College in 2018, a role she loved so much, she made it her primary role in early 2020.
Always striving to grow professionally, Jodie moved into leading wellness retreats and began in Bali, in conjunction with Mindful Tribes. In 2020, despite having sold-out four international retreats, all were cancelled due to the pandemic. Forced to slow down along with the rest of the world, Jodie commenced writing her second book in 2020, a Wellbeing book titled Be. She is looking forward to joining her guests in some upcoming local retreats and is dreaming of the day she can travel overseas once more.
A Hole in My Genes, a memoir about her own experiences with breast cancer, is her first book.
Dr Jodie Fleming
Clinical & Health Psychologist
BA (Psych), Post Grad Dip (Psych), DClin&HlthPsych, MAPS.