Dr. Jacques Rizk, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who started working as a counsellor in 2002 and is now the principal practitioner of Melbourne-based Heart Matters Psychology. He has a special interest in LGBTQI-affirming psychological intervention, clinical supervision, and training, and now works almost exclusively with this group of clients and their allies.
His clinical work in this diverse and complex area includes helping clients with Gender Dysphoria, managing bullying and discrimination, couples therapy, including for couples exploring polyamorous and open relationships, working with questioning clients, assistance with coming out, treatment of common comorbid mental health problems, working directly with the families, loved ones, and allies of LGBTQI people; and working with LGBTQI people from a religious and/or cultural and linguistically diverse background.
Jacques is a lifetime member of ANZPATH (Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health), and in the past was a volunteer regular columnist for a gay national media network. He has provided LGBTQI training to a number of organisations, including the Queensland AIDS Council, Metro North Brisbane Medicare Locals, and Doncare Community Centre.
For more information on Jacques' work with LGBTQI people, please visit Heart Matters Psychology.