Our experienced child and adolescent health Psychologist works closely with children, adolescents and their families to develop the skills your child needs to build emotional resilience, positive behaviours and good mental wellbeing.
They work on changing thoughts, behaviour and emotions using different evidence based therapies and approaches and are part of a larger team that all have extensive experience and knowledge of child and adolescent development.
Your child might benefit from seeing a Psychologist if they:
- Need assistance coping with grief or trauma
- Have developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Experience depression, anxiety or stress
- Have concentration or learning difficulties
- Have difficulty building social relationships with peers
- Display behavioural challenges at home, or school.
What they do?
We may work directly with your child, however, the most effective change is usually seen when we work with you, your family and anyone else in your child’s life to support their needs.
We can help your child with:
- Positive behaviour support – learning new skills so they can manage their behaviour in a range of situations
- Emotional regulation – helping them manage and control their emotions more effectively
- Social skills – supporting them to get along better with others
- Coping strategies – to better deal with anxiety.
We also help you through:
- Parenting strategies – supporting you to better understand your child’s needs with helpful ways to implement these strategies
- Adjustment – helping the whole family adapt to the changing needs of your child. You may find this useful if your child has recently been diagnosed with a disability or you are struggling to meet the competing demands within your family
- Positive behaviour support plans – identifying strategies aimed at reducing behaviours of concern at home or at school.
To find out more or to access our service, call 1300 026 229.