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Youths

We have formed a team of psychologists who not only have immense experience navigating youth through this tricky stage of life, but also love working with youth.

 

Our therapy services take an educational and developmental approach. This means we understand your adolescent’s behaviour and presenting concern within the context of their developmental stage, relationships and environment. Most importantly, we offer assessment, diagnostic and treatment services for your adolescent that will capitalise on his/her strengths and interests.

Challenges Include:

  • Coping with stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Body image
  • School-refusal
  • Study problems
  • Bullying/emotional abuse/discrimination
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Attention difficulties
  • Disordered eating
  • Addiction
  • Risk-taking
  • Chronic health
  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD and complex trauma
  • Family conflict

As well as a variety of other mental health presentations.

What to Expect

Youth, 13 years and older, will be required to attend the first session. During this session there will be an opportunity for a joint assessment with parents/carers and your adolescent and then either individual time with the psychologist and your adolescent or yourself.

 

If your adolescent is 15 years and older, they will be present at this initial session and asked whether they would like to come in by themselves or whether they would rather the parent or caregiver to join them.

 

Most importantly the initial sessions will focus on gaining a shared understanding of presenting concerns, establishing a safe and comfortable place for therapy to occur, and developing a treatment plan.

 

The assessment phase may also involve liaison with teachers and relevant professionals.

 

Therapy with children and youths usually involves parents and family members. For instance, it may consist of parent-only sessions, sessions with your adolescent, or sessions all together depending on therapy goals. Therefore, length and frequency of sessions varies depending on the severity of the presenting concern and other factors.

 

Please read our guidelines for separated parents and safety here

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