Children’s & Family Psychologist
Childhood psychology assists in all aspects of the Childs development. Often we just associate seeing a psychologist with being depressed or anxious, when in fact psychologists help so much in children with shyness, attention problems and developmental delays. Emotional, physical, mental and social developmental areas are all addressed.
Children think and behave very differently to adults so the form of therapy and expertise of the Psychologist is also very different.
There are a number of different techniques that can be used with children to deal with mental health conditions and other psychological and behavioural issues. These tend to be used to help children to develop emotional regulation, resilience, confidence, relaxation and relationship skills.
Children and even teenagers tend to prefer expressive styles of therapy over talk therapies, especially those that include elements of play and creativity such as:
- puppet role playing
- sand play with figurines
- feelings cards and music
- writing and drawing.
What sort of situations would your family & child benefit from seeing a Sunshine Coast, Sydney or Newcastle Children’s Psychologist?
- Recovery following physical, emotional or sexual abuse or traumatic or life changing event
- Attention or learning problems like ADD and ADHD
- Excessive shyness or need for social withdrawal
- Bullying other or the victim of bullying
- Aggressive behaviour
- Throwing tantrums for no reason
- Transition of family environment such as custody and parent separations
- Delayed speech
- Bed wetting and night mares
- Limited interest in things they once found enjoying
- Unexplained mood swings, sadness, anxiety, fears and phobias
Please phone our friendly team on (07) 5458 4800 to discuss the current fee schedule for Child Psychology.
The current Medicare Rebate if you hold a valid GP Mental Health Care Plan is $84.80. Medicare rebates are processed on the spot through Health Point (with a valid plan, Medicare will rebate the $84.80 into your bank account on the same day). We have full Eftpos & Credit Card facilities available.
Private Health Insurance
Patients who have Private Health Insurance may also be able to claim a portion of the amount charged through their Private Health Fund (please check this with your provider). We have a HealthPoint terminal which issues health insurance rebates on the spot. Please click here to view a PDF of the Health Insurance providers we accept on our terminal for PSYCHOLOGY.
Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5458 4800 to discuss if you have any questions