Sunshine Coast Children’s Psychologist
Childhood or kids psychology assists in all aspects of 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 Children’s Psychologist at Integrated Wellness Clinic?
- 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 others or the victim of bullying
- Aggressive behaviour
- Throwing tantrums for no reason
- The transition of the family environments such as custody and parent separations
- Delayed speech
- Bedwetting and nightmares
- Limited interest in things they once found enjoying
- Unexplained mood swings, sadness, anxiety, fears and phobias
Meet our Sunshine Coast Children’s Psychologist team
Our team of Psychologists have a high level of experience and a special interest in the area of Childhood Psychology. Consulting with children is different to consulting with adults. We take the time to get to know your childs and families needs.
CBT is a well established, evidence based type of psychotherapy that allows client’s to become aware of the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and able to identify those that are maladaptive and causing their psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, anger issues, substance abuse, eating disorders and many more.
Mindfulness therapy has emerged as an extremely effective, evidence-based tool for enhancing psychological health and wellbeing. It’s been clinically proven to successfully treat a wide range of clinical conditions.
EMDR therapy is recognized worldwide as an effective form of treatment for trauma. EMDR therapy can also be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem and all the myriad problems that bring them to therapy. Offered by Psychologist Anu.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I require a Doctor referral to see a Psychologist that works with children?
No, you don’t. Many people choose to see us without a referral. This is your decision. We can accept referrals from your Doctor to access medicare rebates, otherwise you are seen as a private full fee paying client.
Are any sessions covered by Medicare or NDIS?
With a mental health care plan you can claim a rebate for the consultations which usually offers a rebate of approximately half the fee. If you are self managed or plan managed NDIS you can access our services with your funding This is generalised information, please contact us for specific information.
Do you have a waitlist?
We aim to get your child seen as soon as possible with minimal wait times but please contact us as times may vary.