Choosing a Child Psychologist in Adelaide?
When you’re choosing a Child Psychologist in Adelaide we think it’s important to speak to a Clinical Psychologist who knows all about child development. The best Child Psychologists will have training and qualifications in Child Psychology, but also offer kindness, fun, and a sense of humour to engage children of all ages.
It’s really special to enter into a child’s world and discover their imagination. Kids also connect best with a Psychologist who can use play and games to find the best strategies to help with anxiety, sleep, and behavior problems.
Parents can and are more than welcome to join all sessions and sometimes we suggest parent-only sessions for dedicated time for you. Sessions can also include talking to school teachers to help with recommendations and individualised learning plans so that your child is well supported. This is recommended if you are looking to help with in-school interventions If you’re looking for a Child Psychologist in Adelaide, you can see us at any of our three locations across Adelaide. We have locations in Hyde Park, Broadview, & Stirling.
We can help children with
- School Readiness and School Refusal
- Social skills
- Eating disorders and difficulties with eating
- Sleeping problems
- Temper tantrums
- Intelligence / Educational Assessments: Cognitive and Neuropsychological assessments provided
- Separation anxiety or worry
- Managing medical conditions such as Diabetes, Developmental Disorders, and injury or illness
FAQs for seeing a Child Psychologist
Do I join my child in the session with the child psychologist?
Yes, absolutely. We encourage parents to come into the sessions. It is important that your child is comfortable, happy and they need your support. You can join in with the strategies and games and ask lots of questions, as this will help you outside of the sessions.
Can I see the child psychologist first before I bring my child?
Yes, that would be a great first step. You can tell us about your child’s development and your family. You can also talk about your goals and we can focus on parenting strategies. Medicare does require your child to be present in the session for at least part of the time if you are accessing rebates. Sometimes we meet your child and you for the first session and then see parents in the second session. We structure sessions to suit you and your family. So please give us a call at either of our three locations to work out which method will best suit you and your situation.
I’m looking for a child behaviour psychologist near me, can you help?
Child Clinical Psychologists specialise in understanding child developmental stages and the behaviours and emotions that accompany each stage. We can help work out whether your child’s behaviour is a “phase” or if you can benefit from parenting strategies to help with improving behaviours. For behaviour difficulties, we often recommend parenting strategies sessions. We assess your child’s needs and then tailor our parenting guidance. Our parenting sessions are based upon evidence-based parenting programs.
How long will it take before I start noticing benefits/changes in my child?
Sometimes parents just need one or two sessions to talk through some strategies to help with adjusting to change or temper tantrums. Children might need a number of sessions. These can help to develop confidence, tackle things they might feel afraid of or learn about helpful ways to manage their feelings. Your Child Psychologist will discuss with you every step of the way what to expect in therapy and guide you regarding time frames.