Child Therapist in Adelaide

Child Therapist in Adelaide

Child Therapist in Adelaide

Are you finding it difficult to locate a child therapist in Adelaide? Our child psychologists offer high quality psychological services for children with emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems. Our child therapists are warm and approachable. The child psychologists at Rose Park Psychology include Kate Hollitt, Tina Charles, Jill WiltshireKathy Smith and Stephanie McBeath.

We see children as private clients, through Medicare and through the NDIS.

Assessment & Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Approximately 1 in 5 children experience anxiety severe enough to interfere with their daily functioning, and 1 in 4 teenagers will experience clinically significant symptoms of depression by the age of 18. A child psychologist focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and young people and can help with such problems.

Our child therapists design individual programs based on the following principles:

  • Providing the child and parent with an understanding of the child’s particular difficulties through psycho-education
  • Providing the child with coping strategies
  • Assisting the child to address unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to his or her particular difficulties
  • Using strategies to help the younger child engage in treatment, such as illustrating important concepts through games and storytelling

We ask that the parent talk to the psychologist before bringing their child.

We involve parents and when possible involve them in the child’s therapy to improve outcomes.

Difficulties that are most commonly treated in children include:

  • Anxiety, worries and fears
  • Separation anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Behaviour problems
  • Withdrawal
  • Bed-wetting
  • School refusal
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Sleep problems
  • Recovery from abuse
  • Disobedience and defiance

 

Parenting Programs

Our parenting programs for young children have been successful because they are practical and easy to use. They aim to provide parents with skills that will encourage cooperation and positive relationships, and reduce arguing, yelling or smacking.

The programs focus on:

  • Teaching effective ways to quickly manage difficult behaviours
  • Teaching skills that will encourage good behaviour, independence and self-esteem
  • Strengthening relationships between parents and children
  • Individualised strategies targeting particular areas of focus for each client

Parents of young children are encouraged to see child psychologists Stephanie McBeath, or Kate Hollitt for parenting skills.

 

Adolescents – Teenagers

Several of our psychologists have extensive interest and work history in this area. Follow this link for more information.