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 Dr Julee La Mott, Kate Hollitt, Jill Wiltshire, Kathy Smith and Stephanie McBeath.
We see children as private clients, through Medicare and self funded clients through the NDIS. Please visit the NDIS page for more specific information about services provided under that scheme.
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 adolescents 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 including separation anxiety
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Developmental delay
- Behaviour problems
- School refusal
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Sleep problems
- Recovery from abuse
- Disobedience and defiance
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
Kate Hollitt offers the Circle of Security parenting program not as a group program for groups of strangers, but for all the parenting figures in a child’s life to attend together so that a concerted effort can be made by all concerned parties to engage in similar parenting strategies. This can be important for troubled children.
Several of our psychologists have extensive interest and work history in this area. Follow this link for more information.