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psychologists for teenagers and adolescents

psychologists for teenagers and adolescents

Psychologists for adolescents and teenagers

A psychologist seeing adolescents needs not only the right personality, but also the training and skills to communicate well with this group in order to engage adolescent clients in a treatment program. Some of our psychologists are young and more easily able to relate to adolescents. Around 15% of adolescents develop significant symptoms of anxiety and depression, so it is important that this group are able to see a psychologist to whom they can relate.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based approaches are used to treat a range of age and stage and/or mental health problems in adolescents and teenagers. The psychologist might incorporate elements from more than one approach, depending on the client’s presentation. Individual treatment programs are designed based on the following principles:

  • Providing the teenager with an understanding of their particular difficulties through psycho-education
  • Providing the teenager with therapy and coping strategies in the form of a treatment program
  • Assisting the teenager to address unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to his or her particular difficulties
  • Parental involvement at the teenager’s discretion

Difficulties that are most commonly treated in adolescents or teenagers include:

  • Moods
  • Anxiety, worries and fears, including PTSD
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Oppositional behaviour
  • Social anxiety or social withdrawal
  • Bullying
  • Blended family issues
  • Perfectionism and high anxiety
  • School refusal
  • Obsessive behaviour
  • Substance abuse
  • Internet addiction, and other addictions
  • Low self esteem, difficulties with body image
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Psychologists who see Adolescents

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

Most of our psychologists provide therapy for adolescents/teenagers.

You can book all psychologists on our Rose Park Psychology contact number (08) 8333 0940, via email on or via our contact form.

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