The Kids Clinic

At our Kids Clinic in Woonona our child psychologists work with parents and their children in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of problems, including:

  • Social anxiety and shyness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Oppositional behaviour and tantrums
  • Food/eating problems
  • Social skills deficits
  • Phobias
  • Learning problems
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

We run a variety of programs including Secret Agent Society and the Westmead Feelings Program and utilise well researched treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy in a family and (most importantly) kid-friendly way. Your children will quickly feel comfortable in our rooms where there are many toys and games to play with.

 

We also work with adolescents whose problems tend more to be relational based and have often found that they benefit from having someone outside of the family and their circle of friends to talk with about important issues in their development.

 

Our diagnostic service for autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are run by Dr Nick Marsden, clinical psychologist and director of the clinic, and our in-house clinical neuropsychology team. These assessments often include assessment of learning and adaptive functioning, which will assist with decisions regarding schooling.

 

Assessments of learning (reading, writing, maths) as well as memory and executive functions are also available and are carried out by the clinical neuropsychologist as well.

 

If you would like to know more about this clinic or would like to make an appointment, please call our office (0411 542 624) and speak with our kind and friendly admin team who will gladly guide you through the steps to seeking the help you and your family need. Alternately, you can make an appointment by clicking the “Book Appointment” tab above.

Anxiety and other emotions

Children, like adults, experience anxiety in a variety of ways. For some children, they become overly anxious about separating from their parents or staying away from home, for others their anxiety becomes overwhelming in response to school, and for some children they experience anxiety in relation to becoming ill or being hurt. (more…)

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Behavioural difficulties

Are you finding your son or daughter increasingly oppositional and defiant? Do they seem to be pushing the boundaries more and more everyday? Behavioural difficulties in children are common but the underlying causes of these behaviours are often not given enough attention. (more…)

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

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Food/Eating problems

Children can experience a number of difficulties when it comes to eating. At times, they may be fussy or refuse to sit at the table. However, for some children the difficulties may be more problematic and psychological factors inhibit appropriate dietary requirements resulting in malnutrition and stunted growth, among other physiological concerns. (more…)

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School & Learning

The difficulties that children can experience are varied and vast, from learning difficulties and attention problems to behavioural difficulties (e.g. oppositional and defiant behaviours) or peer relationship problems. (more…)

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Family Therapy

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ADHD

ADHD - ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

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